Saturday, October 1, 2011

For the first time...

I hope some of you awesome folks now have that song from "A Goofy Movie" stuck in your head!
Well, these past couple months were full of firsts for us, so there are a lot of pictures on this post. So make yourselves comfortable and grab some ice cream, popcorn or other snack of your choice, and prepare to see some way cute little people!

In August, we went to Las Vegas to see a whole bunch of my relatives that were visiting from Hawaii, along with my parents and my brother Herb.  This was all of the kids' first time to Vegas, and Lucy and Jason's first time meeting their Great Grandma Lau (my mom's mom)
Unfortunately, I didn't snap any pictures of them together. FAIL!  But here are a couple of cute ones while we were there. 

My Uncle Brian and my mom with the girls (mine, and one random one we don't know).

We also went on our first ward campout at the end of August.  It was Lucy and Jason's first time camping too! Dan slept in a tent with the girls, while Jason and I "roughed" it in the back of the Blazer. :) 

This lady cooked us one AMAZING breakfast. Pretty much better than I eat at home... the fire behind her? She has teenage sons. Enough said.

 Payson Lake. Pretty, huh?

Okay, technically this isn't Dan's first time grilling, but it is our first time owning our very own grill! Dan helped some people move and they gave him their grill- who says service doesn't pay?!!
He was very excited and we have been making good use of it!

Jenna also had her first day of school! We participate in a pre-school program called Joy School.  It is a co-op of moms that take turns teaching the group of children different values.  Jenna loves it and loves getting to go to school! I can't believe she's growing up so fast!

While this wasn't the girls' first birthday party, it was their first time hitting a pinata! It was a cute pirate themed birthday party for one of our little friends from church.

Jason also had his first time eating food this month. Although it may not look it here, he is a BIG fan. 

Here, this will show you how much he likes food. Ignore the pink bib, we do have two girls, ya know.

We also went on our first family hike, where Jenna walked the whole way.  We took a little 1.5-2 mile hike up to a place called Donut Falls.  It was the perfect length for a young family.

Jason was nice and cozy in his little cocoon in Dan's fleece jacket. :)

First time seeing a crazy caterpillar like this. It was pretty big too- at least an inch long!

Family pic up at the falls. The pictures REALLY don't do it justice.

I did it!

Okay this really isn't a first of anything, but he's so darn cute here that I just had to add it.  Jason has however, started sitting up on his own this last week.  I'll have to post some pictures when I download them off the camera... which you can see may be in a month.

We hope that life is treating everybody as well as it has been treating us.  I feel like this month has been a huge one of growth for us and recognizing how fully the Lord is in control and how His hand is present in all things in our lives.  We are so blessed and could not ask for more. (Okay, if the grandparents would all move to Salt Lake, that would be excellent) Really though, I feel as though our little family is learning so much out here on our own.  Love you all and hope you are well!