Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The past 2 months...

So I'll start where I left off last time, I suppose. I just can't keep up with blogging. I don't know how people do it. We finished out August without too much more excitement. On the way home from Kaydance's birthday in Cache Valley, we stopped to see my Grandma Dodson who lives in an assisted living center in Holladay. She was so excited to see the kids. Kaydance was so tired. She fell asleep and drooled all over herself and then....well, you get the picture.

 In September, I started doing joy school with a few other moms. Kaydance absolutely loves it and is always excited to go. She loves having it at our house, and Nolan likes it too. I made some finger paint once and let the kids go to town.
 Kaydance also started dance and tumbling in September. She does so good at the tumbling. She's always been really into doing "tricks" and somersaults and what not. She thrives in there. Dance, however, is a different story. You know how there is always the one kid who just does whatever they want when the other kids are trying to do the dance? Well, Kaydance is that girl. I try not to let it stress me out too much and just encourage her to do her best. She still loves it and is learning a little.

 I took this picture randomly one morning after Nolan woke up. It's hard to see, but if you look closely, you can see he has "old man hair." I can't get enough of it. He always pulls/twirls his hair when he is eating and when he is falling asleep. It pretty much always looks like this when he wakes up. Even more so now that he has more hair than when I took this picture.
 One of Nolan's favorite games to play is pull (fill in the blank) off/out of (fill in the blank). Movies, diapers, books, blenders, you name it. Fortunately, we've only had one mishap with all of his shenanigans. Unfortunately, it was the blender.

In mid-September, we learned that the Grand County Credit Union was having a big event where you could get a car for .99% interest. We had been talking about getting another car in the next few years, and thought we'd go check it out. I'm glad we did, cause we ended up buying this.

Yes, we are mini van owners. And no, we are not ashamed. We love this van. It is so much nicer than my car, which we traded in. No buyer's remorse here! 

 In October, we celebrated Trevor's 27th birthday. He wanted to go out to the sand dunes and have a barbeque and just enjoy the beautiful weather before it got too cold. We had so much fun, and the kids loved playing in the sand. Trevor's parents and younger brother came with us too. They found this huge log and decided to have a caber toss tournament. I'm pretty sure Trevor won. I made this bouquet for Trevor out of socks... pretty creative huh? Thank you pinterest!

We've been trying to build a retaining wall in our back yard for quite some time now, and we finally were able to finish it. Thank you to Trevor's dad and brother, McLain. We couldn't have done it without them.

Here's the kids playing "party" while the boys worked outside.
 Halloween came up way too fast. Trevor and I went as Cleopatra and slave, Kaydance was Juliet the Gnome (from Gnomeo and Juliet) and Nolan was a soccer player. The kids loved my wig and begged to wear it around constantly.

 I thought I had gotten some good pictures of the kids in their costumes with good smiles, but apparently I was mistaken.The first two aren't so bad, but the last two of the kids just make me laugh. Instead of carving pumpkins this year, we decided to paint them. I'm so glad we did. It was so much easier. Trevor gets the award for the best.

 A few days before Halloween, Trevor's brothers and their families went out to the Old City Park to play the frisbee golf course. It was lot of fun. We'll definitely be doing it again soon.

 I know this post is a little random, but I just went through the pictures I have taken and tried to update you on the big stuff. Hope you enjoyed.