Monday, January 4, 2010

First Birthday

Luckily, Kyle was born on Friday last year so this year his first birthday landed on a Saturday. Evan was good enough to get the day off of work and because Kyle loves animals (we've taken to going to Pet Smart for fun) we had a zoo themed birthday.

The day before, I made cupcakes, pies, and a cake for the buffet dinner the next night at a nearby park. I was working hard on frosting the cake and such, so to keep Kyle distracted I gave him the sprinkle container. It had four different kinds and I did not think that he could get the lid off. It was quiet and then I looked down.

It was an easy clean, he was happy, and it kept him distracted--so no sprinkles on the cupcakes this time.

We went to the zoo in the morning. It was the day after the zoo had debuted their baby elephant and there were about ten or so other babies just being debuted. So it was the perfect time. He slept through a lot of it, but it was still fun.


Our most wonderful and fabulous friends, the Frosts, joined us. Dane made it more fun because he didn't sleep.


This is who the Frost's really are---

And for those of you who don't know....this is my Kungfu Panda---seriously, does that not make you think of Jack Black because that is totally who I am married to. Unfortunately, Evan will never be rich or famous because his doppelganger already is.....


On the train....

This is Kyle's monkey cake. I made it! I didn't think I could do something like that, but I did. Notice the resemblance between our pink monkey and the edible one. I am very proud of myself---although Kyle didn't care.


Once I showed him what to do, he did pretty well. Didn't really eat much cake though (although he hadn't had a nap because of how the day had gone and he was exhausted even before the party started). He probably wouldn't have been  much dirtier than this.


Except Maria started helping him. Luckily, I had walked away by this point.


The park was two minutes from our house and this is how tired the boy was. He didn't even wake up when we took him out of the car.

But I wouldn't let him go to bed like that, so he had a bath. It perked him right up. He loves his baths.


It was a perfect birthday---every other one is going to be more low key!!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

First Day of School

Evan started school. He is attending Salt Lake Community College, about a mile from our house, two days a week. He is working four days a week. He just finished his first semester with flying colors. Straight A's..... I'm super, duper proud of him. Now we just have 4 more semesters at SLCC, two years of undergrad for a bachelor's and two for a master's. He is studying computer science and would like to get involved in bring technology to developing areas of the world like Africa.

(Disclaimer: I did not make the sign, I stole it from his last day at Jamba Juice) 


So it has been a long time, but we are still here. I will go back and try to recap the most important happenings in our life for the last four months....

Chris, Teresa, and Halle moved to Ohio. It's been a big loss for us, but recently Teresa and Halle came to visit. Plus, Evan and I satisfy ourselves by talking about when we are going to move to Ohio.

My mom came to visit and the first thing we did when she got off the plane was go to the Apple store to purchase Evan's new computer. It is the love of his life. Notice that my printer box is bigger (that was a freebie for buying a new computer--and I got an iPod Touch as well for free).

My mom brought gifts for Kyle

And we went swimming

It was a great visit while she was here, very low key, but it was definitely too short.

At the end of August, we got to go to Roosevelt, UT. The drive was beautiful and short. We were stopped by some police thinking that our brake light being on meant we were driving with our parking brake on---nope, just a crappy car that has electrical issues. So every time you step on the gas the brake light comes on and stays. You have to step on both the brakes and the gas to get it off. Good times. We enjoyed a wonderful (although too short) 24 hours with this woman and her baby to be. Thanks again, Suzanne. I know that I am taking too long to post pictures, when Gus is already two weeks old.

Evan is the greatest to take pregnancy pictures with by the way....