December was full of fun, parties, laughter and sickness too. Tis the season.
Lately the only way to get things done like cooking or cleaning (mopping!) done is putting on a little show for the kids to watch. I love that we have a big ole couch but they decide to sit next to each other. And Kinzi has really mastered rocking Hudson to sleep. That boy loves his sister.
Woke up the next morning knowing it had to be strep. Went into urgent care and sure enough, I had Strep, again!
I was so sad because we were supposed to be headed to Show Low that night for Colby's blessing. But Phil happily took the older two and left early Sunday morning to get there for the blessing. But since we stayed Saturday Phil took the kids to our ward party where Kinzi got to sing with the primary, which I was told by many members was nice and loud. We don't expect anyting else from Kinzi. The next day they left for Show Low while me And Hudson literally spent all day in bed.
. And luckily he didn't get sick.
The kids got to experience snow with dad! He said Kinzi was crying because she was too cold, and Baiden made his first yellow snow haha.
Then Phil snapped some pics of them falling asleep on the way home.
We keep being told how much Hudson and Kinzi look alike. Kinzi loves to hear it too.
This is how I found Baiden during a nap one day.
Then the whole preschool went and sang all their Christmas songs at a rest home. Although there were probable double the kids than actual people they sang to, it was still fun. She got to be an angel this time.
We then took a night to go see the temple lights. We were a little smarter this year and went in early December and went on a Tuesday night. Much less busy! And the waffle truck was across the street which was great news to me.
We were excited to not have to use a stroller this year and just strap Hudson on me and the older 2 could walk. But I forgot the carrier for Hudson of course, but he was little enough to just be carried around. The weather was incredible and not cold at all.
We also got to visit the north pole aka Bass Pro Shop. Grandma Weech was in town and got to join us which we loved.
We first went and sang at a rest home. What a cool experience it was. The people do it out of there home. The elderly sang along with us too. Santa even made a surprise visit while the kids were singing, "Santa Claus is coming to town" the owner slipped out sometime while we were singing other songs and came back out as Santa and handed out candy canes! It really took us all by surprise.
Then we went back to Nathans house for the rest of the party. We had pizza and desserts. A kid gift exchange with candy. And the adults did a white elephant exchange.
Buddy the Elf also made an appearance! He sang songs told a story and even drank some syrup for everyone haha.
All the grand kids put on a nativity tradition.
If you look closely you can spot the cutest wise man in the very back on top.
Next was Kinzi's dance recital. I love doing her hair!
Daddy got to take some days off for Christmas Break and we used the wisely.
And just playing outside together enjoying beautiful weather.
Taking naps together.
Then came Christmas Eve. Grandma and Grandpa Weech thought that since most of their kids were here in Mesa they would come day and be with us. So we all went to Red Robin Christmas Eve!
Then once we got home it was time to decorate cookies for Santa!
Then keeping the tradition of opening Christmas Jammies!
They were all ready for Santa!
We got to have uncle Spencer stay the night with us and he witnessed Santa in action.
He kept them entertained while I got everything ready!