Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Brian!

This morning I decided we needed to do something more with this holiday than sit around and watch tivo. Brian was lucky enough to have today off, and since yesterday was his birthday I thought we should spend the day doing something that he would enjoy. So I let him sleep in while I got the kids ready to go, and then woke him up and told him to get ready to go do something fun. We threw the scooter in the back of the van and headed south. Brian was driving with no idea of the final destination, and as we passed various off ramps and exits he would check off destinations. "Okay, so we aren't heading to Wendover..." With three children? Yeah, right. "Not heading west, so not to Vegas then?" Try to keep it in the realm of possibility honey.

We went to Cabelas. Now some of you might be saying, "what?" But Brian loves that place and unlimited time to wander around and look at hunting/fishing/camping gear was a perfect way to spend a (belated) birthday afternoon. Me? Well, let's just say it is a good way to show that I love my husband. They do have neat displays of taxidermy animals and an aquarium of live fish. The kids thought that was cool. And they have a great cafeteria, so we ate a nice lunch. I had my knitting so while Brian took the kids in the shooting gallery and candy store, I sat with the baby and knit on a sock. Got my share of strange looks, but I don't let a look of contempt from a grown man in head to toe camouflage on a Monday afternoon phase my self confidence...

A very kind man offered to take a picture for us. I was so grateful, it isn't very often that we actually get all five of us in the same photo. In fact I am ashamed to say that I think that this might be the first family picture since we had Lila.

Jake was very interested in all of the displays of animals. Here he is preparing for a bear attack... I'm not so sure this is an approved technique.

Evie is such a daddy's girl. She is never happier then when she is snuggling with him.

Nice catch Jake! Now what are you going to do with it?

Ahh. Dinner.

So of course Evie had to "catch" the fish too.

I'm not sure that's what they mean by "fish kiss"...

Have you been hugged by a moose lately?

Jake, apparently, has trouble interacting with wildlife.

"Mom! A little tent! Just our size! And it has a bench!!" It took all my powers of persuasion to get them back out of this ice fishing tent.

After several hours of wandering and looking and three very tired children we loaded up and headed home. But as a final proof of love for my husband I agreed to drive home through Heber. Brian loves to take drives, especially through canyons and mountains. It really isn't my favorite pastime, as I suffer from both motion sickness and some slight control issues when I am in the passenger seat. But it was his day, and overall, really fun and relaxing for the whole family. Happy Birthday honey! Many happy returns of the day. (I love that phrase...)


brian.telford said...

Thank you Chrissy! Today was a blast! I Love You!!

Dinee said...

What a fun day! I love the pictures you posted. We take Libby there and the animals scare the daylights out of her. Happy Birthday Brian!

April said...

Love your posts, Chrissy. You look extra so beautiful with your new haircut, and you look very happy.

Amanda said...

Looks like a day well spent!

Sarah said...

Lot's of Good Wife points to you! Sounds like fun day. Kyle will be jealous. Those are some of his favorite things too.

NAT said...

Happy Birthday, Brian! I've never been to Cabelas. Looks like an entertaining place for the kiddies.