March Madness

Apr 19, 2018
March is normally one of my favorite months in Utah, this year though the weather didn't live up to my expectations!  We had lots of sunny days, just cold.   After winter though, we had to get outside, even if it was colder than normal.   


you can't tell in the pic, but we went to the park on a super windy day. Perfect for kite flying. 


Julianne and I took the kids on a scooter ride up the canyon.



We underestimated the amount of snow that would be on the trail.  Made for some adventurous scootering, lots of wet shoes and socks, and some crying.  



A big storm was suppose to come in, so we were excited to go snowshoeing with Kacie and Blaine.  The expected storm didn't come, so it was more of ice walking.  Entertaining none the less. 



No parents volunteered to go with Miles' class to the zoo.  The weather forcast was horrible, one of the 2nd grade teachers even backed out.  I did not want to go at all.  


We lucked out though, the storm didn't come and we had the whole zoo to ourselves.  So glad I let myself be guilted into going, this time.  


Ruby and I ventured out a few scooter rides this month.



She is always entertaining company and often has to stop to peek through people's fences. 



Plus, she doesn't mind when I sport my fanny pack.  

Ruby also finished up her 2nd dance class this month.



They were adorable and it was always the highlight of both our weeks.  Ruby got to dance and play outside the rec center.  And I got to workout and chat with my friends. 


 We are missing dance already.  


Seriously, 3 year olds in dance are kind of my favorite thing ever.  


Another moment when she just looked too big for me to handle.  


Just getting ready for bed all by herself.  

So much neighborhood kickball this winter. 




So glad our favorite place to spend sunny afternoons is right out our front door.    



Kids have also been dying to go fishing and have been practicing casting over the fence into Jeff's backyard. :) 

Paul had a birthday, it was thrilling.  



Macey did knowledge bowl for the first time.  These kids are smart, they knew way more than i did!  

A big highlight of the month was Crew loosing his first tooth.


Even though he's getting giant, at least he still needs some cuddles from time to time.  





 

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Nana
Loved hearing about March! There were a lot of fun adventures. Everyone is growing so fast.

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Some of December

Jan 5, 2018
We had grandparents at our house for 17 of the 31 days this month, talk about lucky kids.  This also meant Macey, Miles, and Crew shared a room for 17 days this month...this equaled some very tired children as they get a little crazy when there's 3 of them in there.  

My parents visit was go, go, go.  baptism, dance recital, Macey's winter showcase, ninja class, and so much more.  

Ruby's Recital 
Ruby was tired and a bit sick on the day of her recital.  She screamed the entire time we got ready and then for the 30 min before her show started.  Luckily her teacher came and grabbed her from me about 10 min to curtain call, Ruby went right to her and then she let Traci put her costume pieces on in their waiting room.  It was a Christmas miracle.  

And so worth it, because it was about the cutest 3 year old dance recital I have ever seen.  


Ruby loved taking dance with 2 of her (and my) best friends and Miss Jenn was worshiped by these 3 little girls.  Can't wait for dance to start again next week.  And I was so glad my parents actually got to see it, these are the things they usually have to miss.  

Macey's Winter Showcase


I am so glad we found the Scera musical theatre class.  This girl loves to perform and I love how organized and amazing all the staff is.  



We of course squeezed in lots of game time, a visit to the children's museum, a walk to see the lights at City Center, Christmas Movies, and a drive through World of Color.  


these 4 spent most of their time at the magic shop learning all sorts of magic tricks and secrets.  Love it when it's empty.  



We also took Nana to Nickel City to celebrate her birthday, since we missed her party. 



In between visits we - 

Baked cookies.




Saw Star Wars the day before it opened, Paul always knows the right people. 




Went to lots of BYU games. 




Domo Christmas Party.  Best one yet.  Meaning it was the shortest one yet. 


Crew got student of the month.



I seriously die over this kids cuteness every day. 


Macey is in full blown tween mode.


And yes, that is my choker from the early 2000's and my old ugly sweater t-shirt she is wearing.  

Ruby has a new thing where she puts every toy she owns in her bed at night and then somehow finds a place to sleep in there. 



Then we got to do Kindergarten and 5th grade Christmas Parties.  


I think Macey's class party was one of my best yet, not to brag. :)






And then it was onto more Christmas Breaking and hanging out with Nana and Opa. 





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nana
We had the best time and we didn't get sick so that made it even more fun!! Wish we didn't live so far apart! So GLAD Ruby decided to do her dance & that we were there to see it and that we got to see Macey too. They both did so good!! Love and miss you all!!!

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September

Oct 24, 2017
This was our theme for September.



Macey did not think it was funny. :) #truth

The reality is it's pretty much chaos around here all the time, but usually it is the good chaos.  Well, until 5:00 rolls around, then it's usually the bad kind.   


Crew and Ruby are my constant companions and I am just trying to remind myself that they will never love me more than they do right now.  So, I try to enjoy being constantly climbed on and talked to and followed. Luckily I still enforce quiet time to give me some time to recover. 


And reading with this kindergartner is one of my favorite parts of my day.   


The highlight of the month for Ruby was starting dance class with Hailey and Izella.


She's been dying to have a teacher of her own ever since the kids went back to school.  She was always asking me "What my teacher name?  My teacher going to like me?" Her long awaited day came and she now has a teacher of her own, Miss Jenn.  

She loves dance and I love watching her.  I am also shocked by how calm she is in class, not what I expected.  And after her first class she fell asleep on the way home (11:00 am), obviously there was a lot of pent up excitement. 


One of the best parts though, is Ashley, Traci and I actually get to workout for 45 min during their class.  It's one of the highlights of my week.  


September was full of friends. 


Cora came to town to visit, so Macey got to spend almost 2 days with the Rensinks and we borrowed Peter for a late night.  

bottom left pic: The Everett kids were locked out one afternoon and my kids were overjoyed to find them sitting on the grass out front.  They instantly tackled them and forced them to play until Gina got home.  :)


Funny story with this picture:
Ruby was napping, so I decided I'd take a nap.  I told the kids they could play Wii and to stay inside.  I woke up to 4 O'Neal kids playing the Wii with my 3 kids.  One of the many reasons I have learned not to nap.  

 
Trips to Thanksgiving Point





Park days

Paul always has to make a Ninja Warrior course on the playground for them and then has to be the announcer as they run it. #iseeyou





BYU games



We got football season tickets this year.  The season has been extremely disappointing, but the games are still fun.  


And enjoying every moment of the cooler temps, before the cold actually comes. 


Other Highlights: 

Domo Party




face painting, balloon animals, carnival games, unlimited food trucks, blowups, train, unlimited popcorn & cotton candy

aka the best day of their lives

and they had a photographer there that captured some pretty awesome shots. 



Chalk the Block


Macey had a blast helping out Emmie and Julianne with their Harry Potter themed spot, until they got rained out.  She made me promise to sign up with them next year.  



These were our 2 favorite entries. Link and Batman...no surprise there. 


Coconut Cove
I could never get a picture of Ruby because she never stopped.  


For one of our Activity Days this month I planned a little back to school party.


Love these cute girls. 

And lastly, we replaced Macey's full bed with a twin. 


It's been amazing, she had no floor space before and now she's been having non stop dance parties with her new found square footage. And she's loving the more tween look.  Now to just get the walls decorated.  


September was a great month.  lots of warm sunshine to enjoy, friends to play with, and finally being back on a schedule! 




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angie
Lucky activity day girls to have you as their leader! You Navasards are always having a party - I'd be exhausted all the time trying to fill your shoes. You're giving your kids a great life!

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