Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Camping Adventure 2012

Ok, I know what you must be thinking-- "prego went camping?" Yes. Yes I did. And I will have you know I made it one whole night before bailing out.

We left Friday and drove 2 hours up to Aspen Campground, where we met up with Owen and Crissy. I agreed to go camping because I was promised shade, and there was plenty of it! I am so used to desert camping, where there are no trees and just sage brush for scenery, that it was a pleasant surprise to be welcomed by so much shade and a nice breeze. I was told to pack heavy for the night, because it can get cold. Again, me, used to desert camping thought, "psshh, OK, I'll pack heavy..." I didn't pack heavy, I packed our comforter and one extra thin blanket for us to use. Well... I found out it wasn't the best idea to ignore the warning to pack heavy. 

Matt and I literally froze, and had to use each other's body heat for warmth (I swear it got down to at least 40 or 45 degrees).

I think at one point during the night, Matt's legs and arms were wrapped around me in some kind of UFC wrestling hold. On top of that, our air mattress deflated, and we kept rolling into each other and had to keep re-positioning ourselves throughout the night. To keep ourselves sane, we joked that we were going to be on the show, "I almost died". We really almost died.

Emma, on the other hand, slept like a rock. Luckily, I packed 4 good heavy blankets for her to use, and she slept under her warm cocoon all night without a peep. She woke up at her usual time of 7 a.m., just chatting away, while Matt and I were just thankful we made it through the night without freezing to death.

Saturday was nice, once it warmed up and the sun came out (normal Utah camping weather, super cold in the morning, then super hot in the afternoon). We took a walk down to the river, and let Emma play in the water. She has no fear, and wanted to wade right into the middle of the river. I tried to convince her that the shallow water was much more fun, and eventually she was Ok with it.

Owen and Crissy both caught fish (yay!) and we all had a nice time kicking back and taking in the scenery. I contemplated staying another night, but just could not face the chance of freezing again, and sleeping on that horrifying air mattress. We made dinner and then left shortly after that. It was  good experience for me, realizing how much of a camper I'm not while pregnant. I don't know if I could go on anymore camping trips this summer!   

We did get some pretty amazing pictures, including Emma with a handful of toasted marshmallow! 

Emma's marshmallow beard
marshmallow hands!

coloring with Uncle Owen

Getting dirty is fun!

oh, hey guys...

the scenery


fisherman Owen

We got her to stay put for about 10 mins by letting her throw rocks in the river


best way to find fish is to jump in... right?

All tuckered out...

Having some watermelon with Auntie Crissy!

Me putting down our comforter.... little did I know...

We survived!

Yeah for camping? We'll try again next year...

The Twistles

Thursday, June 21, 2012

End Of June... Already?

We are almost at the end of June, it went by so fast! Our little family didn't do much this month, except for our tummy baby, she did a lot of growing, which in turn makes my tummy grow too! I wish the 2nd trimester never had to go away, I've been loving all this "easier" pregnancy stuff. The last week I have noticed that it's starting to get a little bit harder to move around as fast, and if I bend down to pick up something, it is near impossible to get back up! 

The positive side of getting bigger (I'm trying here), is that the baby is getting bigger, which means I am feeling much more movement all the time! She definitely has a schedule, and will kick/move early in the morning, then again around 3 or 4 p.m., and then wildly at night around 10 p.m. That has been really fun to feel again.

For Father's day, Matt and I went out to dinner on Saturday night for sushi at Happy Sumo-- our favorite place to eat sushi (many thanks to Owen and Crissy for watching Emma for us!) Then I took Matt to the sports store where we got him a new hat for Father's Day, he really likes hats. 

Every time I see this picture, my mouth waters for more! Stupid expensive sushi! (but oh so good!)

Matt's new hat-- taking him shopping for hats, is like taking me shopping for shoes. It's kind of an ordeal... after about 30 mins, he decided on this one.

Sunday, we attended Owen and Crissy's sacrament to listen to Crissy sing. She did an amazing job and truly brought the spirit with her beautiful voice, she is so talented! We also were able to see my cute, cute, CUTE niece and nephew Jessica and Mitch sing to Owen for Father's Day. They did great :) After that, we went home to take naps, and then headed up to Silver Lake for a stroll in the mountains. There was a small pile of snow left in the shade, and Emma was obsessed with it. Of course it was dirty and nasty, but we let her play in it anyways. She was not happy when we had to leave her snow pile. We came home and relaxed for the rest of the evening.

Here are some pictures of June's happenings, I went through Emma's pictures of when she was 8 and 9 months old, and I just can't believe she is a little person now! We love her so much, and love being parents. Happy Summer everyone!

Emma (3 months) and Matty

We still love her "Emma cuddles"

Happy muffin!

Emma 16 months, learning how to use a fork!

taking it all in...

SO big!


Emma and Matty walking in the mountains

The fact that it was cold and wet, did not seem to bother her one bit

We had to walk all over the snow, over and over and over again :)

Reading her books, it was a diaper only night :)

I recently bought her some crayons and a coloring book, she LOVES to draw!

 Love you all!!
The Twistles