Thursday, October 30, 2008

Organ Man

Aaron has been a ward organist for almost as long as he's been a member of the Church. But he's never had any formal lessons (a fact that may surprise many people!) He had the opportunity to spend an hour at the Tabernacle with one of his musical idols, Dr. Clay Christiansen. He was able to play a few songs and get some helpful tips from Dr. Christiansen. After their session, we got to take a tour of the Tabernacle. We went behind the pipes to see how it all works behind the scenes. It's pretty amazing that this place was built by pioneers in the 1800's. Along with me and Jordan, my parents and Lily and Kari got to come watch. It was neat to see everything and for Aaron to have such a great time. My mom took some video, but I can't figure out how to rotate it-so it's sideways. Sorry! But the sound is still good. :-)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Swingin' With Grandma Raisins

This week, we went to St. George for some training for Aaron's work. During the day, Jordan and I spent time with Grandma Raisins (Jordan's name for Diane) at the park. she taught Jordan how to pump his legs on the swing.

One of Jordan's favorite parts of the trip was riding the elevator at the hotel. He thought that was just great. He was thrilled to count the floors as we went up and down. What a smart kid! He also dug the luggage cart since he was able to hitch a ride with dad.

My favorite part of the trip was the nice weather. It was perfect-in the low 70's most of the time. It was a welcome change from the cold weather we've been experiencing in Salt Lake lately.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Big Scary

OK, I've slacked on posting for a few months. Sorry!!

Yesterday we went to Cornbelly's for our annual fall tradition. Last year, Aaron took Jordan through the "creature" which is this giant inflatable dragon thing that you walk through. It's got scary music and sounds playing and it's very dark inside. Jordan called it the big scary and talked about it constantly.

This year, when we got there, Jordan saw the Big Scary off in the distance. He clung tightly to my leg, but said he wanted to go see it. When we got close enough to hear the music, he changed his mind. But when we started to walk away, he kept turning back. He finally settled on sitting on the ground next to the Big Scary and watching it. Every once in a while, he'd get the courage to go poke it and then run back to me. We spent at least fifteen minutes sitting there watching this thing.

Finally, we were able to go play and do other things. Jordan went on various slides and kiddie rides. Aaron took him on the cow train ride and then out for ice cream.

So, this year we did not go in the Big Scary. But at least Jordan can sleep peacefully at night.