Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A little vacation

Shon had to go to a conference in Jackpot Nevada last week so the rest of us decided to tag along. We had a hotel room for Tuesday night and Wednesday night there, and then went on to Boise for the next few nights. We were planning on going to Boise that weekend anyway because we had tickets to a BSU game and a hotel stay there that we had won from a work thing. So when this conference came up, we decided to make a little vacation of it. It was very fun to get away. The kids loved it. The hotel in Jackpot was of course attached to a big casino and we had to walk through the casino to get to the room. Ty and Zack were a little mezmorised by the lights and sounds and would ask us when they could play them. But they loved the room and just the novelty I think. There was only an outdoor pool at the hotel but not too far from there was a rec center that we could get into for free because we were hotel guests. The pool was a hit with all of them. It was a little cold so they actually didn't stay as long as I thought they would, but still loved it. The center had all sorts of water things for them to use so it was great.

Here is the blue field that looks so weird to me on TV. It actually doesn't look so weird in person. It was very exciting to be at the game. I could have cheered for the Aggies because I really like Utah State, but I didn't. Actually I probably would have gotten beat up if I did. Boise won 49 to 14 so it was a blow out but still very fun.
On Saturday, we had tickets to the BSU game. Shon and I are the only ones that went, actually. Janae, Shon's sister, so graciously tended the boys. It was so great to be able to sit and enjoy each others company without being interrupted. I felt a little bad because Ty would have really loved it. We got them a t-shirt and ball for them to make up for it. But I think they had a great time playing with their cousins. The game was awesome. I love the whole feeling there is at college games. Tons of excited people, tailgaters, noise, I just love the atmosphere. I haven't been to a game for a long time and I loved it.
Now for the most exciting part....the band!!! Look at all those sax players!! I now I am totally a band geek, but I loved seeing the band. They marched all over the parking lot with all the fans and tailgaters before the game and just help hype everyone up. When we got to our seats, they all came out on the field and did their formations and stuff. Awesome!! Shon just laughed at me because I got so excited, but I love bands!!
Cam is just growing like crazy. The day we left for our trip, I took him to the doctor for his 9 mo check. He is 21 pounds, actually a little less than I thought he was. Just perfect, the doc said. But when he looked in Cam's ears, he said they looked terrible. Come to find out he had a double ear infection and I didn't even know. So I had to get him an antibiotic before we left. It gave him diarrhea so he had a sore bum while we were gone. I think it has done the trick though. He is just getting bigger every day. This is what I found him doing yesterday so now he thinks he is so big and does it all day.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Shuldberg's Halloween!

Where is the great Pumpkin?

Went to a local Pumpkin patch to search for the perfect pumpkin. Zack was determined to find the exact one he had in mind. It took some searching by the family but to Zack's enjoyment we found the right Halloween pumpkin.