Crew turned 7!?!
This kid loves Pokemon, riding his bike, playing Mario Party, reading, Fang, and Battle Bots.
I did his birthday party at Classic Skating the day after school got out, which was over 2 weeks early. It was amazing. Friends were still in town, the place wasn't busy, and the chaos of summer hadn't set upon us yet.
I have turned down every kid that has asked for a party at Classic Skating, but Crew broke me down and convinced me to get the biggest party package.
Turned out to be awesome.
Lots of video games.
Pizza and icecream.
Skating and Lazer tag.
And donuts and presents.
Plus, we got to have Holly as our party helper.
And Michelle kept things under control at the skating rink.
He was very kind to me on his actual birthday and easy to please.
Gummy Pizza and diet coke with mentos made for a happy 7 year old.
My last cuddle and selfie with my 6 year old crew.
My first selfie with 7 year old Crew.
I love this boy. I cannot believe he is growing up so fast. Good thing I am still his favorite person, I have to relish the position while I can.
December has been a good month, other than the flu, but we are recovered now, so all is forgotten.
I cannot remember a December where we spent so much time outside.
The boys ate an entire box of popsicles this month too...unheard of around here.
Michelle and I were planning to take the kids to the Dinosaur Museum, but we just couldn't pass up on one of our last Farm Country outings until next spring.
My current level of saneness can be attributed to an extra month of getting to walk barefoot in the grass. It is good for the soul.
Miles has had a rough time in primary the last little while, so we baked and decorated sugar cookies to take around to his teachers. You know, to remind them that there is a sweet boy hiding behind all the craziness.
And he pretty much has the perfect bike for delivering cookies anyways.
We also decorated a prebuilt gingerbread house, it was awesome.
Paul took M&M to Lowe's to build Christmas Trains. Despite their faces in this picture, they loved it and can't wait to go again.
Like every year, the kids favorite Christmas thing we did was the the lights at Thanksgiving Point. It's one of my favorites too, since they just can't contain their excitement.
Miles made some Gingerbread Men. Which of course turned into "fighting men". Typical.
The one child who I wasn't worried about bugging the tree and presents, was the only one who could not resist the temptation.
While we are on the topic of Ruby...She turned 7 Months!!
She's been pretty close to perfect this month. Just happy and content to sit, play, roll around, and put everything in her mouth. She has finally mastered the sit too and loves the new vantage point.
Crew now refers to Ruby as his best friend and it makes me happy.
Our favorite Mexican Restaurant just opened a few blocks away and we have already been multiple times, as I have yet to find my motivation to cook dinner. Plus, our kids have shockingly been somewhat manageable out in public as of late.
Here's a typical morning scene...Paul ready to go to work, but having a hard time actually getting out the door.
Best part of Christmas Break though has been having Macey home!
She has taken to reading Miles stories and entries from her diary. It's hilarious and I love listening in.
Mrs. Claus came to Talking Time and read about each kid from her Magic Book. It was awesome and Miles ate it up.
There has also been lots of singing and dancing to Christmas Songs around here. Crew actually does a pretty good rendition of Jingle Bells and I will miss it.
And once a year Paul and I get dressed up and go to his fancy work parties. While it's fun to get all dolled up, it reminds me why I don't get dressed up more often...it takes way too much time. :)
Pretty sad December is almost behind us.
Macey decided to turn 7, so I guess I'll have to learn to deal with it.
She of course had the best day ever and I was actually happy she was at school most of the day, so I didn't have to do any entertaining in my current state. :)
We of course started the day with a birthday donut and we scored big with the zebra print "7" balloon.
She is pretty much the easiest girl to please these days and was in love with all her girly presents.
I've never been to school on my birthday, but according to Macey it is awesome. As an added bonus we brought donuts to share with her adorable classmates.
When Paul got home from work we went to Provo Beach Resort. Macey has turned into the ticket queen and with no help from us won 300 tickets, which she happily cashed in for some pretty sweet prizes.
The highlight of the night though was when Paul got her 2 stuffed animals on one turn with the claw! Being the awesome girl she is...when Crew started crying because Paul didn't win one on his turn, Macey immediately gave him one of hers. No prompting needed.
She went easy on me with her cake request this year, and just wanted Frozen cupcakes: white cake, silver wrappers, light blue frosting, and white sprinkles to be exact. Luckily at 4:00 on her birthday, I remembered to actually make them.
There really is just too much to say about how wonderful this girl is.
I'm pretty happy she came first in our family, because this girl is one of the best big sisters around. And there really is no one on the planet that can handle Miles better than her. She is the Miles' Whisperer. He waits and waits and waits for her to come home from school, then eat her snack and do her homework...and then without fail she runs downstairs and plays with him.
I really don't know how we'd survive without her.
Macey's Current Favorites
Ice CreamThing to Do:
play with my princess barbies, dance, and singToy:
"Let it Go" and "Fighter" by Christina Aguilera Book:
Frozen Chapter Book and Princess BooksThing to Do at School: