July 29, 2013

Entertaining Jack

In the previous Entertaining Jack post I told how Jack enjoyed watching clips of fire trucks on YouTube. Well we'd had about enough of watching that same 9 minute clip over and over. Ariane went out and found something else for him to obsessed with, TRACTORS.

This clip that she found is some sort of advertisement for a tractor company in England, but it works since it keeps Jack entertained.  It has however made him obsessed with tractors. 

His wildest dreams came true when on a recent trip to Wyoming my uncle James gave Jack a ride around the ranch on a tractor.  Since then we still hear from Jack, "James, tractor, ride it, blue one". 

Now anytime we see a tractor Jack insists that he needs to ride it.  What a funny little boy.

July 25, 2013

Baseball Tee Shirts

I started a tradition several years ago where I would get Lucy a t-shirt from every baseball stadium I visited.  As seen in these previous blog posts, 2009 and 2010During our trip this last spring to Ohio and Kentucky I thought it was appropriate to continue this tradition with Lucy and Jack.

The Cleveland Indians
The Cincinnati Reds

 I was a little hesitant to buy Reds shirts for the kids, since they are a division rival of the St. Louis Cardinals and there has been some bad blood between the two teams the last three or four year but it’s not like there cubs shirts.

We also picked up some Eastern Kentucky University Colonels shirts for the kids and Ariane as well.

Not to forget about the Cardinals this mother’s and father’s day Ariane and I got matching Cardinals jerseys. 

What a good looking pair.

July 16, 2013

Ariane Does Ragnar

I know I have been neglecting my blog as of late, but I don’t feel like there has been much worth blogging about recently.  However I did neglect to blog about one very important event that happened last June, Ariane ran the Ragnar relay race.  For those of you that don’t know what that is, it is a realay race from Logan to Park City run in teams of 12.

Arianes team was made up of members of my sister in law Brooke’s family, they called themselves the Barrett Brigade.  Ariane was sort of a last minute fill in, she had only a few weeks to prepare for this.  Every one ran three legs of the race.  Araine had a two mile stretch a six mile stretch and then another two mile stretch.  The first one she said wasn’t too bad but the next two were pretty rough, there was a lot of hills on those other two stretches, she called me after her second stretch and said she was sure she was going to die.

She was lucky enough to run the “glory stretch” as she called it, meaning she ran the last leg of the race.  She was pretty beat when it was all done, but I am really proud of her for doing it, she is amazing.