When both kids are crying at the same time for an extended period, what do you do? a) Cry yourself b) Call Ammon at work to complain (not that he can do anything, it probably just makes him happy he is there and not here) c) Institute early nap time for all involved. d) All of the above
At the beginning of December, yes I know I am behind, Uncle Lance and Aunt Robin came into town. Robin was flying out to Washington for the weekend to be with her family and Lance got to stay with us.
Proof that Robin was here for a few minutes.
We took Lance to the children's museum in town. They had a special event where the kids got to meet Santa. While we waited for our turn to see Santa we just explored all the different activities. The boys seemed to like building things...
I love the concentration of Kent and Lance in this picture.
In the center of the museum they have a huge tree. You can either climb it with the stairs in the trunk or you can use the tower. They had a little game for the kids to play where they pretended they were Santa and took toys down the tower which was supposed to be the chimney. Since Kent tends to hurt himself, we took extra precautions by having Lance and Ammon take turns going down the tower. As you can see they were a little big...
I think I have mentioned before how much Kent loves helmets...
Trying to pull the sword out of the stone.
This was right after we sang "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" to get Santa to arrive...
I attended a few of the Christmas MOMS club activities this December. I didn't get a whole lot of great pictures, but I thought I would at least document what we did with the few I got. First we went to the Christmas Village in downtown Ogden. They set up a bunch of little "playhouse" like houses that each have a window you can look in. All of them are themed different with tons of stuff to look at. If it wasn't so cold and rainy/snowy we would have probably enjoyed it a bit more. Mrs. Claus gave the kids the tour and then each kid got to sit on her lap for a goody bag. She was kind of a scary looking Mrs. Claus, nice enough but scary. To prove it to you here is a picture...
A pretty bad picture of what the houses looked like. They are actually really cute and clever.
Second, one of the girls in the club has her dad come as Santa and read "A Night Before Christmas" to the kids while they ate cookies and drank milk. It was a really cute activity. And of course no visit from Santa is complete without a chance to sit on his lap and tell him what you want for Christmas.
Addy perfectly content to sit on Stephanie's lap instead of Santa's.
My days of getting both kids to nap at the same time are gone. It started about a week ago. I was in denial until today when I finally admitted it to myself and began grieving the lose of my afternoon nap. I guess now I will just have to look forward to Saturdays when Ammon takes Addy duty during naptime. I can hardly wait the next 24 hours for that. Untill then, I am tired. But I guess who can say no to spending time with this girl while her older brother naps.
Kent was throwing a tantrum in the kitchen after church one day because I wasn't getting him apple juice quick enough. I left the kitchen to let him calm down and came back to this. Obviously he was pretty worn out from nursery and no nap.
Trying to cut his own hair, good thing these aren't really scissors.
While we were home for our Thanksgiving vacation we had the opportunity to get family pictures taken. These are a few of our favorites. Now if only I could get on top of printing them and hanging them on our walls.