Sunday, November 18, 2012

Best Weekend EVER!

 Aaron and I had been talking for awhile about how it would be fun to surprise our boys with a trip somewhere.  Dallin had never been on an airplane before and Tanner hadn't flown since he was a baby and could fly for free.  They'd both talked about how cool it would be to actually fly on an airplane to go somewhere.  So last weekend Aaron made that happen.  Saturday morning we all got up and got ready for the day.  We told them we had to go to the mall and do a little bit of shopping.  Of course the boys whined and grumbled about that, especially Tanner.  Instead we pull up to the airport and tell the kids to get out of the car.  They were a little confused, Dallin was a bit hesitant to get out, he thought Aaron was playing a trick on him.
These were their expressions when we asked them if they wanted to go to Portland and watch a Trailblazers game instead of going to the mall.  According to Dallin "this is the best thing you have ever done for me Dad!"

So exciting to be in the airport!
They flew on a smaller prop plane on the way there.
They were a little nervous about the take off, but loved looking out the windows and getting a sprite and cookie.

They made it to Portland!  Nice and cloudy.

They had some time to kill before the Blazers' game, so they saw Wreck It Ralph, each ate a foot long sub, went to the Portland Saturday Market, and shared a banana split.  What more could a boy want?

They were able to hang out by the team tunnel, get high fives, and their programs autographed.

They also lucked out and were sitting in just the right spot to be able to pass down the game ball.  Exciting stuff!
View from the hotel room.
Watching football with Dad.
On the way home they flew on Southwest, so they were able to have the jet experience.
They totally know what to do now in an airplane emergency.  They also found a lot of amazing things in the SkyMall magazine.
 It was an awesome weekend for Aaron and the boys.  I loved how excited they were and how amazing they thought everything was.  It was the "best most awesomest weekend EVER!"

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Mummy Invasion!

I managed to pull off another themed Halloween for our family. I have a feeling it is probably going to be the last year for that.  I have to admit they looked pretty awesome, I had a lot of fun making their costumes and getting them all "made-up."  We went to the ward party and trunk or treat the Friday before Halloween and then trick or treating on Halloween.  We are very much on candy overload at our house.  We weighed our candy just from trick or treating- 14 pounds!  My stomach hurts just thinking about it.

The whole creepy group.

Brookie was our Mummy Princess.  We had to add a little "glam" to her costume.

Quentin cracked me up.  He was the cutest little mummy running around.
Dallin totally got into character.
As did Tanner.
Check out that family portrait!  I love Halloween!