Sunday, November 19, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Friendly Farewells

While Jeremy went on a birding field trip today, the kids and I went out on our own to run some errands.  One place we went was the Orem Library.  It was nice not having a time limit like we sometimes do.  We spent several hours there, reading books, enjoying the boys performing at the puppet theatre, lots of good stuff.
We stopped at home after the library and found Jeremy had returned so we took him with us and went for a nice drive around the lake.  At one point we did let the kids out to stretch their legs at a playground.  After only a couple minutes, Nichole climbed back in the van because it was too cold.  Lucky was upset about getting buckled back in but within a few minutes he was asleep.
When we got home he had a bit of snuggle time with Mom before I went to farewell party for friends who are moving out of state.  These are such sweet, kind friends who will be missed but I do wish them much luck for their future.
Love you, friends.  And the party was so much fun- with snacks, the warm fires, and the fun game of Pictionary, and of course wonderful company.  Good times.

Friday, November 17, 2017

And... We're Caught Up

Ta-da.  Today, November 17, is Homemade Bread Day.  The boys helped grind wheat and I made... homemade bread.  Mmmmmmm.
And now I'm caught up... finally.  Yay!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Teddy Bears, Pickles, and Hole Punchers... Oh My

Well, we had on our calendar that November 14 was National American Teddy Bear Day.  We had checked out the Teddy Bear Encyclopedia from the library but didn't do much looking at it that day.  Oh well. 
I asked Nichole and Jr. to help with some menu planning.  I showed them what holidays were on the calendar and they got pretty creative with figuring out foods to go with the holidays.
Jr. let me know that bears eat meat so we should have hamburgers for dinner on Teddy Bear Day. 
I didn't have it written on the calendar, but I found an old facebook post that November 14 was also Pickle Day (I now have it on the calendar).  We made sure to have pickles with our hamburgers.
Earlier in the day, Google informed me that that day was also the anniversary of the hole puncher so while Lucky had a friend over to play, I let them go at some construction paper with hold punches.  After a while I emptied the holes onto the table for them to get creative with, then stopped their play when they started blowing the holes off the table.  Sigh.  They did a good job cleaning up afterward, though.
So several things to celebrate that day, only one of which was planned before the day started.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Kindness Popcorn

November 13 was World Kindness Day.  We also had Family Home Evening that day.  Nichole gave a very nice lesson about kindness including examples of how people have been kind to her at school.  Way to go school kids.  You make a positive difference.  Keep it up.

For treat, since the activity was watching Dad play a new space video game, Jr. was creative.

asteroid field popcorn with pretzel spaceships and M&M torpedoes

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Pizza- How Do You Want It?

November 12 was National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day.  This year I asked the kids how they wanted their pizza.  There were some overlapping ideas so this is how it finally turned out:

Half overlapping pepperoni (I didn't want to do that much pepperoni on a whole pizza), half pepperoni and olive

Pepperoni pizza with BBQ sauce instead of tomato sauce/seasonings

BBQ chicken pizza.  Yummm.

Yeah.  We like pizza.

Monday, November 13, 2017

"Open Sesame"

November 9 was Neon Sign Day.  Lucky and I made a trip to the Orem Library that day so I could get a picture in front of their "OPEN" sign.  He likes to run up to the automatic doors and call out, "Open Sesame!" until they open.  It's adorable.
Another thing he likes to do is play in the children's area.  He likes to sit in a rocking chair while I read board books to him or he plays with the puppet theatre.  Aren't traditions fun?
If we go down to the Fiction/Teen Fiction section, he likes to color on a big coloring page they have there.  It's nice and relaxing to sit there while he colors.  I like it myself.
Great time with my little guy.