Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Photo Session

This past weekend we were able to get some professional photos done of Lincoln.

They turned out really cute!

I can't believe how old he looks in these.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Lincoln's First Trip to the Zoo!

Last weekend I decided I wanted to celebrate my birthday by taking Lincoln to the zoo.

It was a little chilly first thing there, but it was a gorgeous day!

Here is Lincoln at the entrance all bundled up.

Lincoln wasn't quite sure what to make of everything at first.  And he only like the animals if they were moving.

Checking out the seals and sea lions:

Looking at the bears:

Lincoln LOVES to ride on Andy's shoulders, so he spent a lot of the time there.

Viewing the elephants:

Lincoln really liked the small animal building.  I think it was mostly because we let him get down and run around a bit.

So of course after that he wanted to walk EVERYWHERE.

And we had to get his first picture with the Lion Fountain!

And then we ended our visit with a ride on the Train.  A must do when at the zoo!

 It was a really fun day at the zoo.  And I know it will only get better as Lincoln gets older and starting finding more interest in animals and things.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Grandpa Ferguson's Honor Flight

Last week Grandpa Ferguson was able to be a part of the Utah Honor Flight.  This is a program that takes WWII Veterans on a trip back to Washington D.C. to see the WWII Memorial and other sites.

We were all so excited that Grandpa Ferg was accepted and was able to go.

They returned from their trip on Halloween night and they asked the family members to gather for their return.  Since it didn't take place until 9:00pm Andy went without Lincoln and I.

Andy said it was a great experience and his grandpa seemed truly happy about going and that there were so many family members there to greet him.

Andy and Jon were able to get this great picture with Grandpa while they were there.

Monday, November 2, 2015


Halloween day was pretty low-key for us.

We spent most of the day running errands and getting a few things done around the house.

Then in the late afternoon it was time to get Lincoln geared-up for some Trick-or-Treating.

Of course we had to have a little photo shoot while he was in his costume.

Again, our little Shaun of the Dead.

We hit Andy's dad's first for our Trick-or-Treating.  Lincoln scored big with a big box of goldfish crackers!

After that we head over to Lincoln's Grandpa Rigtrup's house where we had a nice little visit.

The plan was to take Lincoln around to a few of the neighbors when we got home, but Lincoln (who had refused to take his afternoon nap) decided to fall asleep in the car.  So, when we got home he went to bed for a little while instead.

The rest of the night was spend eating some yummy pizza from Zubs and answering the door for Trick-or-Treaters.

I'm sure Lincoln will be much more into the whole Trick-or-Treating thing next year. 

Halloween At Our Offices

This year Halloween fell on a Saturday, so all of our work parties were on Friday.

The day started with me decorating my office with a bunch of Jack-o-lanterns.

And here I am in my costume.  Can you guess what I am?  That's right!  A Lakitu from Mario Kart!

Here I am with a couple of my co-workers.  Chandra is Ursula and Orlynne is an Alien.

That afternoon both of our companies welcomed the employees to bring their kids in for a little Trick-or-Treating around the offices.  I picked up Lincoln early from the babysitters and headed over to Andy's office first.

Lincoln was dressed as Shaun of the Dead:

Lincoln was VERY confused about the whole Trick-or-Treating thing, but he warmed up a bit when he realized candy was involved.

This is Lincoln after having devoured a chocolate Tootsie Pop.  What a mess!  But he was a happy camper!

Then we headed over to TestOut to do some more Trick-or-Treating.  We didn't last too long there, but the owner Noel was able to greet Lincoln at least.

It was a pretty fun day full of Halloween festivities!  I am so glad the we both work for companies that enjoy Halloween!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Carving Pumpkins!

On Wednesday night we did our annual carving of the pumpkins for Halloween.

It was Lincoln's first time being really involved in the practice, but I think he was more confused than really interested.  Although he does have a great love for pumpkins right now.

While Andy, Chris and I did the carving of the pumpkins, Lincoln was more interested in chewing on the markers...

Lincoln finally became more interested near the end.

Our final products!  Including the little one Andy carved for Lincoln:

Lincoln was much more interested in the pumpkins after they had been carved and had candles placed inside of them.

What a fun tradition!  I just love Halloween!