Thursday, March 17, 2016

Thanksgiving Point Halloween Fun

Tyler and I decided to spend our saturday morning to take Milo to Thanksgiving Point for their Halloween Extravaganza. There were tractors galore so Milo was in seventh heaven! He had to sit on every single one he saw.

You can kind of see in the background, but we were riding on a cow train :)

One of my favorite things about Milo is watching him have the time of his life. It makes me so incredibly happy to see my boy so happy and days like this day was perfect.

This is the Place Halloween Trick or Treat

Owen and Elle and Hillary came into to town to visit!! And right around the time of one our favorite traditions- This is the Place Little Haunts Trick or Treat! I have taken Owen and Elle to this every year since they were 7 months and 3 years old. Now I've been able to enjoy taking Milo to it and it does not disappoint.

This year for Halloween Milo was a cute little wolf. He didn't want to wear his wolf hat for long so Uncle David and Nana took it upon themselves to wear it.

Riding the train was a highlight and, as you can see, Milo takes it very seriously :)

There is also a little mini train that goes around a pond.

I love my Elle girl!

Panning for gold or more like picking up handfuls of rocks and throwing them back in the water...

Once again, taking the train ride very seriously... He sat like this, completely frozen, almost the entire ride!

I was totally shocked that Milo was willing to ride a horse, but he did it with no problem!

Trick or Treating was definitely a success, even if Milo's bucket came home empty since the candy was eaten as we went along!

Saydee's Birthday at Gardner Village

We were so excited when we found out that little Saydee's four year old birthday was going to be at Gardner Village! The place is always super decked out for Halloween and they have a fun area for kids to play in, complete with a corn pit and hay maze.

Here's just a few pictures of the fun day :)

Cute little birthday girl.

There was a stage right by where we were eating and some women dressed up as witches got up to sing some songs and provide a little entertainment. Milo was not shy one bit about going up there to dance and go crazy. He loved all the loud music!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Cross E Ranch

In our neighborhood there was lots of talk about the new Cross E Ranch just down the road from us. We had heard amazing things about it, so we decided to check it out for ourselves! Milo was so excited to see all the pumpkins and tractors that he just had to run everywhere!

There were cute baby pigs and little goats fighting to stand on top of the hay stack.

There was a mini corn maze that we ended up getting slightly lost in and coming out the emergency exit...

There was a pumpkin patch where they had the best pumpkins I have ever seen!

And the best part for Milo was getting to ride in the wagon,

We also had the owners took us on a hay ride and showed us their whole ranch. Milo just wanted to ride in the tractor that was pulling us :)

Oh my goodness this face!

Having Milo be older for this Halloween has been so much fun. He LOVES pumpkins and points them out every time he sees them. We, as parents, have so much more fun taking him to seasonal activities just to see the excitement in his eyes at everything that is so new. I can't even tell you right now how excited I am for Christmas! But, I need to simmer down a little...

Utah State Fair

The Utah State Fair is one of our favorite traditions and this year Milo got to join in on all the fun! That tall, long, skinny ride that you see pictured here was the only ride Milo wanted to go on. He kept calling it an airplane :) Sorry pal, gotta wait a few more years!

There was a section at the very back of the fair that was just for kids. It was all set up to teach kids where their food comes from. Each kid got an apron and a basket to carry around and do all the activities. It was pretty much the cutest thing ever!

Milo even got to ride a mini tractor. A huge tantrum took place after this picture was taken because he did not want to get off...

Gathering eggs from chickens. Oh ya, none of this was real. He also got to milk a "cow", comb a "sheep's wool", and plant "vegetables".

Just handing in all of the goodies he got from working on the farm, only to receive "money" and use it to buy his own special treat.

Seriously, I could not get over how amazingly educational this activity was and how fun it was for Milo to do it. I never want my kid to say that all of our food comes from the grocery store.

The activities that are not pictured here were 1) Milo dancing his little heart out to the live band that was playing. He loved watching the drummer and could have spent all night jumping up and down and spinning around. 2) Ty taking Milo on a potato sack down a ginormous slide. Milo walked all that way up to the top, so excited to go down, only to start shouting, "No down!" when they got to the very top. Needless to say, the ride down was not super thrilling for him, but he was brave and no tears were shed. 3) We ended the night with 3 flavors of homemade ice cream on top of a ginormous brownie. It was delicious!

'Til next year State Fair!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

September 2015

There are always random photos that I take throughout the month that I never want to lose. So I want to have them in this blog and just do a random, little post.

One night I was spying on Ty comforting Milo back to sleep, sweetest thing ever :)

We went on a family hike to Albion Basin and, I'm not usually one to love hiking, but this was a great time together and everything was so beautiful.

I love my little buddy SO much.

We were excited to grow pumpkins this year and were lucky enough to get one. It grew to be pretty good size!

Milo playing at Nan's house. He loves being there and is always so happy around her.

Milo has a night time routine of watching Mater's Tall Tales on Netflix before bed, reading books like Pout Pout Fish, Little Owl Lost, and Elmo Boo Boo, and then he requests us to sing Happy Birthday to him before laying him in bed. Every single night :)

Tyler went out of town on a camping trip, so Milo, Nana, and I went to Discovery Gateway. Milo was so happy, squealing from one station to the next. He didn't even know where to begin or end, there was just so much that he wanted to do!

Playing in the ball pit.

Splashing around at the water table.

Riding tractors and stacking blocks

Filling cars up with gas.
It definitely was a highlight and something we want to do with him again.

One day Winter was coming over for a play date and Milo wanted to paint her a picture.

These two always play together so well. They were playing peek a boo on the couch with pillows and hugging each other.

Ty took Milo on a hike and, while they were out, Milo fell right to sleep in the backpack.

Nana got Milo some Hunter Boots, so naturally we had to take a GQ photo :)