Friday, July 2, 2010

Trip to UT

Last weekend we went to UT for the first time since Drake was born for the Fowler Family Reunion.
My dad grew up in the small town of Lehi, UT and we went to the Lehi town celebration, The Lehi Round up, Rodeo. Drake loved the Horses, "Nay, nay" he would say, the motorcycle show and especially the snow cone.

Drake and dad, as usual.
Horses and cowboy hats, Yee Haw!

Snow cones!
That night my dad, sister and nephew arrived into town. The next day we went to the park for the Fowler family reunion and enjoyed reunited with family. Drake played in the water, grass, play ground and had a blast. I didn't get any pictures of this but thankfully we had a lot of family who did! That night we went to the Lehi parade. Drake enjoyed the music, candy and again another snow cone. They don't make snow cones anywhere like they do in UT (except maybe in Hawaii).

Dad and Drake watching the parade together.

My sister and nephew, Gideon

My handsome dad

Grampy and Drake eating candy in the street.

Grampy with his grandsons. He is in heaven!
After the parade we went to Cafe Rio (Yum!) and then went swimming at the Lehi city pool. Drake had a good time until Sam took him down the waterslide. I thought it would be a mild waterslide being as we were at a small town pool. Not the case. I went on the slide myself after Sam and Drake went and I cannot believe they let Sam take him on it. It was fast! No wonder the kid was traumatized! Oh well.
The next morning my dad and I ran the Lehi 5K. He did well but I stunk it up as I had a bad cold and my lungs were just burning the whole time. We then went to IHOP where a nice lady made the boys balloon animals. We then went to more Fowler Family Reunion activities at the park. This time it was not just my dad's immediate family it was his extended family. Wow! Quite the crew. That night we had shakes and fries and hung out with my grandma and grandpa and the Chadwick crew. Sam and I were supposed to head up to Salt Lake that night to go see my friends preemie baby but alas I was sick and could not visit :( I am still bummed about this. Hopefully I can make another trip soon to see her.
The next day we went to my cousin's homecoming on the Chadwick side and hung out with that side of the family.
It was a busy weekend full of family time, dry weather and UT heat. It was fun but we were happy to head back home to the moderate climate of the bay area.

Fathers Day 2010

Father's day this year got off to a bit of a rocky start. We had spent the whole weekend with Sam's family and due to all the hustle and bustle I completely spaced it the morning of Fathers Day. I hurriedly was getting ready for church when my mother in law said to Sam, "Happy Father's Day, sweetie." I felt horrible. I hadn't made him breakfast, got his gift ready or even wished him a Happy day. It was terrible. I am still trying to make it up to him. We went to church that morning and spent the afternoon at Sam's aunt and uncle's house with his family. That evening I gave him his card (which I had previously bought proving that I didn't completely forget about the day) and promised him a whole day in which he could choose to do anything he wanted for the day. This could be with Drake and I or with out. Whatever he wanted. Despite my forgetfulness, I really do appreciate all my husband does as a father and am grateful for his role in our family and in the life our son. He is a better dad than I could have imagined!

The guys.

Uncle Eddy

Gigi rocking it.


Uncle Neb lookin' sexy as usual

Connor showing of his skills.

The man of the hour

Drake watches with awe.

Drake wants to play. He is so grown up!

The best dad ever. #1!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Santa Cruz with the fam

Drake like his dad already. Listening to tunes on the way to Santa Cruz on the Ipod.

The whole Fam.
Drake with Gigi

Drake and dad. Hand in hand on the beach. Picture perfect!

Mom cheesing it up as usual.

The boys (and Stella)

Drake loves the beach.

Drake loves the dogs.

Sexy Beasts! Brrr. That water was cold!

Love it!

I just loved this pic and had to share. Isn't he just the cutest?

Swim Class

Drake took a five week swim class that involved singing songs, kicking, jumping and blowing bubbles. He loved the kicking part and getting to play with the water toys (especially the balls) at the end of the class. So Fun!

1,2,3 Jump!

Point Reyes

Memorial Day at Point Reyes

Light house

Drake loves his dad!

Foggy but beautiful!