Saturday, November 19, 2011

March Recap

So March will be pretty easy to recap!  I just went through our pictures and we only took two that month.  But Lesa did write a pretty good entry in the Bradley Family newsletter so I can post some of that here.

 We purchased a second sleeping bag so Danial has one.  Of course Bradley claimed the newest one but Daniel didn't seem to notice.  They are now asking when I will take them camping to try them out.

The snow is melting pretty well.  Here is Bradley and Daniel at a park.  It was one of the warmer days so we felt it was time to give the park a try.

Here are some parts from the family letter about March:

I know we missed contributing to the family letter last month, but sadly there really isn't a lot to say.  We have stayed busy with this and that, but none of it is too interesting.

Brian has been really busy with work lately.  He is working on a bunch of different project, and keeps getting more each day.  At one point he even had a competitor send a customer to him.  Other than work, Brian has stayed busy with scouts and school.  He realized as he was looking to register for his next semester that he could be done in three semesters.  He does need to meet with a counselor to make sure, and figure out what to do about one class, but he is excited to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Lesa has stayed busy with watching kids, Relief Society, and running.  As the second counselor in Relief Society, I am in charge of the other activities.  With March, that meant the R.S. Birthday party.  My faithful committee member was called to Primary about a month before the party, so the bulk of the planning and organizing landed on my committee head and I.  Everything turned out nicely, and we received a lot of nice compliments, but it did make it kind of a stressful thing to pull off.  I was very grateful when it was over.

Bradley keeps us busy answering questions.  He is so curious about everything, and loves to talk.  His latest interest has been the body.  He asks us how his heart, lungs, and stomach work.  He wants to know what his bones and muscles are doing, and he likes to tell anyone who will listen what he has learned.

Daniel is as big and busy as ever.  He thinks he can do anything Bradley can do, and tries most of the time.  He and Bradley play pretty well together, though Daniel is learning to exert a bit more of his independence.  He also likes to talk, and is getting pretty clear.  I can almost always understand him, but whether we understand him or not, he keeps us all pretty well entertained.

I guess that's it from us.  We are anticipating more than one day of spring at a time, and anxious to be able to spend more time outside, but for now we are enjoying the days we do get, and hoping when it does warm up we don't float away.

Brian, Lesa, Bradley, and Daniel

Friday, October 28, 2011

February Recap

Daniel was convinced the helmets should be worn backwards.

Daniel... not sure what this picture was about but I thought his expression was funny.  Not sure if he was frustrated or just really tired?

This is how we found the boys at about 10:30 PM one night.  They got out of bed, crawled under Daniel's bed to pull out the train tracks tupperware and built this track.  They were quite proud of it as you can see.

Daniel was good at falling asleep in the funniest places and Lesa got a picture of a couple of them.  Here he was most likely watching cars drive by on Harrison.

Here he is in the hallway.

I can't think of much that happened in February other than freezing.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Poor Blogging Performance

So we have been REALLY bad at blogging this year.  As my boy scouts would say, "An Epic Fail".

Last year for Christmas I gave Lesa a book of our blog as a kind of family scrapbook.  I got it made at  I was thinking that I would like to do that again this year but it would be a pretty short book as our blog stands right now.  So... here is a summary of our year:


Nap time comes fast when you play hard!

 New game of pop goes the weasel or good hide and seek spots?

We didn't have a video camera available but I thought it was pretty funny how they would hold hands and then throw themselves down together.

My Contour hit 111,111 miles and I happened to notice it while pulling out of a gas station on my way to work!

For the boy scout's January camping trip we went to North Fork Park in Liberty, UT.  We brought some sleds to pull our camping gear in.  We lucked out and found a Bowery where we were able to setup camp.  
 It was nice to have the tables to use but quite cold that night.  It snowed a little that night but not too much once the temperature really dropped.

That was most of the pictures and since January was long enough ago that I can't remember what happened, here is what Lesa wrote in the Bradley family newsletter:

We don't really have a lot to say this month. The Christmas holidays were nice, and very
fun to have Mom, Dad, and Kyle around. Bradley and Daniel still ask if they will see
them at Grandma Hyer's house. But when it comes to January, there really isn't much to
say. We have had long, cold weeks, but not a lot of snow. Other than getting back into
our regular routine, we didn't really do anything.

Both of the boys continue to grow. Daniel is speaking more and more clearly every day.
Bradley is getting more and more imaginative. And Brian and I are always entertained
by one or both of them.

 Well I guess that sums up January.  I'll start working on February now but we can finish with one last picture of Daniel showing us proper move watching positioning.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Riding the Train Just Because

We were bored this evening and so decided to ride Front Runner to Farmington. We walked over to Harmons for some ice-cream and are now on our way home. You can see it made Bradley and Daniel very happy!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Smiling Mount Ben Lomond

Can you see the smiling face that appears on Mount Ben Lomond when it snows?

Lets zoom in a little bit...  Now do you see it?
OK, how about now :)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lunch at Snowbasin

Lesa and I went to Snowbasin for lunch on Saturday.  We went to the lodge and bought a foot traffic ticket to be able to ride the gondola up to the Needles Lodge.

Here we are gaining 2,300 feet in a gondola to the Needles Lodge at 8,700 feet.

It felt warm up in the sun.  It was nice to get out of the smog down below.

This is the view at the top of the gondola line.
Inside is was warm and crowded.  You get your food cafeteria style and it was over priced, but that is to be expected.  We both went for the cheese burger and found the only empty table.  After a few minutes a table by one of the windows became clear so we moved over to that one.
It was quite crowded as you can see from this picture just outside of the doors at the top of the ski slope.

Here is the view from the outdoor eating area at the lodge.  
 We were amazed at how many really young children we saw skiing by us.  There were a couple Bradley's size.  

Time to head back down.

On the way back down the mountain.

Lesa wasn't happy about it but I got a picture of us while going down!  

It was a fun new place to go.  We ended by stopping at Vintage Cupcakes on 24th street before heading home.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

December Recap

We spent the day at the Discovery Gateway and Bradley tried out his skills at flying.  After a quick flight around the Salt Valley he touched back down like a pro and we continued our explorations.

I had to go up to Alta for work and they have received a ton of snow as you can see from the car in this parking lot!

We went to the Christmas Carol at the Terrace Plaza Playhouse.  Bradley got a chance to meet Santa after and was sure to let him know that he wanted Mater and Mcqueen for Christmas.  He talked with Santa but wouldn't look at him directly.

OK, so this one wasn't taken in December but I think it is too cute to leave out.  Our usual battle with the leaves was interrupted by the two little guys who kept crawling on the pile.

Daniel rocking out in his room.

Another picture from Bradley's birthday party.

For some reason Bradley keeps wanting to fall asleep on the floor instead of his bed.  It took us a while but we figured out that he didn't like the sheets we put on his bed.

Lesa decided to re-paint the kitchen.

Here you can see the old blue colors with the new brown/gray as Lesa did the edges first.

Here is Bradley and Daniel exploring a cave on Christmas Eve.  I used the flash so it looks pretty bright but the only light is Bradley's head lamp.  Don't worry he was hooked into the rope with a carabiner locked onto his belt loop.

Here are the boys checking out what Santa brought them Christmas morning.  Dave, Kim and Kyle came over and it was fun to have them around Christmas morning.

2010 went so fast we can hardly believe it is over.  It is true that time goes faster each and every year.  If we blink to slowly 2011 will be over next!