Saturday, November 24, 2012

All in a Day's (hour's) Work

The Mover has never been really destructive...until now! Both within a 1/2 hour, she made these two messes.

and I thought I'd only get to decorate the tree once!

In other events: Big Man and Little Princess are in the Nutcracker this year. Last week was their first dress rehearsal. They thought it was pretty fun to be in costume and makeup. Little Princess looked so old with her makeup done.

This is our first year getting a real tree.  We went up Log canyon in Fountain Green to cut it down. 

It looked a lot smaller on the mountain.  We got it home and it was huge.  Now to decorate it!

We spent Thanksgiving with my side of the family this year.  I had this brilliant idea that we should go see the lights at Temple Square.  I didn't know it was opening night for the lights.  It was insane.  We rode Trax down and visited City Creek for the first time too.  That was fun, but super crowded.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

This and That...

Big Man is almost 8. I've been wanting to get him a suit for his upcoming baptism.  I finally got it the other day.  He was pretty excited to try it on.  The white socks will definitely go when he officially wears it!  He was so cute, it was still laying on the couch today after school, so he put it on and wore it to Parent Teacher conferences.  His teacher was pretty impressed :)  I can't believe he's getting so big. 

I'd like to thank Pinterest for these next pictures.  I was put in charge of the Pinewood Derby treats, so what better place to look than Pinterest.  Mine didn't turn out nearly as cute, but the 8 year old boys (and their younger siblings) didn't care as they were snatching them up.  It took a lot longer to do than I thought, I was exhausted by the time the night was over.

Little Man came home the other day kind of quiet.   When we got in the house, he followed me in my room and then pulled out a little dog tag he'd got at school.  He won an award for Math.  He was so excited, but kind of quiet and shy about it too.  It was really cute.  I like how their school does awards.  The kids get these little dog tags that they can put on a necklace.  Big Man has several from last year for various things-attendance, etc. as well as awards they earn.  If you can't tell from the picture, he looks pretty proud.  He loves school and is doing so well.  I'm proud of him.