Friday, November 28, 2008

Fun in the Snow

It snowed a bit over the course of the past few days. Because it was a balmy 28 degrees today I bundled Thomas up and we played in the snow for a bit. Thomas had a fun time grabbing the snow and then trying to shake the snow off his mittens. He also liked watching me throw snowballs.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Topple the Tower

I had Veteran's Day off from work. We spent a good part of the day stacking cardboard boxes on top of each other and watching Thomas knock them down.

Later Thomas discovered that he could put the cardboard box over his head.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Thursday, November 06, 2008

Thomas the walker

Monday, November 03, 2008

A Quick Trip To Utah

We recently returned from a quick trip to Utah for the wedding of my brother Jeff. We were able to visit with all of my siblings, most of Adria's siblings as well and many extended family members while on this trip.

We arrived in Salt Lake City on Friday morning. After taking a nap at my Aunt's house we drove down to Provo to visit the Monte L. Bean Museum with Adria's brother and sister. Adria and I visited the Bean Museum the last time we were in Utah and thought that Thomas would enjoy it too. He seemed to like walking around the museum until he got scared by a lion that he got too close to.
Adria and Thomas in front of a rhino
Adria and Thomas in front of a bongo
Adria and Thomas in front of a beaver
Thomas, me, and Adria's brother Hayden in front of many animal heads
Adria liked the variety of pigs, rodents and primates on this wall

A family photo with a polar bear

Jeff's wedding was on Saturday. It was a nice wedding. After the wedding there was a wedding luncheon followed by a reception.

The Tingey clan including its most recent addition, Jeff's wife Jamie

On Sunday, we attended the the blessing of Adria's cousin's child. Afterward there was a brunch. At the beginning of the brunch, all of the children of Adria's cousins were rounded up to take a picture with Adria's grandfather. Thomas was far more interested in walking around the house than getting his picture taken.

After the brunch, we made a detour through Draper to visit the Draper Historical Park. I had wanted to see the statue of Ebenezer and Phobe Brown. Ebenezer Brown is my great-great-great grandfather and was one of the founders of the town of Draper (the town carries the name of his brother-in-law William Draper). Thomas was so tuckered out from traveling and the festivities that he stayed in the car while Adria took a picture of me next to the statue.