Sunday, January 21, 2018

Yes let's go hang out somewhere for 2 hrs where you aren't allowed to run, jump or make any noise!

Wyatt and I took our turn subbing in nursery and it was no joke! They combined the two nurseries and luckily Rachel stepped in to help. Wyatt ended up taking Charlie with him so that made things much easier! I actually enjoyed nursery, the kids were fun and they all genuinely liked me. They were drawn to me. Might have had something to do with how much energy I was putting into entertaining them. Singing, dancing etc. They were sweet. After leaving I thought about what a tricky calling that is to fill. I enjoyed myself today but for sure don't want that as a calling for the next year or so! Our ward is doing a type of Co-op nursery and I think it's awesome! I fully support that. 
Church with kids is tough but I kind of think of it as going to visit grandparents, a little extra work due to kids breaking things but they love seeing the kids so much. The benefits we get far outweigh the "work" we are putting in. 
I'm so grateful to be a member of this church!

PS. Amber Bird took this picture of us after seeing our family and the Taylor's try to wrangle all our kids. Sacrament was ending and we needed them to sit still for just a little longer! 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The product of my DIY playdate with Tammy Keating! I showed it to her on Pinterest and she suggested we go to Home Depot right then and there to get started on it. I hesitated but then thought "oh what the heck!" we took 4 kids to Home Depot to buy the wood then took it back to her place to stain it! Thanks for reminding me I could be spontaneous with kids Tammy! I needed that :) 

We had the most amazing Saturday! It was the best one we've had in a while :) I started off the day going to the gym! (for the first time in like two years). It felt wonderful to be there and good to get my body movie again. Then we played with our new nintendo classic! yas! We took a family bike ride (I've been dreaming about family bike rides since I was in high school "one day that'll be me!") we finished off the day going to Trader Joes, which everybody loved.
While out on our bike ride we saw the most amazing sunset. It was the perfect gold color! Gorgeous. 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Becky agreed to venture to this park with me! It is a super super cool park, will be visiting again soon... with help! 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Happy hump day! (Insert Amy Pohler here) 

I have been updating my blog quite a bit, only, I've been updating it retroactively. So you wouldn't see the updates unless you were hanging out in the 2015/2016 dates. It was high time I updated current affairs (ish). 
Over Thanksgiving break Alex and Maddison stayed with us for a full week! party! Actually If I remember right we were all pretty tired ha! Still their presence meant late night movies, card games and inside jokes (get behind me satan!). We had a pretty epic Thanksgiving, it was our first time actually cooking it so we can call ourselves adults now. While delicious our Thanksgiving meal paled in comparison to Mrs. Molly's preschool Thanksgiving lunch. I kid, ours was really amazing. I think we were all surprised it came together. We picked some lemons off of our surprise LEMON TREE and Wyatt made a lemonade/martinelis drink for Thanksgiving meal, it was pretty good! 

After Thanksgiving my mom came to stay for a bit, and it is the sweetest thing watching kids with their grandparents. So much love and laughs. (Sammy and Danny were in a "fart noise" kick and my mom would laugh hysterically at all of them). My kids are showered with love (and gifts!) I am so grateful everyday for the wonderful lives my children have. Kids, they are so freaking lucky! 

Monday, January 15, 2018

 Today was a wonderful day, what a day to be alive! We started it off with Sammy bright and early reading books. Then we added Danny and read some more books and built a marble castle. Charlie woke up and I nursed him while Sammy and Danny ate french toast sticks and watched a show after all that we all made it out the door for a bike ride and a quick stop at the park which resulted in an impromtu playdate. We then came home, ate lunch, and had naps. Danny and I played Chutes and Ladders, read his Mm book to relatives and had a nice time chatting about dimes and nickles. I got to play the piano (more on that later!) and the kids' bunk bed was delivered and it is gorgeous! The whole day felt like a mothering win! My kids are at such a sweet stage in life! I just love them all. Im trying to give Danny extra time because next year he won't be staying home with us :( He's the lightning 5 boy!


PS On Saturday Charlie said "MAMA"!

PPS Sometime in December he sat up all on his own!