Friday, July 24, 2009

Father's Day, Blake's Birthday, and Elise's Birthday do-over

My not-so-little brother turned the big 15!
(can't you tell he is excited to have his picture taken and open his presents in front of everyone)

Father's Day BBQ at the Olenik's

My brother Dale holding my brother Brent and Jenni's baby Emelia
Elise getting ready to eat her "real" birthday cake

Flour Girls and Dough Boys in American Fork made this cake.
If you haven't been you must go. Everything they have is delicious!!

"Finally, my parents are letting me eat some real food. Damn hippies"
Cheese! it doesn't get much cuter than this. She loves to have clean hands. She has found the best way to clean them off is to run them through her hair.
*warning nudity*
Birthday aftermath

If you read about Elise's first Birthday cake you will know that I made her a sugar/flour free cake. I have felt bad that she wasn't able to properly delve into her cake. So, we decided to have a birthday do-over. She turned 15 months on Father's Day and Blake's Birthday so we rolled them into 1 family celebration.
Elise definintely enjoyed this cake much better than the 1st one!

Joel McHale

We love us some Joel McHale. He is the host of The Soup on E! He performed at A-brave-anal (Abravanal) Hall in Salt Lake City. He is a great comedian and he had us rolling the whole time. Next time he comes to Salt Lake City I will be there!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Kelly Clarkston Concert

On June 11th, Kelly Clarkston played a show in Orem at Brent Brown Ballpark. I decided it would be fun to take Elise to her very first concert, so off we went! Unknown to me, the apparently cash strapped city of Orem required everyone have a ticket no matter their age. So, while 15 month Elise can get into Disneyland for free, she was unable to get into the Orem City Days concert without a ticket. Thankfully some sweet girl who saw what was going on came up and gave me an extra ticket she wasn't using. Very nice of her I thought!
We all had a great time and the weather held out:
Elise hanging out before the concert:

Our friend Ben Truman's band Truman played a song before the concert. It was great -watch out for him folks, he is going to be big!

A "beautiful" night for a concert:

She was so happy to be there....

Okay, so really she was thinking, "How can I get to a real show, like going with Dad to see the Black Eyed Peas and U2 in Vegas?"

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Air Force Week Air Show 2009

The Air Force Week Air Show was held the first weekend in June at Hill Air Force Base - the weather was perfect for plane and people watching. Elise did awesome, and loved watching all the people. Jim did okay driving and being surrounded by over 200,000 people. When I told him he would love it he just rolled his eyes. When we left he thanked me for making him go as he was in Jimmy military heaven. Much better than the History Channel he said. Elise didn't get scared at all until until the Thunderbirds started flying at low altitude and high power. All in all it was a great day and a wonderful way to celebrate the dedicated men and women of the United States Air Force.

Elise chillin in "BOB"

Jimmy eating with an aiplane on his head

The boys
Blake, Fred, Cade, Dale and Jim

World famous Air Force Thunderbirds
People favorite thing to do
Saweeet! (middle of the picture, right above the guy in the hat)

The Thunderbirds were a little too loud for her.

They aren't kidding..."earth shaking flyovers"
Some lame dude ruining Jim's photo op with an Apache helicopter and its stud pilot sitting on top. The first picture I took only had the hotty pilot in it...