February's novel

Mar 2, 2014
The best thing about this month was the sun started shinning! If the sun was out, so were we.  


I also fell in love, again, with our tiny backyard.  If it isn't raining or snowing Crew is happily playing basketball or just making a mess back there.  I love knowing he can't get into any real trouble and I can actually get things done without having to watch him.


I finally got to go for walks.  The gym and I haven't liked each other very much lately, so it was a nice change.  I was even nice one day and walked to the park with a friend to let the kids play.  No jackets required. 


Crew is still trying to remember how to properly enter and exit the cars, though. It was a long winter. 


Shockingly, my desire to move has greatly lessened. :)  

Holly and I even took a break from our normal Friday Dinosaur Museum outing and took the boys to Farm Country.  Everyone was happy for the change. Plus, Crew greatly increased his vocabulary after our visit.  He now says horse, cow, moo, and neigh. 


Miles has been really good at making sure we do his Talking Time (his speech preschool) homework.  He really has improved so much and said the "k" sound for the first time last week.  His speech teacher was screaming and hugging him and I had to work very hard to hold the tears back.  He is so proud of himself too and has been showing off his new found skill to everyone.  

We took a quick trip to Vegas to meet up with the Bartlett's.  I was dying to meet Maybelle and she lived up to her pictures...cutest and best baby around.  



We enjoyed the sun and the company.  Although, I always question why in the world I want to travel with 3 crazy kids during the trip, but, afterwards, no regrets. :)  






We took the kids to Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay. It's the only predatory based aquarium, so naturally Miles was in heaven. It was the highlight of the trip for everyone. 

 


*Not pictured, we met up with our old college friends Rich and Jeanine.  So fun to catch up after 10 years.  

We finally took the kids to Classic Skating for Maceys school's family night. I loved watching Macey hang out with all her friends, first graders are just too cute.  

Holly and I did Macey's Class Valentine Party.  Planning these parties has been one of my favorite things about this year.  



This kid got a haircut.  They cut off way more than I told them too, but I love it and have no fear about it growing back curly and crazy.


We still think Crew is the cutest kid around, even when he is constantly getting into trouble.  Nothing is safe anymore. 



Crew is also working on becoming Paul's favorite child.  He is the only one that likes hamburgers, he's obsessed with basketball, and video games.  Crew can often be found turning on the espn app on the apple tv and then sitting back and watching a little basketball.  I always know when he's done this because I hear him screaming "ball! ball! ball!".



This month's goal was getting my books out of boxes and finding homes for them all.  Goal accomplished, although I still haven't figured out what to do with them in the boy's room.




We went to our last BYU homegame of the season.  While I will miss the games, I am looking forward to doing something else with my Saturday nights. 

Pregnancy Update:



This time last pregnancy I was on bedrest and had been to the hospital about a dozen times already.  This time everything is looking great, what a difference it makes!

I am still nauseous and throwing up, but am able to accomplish what needs to get done, nothing extra though. :)  

Besides, cleaning bathrooms beats bedrest most days.  


And the crockpot usually ends up in the garage by the end of the day. 

I'm still struggling with the no Dr. Pepper thing.  And the fact that my throat is still bleeding just as much as it was before, hasn't helped.  We will see if I can keep it up.  My throat really won't get a chance to heal until this is all over anyways and some days are just hard.  

Other proof I am feeling slightly better...Michelle and I took our kids out in public.  Usually on our playdates, I lay on the couch while the kids run around crazy.  

There was only one mishap, where Crew ran behind the counter to see what the workers were doing.  Other than that, they were perfect angels.  

Here's hoping for one more snow and then lots of sunshine in March!
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nANA
The pictures of Crew in the car really made me laugh. He has grown so much. Also love him & Paul watching the game. Glad you are not bed rest too! You've got some great little cleaners there. Love the February post.
embo
hahaa, "michelle and i took our kids out in public". wow you must be feeling better! no regrets about the trip either, but yes i gotta say traveling with kids is way nuts and i think we need to do a couples cruise again :)
Mandi
So so glad you aren't on bed rest! I really hope the rest if your pregnancy goes well! We need to get together!

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