Sunday, August 1, 2010

Utah Trip

I wrote this a couple days after coming back it has just been waiting for the slides...

We just got back from an amazing vacation in Utah where we blessed Hayden and hung out with the family. We spent a week with Grandma and Grandpa Lovell and the next at Grandma and Grandpa Harding's house. It was so fun having everyone meet Hayden. He was the perfect baby he slept on both flights, the entire time on the way to Vegas and almost the whole flight on the way back to Boston, he just woke up for landing. He had so much fun hanging out with everyone and can't wait to come visit again soon.
Hayden's blessing was very nice. He looked like such a stud! It was so nice that we were able to share this moment with all of our family. We did a double blessing with Brad and Mary Beth's son Ansley who is 3 days younger than Hayden. We did the blessing in Provo at David's grandparents home. Thank you Wayne for taking pictures for us both at the blessing and in St. George.
Mom thank you so much for letting me quilt! I had a blast and we LOVE the baby blanket! Hayden still plays with the bright colors of it and it washed up great. When I got married I got fabric to make a quilt. I cut all the pieces to it and started putting it together. I sent it off to my mom and she finished it for me. Well the same happened with the quilting of it. I started and she finished. It is such a beautiful quilt and I love it. It turned out great. Now I need to bind it I promise not to send it back for you to do mom. :)
Hayden learned some new and relearned some old tricks while out in Utah. We have to thank Ansley for reteaching Hayden how much fun blowing spit bubbles is. He did it for only a couple days and then stopped but after watching Ansley it is his favorite thing to do. Hayden also learned how to sit up without any support and hates laying down now. He thinks he is such a big boy! He is a super active child now and LOVES jumping up and down! I would bet he will be crawling within the next month. He is to curious to just sit and look at something he wants to go and get it.
Hayden went swimming for the first time with Grandma Lovell, Daxton, and I. He was kicking his little legs like crazy and will be a great swimmer as long as the pool is heated. We went again when we were in St. George and the poor boy was freezing! He also went camping for the first time and loved it! Thank you so much Hans and Shellie for the great time up in the canyon also! It was fun watching the boys be boys...
While in St. George we hung out. David played games with his brothers and dad and Hayden and I chilled. We went to Aaron and Brandy's for Aaron's birthday cake on Sunday and dinner another night. Thank you so much it was delicious! I was able to escape and go out to lunch with Sharisa on Monday and Hayden and I went out with Mandi on Friday. It was nice not having any plans while in Utah. My plans were to make no plans and just enjoy our time and that is exactly what we did. I would have to say it was the best vacation we have ever had!
I want to thank everyone for the awesome vacation! I know it isn't easy to drop everything and just hang out with us but we really appreciate you all doing that for us. It was hard for us to return back to Connecticut! We will see you all again in December though. Thanks again!

Blessing Slide Show