Saturday, June 28, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Jen was in charge of creating a booth to display her process area - she was "volunteered" by her bosses, bosses boss to do this event seeing how she always ends up planning the party's for her group (her nickname is the "cruise director"). After some "ideas" from other team members they ended up making liquid nitrogen ice cream for the event, and then having some building activites for the kids (legos and lincoln logs). Believe it or not - both activities were a great success! People were amazed that you could make ice cream in less than 1 minute using liquid nitrogen...and it was probably the best tasting ice cream in town - so smooth and creamy (liquid nitrogen freezes the ice cream so fast it doesn't have a chance to form ice crystals...so creamy ice cream!). The kids loved "building like an Engineer" as well. Here are some snap shots:
We drew quite the crowds...
Dustin's group had a corporate planning booth - where they let everyone putt golf! When asked why golf..the response we got was "we are corporate people...this is what we do!". Jen couldn't help but laugh (especially since Dustin hasn't been golfing in over a year now and we LIVE on a golf course!). Here is a picture of Zach trying out his golf game:
All in all we had a blast helping out with this event for two days. We are completely EXHAUSTED, but would do it all over again. We had to include some pictures of "family" things we did during this Open House as well:
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
- He's sleeping through the night (10 hour stint) about 4 out of the 7 days of a week.
- He likes baby food more than rice cereal. He loves pears, not so fond of peaches. He can also down a 6oz bottle.
- He's wearing 6-9 month clothes.
- He weighs 17 pounds (according to our home scale).
- Zach LOVES to smile. He smiles the most right after waking up in the morning and after naps...and of course while playing with daddy.
- Zach also has learned to "talk" - he started vocalizing at a different pitch and can babble away.
- His hair is starting to get longer on the top that it no longer looks like a flat-top. Jen isn't quite sure how to "style" his hair yet. I guess we got 1 month until his 6 month formal portraits to figure it out.
- He loves bathtime - I think more for the relaxation. He doesn't splash or really play, he just lays and enjoys being pampered. He does the same thing in the swimming pool, just chills and enjoys the view.
- I swear this kid is going to skip crawling and take of running in the next little bit. Zach LOVES to stand up. If you put his hands on the ottaman he can actually stand up holding his own balance. When he stands up on your lap he pretend runs....always trying to go after something.
- We think he is smart! Tonight he was totally happy and then just starting crying like crazy. After a bit we decided to give him his bath to calm him down...well in the tub he turned over so he was on his belly (he rests his head on the side of the inflatable tub) to reveal to us that he had a small diaper rash in the upper part of his butt crack (sorry - not sure how to word that politically correct). THAT IS WHY HE WAS CRYING! He was hurting! So a warm bath and some Desatin and our baby is happy again!
Of course this list could go on and on and on.....but these are the little things that have amazed us about our five month old so far!
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
After Arches we headed back home - 4 hour drive. Funny thing as we headed out of Moab - we passed the little municipal airport and noticed this upside down plane! It had been there for a while...but we just thought it was strange it was still sitting there. It obviously hadn't of crashed because it looked all intact and no fire. Maybe a windy day?
Saturday, June 7, 2008
After Gemini Bridges we headed to the Utah State Park called "Dead Horse Point" - $10 to get in and about 30 minutes of viewing. It was beautiful...Zachary LOVED looking around at everything...
After this the boys decided it was time to "off-road" again. Dustin's boss (a seasoned adventurist!) recommended Longs Canyon...so we took the plunge. This was an AWESOME trail. It is all downhill - moving from the top of the rocks down to the bottom so you are in the "canyon". Funny story about this - there is a point on this trail that is called "Puckers Pass "...we didn't get a good shot of it - but it is basically huge boulders with lots of open space around. The Krotosky's got to the spot first and radio'd to us that it "looked like a challenge" - Jeff then proceded to go over these bolders downhill. We all freaked out! We saw his RAV4 go on two wheels - we thought he was going to flip it! But they survived - just a little undercarriage cover damage. Next - our turn. Jen starts freaking out (basically since Zach is in the truck) - then it hits her...oh Dustin did this kind of stuff in the military - he knows how to drive it! Sure enough Dustin navigated us down - the Krotosky's caught our downhill adventure on video - we will get a copy of it and post it later. When we were watching the video later that night we heard "crunching" sounds as our 4runner was on three wheels - the next day after a closer investigation we realized that we bent the brackets (underside) on the running boards on the drivers side of the 4 runner. The only way you can tell is that the running board on the drivers side is about 1 inch from the back tire where on the passenger side it is more like 2 inches. So after that "adventure" we headed back to downtown Moab for a pizza dinner and some relaxing at the hotel pool.
In the end the women veto'd any more off-roading for day#2!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
This weekend we are headed to Moab! We have never been, so we decided to head down for a couple of days and check it out! Watch for some pictures later on.