Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Puyallup Fair

Puyallup has a great fair which runs for about 3 weeks so we decided to go check it out.  I'm so glad we did because we had so much fun.  Kade loved all the animals and we enjoyed walking around checking things out.  The best part is we got in for free.  We were walking down to the fair and so was another guy.  He offered us tickets and we were kind of worried at first but then he just gave them to us. He has worked at the fair for 20 years.  Thank you guy walking down the sidewalk with us
Kade loves animals and stuck his finger in every cage.

Anything with a steering wheel is a big hit right now.  He also loves tractors.

Even the ride on top lawn mowers are cool

They had a place where kids could fish (for free) and Kade caught a fish. 

I think he care more about splashing in the water than catching a fish but he was a good sport.  I love the helpers face in this picture. Oh and Jesse was so excited to take him to catch his fish.

Kade would not go say hi to the rubber duck guy. He got kind of close but then ran around him. 

We had some really good bbq

We walked into one of the buildings and they had these displays made out of food.  I thought they looked so cool i had to take some pictures.  I mean look at how much detail and its all done with food.

A view of the fair as we walked back to the car.  It was a great evening and the weather was perfect.  Maybe next year we will go on some rides.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Camping, Canning, Las Vegas, Utah

Over Labor Day weekend we went camping at Dog Lake.  Here is our campsite and you can kind of see the lake through the trees.  Jesse is standing next to his new grill that I got him for his birthday.

Kade had been sick and come to find out was still sick, poor kid. It was also kind of cold.  Kade loved it though he wandered around and we met everyone at the campground.

We went on a hike and found a river and I learned to shoot the hand gun.

On our way home from camping we found a fruit stand so we picked up 2 boxes of peaches.  They were huge and so good.  I canned 12 jars, and then made jam and froze a ton.  I also made a super yummy peach pie.  Sunday over labor day weekend we went on a walk and found an awesome area for blackberries. We picked a ton so I made blackberry jam.  I am pretty proud of all my canning and I will be doing more since I bought another box of peaches yesterday.  Yes I may be crazy.

Kade and I took a trip to Las Vegas to visit my old roommate Melissa and her family.  We had such a great time.  Here is Kade and Mitchell they are a few months apart and played so great together.  Kade taught Mitchell how to scream really high pitched (sorry Mel) and Mitchell taught Kade how to pick his nose.  I guess we are even.

Emily came down from Utah and then her and Melanie came over and swam with the boys. Kade loved all the attention he was getting.

Kade loved being thrown up in the air. Thanks Emily!

I know this picture is blurry but look at Kade's face!

Kade loved the hot tub because we turned it on and the water was warmer than the pool.  The pool was so cold he would not go in, well I guess he fell in twice and didn't like it. The weather in Vegas was perfect.  I may have to make it a tradition to go down this time of year every year.

We also went hiking in the mountains of Las Vegas. We tried to go to Mt Charleston but it was freezing okay like 50 but it was cold.  So we found a different hike lower down where it wasn't so cold.  The boys did awesome at walking.

Mitchel smiling for the camera.


Kade and I.

Kade saw Mitchell drinking his milk in the bouncy seat and had to copy him.  I thought he looked so funny.  Its crazy how big he is getting.

The other reason we went to Vegas was to watch my old roommate Sarah participate in the half Ironman.  I am not going to lie i thought it was a full one so I was a little surprised when I learned it was  only half.  She is still amazing and did awesome.  She got 5th in her age group and 11th overall for the women.  It was a lot of fun seeing Sarah and her family.

After Vegas Emily and I headed up to Orem.  I'm pretty sure that was the longest drive from Vegas to Orem I have ever had.  Emily's poor car had some issues and we never got above 50 going uphill and we were lucky to go 75 down hill.  Kade did amazing and I owe most of that to Emily and her amazing sticker book. Have I mentioned that Emily is amazing because she is.
Kade LOVED Emily's garden and loved the orange tomatoes.

Emily has the biggest garden ever and Kade loved it.  He loved eating all her raspberries.  And was learning which ones to pick.


Such concentration

We had the most amazing time in Utah.  We got to see lots of friends and eat lots of fresh produce.  I wish we would have stayed longer but we couldn't.  Now its time for everyone to come visit us.  I don't think I'll be doing much traveling after the new year.  I'm kind of sad that I didn't take more pictures I guess we were just having too much fun.  We even saw Erin and didn't get a picture with her...what was I doing?  Thank you Bunns, Melanie, Warner's, and Avery's for letting us stay with you.  We had such a wonderful time and it was just what I needed.  Now back to life here and time to get some projects done.  Thank you Rebecca and Melissa for the motivation!

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Today we took a great hike on post.  Jesse wanted to to check out an area for deer hunting so off we went after Kade's nap.  It was a beautiful day.  While on our walk we found an apple tree, pear tree, and plum tree.  There were actually a lot of fruit trees so we are thinking at one time it was a  orchard.  As we walked along the road we also found some berry bushes. 
We found an awesome spot for berries. both sides of the road were covered and the berries were huge.  Jesse even picked lots of berries which was awesome so now when he eats them he knows how much work it is to get them.  Doesn't Kade look like he is having so much fun!  He is too funny.

This kid loves berries he ate a ton of them as you can see by his face.

Look at his poor shirt!  I hope it all comes out. By the way my dad picked out Kade's outfirt isn't it super cute. Kade was not too excited to get back into the car.

We probably picked half a bucket of berries.  The bucket is 2 gallons.  Now I get to make something yummy.  The best part there are berries all over the place up here.  Blackberries are not my favorite to pick you sure get scratched up a lot and thats not fun but oh it will be so worth it.  Oh and I picked some early this morning down the street and we had them on our pancakes and they were super yummy.

I hung our pictures!  Finally! Its nice to have some energy back and I hung these above our couch in the livingroom.  I now jsut need to fill in the bottom middle once I find a frame or 2 frames can't decide.  Things are coming together and hopefully it will be done soon.  Or does it ever get done? 

Friday, September 2, 2011

One More

We are happy to announce another little Pearson will be joining our family February 29th or somewhere near that date!!!