This happens sometimes!!! I love seeing this kind of thing. Rod sweetly reading to Calvin, it's the best...darling boys. When they get along, it's magic.
My friend Ashligh takes pictures of me all the time. haha! So instead of just deleting them I am posting them. Here I am with a sleeping Calvin, and eating some sub-par sushi with mashed potatoes. Yup, you read that right.
My mom bought tickets for all of us to go to a play (A Year with Frog and Toad) at UVU. After a long struggle involving a lot of unfortunate things we ended up being about 6 minutes late and they wouldn't let us into the play. Luckily they transfered our tickets to a day later in the week; but we were still pretty bummed. Since we had already paid for parking, we decided to explore UVU with all the kids. It was pretty darn fun. Here are the kids mesmerized by the giant pendulum that swings somehow in accordance with the earths rotation. It knocks over wooden pegs and the kids (and I) all squeal!
Afterwards we went and got ice cream at Macey's. Rod thought he was smiling in his picture...They love Macey's ice cream; and the T.V. which was on while they all stared memorized, licking their ice cream.
Because Justin has "free time", we get to workout together a little bit here and there. It's super fun, he is the best. Also because of said "free time" I never have to find a baby sitter. Its AMAZING. I love it. And he is such a GOOD babysitter. I'm sure he will find a job soon and all my beautiful, free, perfect babysitter will be gone. You win some you loose some. :)
Calvin and his little preschool friends were in class when we had the first snow of the season, they wanted to go see if they could eat the flakes. :) They are SO cute.
Another art project by Rods amazing teacher. He gets one of these ever single preschool day. It's amazing!
So later in the week we went to that play my mom got us tickets for. The kids loved it and Calvin went up afterwards (no fear!!) and just started chatting with the character "Frog". I wish these pictures could accurately portray how cute it was. I was floored, and wanted to tell "Frog" how cute my kid was.
We got a picture of all the kids on the set after it was over, the lighting was very poor. They kids had such a great time, which means, so did the adults!! :)
We had our 11 year anniversary on the 17th. My mom generously took my kids for the night and the majority of the next day. We had a really good time, saw some movies and ate some good food and did some fun shopping.
We love each other.
Clear back on November 4th we celebrated Eli's 3rd birthday by going with the Gause's to a cute ice cream shop called Eli's. We got Team G shirts for the occasion, (Eli shirts). It was a fitting and cute way to remember Eli.
Here are some pictures Brooke sent me of the boys at Eli's funeral 3 years ago, they have grown so much!
Calvin does not take naps anymore, and that has been so for quite a while. But the sleep depravation (because he certainly still NEEDS a nap) builds up and sometimes you catch him passed out on the ground. Or in the car. And it always effects his bedtime, sadly. I don't understand why, because he SO needs the sleep, but we can't seem to win with him and bedtime/naps. He is almost always in a constant state of sleep depravation. This and his general unwillingness to eat food generally lead to a very moody, whinny, cry-y Calvin. That has been the scene as of late...still just as cute as ever though.
Sometimes, on beautiful rare occasions, I snuggle with ALL my kids on the couch. It's the best. Jaxton IS snuggling, he just looks a little distracted, mostly he is just stoked to be snuggling with me. :)
My kids had parent teacher conference and they are both doing SO WELL!! I was so impressed with how their teachers spoke SO well of each of them and their work, particularly Jaxton at this conference. I was so pleased.
Rod was so pleased to be showing off his Portuguese skills, he couldn't wipe the grin off his face. :)
I love it.
Bring on Thanksgiving. :)
ps. I'm 10 weeks pregnant.