take a hike

Last Saturday we took our little family on a hike to Ensign Peak in Salt Lake City. Our boys did so great and Wade was thrilled to go up the mountain.
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This is the beautiful valley we like to call home.


I am fairly sure I did not give him permission to learn how to do this.
He also stood by himself for about 5 seconds today. Before I know it, he'll be walking.

it's time

I have fought it for a long time, but it's time to make the blog private. Shoot me an email if you would still like to view this little family photo journey of ours (jenbroadbent@gmail.com).
Thanks folks


Wade started preschool this week. He did much better than I thought. When I dropped him off he just turned around and waved and said "see you later mom." And he was rid of me just like that.
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Summer Night Bike Ride

Sam has been bugging us for a while to go on a bike ride with him. Unfortunately, Wade has been reluctant to peddle his own bike, so we haven't been able to go on a family bike ride. But, this weekend Wade was invited over to his Grandpa's for an all-cousin sleepover, so Sam finally got his wish.

the real deal

We really needed to get out of the house last night, so we decided to take Wade "real golfing" (as opposed to what he normally does on the wii). We were a little nervous he would be crazy and just want to run around, but he surprised us. He really got in to taking lessons from his daddy. We may have a future pro in the family.
He was so happy to get the ball in the hole all by himself.
And this little guy was a good sport and watched from the stroller. Which was great, since he's been such a crabby pants lately. Good news is he finally broke his first tooth, so hopefully he'll get back to his happy self.
Oh, and the game was pretty close. Phil ended up beating me by one point...I choked on the last hole.


Today I was vacuuming when I looked over and saw that I had a little helper. He informed me that he was vacuuming too....with his suitcase. Oh, and his tool belt. Love this guy.
(And yes, my camera battery is dead so I've been taking subpar pictures with my ipod. I'll get on fixing that!)