This is Ethan's Halloween costume--he just loves monkeys. When I put it on him he walked around the house for over an hour saying, "eee, eee" like a monkey and did not want to take his costume off. Ethan sees me carrying Kailey around in the baby bjorn and always wants to imitate me--it is so cute! Ethan has been such a great big brother to Kailey and just loves her so much--it is wonderful. He always wants to hold her and help her--I hope it stays this way! This adorable outfit was sent by some of Eric's aunts and uncles and she wore it to church two weeks ago and just looked SOOOOO cute. This picture doesn't even do justice to how cute she was!! Kailey is just so cute and such a happy baby and we just love her so much!
So, as we are preparing to move, the last thing we wanted to do while we were here was to go to Vermont. Eric has never been there and we needed to make our pilgrimage to Mecca (otherwise known as Ben & Jerry's). For those of you who don't know, Eric is a diehard addict-he consumes one pint of Chunky Monkey a week, in fact one of my wifely duties is to buy him a pint every week when I grocery shop. We started our trip out by going to the Joseph Smith Memorial in Sharon, Vermont. They have the hearthstone of his original home where he was born. They also have this great granite memorial that is 38 1/2 feet tall--one foot for every year he lived. There is a great story about how they got that there, but it is too long to tell on here. Next we went to a cider mill for lunch--it wasn't nearly as good as the one in Massachusetts we went to with Brent and Darcee, but we did eat a cider donut for Brent. Finally, the reason for the trip--BEN & JERRY'S!! We went and visited the factory where it started. I have to admit, the factory was a little bit of a let down, I was expecting more, but we got a free taste test of a new flavor, so I guess I can't complain too much.
Saturday night we spent in Burlington, Vermont, where I swear every other person drives a Subaru Outback or some station wagon-what a bunch of hippies up there! Sunday morning we went to this fun aquarium on Lake Champlain that had a ton of interactive exhibits that Ethan just loved! One fun thing you could do was make a shadow movie of yourself. Check out:http://video.snibbeinteractive.com/video/c771b354-6733-44d7-80d9-716d24dcbf05 to see Ethan and Eric's movie. Ethan is playing with one of those noodles in the movie. Enjoy our pictures--we had such a fun time and are sad to be leaving New England. It is just such a beautiful area with so many things to do!!