Monday, June 30, 2008

Road Trip

Zoe and I took a road trip to St. George, Utah to visit friends from Texas. They were out visiting their parents who live in St. George. We've really missed our friends, so any chance we get to meet up with them, we try our best. Unfortunately Sandy and the kids are the only ones we have any hopes of seeing with any regularity. We do enjoy our visits with them, and send our love to all our other friends in Texas that we haven't been able to see.

The last time we went to St. George, Zoe was only a few months old. The drive down took a L-O-N-G time and we had to endure spells of screaming and crying, not to mention construction and traffic. This time around went much smoother. The trip is supposed to take around 5 hours from our house to the Ditoro house, and we made it in 5 1/2 hours. Amazing! And, Zoe was pleasant and slept for a good part of the trip. I'm so grateful that she's becoming a better traveler.

We were able to do a little site seeing of the city and a few places nearby. We went to a dinosaur museum and saw some pretty interesting footprints and tail drags. We drove through Snow Canyon and saw some beautiful rock formations. All that was interesting and more for the grown-ups. Zoe's favorite part of the excersions was the park. There is a neat place downtown that has fountains that shoot water out of the ground for the kids to run through. Zoe was very brave and enjoyed getting wet and watching the other children playing in the water. She slipped a few times, so eventually ended up just watching from the edge. There is also a "river" that the kids can run/walk through and splash around in. She enjoyed walking around and playing with the rocks. She's becoming such a big kid!
We were sad to have to leave our friends after such fun. Hopefully we can make it to Texas soon, and we'll definitely come down to St. George next time our friends are in town.
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Friday, June 20, 2008

Summer nights

I'm so bad about keeping up with this blog. We have fun, and I take pictures, but then they don't ever seem to make it on here for you all to enjoy.

Well, tonight Zoe was especially cute. We have a dry patch in the back yard that doesn't seem to get water from the sprinkler system. So, we're having to water it the old fashioned way. Zoe came outside with me this evening to get it set up and decided that she wanted to check things out. She had a blast! I had a hard time getting her to come back inside.


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And then of course she had to take a ride in the swing before calling it a night. Click on the picture to see the rest of the fun.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Nehemiah!

Today our nephew, Nehemiah Richard Crill, was born. Finally! He's a week late and put his mother through 29 hours of labor! He is 7 pounds 10 ounces and 21 inches long. We don't have any pictures of him yet, but we do have a really cute video of Zoe saying his name over and over again. She's saying "Mia-miah".

Nehemiah shares his birthday with my niece Kylee, who just turned 6. Happy Birthday Kylee!


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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Riverdance

Zoe loves playing with her Daddy. One of her new things is to dance a jig. I caught just a few seconds of it today on video. Of course, Matt encourages all silliness and often joins in. They have lots of fun!

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Check back soon for pictures and updates about our recent family vacation. I have the pictures on the computer at least, I just haven't had the chance to write anything down. I promise, it'll be soon!