Saturday, June 27, 2009


Today Alex, Zaylee and I decided it would be fun to go hiking. I heard from my co-workers a while back about this cool hike just up Big Cottonwood Canyon so off we went. Zaylee fell asleep on the way up so we ended up carrying her for most of the way up but she did a great job on the way back. She loved all of the rocks that were in the path and she tried to make sure she stepped on every one of them. "I go up on the rock!" It was great! You know, I am a really bad photographer...I just realized that I didn't even get a picture of her doing it. But, here are the pictures that I did take:

This is heading up the trail. The water was traveling so kinda freaked me out to have Zaylee that close.....

This is as close as we were able to get to the falls. (Click here to see what the falls supposedly look like...) The water is still pretty high. Where the log crosses the river is where you are supposed to be able to cross to get up the actual fall. Some people were brave enough to try, but not me!

But of course, Zaylee still wanted to go into the "wawa" so we braved it and she loved it. However as you can tell in the last couple of shots, she wasn't satisfied with just being held or sitting there, she wanted in!!

These are a couple of scenes from the trail that I thought were cool. (There were a lot of chipmunks on the trail and I tried to get a shot when they would pose, but they were camera shy and as soon as I took the picture they would run so, none of the blurry shots were saved...)

And last but not least, I was able to get Zaylee to pose for one shot:

Overall, it was a fun hike and I would do it time though when I can actually get up close enough to the falls to see them!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Zaylee's Birthday!

I can't believe I have a two year old! Oh, wait, tantrums, bossiness, tall enough to reach the stuff on counters she's not supposed to get, smart/strong enough to push chairs over to the things she can't reach....I CAN believe it, I do have a two year old!! =)

We had a fun birthday this year. It was a multiple day occurence this year. On Thursday we wento Jumpin' Jacks with Rayn, Kasey, and kids, opened presents from them, and then had pizza and popcicles. And then on Thursday we opened more presents, went out to breakfast, went to the zoo with Steph and her family, took naps, and had cupcakes and ice cream that night. She even blew out her own candles this year. It was a fun year. I think her favorite part this year was opening her presents. It was fun to watch her. My batteries in my camera were dead for the first day except for a couple of shots of her opening presents, but here are other pictures.

Opening Presents:

At the zoo:

Thanks everyone that made it a fun year this year! We love you all!