hey! one more monday down, 47,823 to go.
let’s rewind to the weekend, because it was wonderful!
as i mentioned, i was celebrating jessica’s birthday with her on saturday. we headed up big cottonwood canyon to do the donut falls hike.
mom brain is a thing, and jess forgot her baby carrier. luckily, i had my ring sling in my car, so she was able to use that!
i wore fox in my ergo 360 and had him on my back for his first time. he wasn’t super stoked on the position, but he got used to it. it was super comfy for me and i prefer it to the front carry!
turns out, it was a long walk just to the trail head. like, at least 20 minutes! because of that, and cranky babies, we decided to only do a little bit of the hike. the walk to the trail head was so pretty, though, so it was a nice little nature walk!
once we were done, we headed back to the car. both babies needed a nap, so we decided to drive down the canyon and find somewhere to eat. we figured they could nap in the car and then be good to go. we felt kind of bad about how short the drive back to the valley was, so we decided to drive up a different canyon! haha.. we headed to park city to get some lunch.
jessica’s husband, simon, works at the canyons, so he snagged us some tickets to take the gondola up to midmountain. fox thought it was pretty cool!
there was an outdoor grill right at the top of the gondola, so we had burgers & chips for lunch. super tasty! thanks for lunch, simon!
the kiddos had puffs and food pouches.
after lunch, we headed back down the mountain in the gondola and then trekked back to the car… and that’s when i realized i didn’t have my phone! doh. like i said before.. mom brain is a thing!! we walked back to where simon was and had him radio the crew. they DID find an iphone on the gondola. i had left it in there sitting on the bench. hooray! so we waited around for 20 minutes to get the phone down the mountain. but.. guess what.. it wasn’t my phone! so then we did find my iphone, which i had no idea i even had on my phone, but luckily i did. it showed us that my phone was heading on up the mountain in the gondola, haha! just having a little adventure! so that led to lots more waiting, but i finally did get my phone back. phew!
anyway, after the canyon birthday shenanigans, i got home and hurried to get ready and head right back out the door. we had a BBQ to go to! the menu was burgers and hot dogs, but i don’t love hot dogs. so that means i had two burgers on saturday. i love them, so i am not complaining! i actually failed at photos at the BBQ, but here are a couple.
sunday was father’s day! i was so excited to give marshall his gifts. i had to wait awhile, because we let him sleep in. fox and i were up at 6, so i fed him some pancakes and an egg. once marshall was up, he opened his gifts.. what i was so excited about was fox’s first art project!
last week, jessica and i had a fingerpainting sesh with our babes! it was their very first craft and it was so much fun. we taped painter’s tape on canvas to spell out “DAD”….
…and then let the kiddos go to town with finger painting.
it was a riot. they kept trying to eat the paint and most of it ended up on the windows and walls instead of the canvas.. but in the end, it was a huge success!
we let the canvases dry overnight, and then peeled the tape off.
tada! awesome artwork for father’s day!
another gift we gave to marshall was a facial.. so we sent him on his way to go do that while fox and i grocery shopped.
later on, we headed to my parents’ place to celebrate father’s day with my dad and the rest of our fam. it was a nice day so we played outside while my dad grilled steaks and chicken.
food photo failure again, but we had steak, chicken, corn on the cob, green salad, fruit, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. it was all so good! fox wasn’t sure what to do with the corn on the cob, haha.
afterward, my dad opened gifts from us kids and from my mom. it’s always so fun to see his reaction to whatever we get him. love that man!
and i love this man, he’s such an awesome dad to fox.
i loved him a whole lot before, but seeing how amazing he is at being a father has made my love for him grow so, so much! he’s so patient and loving, and i know staying home with fox part time is not always the easiest job, but he is great at it. and fox loves him so much.
the weekend ended with some netflix and relaxing. such a fun, busy weekend! i love spending time with family and friends, and spending time outdoors. i am so happy it’s summer! and i am heading to san diego this week.. even better!
hopefully i will check in again before i go. i’ll try!
1. what is your favorite summer activity?
2. do you prefer burgers or hot dogs? or neither?
xo. janetha g.