Saturday, September 5, 2009

Our Fun

Ryan has been working lots of hours lately and wanted to get away. So, we booked a hotel, packed our stuff, and headed for a relaxing, fun night in Flagstaff. It only took us about 2 hours to get there and we had a blast. This was our first family vacation with just the 4 of us. It was nice to be able to do whatever we wanted to do. We had Olive Garden for dinner and Rocky Mountain Chocolate for dessert. Little known fact- I worked at that Rocky Mountain in Flag while going to NAU. They do have the best chocolate. Ryan was a great sport while dealing with me and shopping. We went to Kohls, Walmart, Target, Ross, Old Navy, and the mall (Flag mall isn’t very big though). Hey, when you only have 2 dollar stores, 1 drug store, 1 grocery store, and no stop lights in St. Johns you stop at stores when you see them. I had to laugh as Ryan sat in the car with the boys and I went into Old Navy. He told me I was walking home if I didn’t come out with something for me. I had found lots of cute, fun stuff for the boys and Ryan but nothing for me. Luckily I didn’t have to walk home. The only thing I worried about during our trip was how our night would go. I didn’t know who would wake up who. Dallin was such a big boy. He put himself to sleep in the pack and play about 9 and Jacob was asleep on the 2nd bed just after that. I didn’t sleep very well though. I kept waking up waiting for Jacob to wake up, plus he moves a lot while sleeping. To my amazement, Jacob slept till 6:20 and Dallin was up at 6:30. I could not have asked for a better night. We had so much fun and can’t wait to do this trip again.

Dallin loved playing on the bed with all his trucks at the hotel.

Poor Jacob! One day he will get to play with Dallin. He is such a trooper with all the cars, trucks, and other toys that gets pushed over him.

We had the doors open the other day after it rained. Dallin decided it was better to lay outside I guess. He's such a cutie!!

This is Jacob at church. I'm going to take this pew home with us. The last 2 Sundays he has taken almost 3 hour naps on it. Ryan says he will sit there. Priesthood is right there so he's fine. Jacob is a great sleeper at night. He usually sleeps till about 5ish but after that I never know what I will get. Our little munchkin likes to sleep for 30 min, wake up, and can’t put himself back to sleep. I have tried everything and anything but don’t know what to do. If anyone has any advice I’d love to hear it. It was very hard at the beginning when he started doing this about 6 weeks old and now I just have to love our guy. I don’t think I can do anything- it’s something he will have to figure out. I’ve done research online and this is a common problem. I’m just baffled because when we put him down for bed at night he does awesome and sleeps for hours. It’s just after that, who knows. But, overall he’s a good boy. He just gets whiny and grumpy at the end of the day. I’m sure because he’s so exhausted from not sleeping well during the day.

Our sweet Jacob!! Last Wed Jacob was 10 weeks and we had a doctors appt and had to get shots. Fun I know!!! He weighed 11 lbs 4 oz and is in 50th percentile. The nurse really stretched him out and got 23 and 3/4 inches which put him in 90th persentile (I don't think that's right). I don't remember his head but is in 75th percentile. He does have the big Farr head. And I love his double chin. Overall, a very healthy boy!!!

PS Thanks Honey for a great birthday!! I am very blessed and lucky to have 3 amazing boys in my life!!! I love them so very much!!


Amy said...

Good old Flagstaff and oh the memories of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory! I still to this day think they have the best chocolate thanks to you and the 5 pounds I gained while you worked there. Glad you had fun and the boys slept well. It's always nice to get some sleep while on vacation.

Wendi and Matt said...

looks so much fun!!!!!!

Jen & Blake said...

How fun! Hope that your Bday was great, you deserve it!! Your trip sounded great. Your boys are soooo cute. I can't believe how big they are getting.
Camden was a bad napper too, unpredictable and never the same time (some long a.m. naps w/ short p.m. naps and vice versa). But, it's because there was too much going on and he didn't want to miss anything:)
Miss and love you guys!!