Thursday, December 3, 2015

Good Riddance November

November was not our favorite month this year.   Each of us were sick at one point during the month and we ended up having to miss Thanksgiving altogether.  Brandon and I both got very sick and seemed to experience every symptom in the book at one point or another.  We are so happy to be (mostly) recovered now.  There were still a few highlights from the month however.

We finally had our first snowstorm at the beginning of the month.  By the time Alex got home from school this was all the snow that was left on the ground.  He was determined to play in it though.  He mostly got cold and muddy but the hot chocolate at the end made it all worth it.

We all got to attend at Utah basketball game thanks to the Everitts.  This was Mia's first game and it was a lot of fun.  They even won so we must be good luck.

I just wanted to document that I actually do Mia's hair before we leave the house.  However, she has usually pulled it out in the car and it looks like a crazy mess before we even get anywhere.

What most of our month looked like.  Alex got the sickness first.  Luckily his only lasted a couple of days.

We were never quite sure if Mia also got sick or was just teething.  She never really seemed to get any symptoms but didn't sleep great for a few nights and didn't eat much for a few days.  Luckily she also got over it pretty quickly.

Mia is the best for random hugs.

Our lemon, honey concoction in hopes of getting rid of our sore throats.  My throat has never hurt so bad.  

On Thanksgiving morning we still had a picnic inside and watched the parade.

Alex had been better for a few days so we were able to take him to Grandma Clements house for dinner.  He was so excited for his Thanksgiving "feast" and I was happy he didn't have to miss it.  Plus, he never wants to miss an opportunity to hang out with Mikah and Max.  Brandon and I were very sad to miss it.  Luckily we scored a few leftovers.

One of the few highlights of this month was that Alex was out of school which means we got to do swimming lessons.  This time he was in Wilson's class and Sadie was nearby which made it lots of fun.  

Finally, Mia has now discovered Frozen and like every little girl in the world she is completely enamored with it.  Here she is dancing and singing to "Let It Go." 

Friday, November 6, 2015


Finally the big day arrived.  It was actually a very relaxing day.  We had a few visitors but mostly had a lazy day.  At night we ate pizza with Grandma and Grandpa Clements, Jordan, Nikole and Jaryn.  Then it was finally time to head out.  Jessica and Sadie even came along with us which made it extra fun.  It was a great night! 

At the end of the night Alex decided to count all of his candy.  103 was the total.  He didn't want to eat any of it but instead ate from our bowl for trick or treaters.  It was a successful night.

More and More October

Another one of my favorite traditions is heading to the pumpkin patch to pick out some pumpkins and of course take just a "few" pictures.  

This was the first attempt with Mia.  I'm sure she was wondering why we brought her to this huge place full of pumpkins and weren't letting her play with them.

Once we gave her one she was much happier.

This year we attended "Boo at the Zoo" for the first time.  We went with most of Brandon's family and it was so fun.  We had to be there bright and early at 8:00 am and it was cold.  It was definitely worth it though.  Alex was in heaven getting to run around with Mikah and Max and on top of that get a bunch of candy.  

Jaryn makes the cutest dinosaur. 

Being crazy together!

Mia hamming it up for the camera.  

Our cute kids heading to church.

Alex got to go to a couple of birthday parties this month.  One was a pajama/pancake party.  Alex was so excited and had a ton of fun!

I also got to celebrate my birthday this month.  It was a week long of celebration.  Brandon got me a Gravity Falls cake.  It was awesome!

On my birthday Brandon and I got to go see "The Martian" and out to eat.  It was the perfect birthday.

We also attended our ward's Trunk or Treat.  Alex loved another excuse to put on his costume and get even more candy.  

Some how I wound up in charge of Alex's class Halloween party.  Brandon was kind enough to help me prepare and then run the party as well.  It ended up being a lot of fun and we had lots of parents come help.  

Our final tradition before we were ready for Halloween was carving pumpkins.  Even though he looks disgusted Alex actually helped this year (unlike last year).  He cleaned out his own pumpkin and even helped carve them.  

The final products.  Alex and I did the tree and Brandon did the dinosaur and werewolf.