Sunday, September 20, 2015

Island Park, Leanne's visit, Arkansas (JULY 2014)

Mark's family vacation to Island Park every summer was just after the reunion, but he was still in Brazil. I decided to go without him and take Noah. We had so much fun and did nothing but eat yummy food, sleep, boat, play in the sand, throw rocks, do crafts, and eat some more! We were thrilled that Mark could catch a shuttle to Rexburg from the SLC airport and so Noah and I drove down to get him. We were able to go to West Yellowstone like we do every year. 

Daddy brought Noah a Brazil futbol shirt.

It was a little rainy a chilly on the lake for a couple of days. We didn't mind! It's fun to snuggle on the boat too.

Noah thinks nipples are funny, apparently. 

My dearest elementary school friend Leanne was able to come through Salt Lake for a few days on her way back home to Connecticut from a Vegas trip. We went hiking up to Stewart Falls, played at Thanksgiving Point, ate Indian food, hung out at home, watched shows in mine and Mark's bed, went to the Family History center and Temple Square, and picked up right where we left off from the last time we saw each other (I think it had been two years or so!).

My sister had her baby Bennet on March 10th and I hadn't met him yet down in Bentonville, Arkansas. Noah and I planned a trip there for a few days. Noah did great on the two flights to get there, if I remember right. Changing a two and a half year old's stinky diaper while pregnant in a tiny airplane bathroom is an adventure in and of itself, but we survived!

My parents were driving cross country from Philadelphia and decided to stop in Arkansas for a couple days to see all of us. It was a lot of fun to have them there while we were there.

Bentonville has an awesome little farmers market where we bought this marble machine. Noah was mesmerized for hours with that thing.

We got to play at my cousin's house who also lives there and works for Wal Mart. Noah had a blast with all his kids.

A little Ski Ball competition at Chuck E. Cheese. 

And the whole reason for going out to Arkansas....HIIII BENNY! Perfect chubby little man!

Arkansas really is beautiful! We went on a walk around Crystal Bridges.

We had to hit up the community pool. My sister is such a babe!!! 

The food!! There were two food trucks that blew my mind. One was a crepe truck, the other a BBQ truck.

Clearly, I gained all those pounds back. 

15 weeks

On our last day there, we hit up the food trucks again and played in the fountains 

Thank you Erica and Robbie for letting us come and crash (and toddler-style TRASH) your house for a week! Arkansas isn't so bad afterall ;)