Sunday, June 27, 2010

Boston's Birthday, Brought to you by the letter "B" and the number "2"

We had Boston's 2nd birthday party about a week ago (yay, a current post, this is a record for us!) down at my parents house. As you well quickly realize from the pictures, it was Elmo themed. Emy did such a great job putting together cute invitations (I have to take a picture of one and add it) and sent them to each of the kids and a few family members and friends. While the party's guest only consisted of my sister's family (Jenny), Jon and Laura, and my immediate family (mom, dad, Kim, and Liz), we had a great time. Thanks for coming!

The kids each had gift buckets (good idea huh, perfect for the summer and the beach or sand buckets. Thanks Emy) that had fun things in them, including theElmo visors they got to make.

We were so happy that the cake turned out well. Last year's train cake wasn't so great, but this year we totally redeemed ourselves! I will take the credit on this one, I did all the decorating and tiny icing stars (Well, Emy did the eyes, only because I had to go help with something else). I guess I should give some credit to the cake mold we bought, that made a huge difference from trying to do it from scratch.

Boston got some great gifts, no thanks to us! We blew our budget on the party and whatnot, but we did buy him an Elmo app for Emy's Iphone. He loves that, and its well worth the money on the drive to/from D.C. Grandma and Grandpa Nowell and McIntyre got him some fun things, including a tent with a tunnel and balls, and some leap frog reading books. Yay!

We finished up the party going over to Jenny's house for some pool time. They just moved to Bridgewater about a mile from my parents, and are buying a house (from my parents, long story), and they have a pool. We're jealous that we don't live that close, have a pool, a house... hehe, j/k... But we had a blast! Feel free to send Boston late B'day gifts if you want!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Red Sox Game

So, sometime ago I thought it would be a cool tradition to take Boston to a Red Sox game each summer, close to his birthday. Well, I planned ahead and I saw the Baltimore Orioles were playing the Red Sox in Baltimore, so we bought tickets to go!

Camden Yards is great, and we had so much fun. My Dad, Kim, and Liz all came up to go to the game with us.

Yay, the Red Sox won, and even though we were in Baltimore, I would say that the fans were 50/50 representing baltimore and the red sox. We had a great time, and Boston loved the bounce house they had there for free, and all the excitement of the fans and players.

Friday, June 4, 2010

A new start in DC

Boston waiting for his grilled cheese at the fancy Olive and IVy restaurant with gma
(Jator sending love back home to Boston from hollywood studios)
So after our trip to Florida i went to AZ to pick up bubba and jator went to UT to finish cleaning the apartment and put all of our stuff in storage. Jason is such an amazing man by the way! i just have to put a quick plug in here and tell him how much i love him. SInce i have been pregnant he has gotten up with boston every weekend, made midnight ice cream and tums runs and everything else for me in between. I love you baby!
Ok so when i got to AZ i was so elated to see Boston. I missed him like crazy on our trip. He was so good for Nana and papa nowell. here are some cute videos and pics of him in AZ.

Well the flight was long and thank goodness for supportive parents who bought boston a ticket for half way to DC because i don't think i couldve done it any other way. The second leg was only an hour and with a pregnant belly there was no lap space and i was in between two teenage boys which made it even worse when i threw up in the barf bag 5 minutes before landing. But we made it. We spent the first two weeks in Bridgewater with jasons family. It was so fun to go and visit Jason's sister Jenny about 45 min away in staunton. Here is him with his cousins at the duck pond.

Boston has loved playing with his cousins . Here is all of them on a sunday playing in grandma and grandpa McItnyre's yard

It was hard though becuase Jason was in DC four days a week. We missed him so we sent him some love. here is boston saying goodnight to Daddy.
While Jason was in DC boston gained a new afinity for hanging on everything! here he is in all his buffness and a couple more just too stare at his cuteness! we miss all our family and friends in utah and AZ other parts of the US we are thinking of you!

This last one is of our favorite park in D.C. Its only 3 blocks away and we go everyday! They opened up a splash zone and boston loves the water.

creepy kids!

So there is this awsome park near by which i am so greatful for. Boston and i spend every morning there either in the park or at the splash zone. The other day these kids were worried that boston would take their trucks. I assurred them he wouldn't. Then they started to giggle and ask him if he still wore diapers. So juvenile i know hahaha. But finally i saw they had turned a corner and asked if they could give him a present. I was so happy he had found some friends. They then looked at me and one of them put his fingers together like Dr. Evil and said, "we will tie him up, that will be our present"! So creepy right! haha me and boston split like bananas on ice creame! yes i love banana splits! just another random moment of our lives in DC. Here is boston so sweet with no idea who hes dealing with!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Graduation, Disney World and Carribean Cruise

Wow, we're long due for some updates on here, so we'll see if we can knock out a few events from the last few months. Well, as the post title reads, we have graduated! We can't believe it, after years of being in Provo, we're all "grown up," supposedly, and are BYU alumni now! Emy does have an independent study course to finish up this summer, but I'm free and clear! In fact, I got my diploma in the mail the other day...

Emy's parents came out to Provo for graduation, celebrating with us, as well as Brock and Jamie, and my parents made it out too! We planned a trip to go to Orlando Florida to go to Disney World WITHOUT Boston. Haha, thats right, Will and Kathy took B-man home with them to AZ for 9 days, and Emy and I flew out to FL with my parents where we met up with Dan and Jenny's family, as well as Kim and Liz. We had a blast fulfilling our childhood dreams for three days at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney Hollywood Studios.

In fact, Emy tried out for the "American Idol Experience" at Hollywood Studios and she made it in! So what that means is that she got to perform live on stage infront of probablly 150+ Disney guests at the park for the day. The audience votes, and if you win, you make it to a finale later in the day. Well, she did amazing, singing the song, "I hope you dance" by Martina McBride; however didn't get voted to the finale. She was actually glad, because it took up a 3+ hours for hair and make-up and we wanted to get back to the rides!

We had fun with all the hat you can find in the gift shops!

Can you guess what movie this prop is from?

Yup, you guessed it, from "Hannah Montana, the Movie". We love that movie!!

After 3 days at Disney we took a shuttle down to Miami and caught our 4 night cruise with ports in Key West and Cozumel, Mexico. This was our first cruising experience and we had a blast. The food was tasty and plentiful, and there was lots of entertainment, and ample amount of nap time! Next time we go on a cruise, we want to go with friends or family, so we have our own posse' to hang with. Not that we didn't dig the alone time, but we can see cruising as a group being even more fun! Our last day in Florida after we got off the boat, we stayed in Ft. Lauderdale where we would catch our flight the next afternoon. It was quite the adventure getting up there from Miami. It took a combination of taxi, metro, train, and a 2 shuttles to get there, but it was well worth it. We were in a Hyatt hotel that we pricelined for $50 and it was amazing! We ate dinner at an authentic Argentine restaurant and enjoyed an afternoon at the beach (which was ironically the first time we really got in the ocean after sailing on it for the last 4 days!).

Thanks Mom and Dad McIntyre and Nowell for supporting us through college, but not just financial aid, but your love, prayers, comfort after those tear filled phone calls and the occasional flight home to escape and relax! We love you and we owe you guys everything! Hopefully with a college education we'll be able to support you when you're old and gray! :)