Saturday, January 10, 2009

Utah Winter Vacation Part II

After spending 10 days after Christmas in Utah, we just had so much fun with friends and family that I thought I'd break up our trip into a few posts rather than one for each day or one long one. So, here is part II of our stay. The day after Christmas we went to Jeff's Grandma Moss' for lunch and got to visit with tons of Jeff's aunts, uncles, cousins, and siblings. Here's McKenzie trying to hold Quinton up. I think they definitely look like cousins:
Outside GG's house we found this HUGE snowman, which inspired and excited Corbin to make his own frosty...
We played more Wii, of course, with Uncle Colton...
We took a day trip up to Roy to visit Jeff's dad, where the boys got to open their presents from Grandpa Royd (photo taken by Corbin).
Corbin was DELIGHTED to get his first set of golf clubs, "like daddy's." He had a few swinging lessons from dad and then the clubs were quickly confiscated because of a small dent in the wall.
Quinton loved his new sit/stand play center...

A trip to Roy is never complete without spending time at Nichole's (Jeff's oldest sister). Corbin insisted on being photographer while at aunt Nichole's and got these goodies of Nichole...
...Uncle Jason (Jeff's oldest brother, who's always a ham for the camera)...
...Heidi (Jason's fiance-- he proposed Christmas Eve)...
...and Krew, who fit just perfectly in his lego dump truck, but didn't seem to enjoy the ride from his cousins...
The kids had a blast entertaining each other with games of basketball and nerf gun wars while the adults sat and visited and watched the Cowboys game.
After lunch we suited Corbin up for his first adventure in the snow. He was beside himself with excitement.

Out in the pasture McKenzie, Corbin, and Jeff started rolling huge snowballs for a massive snowman.
The snow was perfect for it that day and we weren't too sure which kids were from AZ (and hadn't played much in the snow) and those from UT (who grew up in it.) Cheesy Uncle Colton laid in the pasture catching snowflakes with Corbin.
Tanzyn, Corbin, and McKenzie finding some yummy snow to eat...

Yep, of all the things to do in the snow, Corbin enjoyed eating it the most. Wish we could bottle that stuff up and take it home for those hot AZ summer days. What a silly kid:

The snowman grew tall... tall...
...tall!
Just as Corbin had dreamed and sung about and imagined snowman making for the prior 3 months. Frosty did get appropriately outfitted as well, unfortunately I never got a picture of the final product.We thought Corbin was getting tired after an hour in the snow but when we went to pick him up he started flailing his arms and legs and said, "I'm an angel!"
Besides, the kids were far from done with their snow-fix. The older kids (uncle Brandon and Grandpa Royd) came out later with the 4-wheeler and tubes for some more fun.
Hold on for your life!
No hands! Whoo-hoo!
No doubt Corbin enjoyed his first experience in the snow and when he finally tuckered out he came promptly inside for hot chocolate.

4 comments:

Christensen's said...

I'm so sad it is over and you guys are gone. I love the pictures and the great memories!!

Angie said...

I'm sad we missed you guys over Christmas. Your pictures are adorable and the boys are getting so big! Have a good night!

Tiffanie said...

Looks like fun. Bummed we didn't see you. Did you get the Christmas card from us?

Pheobe said...

hey... are you back to blonde hair? And the snow looks like a blast btw.