Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Sunday, January 11, 2015
HAPPY (belated) THREE MONTH BIRTHDAY to Robbie!!
Well, that went way too fast! This sweet little guy has been such a great addition to our family. He is loved by all his big brothers. Robbie has this petite little baby doll face with these huge eyes always looking around. He coo's and smiles all the time. He's easy to put to bed and sleeps great at night.
He has been a little under weight, so we've been working on that a lot lately. He went in for a weight check ad had gained almost 2lbs! Thank goodness!!
We love you Robbie!!
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Before 2015 gets too far along, I better post about Santa Claus.
This past holiday season we were able to meet many different Santa's. Some were good and others great. We did tell our boys, which we have before, that lots of father's out there dress up as Santa to help Mr. Claus. There are so many shopping malls, parties and school appearances that the Big Guy can't make them all. So, he's hired dads to help.
Now, these dad's have flown to the North pole for a special training on how to be the best Santa. These dad's have seen his work shop, elves and reindeer. It's a pretty important job that must be taken seriously. Scott is one of those great dad's that help fill in for Santa during his busy season.
Preston was so cute when he would first notice Santa. He would yell "Ho Ho!!" and usually run to him. Brigham liked sitting on Santa's lap but Nathan was always hesitant and would go last. Just in case. The older boys would sit on his lap and pose for a picture because they love their mom. (I've heard she's pretty cool...)
Here are a few Santa's we met this wonderful Holiday Season.
At the Ward Christmas breakfast...
In RC Willey...
There were others...But I think you get the point. My boys are darling and still believe in Santa!
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!!
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
- mock tails (I made three different ones of these)
- write our resolutions on the chalkboard
- draw and color pictures
- decorated cupcakes
- "ring in the new year" with ring pops
- open gifts (Happy Birthday SCOTT!!!)
- go to the zoo (it ended up being too cold to do this!)
- make mini pizza's for lunch
- special games
- jacuzzi time
Here is the list we came up with of games to play. We went through most of them...and it was a ton of fun!!
Below we are "ringing in the new year" with our ring pops!
CHEERS!! Here's one of the mock tails I made. Yum! I went to Pinterest and found a few I thought were not only easy to make but that my boys would enjoy. I bought plastic wine glasses for the boys to use. We also took turns making a toast. SO fun!
I found some cute pages for the little boys to color. And for the older boys, they completed a 2014 remembrance page. It was fun to see the kids write their year in review. (again, from Pinterest!)
One of the "special games" was the flour and the dime. Messy fun! All the boys wanted to retrieve the dime and once they did they regretted it immediately. They say flour mixed with a bit of spit tastes like glue!
Happiest of birthday's to this guy! 38 years old. Scott is such a great guy. We're lucky to have him in our family.
And, of course, was the annual fireworks celebration at the Towers'/Monson's home. Over 2,015 fireworks were set off. Awesome!!
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Friday, January 2, 2015
Before the year ends, we had a minor operation scheduled for Preston at Primary Children's Hospital. He was adorable the entire time. He loved the attention from the nurses and doctors. He loved getting a bracelet, his weight and height checked. He also thought his new "pj's" were pretty cool!
He had his Mickey Mouse plush doll, blanket and passy...and he was off with his nurse and doctor in the little red wagon.
They told us later they put him to sleep in the wagon with a gas mask that smelled like bubblegum then they moved him to the operating table where the plastic surgeon removed a large (hairy) mole on his shoulder.
When he awoke, he was a little groggy, but happy. Never crying once. They even wrapped his Mickey doll's hand where his IV was located. He asked for juice and popsicles. He downed four of them!