Monday, January 27, 2020

Thanksgiving Week

The boys left Sunday, November 24th to go skiing for a few days in Steamboat Springs. They took the camper and stayed at a campground nearby. And rode the bus to the resort each day.

 Living the life. 

 We discovered that trip that Spencer needed new glasses. He was having a very hard time seeing. They were all excited to be together. Unfortunately, Justin took a hard fall going fast and separated his shoulder. He was in a lot of pain.

The girls and I had fun here. We had the Serra boys over to play. We went to Bounce City at the mall and loved that.

 Watched Mary Poppins and had ice cream.
Fun to be together. 

The Chlarsons came to town for Thanksgiving and it was fun to be together with them.

On Thanksgiving the boys wanted to do a weigh in to see who could eat the most. I did not participate.

We went a pig show at Willmore Gardens. It was very crowded but entertaining.

We went sledding one afternoon. The boys got some great jumps.

 Sadie overcame her fear of sledding and had a great time. She didn't even mind falling off once.
 Emmaline was a dare devil and loved the speed.

On Friday after Thanksgiving we went downtown to the Giving Machines for the first week in Denver. Pop had a large part to play in bringing them to Denver. He had taken Mayor Hancock out to Salt Lake last year for a tour of Welfare Square and he saw the Giving Machines. He was very impressed and asked if Denver could get those here.   
Lots of prayer and work and they are here!! Our family decided to buy some chickens, a tiger worm for toilets and clean drinking water for people in another country.

 It was SO cold this week. It was hard to even want to be outside. But we tried to walk about the outdoor Christmas market area too.
 We followed up our walking around with a yummy lunch at Taqueria Patzquero where the sophapillas are as big as your head.

 On Saturday night we drove through the Christmas lights at Bandimere Speedway.

 The kids had fun poking their heads out between turns and yelling back at each other.

Freddy, our elf came back on Saturday too!!


Emmaline had a fun play date with Grandma when we were at the temple one day.

Spencer passed his high yellow belt test.

Xander stayed home with Emmaline during the test and then went back home and had apple cider. 

The Elementary School had a Science night with lots of activities. Spencer loved the reptiles.
 In the cafeteria there was slime and I told the kids not to touch it. Later Spencer got close to a young kid playing with it and the kid flung it all over him. I had to stick paper towels all over him so he could sit in the car on the way home. But we found out that vinegar takes slime off pants.

We had a lot of snow in November. It was so cold too.

Sadie went to Quinn's Birthday party at SeaQuest and Spencer and I went along to use his gift certificate. I loved having some one on one time with Spencer. He loves fish and animals. 

Spencer was working on one of his last belt loops for Cub Scouts and he had to build something. So he worked on making Christmas gifts for his siblings. Bunk Bed caddies. 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Veteran's Day

Columbine Hills has a neat Veteran's Day Assembly. Spencer's Cub Scout troop was doing the flag ceremony for it. They practiced and did a great job.

 The flag was literally bigger and heavier than Spencer.
 Sadie did this information poster about Great Grandpa Priday.

 I love the respect that these children are learning.
 The reception afterwards was very nice.
 Our neighbors with their Dad, John, who is a veteran. 
Spencer invited Rod Wiberg to the assembly because he is a Veteran and he wanted to honor him.

Spencer received the BUG award in November as well. Super proud of him.