We went to Utah and visited the newest member of the Hancock clan, Miss Eleanor Paige (Ellie), Nate and Nicki's 8-week old daughter.
We had a great time. Utah was warm in the day and cold in the morning. We went on a hike one morning to Mapleton Canyon. It was breathtaking! Only thing is, it was a 30 minute walk, part of it up a steep hill with a double stroller ;). Then, we had to leave the stroller at the trailhead so both boys had to get out and walk. Bennett fell after a few minutes and I had to carry him the rest of the time. He kept dropping his cars and I had to bend over and get them, over and over. Nolan was a trooper until the end when he got a bloody nose. Then, we went back to the place we were staying.
We stayed at Lee and Terry's house, a relative of Melody's friend, Alison. They have a huge house, with a playroom with a built in slide and castle, secret passageways and a movie theater room. The boys had a blast!
They weren't as interested in Ellie but they loved playing with Finn, Nate and Nicki's dog.
|Bennett thought Ellie was funny sometimes|
|Cute picture of Grandma Melody and Bennett|
|Dallas Johnson, dear friend, and Bennett|
|I had a whole day where I got to hold her. She is so precious. I love her!|
|Melody, with all of her grandkids.|
|The boys and their new cousin|
|Bennett was obsessed with helping me "hold the bottle".|
|We went on a bike ride in Mapleton.|
A few months ago, Nolan said he wanted to be Spiderman. So I decided to be the Hulk. I got Bennett a Captain America costume. So we could be a "marvel" themed family. But Nolan kept changing his mind. One day, he was Ninja Turtle. One day, a shark. Another day, a dinosaur. Even a zebra. Finally, I convinced him on Halloween night that he would get more candy if dressed up as Spiderman (I know, I hope you can forgive me later, Nolan for my little fib). I didn't get a picture of him as Spiderman though, haha. But Bennett sure was the cutest Captain America!
|Bennett and I attended the Halloween library storytime and got on the front page of the local newspaper. Go us! We're famous!|
|Our community has free concerts the first Saturday night of every month. We had a blast at the October one!|
|Nolan has been into games. This is Blokus Junior. He is getting really good!|
|Bennett is obsessed with our neighbor's little car. He needs one of his own!|
|Nolan and I work on reading and writing everyday. He finished his preschool workbook!|
|Grandpa Samuelsen came over and played Twister with the boys.|
|We went to the White Elephant Parade. Bennett loved the cars since he is in a "Car" phase. Nolan complained about the ants and after an hour, wanted to go home.|
|We had to go to Phoenix for a genetic appointment and decided to go to the Aquarium while we were there. Nolan had a blast looking at the animals and playing on their little playplace.|