Monday, September 30, 2013

Vacation to WI Dells

 Aaron and I went to WI Dells for 5 days by ourselves without kids for the first time in July.  It was a blast. The first day we went on a Zip lining tour near Wisconsin Dells, in Friendship, WI.  We luckily got a private tour, and hiked on this mount, and zip lined down through the trees. There was 15 zip line posts we stopped on. It was really fun.

 Here is Aaron being so photogenic!  lol

 We made it to the top!! the view was beautiful.

 The view was so beautiful, Aaron tried to push me off the cliff. I have proof.  lol

 The same day we went Miniature golfing.  I miss playing this, they don't have this in Ames.

 Tuesday we went to a Waterpark, and upgraded the tickets for the Amusement rides too.  We went on the second roller coaster( which had no line.) and got horrible whip lash, and possible concussion.  The whiplash didn't really give me unbearable agony, til after we left the Water park, because I was pretty much "icing" my neck in the cold water all afternoon. I should of gone to the emergency care, but I didn't want to spend the money or time there.  So Aaron bought me a neck wrap, and we went to a drive in theater that night.
 Wednesday, we went to the Water park again, then went to an amazing Cafe, and strolled the streets of Wisconsin Dells.
 On the way home on Thursday, we went horseback riding.  The owner found out Aaron has ridden before, so she felt inclined to give us the two largest horses she owned.  Aaron's horse had a mind of it's own, and did not like being in the back of the line!  It was beautiful scenery, and a great horse back ride.  

Thursday, September 5, 2013

AdventureLand/ 4th of July 2013

I got called to be a Young Women Beehive Advisor. I love these girls. I went to Girls Camp for a day. It was a blast. I left my mark! lol
Sarah and Jared came to visit us this summer for 2 weeks. Isabel still talks about them. and how she wants them to come back and bake them a cake. We went to Adventure land together. Isabel's first time going on rides. Here she is a little hesistant, after the first dragon ride, she was ready and eager to try the other rides.

Sarah unfortunatly got all the splashes and got the most wet from this river rafting ride. It was pretty funny.
We of course tried to find the smallest ride Aaron could go on, and that went up in the air since he is afraid of heights. So I hit the jackpot on this one. lol
Bumper Cars!! When I saw these memories were rushing in, just as fast as bumper cars go! lol My dad use to take me all the time, and we would ride these bumper cars over and over again at the Lagoon Amusement Park in Utah.

Sarah and Jared
Perfect fit. He was able to dry his whole body from that towel. ahah
I really enjoy a simple merry go round. Who doesn't? The inner child in me just lights up when I get on one of these. All daily worries/ stress wiped away when I get on this Glorious Ride!!
Isabel saw the tiger on the Merry Go Round. She ran to catch up to him just to get a picture. I was shocked she was so eager to take one. I usually have to bribe/ threaten her into taking one.
Cade fell in love with Jared... and visa versa.  Jared and Sarah took care of the kids for 2-3 days while Aaron and I went to work and school. It was amazing. 
Cade he is so full of life, and happiness. He is one special boy. I am so greatful he was sent to us.
Sibling love.
4th of July at Brooke's house. With all the cousins.
Cade has a special place for Aaron's dad. Grandpa O.  He really enjoys him.

I love eating dinner outside. There is nothing like taking in Vitamin D, and possibly in-taking Vitamin D too.
The kids tied a jump rope on the toy car, and would pull it around. Somehow Cade got in there. He was one happy camper. He smelt freedom. 

Fourth of July Fire works.  I grew up having tons of fireworks at a kid. the men would light them off, the kids and women would watch.  Also don't forget the sparklers. My friend gave me this idea about poking a whole in the plastic cup, then sticking the sparkler through it to protect the kids hands. It worked quite well.
You can tell his mother never set boundaries or limitations on playing with fire. 

Cade oooh I just want to squeeze you! You light up my life!!
I love my two kids!! They are amazing!
The next day while Aaron and Kristian worked on the house, Brooke and I and the kids went to the childrens museum. We were able to go upstairs which is rarely open to come to discover these amazing large size foam blocks. Isabel wanted to make a castle. So presto!! I built her one!! ahah It was so good, the lady working there took a picture of it, to post somewhere. She told me get this.... ahah You should become an Architect. ahahah uhhh no. My husband is doing that. ahah
They had a baby section at the children's museum too!! more like a large size over stimulating cage. uh, he didn't notice.  That glued marble, stone plates are genius by the way. I totally want to do that.