Thursday, October 8, 2009

Our Adventures in Yuma.

Last weekend Cam had to work in Yuma, Arizona. So, Ella and I went along! Cam worked nights so we got to experience all that Yuma had to offer during the day!

Day 1 - Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park.

Family Photo Opp at the Jail!

Oh look, something about Mormons.

Cam in jail.

The "Dark Cell" where the "bad" prisoners went.

Colorado River.

Ella enjoying some history.

Ella kickin' it at the hotel.

Day 2 in Yuma...The Yuma Park-n-Swap!
(We were the only white people).

The Zoo.

Last week, my friend Tara and I took our kids to the zoo. Of course Ella didn't know what she was looking at but I still loved it!

Tara's kids excited to see the zebras.

My kid looking at the zebra (attached to her carrier).

Ella looking at all the different things to see.

All three asleep before we left the parking lot.

The move.

September was a busy month at the Jackman home. We moved into a new home in Gilbert, Arizona. As many of you know, moving is no easy task!

While Cam was out-of-town for work, Ella and I got to pack almost the entire house! She wasn’t much help.

Thank you to my brothers, dad, Jason, Mitch, Katy and Billy for your help with the move!!

Ella helping me pack.

This is how I really packed the house. Thank you Baby Einstein!

Let’s take a closer look.

As mentioned in my post below, my friend made Ella a headband to match her blessing dress. However the word “headband” understates the magnitude of this piece of craft-genius. We refer to it as her “head piece” .

This too can be yours. If you would like your own head piece for your baby (or necklace for yourself) let me know and I will put you in touch with the artist! :)

Ella's blessing.

September 6th Cam blessed Ella in the Maricopa 4th Ward. It was such a spiritual and emotional day for me. I had hoped for this day for so long.

We are so blessed to have such a loving and supportive group of friends and family. Cam’s family drove from Utah just for Ella’s blessing!

Thank you all. We love you!

Grandpa Jackman with Ella. (Please notice her headpiece created by my talented friend, Tara).

Saying Good-bye to Cam's family.