Tuesday, July 23, 2013

weekend review

We were able to go home (I say home because my hubs talks about his hometown with pride, but it's not somewhere I'd ever choose to live :) I do love going because our family lives there!) to visit my in laws! We got to enjoy their Pioneer Days which was so fun! Small towns really know how celebrate holidays! (For those of you who don't know, Utah has an extra holiday on July 24th to celebrate the pioneers settling the land!) Saturday started off with a 2 mile race with my sista! I love my baby, but it felt SO good to run without the stroller for once. SO much easier! Next on the list was the parade!
Everyone was ready for the picture except for me?? That never happens! And check out Mia... showing off her fake smile again!
My in laws have the best seat in the house (pun intended) for the parade. No fighting over a spot (or the candy) on main street because they round the corner and drive right in from of the house! The floats basically dump the rest of their candy for us (they even offered us boxes of  ..... it took all the self control I could muster to kindly turn them down. Seriously, I love that stuff!) Too bad Mia can't eat candy... she would have been in heaven ;)
She gave it her best shot!
That evening grandma and grandpa played with Mia so that we could have a little one on one time at the rodeo! I think they were happy to kick us out of the house and have that baby all to themselves :) ha ha! But I must admit, Eric and I were kind of missing Mia! I just kept thinking that she would LOVE to see this (because she totally understands what's going on around her....) because she IS such a social baby! Next time we will have to go to the movies. I won't miss her as much because there's no way we would enjoy a movie with Mia in da house :) Anyway, I decided rodeos aren't for me. #1- there's not very much action. As in it gets kind of B O R I N G! And #2- I feel so dang bad for those stupid cows. Every. single. time. they had their legs tied I cried a little inside... ha ha! But seriously, I don't see myself going to many more rodeos in my life.
We had a great weekend hanging out with family and gaining 10 extra pounds ;) The best part was watching Mia light up every time her grandparents or aunt/cousins came in the room. I love that my baby is so social and falls in love with everyone around her. We are the luckiest parents!

P.S. Winner of the Shabby Apple gift card is Sarah C! Congrats!!

14 comments:

Julie said...

Candy heaven!!!!

Jamie said...

She is so precious.

P!nky said...

Oh she is so freaking cute! and precious! look at that candy.

Pamela said...

Aww Bryant used to participate in our local rodeo, ha! He used to Chute Dog, where he would wrestle a steer down to the ground!

Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart said...

Love it.. Looks like Mia had a little "taste" of Heaven!

DeAnna Stephens said...

what's the name of the small town?

Sarah Mc. said...

How mean can you get, teasing her with all that candy? Haha, too fun!

Amberly Lambertsen said...

I love that candy box picture! So cute!!!!

Katie said...

Yumm I canNOT say no to candy!!

I've never been to a rodeo, but from what I've seen on tv I don't think I would enjoy them either. I hate how those animals are treated there. Makes me sad for them.

Ech and Will said...

The parade sounds like a blast! I always used to dream of living on a parade route so I wouldn't have to camp out for a spot. I hope my future babies are social too!

Tara said...

So much fun and I LOVE Mia's smile!

Jessie said...

We're all jealous you get another day with fireworks! I can't believe you were strong enough to withold chocolate from Mia. :) Also, you've gotta try a real full-blown professional rodeo someday. There's nothing boring about those.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

It sounds like you had a fun weekend visiting family!

RadiantKristen said...

I love the picture of Mia with all of the candy! Also, I kind of wish I lived in Utah, just because of Pioneer day.

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