Sunday, January 14, 2018

Bladies Night

Jumping back into the swing of things wasn't so bad this last week. I only subbed on Thursday. I subbed extended resource room and it was tedious for sure. I feel like subbing is when time stops. Phew I made it through and that's all that matters.

My friend gave Gabby some roller blades and she has been blading all through the kitchen. She wanted to go with me and I was able to find a pair on Craiglist. They actually responded right awya (sometimes a rare thing with craigslist) and I went over and picked them up. They are a little snug but not unbearable. She had to go out that night and it was raining and dark but we did it anyway. It was fun. Corbin was sad that he was left out and I tried to find him a pair on Craigslist with no luck so I found him a pair for a reasonable price on Amazon. We are still waiting for them. In the meantime he can wear mine. We have to take turns. We've been blading in the dark all week.

Everyone in my whole giant family gathered this weekend for my niece Brynn's farewell. It was fortuitous for us to get together before Keaton and Amanda move to Illinois I think? On Friday I went to breakfast with Kelsey, Justin, and baby Emmett. We hung out until my parents came into town. Then we went to lunch with them. That was a fun yummy treat. We did our own thing the rest of the day. We met up with the Beals for early lunch at the Golden Corral. After that several of them went to the temple. I watched Emmett for Kelsey while they went. We joined the family for swimming that night. The kids had so much fun swimming. It was fun to see everyone.

There's no school tomorrow, I think we might go check out a therapy lama from one of Scott's clients. Ha.

Ryan got hurt and would not take off his band aid. Scott finally got it off him so his scrape could get exposed to air and actually heal.

Bladies Night!

These guys have been blading around the kitchen all week. Sometimes in the early morning hours before school. It's so loud!

Most of us gathered for lunch. I think we are missing some nieces and nephews. 

We took Emmett for a walk. I could only find warm girl things for him to wear. Ha.

Gabby's cupcake purse.

So cute.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Lice Strike Again.

The kids have been out of school all week. We didn't really do anything last week. On Wednesday morning while fixing Piper's hair I saw a louse move! Dang it! Piper got lice again. We must have missed some of the eggs or nits the first time. I had to warn the Utah Cannons of the terrible news. Sure enough cousin Greta got lice from Piper. Luckily they only found one louse and a couple of nits. PHEW! And even more luckily no on else got it. Double PHEW! We have been doing more lice treatments and nit picking like crazy over here. I think we are in the clear but we will keep checking everyday. I also need to keep checking at least once a week for at least a month this time. BLARG! It wasn't nearly as bad this time around. Piper was the only one with lice and she had a lot of nits but nothing like what Gabby had the first time around. Hopefully we won't have another outbreak. Fingers crossed!

Other than that nothing much going on. I am ready and not ready for the kids to go back to school and get on a routine. I'm just not quite geared up for the rat race of homework, dance lessons, piano lessons, VIPKID, subbing, all of it. I need to get ready, here it comes.

Cutest cuddles.

I put away our Christmas decorations so I was able to put up our new family picture. I love it!

Crazy Gabby hair.

I don't know the last time Ryan took a nap. He was so tired before this crash he was have some major drama! 

The girls were playing dress up and decided to dress up their brother (girl on the left is Emily, Piper's best friend).

Nice outfit choice Pipes! (You too Gabby, brrr).

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Christmas Vacation

Lets see if I can catch up from our Christmas vacation. The week before Christmas I was doing Christmas dinner prep. I made rolls one day, I made cinnamon rolls another day, I cooked and de-boned  the turkey on another day. I tried to do as much ahead of time as I could.The kids got out of school on the Friday before Christmas. The girls helped me make treats to take to friends that day. On the Saturday before Christmas we met my local family and we went ice-skating. It was the first time my kids have gone. It was super fun. They blasted Christmas music the whole time. It was great. Gabby picked it up pretty quickly. Luckily they had push carts that were a life saver. On Christmas Eve we went to a church service at the UU church that I enjoyed. I watched Christmas movies all day and finished making dinner. My friend Karen joined us that night. We had a turkey dinner. After dinner we sang some songs and read some poems and played Guesstures! I was so excited to find the old game on ebay for $20! They were trying to sell it on amazon for $70. Rip! 

On Christmas morning we opened presents and had breakfast. The rest of the day we didn't do much. I was pretty tired from all of the Christmas prep and tried to relax. We just ate leftovers that day. I decided that next year I think I want to have a real dinner on Christmas day and not just leftovers. I think we will steal my friends tradition and have soup and scones. Yum! 

The day after Christmas we got packed up and headed down to Utah. That night we got to do Christmas again. We opened presents and had our gift exchange which is always a hit. We played some games after that. Wednesday was Corbin's birthday! He's 10! We checked out Harry Potter World at the mall and then we went to Air Time. After that we went to Hires for dinner and they were slammed! It was the most crowded I've ever seen it. It took them over an hour to get us our food. It was Corbin's least favorite part about his birthday. After that it was back to the house for donut reindeer and presents. 

On Thursday we went to the Sweets factory for a tour. It was actually pretty "sweet!" Later we went to the movie Coco which I loved. That night Clark hosted a casino night and we tried to win all the dough playing craps. Gordon came out the richest.

On Friday we hung around during the day and we went to the Luminara light show at Thanksgiving Point that night. It was pretty amazing! On Saturday we went a couple of museums and to lunch at the Brick Oven. We were planning on going home but we decided we were in no hurry to get home since the kids wouldn't be going back to school until the 8th. So we will be ringing in the New Year in Utah and heading home tomorrow. I have to work Tuesday morning and it will be brutal! I've been going to bed past midnight and sleeping in until after 8:00 for a week. I am not looking forward to tying to go to bed at 9:00 pm and waking up at 4:15 am, wish me luck! 

The girls helping me make friend treats.

It snowed on Friday before Christmas so we went and checked out the lights at a neighborhood by our house. 

Yummy cinnamon rolls!

Ice-World!





Here we are!

Chrtimas Eve dinner. I busted out the China. 

Yum!

I made a Christmas jello. 

Santa came!


Christmas breakfast. 

The girls got hatchimals! 

Nerf guns and light sabers!

It snowed for Christmas!!!

Gabby's present. She decorated the bag so cute I took a picture.


My brother Gabe dropped this off. So cute. Growing up my family had waffles and salmon for Christmas morning breakfast.

Ryan being silly on the drive to Utah

Utah Christmas!




Gabby made hand made presents for everyone. She made Clark a mistletoe picture. 


The boys have been having a great time playing!

Harry Potter World


We stood in line for 30 minutes to get inside and mostly it's just an overpriced store inside. Ha.

They did have this game set up inside.

Air time!



Corbin opening presents.

Rustin and Gabby making breakfast.

Colie and Rustin live next door and the kids have practically been at their house the entire trip. They've had sleepovers and unlimited snacks. It's been the best!

Piper and cousin Greta have had some great quality time this trip.

Luminaria!


Here we were waiting for everyone to finish up at Luminaria. brr. I was so cold by that point.