At the end of July we participated in Cooper's Run. My cousin lost her sweet son three years ago. You can hear them tell their story here. Each summer they host a 5K and fun run to remember Cooper and raise money for Cooper's award which goes to an Orem Public Safety Employee who has made a positive impact while in the line of duty as well as fund a preschool scholarship. I am not a runner, but I thought maybe I could use this event to inspire me to become one. We weren't fast, but we had a great time together. There was a great spirit there as we passed the Kofford house and saw Cooper's bench and lots of photos of him and then crossed the finish line where we got Otter Pops (his favorite treat).
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
We decided to brave the 12 hour drive with an infant and toddler to visit family in California. We are so very glad that we did. The kids did pretty well on the drive (thank you ipad!). We made some stops in random places to give the kids a break. One of my favorites was in the middle of the Nevada desert when we stopped to feed Lexi, and I watched Aaron play fetch with Brigham and a golf ball. We spent a few days on the Barth ranch. We enjoyed walks in the orchards, eating at our favorite Mexican restaurant, and swimming.
We were able to visit my grandma and introduce her to Lexi.
We spent some time at the boardwalk in Santa Cruz. Brigham was really scared of the merry-go-round but tried to put on a brave face for the picture.
Aaron did a lot of reading on the front porch.
Brigham tried (and liked) his first trout for breakfast.
They loved playing with the bubble machine, their glow sticks, and the dirt.
Brigham had his first smore. He was a huge fan.