Thursday, July 24, 2008

Elitch Gardens

Last Thursday night we had the opportunity to go to Elitch Gardens (a Six Flags Theme Park). Once every summer, Adam's company, KPMG, has a party there.  The families of all the employees are invited, and they cater dinner and everything.  It's pretty cool.  
After dinner, we decided to hit the rides we could go on with Ty:  the carousel and ferris wheel. 

Ty and me on the ferris wheel

Our family photo, taken by Adam

A view of downtown Denver from the wheel

Adam and I decided to take turns watching Ty while the other went on a few of the big rides.  We hit a couple of the bigger roller coasters, obviously not as fun when you are riding them by yourself, but you do what you gotta do!
For the last ride of the night, I got in line for a roller coaster called the Boomerang.  In front of me in line were a group of maybe five or six black kids.  They had some friends come up to the line, and they invited their friends to jump up with them.  Annoying, but oh well, right?  Well, the friends kept coming and coming and coming.  I am not kidding when I say that in the next ten minutes 40-50 kids had jumped in front of me in line.  I was pretty ticked about it, but I felt like it wasn't my wisest option to say anything to a very large group of rough-looking kids.  Needless to say, the ride took three times as long as I had anticipated to get on, but finally I was at the gate, the next person to get on.  The roller coaster pulled back up to the dock fully loaded with the teenagers I just mentioned.  As soon as the ride operator unlocked the seat belts, pandemonium erupted.  I now know what it feels like to be in the middle of a mob.  These 40-50 kids started beating on each other.  They were punching, kicking, cussing and screaming, and I was unwillingly right in the middle of it!  Eventually, after what seemed like forever, a few security guards came in and broke things up.  Luckily, I wasn't hurt at all, but I did give a girl a good hard shove when she came jumping into me.  
After I got off the ride, I saw the teenagers hanging out in groups nearby.  I was livid!  After all that, they didn't even get kicked out of the park?  I found Adam and Ty, who had witnessed the entire scene from the ground below, and marched to the Guest Relations office.  I generally avoid conflict at all costs, but if I am worked up enough, I can really "go off."  I did.  All I got in return for my angry comments were a couple of free tickets to the park.  Like I want to go back!!  So, basically, what could have been a fun family night at the amusement park turned into a very bad ordeal.  Oh, well.  You win some and lose some, right?  

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Memory Lane

1.As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you
and I had together. It doesn't matter if you know me
a little or a lot, anything you remember.

2. Re-post these instructions on your blog and see
how many people leave you a memory. If you leave a
comment I'll assume your playing the game, and Ill
come to your blog and leave a message.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Funny Story...

One of Ty's obsessions is playing with our cell phones (and I apologize to all of you who he has called while I wasn't paying attention!). Last night Adam said to me, "Meg, Ty was playing with my phone, and I have no idea where he put it. Could you call it so we can find it?" When I called his phone we could only hear a very faint ringing. We were searching all over the house, and then realized the ringing was loudest in the kitchen, although it was still really quiet in there. We opened all the cupboards, under the table, etc., and it was no where to be found! Finally Adam opened the dishwasher.

Another of Ty's obsessions: the dishwasher. We should have known.

While we are on the subject of Ty's stinker-ness, check out these pictures. He has become a real champ at emptying his wipe container. It takes some serious energy to keep up with this kid these days!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

I think it's time for a cabinet lock

Ty is doing much better. He is still coughing quite a bit and has a lot of congestion, but he is showing signs of kicking this thing! In fact, today he was back to his favorite past-time: raiding the cupboard.
This is the one cupboard in our entire house that does not have a lock on it. It is also the only cupboard in our kitchen tall enough to hold things like cracker and cereal boxes. When Ty was about eleven months old, he started realizing that there was food in there that was his for the taking! Cookies, crackers, chips, yes, even dry rice--our son is not afraid to help himself to a snack when he gets hungry!

Monday, July 7, 2008

An Update

We had a fun Fourth of July.  Our ward had a big breakfast in the morning that we went to.  Later, we had a BBQ with a family in our ward, and then we went down to Highlands Ranch to watch fireworks with our friends, the Cowdens.  
On Friday evening, though, Ty started acting really cranky.  He was whining, he wouldn't eat, and just wasn't acting like himself.  By Saturday, he had a fever of 104 degrees, couldn't keep any fluids or food down, and was super lethargic.  Adam took him into Insta-care, and we were told that he has pneumonia.  After getting a couple of shots and a prescription for an antibiotic, Adam brought Ty home.  The last couple of days have been pretty rough.  Ty's not sleeping well, he's really grumpy, and it's really hard!  Hopefully he will get well quickly! 

Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Best Guy Around!

Adam and I were able to celebrate our third anniversary when we were in Washington DC. We decided to wait until we returned home to exchange gifts, because his was a little large to pack into a suitcase! Adam has been wanting a nice gas grill for FOREVER, so I decided to use some of that hard-earned newspaper route money to splurge for him. Really, I had an ulterior motive--now he will cook!! :) He has definitely put his new grill to good use over the last week. YUM!

I know that this is a little late, but in honor of our anniversary I wanted to post my favorite things about Adam. Here are my top ten things, in no particular order:

1. He is one of the most hard-working people I know.
2. He thinks everything that I cook is absolutely delicious, even if it comes from a box. I have never ever heard him say one negative thing about anything I have cooked in the last three years, and believe me, it has not all been good!
3. He is fabulously handsome.
4. He is so darn righteous. Most husbands I know say that they will make it to the Celestial Kingdom only hanging on to the shirt-tails of their wives. It is the exact opposite in our family.
5. He is super athletic. Though it sometimes drives me bonkers that I can not beat him at ANY sport, I actually love it. I love that he is so athletic.
6. He has a wonderful voice. Even though it was a turn-off to me at first (Men's Chorus=nerdy), I so appreciate the fact that he brings music into our home and that he sounds so good when I am singing next to him in church.
7. He treats me like a queen. If every husband treated his wife the way Adam treats me, the world would be a MUCH happier place.
8. He is very tolerant of my OCD behaviors, especially my cleanliness issues. He helps me clean the house from top to bottom every Saturday morning.
9. He is a wonderful father to Ty.
10. He is fun! I love being with him, because we have so much fun together in our marriage!

The past three years being married to Adam have honestly been the best of my whole life. I am so excited that I have ETERNITY to spend with this guy!