Thursday, October 18, 2012

Idaho, Utah and Planes!

Mary has been having WAY too much fun lately, as you will see in the pictures!

Mary got her very own cookie at the Beckstead's. She didn't eat it all, so I was a nice Mom and finished it for her :D She was very content to sit on her Dad's lap and eat. 

Mary has a love/hate relationship with bows. Somedays she wants ALL her bows in her head - as you can see by the left pictures. And then somedays she will run for her life if I come at her with a bow. She's so funny. 

The right picture is her "helping" me with laundry. She thinks the basket is her own play toy. She usually turns it over and slides across it on her belly going "wwweeeeeeeee". It's really funny to watch.

Mary has gotten into playing the piano lately. She usually only does it when Jake is around, but lately she has started to run over and play it during the day. I'm so glad she loves music. 

Mary is not a huge fan of riding in the front seat of a shopping cart. No, instead she has to weasel her way onto the bottom part and just holds on for dear life. When she gets tired she whines and I have to get her off. It doesn't make for a very fast shopping trip.

This last week we went to ID and UT and visited some friends and family. I got to go visit some friends in Rexburg, which was super fun!!! Mary had a good time there - I'm bummed I didn't get any pictures! 
On the way to ID we stopped off at Jackson Hole, WY. It was really fun! We both like Jackson and have good memories there. The picture of the Cowboy Bar was mainly for Jake's mom. She use to go up there all the time in college to go dancing. 

If any of you have been to Jackson you know that the park in the middle of town has four entrances with these arches made from antlers. They are pretty cool!

While we were in Rexburg we walked around campus. This is a picture in the gardens on campus. It was fun swinging and walking around. Mary had a good time too.

After ID we drove down to UT and stayed a night at Jake's Grandparents house. They are always so nice to have us. Mary slept REALLY well at their house (until 9:45 am!!!). And had a fun time with Gma and Gpa. Gma was trying to take a picture of Mary, but Mary knew what a camera was and wanted to see the pictures on the back...little stinker!

Gma took Mary to look at the birds on the porch. Mary LOVED it. She held really still and would quietly say "tweet, tweet". It was very sweet.

Gpa gave Mary a snicker-doodle. Mary sometimes has a hard time with men, but when he said "cookie" she grabbed his hand and off they went. She thought it was very yummy!

We also got to spend sometime with my parents and sister and her family. We went around parts of SLC and had a great time!! Mary LOVED her cousins!!! The picture above was of a fountain that shot up water. My nieces and nephews would try to run to the center without getting wet. One of my nephews got soaked...ha ha ha!

They had a play area near the food court which was awesome! They had a great time. Mary had so much fun!

Mary loved this fountain (and her Auntie Mo). She kept wanting to put her hand in it (and any other fountain we could find).

She loves her Mima and Papa. She went straight to Mima, but not Papa so much. But she would go with him if he took her outside. She loves being outside!

These are pictures of the canyon on our drive home. It was SUPER pretty. It's hard to tell in these photos.

Jake and Mary decided to listen to some classical music before bed. She loves to listen and snuggle down on her Dad. It's very sweet. The day after we got home Mary fell asleep on him - she rarely falls asleep on anyone! I think she was tired!!!

If you saw my last post you know Mary loves airplanes. So Jake got her a blow-up airplane to play with. She flies it around and makes the noises and everything. It's so fun to watch her play!

Sorry that was kind of a whirl wind fast post. But at least there is an update!!!