Thursday, July 30, 2015

Baby Burrito

Hazel likes to get wrapped up in a towel after swimming or a bath and tell us that the baby burrito wants kisses. Since its basically the only way to get her to cuddle, we try to do this often.

Burrito on the loose. Or is that a monkey?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Hazel's feelings

Sometimes Hazel goes from thrashing angry... sweetly showing monkey all the things outside... angsty.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Cinderella at BYU

BYU held a free outdoor screening of the new Cinderella movie last week. Andy and I took Lily and Hazel. Hazel loved it when we saw it with my mom and loved it again, even though she won't usually watch much of any movie or show. The free popsicles and meeting Cinderella were probably even more exciting.

These two.

We took off her shoes to show off her Cinderella socks. Obviously.

Princess? No, I'm definitely the reigning queen.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Fourth of July and Stadium of Fire

My parents and Casey visited Provo for Independence Day and it was a real good time.

Anything Hazel's Grandma and Grandpa do is the best. Just ask her.

We got to enjoy a little hike to the Y while my parents were visiting and Hazel just wanted to cuddle her grandpa at the top, though she usually can't resist playing in the dirt.

Y-hike team.

Blurry, but Hazel wanted to walk the whole way home from somewhere holding both grandparents hands and swinging. She just loves these two.

Showing off her moves at the playground.

BBQ at Trevor and Kanani's with the Carmacks and Fishers. Once Maycee showed up, Hazel wanted nothing to do with the rest of us.

My parents bought us tickets to Stadium of Fire, which featured Journey this year. I'll admit, I always say I never want to go to Stadium of Fire because it's crowded and blah blah, but it was so much fun! We had a great time and had awesome seats on the field, so Hazel could run around and enjoy it, too. 

Sometimes I just try to make her love me.


A group came skydiving into the stadium. It was really cool. The first guy was closer than he meant to be, I think, and it was a little crazy close.

Hazel went from totally awake, having a good time... asleep in 30 seconds. She asked my mom to pick her up just as Journey started seriously rocking, then laid on my mom's chest and went right to sleep. You know what they say about Journey and the book of Isaiah... puts you right to sleep.

Just rocking out with a baby?

I like these people.

On Sunday we had a nice time going to church together as a family. Especially since we did a pretty good job coordinating our outfits.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Hike to Silver Lake

The last weekend in June we hiked to Silver Lake in American Fork Canyon. It's 4.4 miles round trip and a really pretty hike. It starts near a lake at Silver Lake Flat and winds through trees, making for nice shade part of the time, and crosses over Silver Creek a few times. Silver Lake is a sub-alpine lake so it's very cold and from the lake is a great view of White Baldy, Timpanogos and other peaks. I last did this hike with some of the Carmacks more than five years ago when we backpacked in a camped at the lake so we could peak several mountains from there. Chris, Hazel and I had a good time.

At the trailhead.

Beautiful views all the way up. Love these mountains.

Haze is a real good time and also very cool.

Made it to Silver Lake.

Family selfie. Will everyone's holiday cards start looking like a variation on this?

At Silver Lake we stopped for dip since it was so hot. Hazel loved the cold, cold water.

And the mud even more.

After our hike we went to the new Culver's to try it out.

This was probably the best part of the Culver's experience. Neither Chris nor I believe in dipping french fries in shakes. It's inappropriate. Hazel started going for it, obviously unprompted, and Chris and I yelled, "No, no no!" She went for it anyway, ate it and triumphantly said, "Yum." We took video as she continued to eat the fries and shake that way. We both feel like failures now.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

At home, lately

Hazel loves cars. When she was a baby she would be relaxed in her carseat if the driver was accelerating or turning. A real adrenaline junkie. She has car stickers from Grandpa, car toys from Uncle Casey, cardboard box cars from anywhere she can get her hands on them, other toys that she drives around the house pretending they are cars and now a beautiful track, courtesy of my art skills. She loves getting it out and playing with it most of the day. 

Stop getting old enough to have these kinds of hairstyles.

Easier to nap with friends.

Just a favorite pose at the top of the Y.

Movie night! The blanket makes it seem fun but really it's so we can have popcorn AND an easy cleanup.