September Review

Sep 30, 2013
How is it October tomorrow?!  While I already miss the hot weather, bathing suits, pool, and schedule free life, once again I'm finding fall isn't too bad.  Honestly though, I love any excuse to wear a hoodie.

At the beginning of the month we went up to my cousin Brenden's for the day.  Julianne planned some awesome games and 1 not so awesome game.  The non-awesome game entailed eating gross flavored Jelly Bellies.  I of course ended up in the bathroom after I got a puke flavored one. Luckily, we still think they're cool.  



At the end of August, Miles had quite the set back in potty training.  So, as a reward for keeping his underware dry for 5 days straight we went to Chuck-e-cheese at the beginning of the month!  It worked like a dream and we've been pretty good ever since.  

We've been loving our movie screen in our backyard and try to watch at least 1 movie a week out there.  It's also proved nice for night BYU games.


It seems like the weather has been much more rainy than normal this month.  The boys haven't seemed to mind though, as worm hunting has become a very popular activity around here.  


Plus, Farm Country is practically empty after a morning of pouring rain.


Paul's cousin came to visit and go to the BYU vs. TX game with us (he goes to University of Texas).  It was fun to have a visitor who'd never been to Utah before and be able to show him what we love the most about living here.  (BYU, the mountains, temples, waterfalls, and lots of food...in case you were wondering).  


The game proved to be quite exciting, and in the over ten years I've been going to BYU football games (yes, I am that old), I have never seen weather like that before.  

Paul's work threw an awesome tailgate before the BYU/Utah game.  There was blue cotton candy, blue shave ices, BYU cookies, popcorn, j-dawgs, bounce houses, candy, dunk tank, and plenty of free BYU stuff.  It was pretty awesome. 

I was really excited when it cooled off enough to go to the park.  That was, until I realized Crew is no longer content to sit on the blanket and eat snacks.  No more relaxing and chatting with my friends, I have to chase this crazy kid around. So, I think I'm done with parks for the year.  


Paul also got balsa wood airplanes for M&M, they were a hit. 



Things around the house are pretty much crazy, all the time.  This what our house looks lke every day at 3:45.  Still trying to figure out this homework thing.  All Macey wants to do is play outside with the neighbor kids or in the basement with all the toys she says she never has time for anymore.  Luckily we are figuring out a rountine of sorts.  

notice how Miles is patiently waiting for Macey to be done, so she can play with him. :)  



And we've banned neighbor kids for the moment. It only took them 3 days to clean it up. :)  


We are also slowing figuring out how to fill our time without Macey.  I will say errands are way easier without her, but other than that Miles and I still miss her most days.  I'm hoping Miles and Crew will become better friends now, but so far no luck with that. :)  



Plus, 3 mornings a week it's just me and this kid.   


I forgot how easy 1 kid can be, especially when it's Crew. One day we went to Target, Hobby Lobby, and Old Navy and I didn't even break a sweat.  

But, there's nothing I love more than to see Miles running out of preschool with a huge grin on his face and his arms open wide for a hug.  Seriously, my favorite part of the day. And I think a little separation is good for us. :)



So, there is what I can remember of the blur that was September.  




Tags: septemberbyufall
Nana and Opa
The kids are growing so fast! As far as cleaning the house with 3 little ones...forget about it. Just enjoy the kids. They grow up way to fast.
Angie
Okay, that picture of all the neighbor kids with their noses pressed against your window, longing to play inside your house, is absolutely hilarious!
nana
You guys are so fun. Nancy's right - forget about having a house that is all picked up. Looks like you had a wonderful September.

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