November

Dec 9, 2017
The theme for November was sick.  Macey started on Halloween and it passed through everyone and is still lingering a bit even into December ( I am currently on my 2nd round of antibiotics), luckily though there was no puking involved.   It's the little things.  
Ruby's Temp got to 104.8, it was a bit stressful for a moment, but some popsicles from Gina helped to ease the worry.  And it was kind of nice having a calm Ruby to watch movies with for a few days.  


Being sick didn't keep kids from finishing off their Halloween candy in record time though.  


We worked on a few things around the house.  

I purged the linen closet, again, 3 grocery bags of trash.  Always amazes me how much things pile up and how much more I dislike clutter now that I've felt the feeling of living with less.  


Paul had to replace the basement tub surround and recaulk our shower.  We also decided to repaint our bathroom cabinets while we were at it. 




Due to sickness we spent a lot more time around the house than normal. 

I probably only got fully ready a handful of times this month.  Luckily my personal photographer, Ruby, documented one of the 5 times I was dressed in real clothes with makeup on. 


She is always underfoot and constantly requests selfies. :) 



and is always requesting we look at her and say "Cheese"  



There was lots of games, book reading and I even pulled out the littlest petshops to keep us all entertained.  
 
 


Miles has been VERY difficult lately, but every once in awhile he gives me a moment like this, so I keep him around a little longer. 


Also lots of wrestling, running around, and screaming. 


Paul is a much better playmate than I am.  

We did get a perfect leave jumping day before all the leaves got cleaned up. 



Thank goodness for Ruby's dance class at the Rec Center that got me to the gym twice a week to workout with Ashley and Traci.

Traci captured this amazing pic of me showing off my new found skill...a backbend. 


We were so ready for Thanksgiving Break!!

And Crew's teacher brought a turkey to recess. :)



park with The Brown's

Bowling at BYU



It was one of my favorite Thanksgivings EVER.  

First, we met our friends at the park while our turkey's cooked. 


It was amazing and something I could get used too.  

I nailed "The Feast" this year and the kids were excited and actually hung out and chatted and ate lots of food.  



I let every kid request one item.  Mac & Cheese, deviled eggs, yogurt jello, and ham.  Paul's favorites were there too.  

We had friends over for Turkey Bingo and pie.





And then enjoyed the leftovers for days. 




Thanksgiving Perfection.  

We started our Christmas festivities with a trip to The Riverwoods


Notice the boys have shorts on?!? Warmest November ever.  


Then Black Friday we did our, now tradition, hike. 


hiking beats shopping any day.

Other Exciting November Happenings:

-BYU basketball games started.


- Ruby went to Sharing Time for the first time and loved helping with singing time.


- Macey called Brenden "her uncle" in her job application paper for school. 



- I am an official Walmart Online Grocery Pickup shopper. I have tried every store by my house that does pickup and Walmart is the winner.  Pretty much the only store I ever step foot in now is Target and it's heaven.



- Christmas Decorating began


The kids favorite tradition is still collecting their ornaments. 
Macey- Snowman, Miles- Transportation, Crew- North Pole, Ruby- Sweet Treats



Now onto the excitement that is December.  




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Nana
Glad everyone is better for the most part, now if you could just get better. Thanksgiving dinner looked yummy and your dishes are so pretty! Ruby is going to be a Sunbeam - crazy! You look so cute in your BYU hat.

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3 seasons in 1

Dec 2, 2016
In November we got a little bit of every type of weather, it was perfection. 


Gotta love after Halloween clearance.  Picked up this sweet Kylo helmet for $2! And notice the tank top and shorts...in November!



We had a few glorious weeks in the 60's and even low 70's.  



We pretty much made the kids live outside, since we didn't know how long it would last. And we didn't even eat dinner or do homework on most of the those days, because I just could not bare the thought of making them come inside when there were friends and sunshine to be enjoyed. 


Very slowly the leaves started falling and we got to have many jumping sessions.  

These kids are well trained and instantly form a line once the pile is ready and there are always "pile keepers" who will build the pile back up before the next kid can jump. :)  





There was lots of burying of kids in the leaf pile and then videoing them in slow motion jumping out.  It was highly entertaining.  


Michelle and I ventured to BYU. 


Always fun to be on campus, especially when it's with one of my favorite Roomies.  


We wanted to stand in the quad and yell at all the students to enjoy this time, they will never get it back, soak it all in!!! But instead, we probably just convinced them not to have children too soon.  

notice, my shoeless child in November, in a public place, in bare feet.  Good parenting right there.  It's all about survival.  


And lucky for us the weather held until we were able to make it Orem's new All Together Playground.  I have a thing with crowds, especially at playgrounds.  


It was awesome.  We were only able to find the boy's fence posts, so we will go back once the snow melts to find Macey and Ruby's.  






Then finally, the last few days of November, we got our long awaited snow! It's no fun playing outside when it's cold, unless there is snow on the ground.



The first snow day there was about 20 kids playing out front! I would of gotten a picture, but I had 6 kids out there (we had 2 school friends over) and that kept me quite busy with dressing, undressing, fixing gloves, throwing snow balls and distributing hot chocolate. 


Macey and Carmen's Snow Caterpillar 



And even the snow couldn't keep Ruby from doing her chore of taking the garbage to the dumpster.  


Bring on Winter, I might actually be ready for you this year.  






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