Kyle, Sam, Kate, and Owen came down for the BYU vs. SDSU football game. Sam and her family are die hard cougar fans; her dad even flew down just for the day to watch the game. Of course BYU beat the Aztecs; I always feel like a good alumni when I go to BYU sporting events!
In addition to going to the game, Bailey was able to play with her cousins for the weekend. It was the second weekend in a row that she was able to play with them, so she loved it. She can say both of their names really well and they are all just going to be best friends when they grow up (that's what Sam and I keep telling ourselves). I dressed Bailey up in a dress that's almost too small and some adorable boots that are still way too big. The boots had to quickly come off, but the fun lasted all weekend with the cousins. We put Kate in her princess dress that Toni bought for $1 and she loved it. She felt like such a little lady; look at her face! Then the two of them read a book together. I just love these pictures!
It's a tradition to go to Bate's Nut Farm (or Nate's Butt Farm as my family calls it) to pick out our pumpkin for Halloween. Last year I put Bailey in a cute Halloween outfit and posed her with the pumpkins, this year it was hot and the posing didn't go all so smoothly. All Bailey wanted to do was to try to pick up every single pumpkin that she saw; it was hilarious! When she wasn't picking up pumpkins, she was walking around pointing out everything that she thought was, "Ewww!" That is Bailey's latest favorite word. I did get a few cute posed shots, but posed shots with a walker doesn't always go as planned.
If you just glance at this picture, it looks like she's sitting in a crate of oranges, but they're just mini pumpkins. She picked out a white one that she likes to walk around the house with all day long. Here's a funny video of what she did for most of the time at the pumpkin patch:
Last week we went to Sea World because we bought passes and we figured we should get some use before they expire. Bailey loves Sea World because it has her favorite character--Elmo. This time we rode the few rides that they have and she loved it. She also fell in love again with Elmo and this time Zoe. She was so excited to see Elmo she didn't really know what to do with herself; she just kind of ran in place and drooled a lot! When she finally got enough courage to go say hi she couldn't contain herself.
She loves Elmo so much! Some days she'll just march around the house chanting, "Elmo, Elmo, Elmo!" It can't be annoying because it's so incredibly cute! I know that she is in awe everytime she sees him in real life. She can even kind of sing the lalalala part of Elmo's World song.
It may look like she's running away from Zoe in this picture from fear, but she just kept running back and forth between Zoe and us. She was so excited and she can run quite quickly now.
It was a great day because it wasn't that crowded so Bailey could walk up to the front of everything. As she was pounding the glass to get the polar bears attention, the polar bear decided to walk right by. It was so close to her it was cool! In this same exhibit, they have a polar bear cave that you can explore. We were walking through the cave when the polar bear noises started playing in the cave and Bailey was petrified! She was so scared she started to cry and wanted out, but not before I got a picture of it!