Thursday, October 25, 2012

Moab and my silly Elliott

Josh and I headed to Moab a couple weeks ago with some friends of his from work.  Josh recently bought a new Mountain Bike, so we wanted to do some riding, but we also went down to hike the Blue John Slot Canyon.  Made infamous by Aron Ralston when his arm was wedged between a rock and after a few days he cut it off with a pocket knife.  Thankfully, we didn't see any severed limbs on our expedition, in fact, we never made it to the actual site.  After a 3.5 mile trek to the slot canyon, we were losing daylight and warm temps fast, so at the 40 ft Rappel, known also as the Point of No Return, we turned back, and did our own 40 ft Rappel back in to the canyon at the start point.  Thankfully, it had rained cats and dogs the day before, so the canyon was full of water and standing pools.  Needless to say, we didn't stay dry for long.  Within the first 5 minutes, my shoes were soaked, and then the bottoms of my pants, and then my knees and so forth, until we were up to our chests in FREEZING cold water.   Overall, it was a fantastic trip, and I can't wait to go back.  I don't know what it is about Moab, but I freaking love that place. :)

The boys, minus Ray
After the Adventure
My Silly Elliott is getting bigger and bigger.  In a couple weeks she will be 22 months!  I can't believe we have made it this long. :)  Time really does go fast.  She is so funny, and makes us laugh everyday.  She is talking more and more each day, and tries to mimic us, except for "Love You", which ticks her dad right off.  He tries every night before she goes to bed, and she just waves bye to him.  We think she is doing it on purpose. :)

She loves her baby, which was supposed to be a Christmas present, but I am a sucker.  She carries it around, and even put her in her crib yesterday for a nap.  Then tells me "SHHH" and we walk out of the room, not without turning on the humidifier first though.  She is eating pretty well, and has decided the things she likes best.  She is a girl of my own heart, as she will choose a piece of bread or a roll over just about anything else.  She also likes, Gummy Worms, Sticks of Butter (which if she can get her grubby hands on one, there is a fight to get it away from her!) Oreos (who doesn't?) and many other Not So Good For Her items.  Ah, she will survive, I'm sure.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Look Familiar?

Thanks to Grandma Chris and Jonathan, we got this little beauty.  Jonathan calls these his "Nerd" glasses.  This is a trip down memory lane, friends.  I swear I had those glasses in the 3rd Grade.  You think I'm kidding, check it out:

Told you so.  In fact, I think mine are bigger.  Think this is bad?  You should have seen Troy's glasses in the 3rd Grade... :)

Poor Elliott, her future will probably include some of these, but until then, she looks pretty darn cute, I have to admit.