Tuesday, December 16, 2008

First Snowfall

We woke up to lots of snow today and the boys were really excited about it. Jacks looked outside and said "Now I can build a snowman!" We were busy all morning with errands and so after their naps we got them all geared up in snowpants, boots, mittens, hats, and coats and they trudged out into the snow.
We have a hill in our backyard which I have hated since we moved in but haven't done anything about it, and today I was glad for it because it made it even more fun. The boys had a blast sledding down the hill!We'll have to get out there and build a snowman because Jacks has been talking about it since July. He saw a picture on the computer of the snowman he built last winter and has asked me countless times if he could go outside and build a snowman. I kept telling him he had to wait until there was snow...now I don't have any more excuses. I've always loved the snow (except driving in it) but I love it even more now that I can watch my boys enjoy it so much!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Where did November go?

Wow life has been extra crazy this last month. I need to do some catching up on what we have been up to this last month. Disney on Ice was in town on Nov. 15 so we took the boys up to Salt Lake for that. They had a blast and keep asking to go again. Every night Jacks says his prayers and asks to go see the Mickey Show again. It really was a lot of fun.

I have had a sinus infection for about a year now and I have been going to an ear, nose, and throat doctor who decided it was time for surgery. So on Nov. 18 I went in for my very first surgery. I was pretty stressed about it because it was all so new and foreign, but the doctor did a good job and my recovery process was pretty easy. I am grateful to all of my family who were all so helpful that week!! (Nick even changed a diaper!)

Bert and I decided it was time to put Cooper in a big bed and put the boys together in the same room. They have adjusted to the change well. Jacks thinks it is great that Cooper shares a room with him now and they both get excited to run into bed now. They have become quite the chatterboxes after I shut the door though. Any suggestions on how to get them to go to sleep faster?? It really is quite funny though to tell them good night and shut the door and as soon as the door is shut you hear all this giggling.

We got our Christmas tree on the day after Thanksgiving. We decided to get a flocked one this year. It's been fun getting all the decorations out and listening to Christmas tunes. Now I really need to get shopping!!

Yesterday was my birthday and Bert took the day off. He got up with the boys and I got to sleep in which was so nice. Then we got ready and headed up to the Hogle Zoo. It was a lot of fun. It's something fun for our whole family because the kids love it but so do Bert and I. After the zoo we headed over to my mom's house to have birthday dinner with my family. It was so yummy! Thanks again mom for the yummy tacos. My family gave me a picture of the Mt. Timpanogos temple that I have been wanting for about a year now. I love it! Thanks everyone!