Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sawyer & Jake in Utah

I figured the title of this post was appropriate because that's what you are about to get--a gazillion pictures of Sawyer and Jake in Utah :). Sawyer and I hitched a ride up to Utah with some friends about mid-October. We spent a week there and stayed with Kristie in their new apartment in Pleasant Grove. It was such a fun trip and we were glad to get away from the warmth and wear some long pants for a bit! We packed our days with plenty of adventures--somewhere in between naps, lunches, baths, and lots of ransacking the apartment (or at least Sawyer engaged in that last activity quite a bit). The boys got along great, as long as Sawyer wasn't mindlessly taking any of Jake's favorite toys. They are really starting to interact like little friends and it was so fun to watch! And as for me, I got a good fill of all my favorite 'Provo eats'. I'll go ahead and post all the pictures now and let them tell the details of our visit!
Sawyer thought Jake's 'big boy bed' was pretty cool...maybe that helped with his transition into a 'big boy bed' a few weeks later (which I'm happy to report has gone VERY well!)

Eating snacks in the pantry
We went to Macey's one day to grab some groceries. They had the cutest little pumpkin display out front and we thought it was the perfect picture opportunity!

Macey's is also a cool place for little boys to drive in a car shopping cart together! (nevermind that Sawyer already wanted out after about 3 minutes...that kid just can't sit still!)
We stopped by my old stomping grounds one afternoon for me to say hi and for Kristie to show Jake where his baby sister would be born in a couple months! I miss you Orem Community!

That same day we hit up Kneaders for some lunch. Sawyer pretty much got some chips and a chocolate chip cookie out of the deal. I got a scrumptious Turkey Artichoke Panini...mmmm mmm...
Kristie has this awesome place called the 'Kangaroo Zoo' about 5 minutes from her house. Super cheap and full of bouncy toys and slides for the kiddos...what a blast!
We also discovered a Sub-Zero Ice Cream in American Fork (not far from her house, either). It was a cute little 2-story brick building that looked like an old remodeled fire house. The upstairs had a mini-arcade, couches, love sac, and a TV. And it wasn't even packed with students on a Friday night! The boys seriously loved having the run of the place. And they were sporting their new Halloween jammies (thanks mom!). So cute.

Of course one night we went to Corn-Bellies and enjoyed all of the fall festivities that it has to offer. It was so much fun!! It made me miss Utah so much. Our good friends the Stott's met us down there with their daughter, Kaitlin, who is a few months older than Sawyer. The kids seriously loved it. And Syd and Mitch were able to join us too! Good memories...

Sydney was super busy with school that week but she managed to hang out with us quite a bit, still. Thanks for sacrificing your time, Syd! We love you! And Mitch is either working or going to school as well so it was awesome of him to join us that night! The boys love them.

Sawyer is often looking up and noticing airplanes in the sky, much like he is doing in this picture. That night he pointed up at an airplane excitedly and followed it with his head as it flew over...all the way back...until he fell over backwards. It was pretty cute. He's a funny kid.

So that's it. I think. I know I'm missing a couple pictures of Sawyer & Jake on the playground at Kristie's house. But I needed to get this post out of the way so that I wouldn't feel overwhelmed about it anymore :). We had such a great time in Utah and we can't wait to go back again! Hopefully that trip won't be too far away!


Kristie said...

yay!!! all caught up! good recap jess.

Sabine Schindler said...

I totally missed this blog!! Great job catching up, Jess!
I can look at these pictures over and over and just LOVE them. I'm so glad you got to spend this week in Utah and have fun with your sisters and friend, Megan.
She fits right in the family!! Love them too!!
I've never seen the picture of the boys with the blue aprons using the pay phone! How cute!!