I felt like I was running all week last week. We had things on the calendar every day which isn’t our style BUT we had fun and we survived, again.
We started out the week with a Robertson Christmas Party at Ryan’s house. We basically had Thanksgiving number 2 with my 4 brothers that live out here and my mom’s parents. The food was delicious. The Pies were too. And we had a little Christmas program including jokes by the girls, a poem by Joel, a haiku by Ben, songs by the kids and the Flea, the Fly and the Flew by Arden. I love my family. I am happy to live near my grandparents and be able to build our friendship.
Megan meeting the GP’s
Arden, Jana, Elma
Monday wasn’t tooo busy I just had to get the house back together and get the rest of the week organized on paper and in my head. For family night we got together with a few families in the ward and watched a Christmas movie.
This pic just makes me smile. His teeth are so BIG. I am DONE nursing, 100%. It’s sad but good. In the wee hours of the morning he wanted to nurse so bad but it has been 3 days and I debated if I dare try… finally Ben went and made him a bottle and he was content.
Tuesday we had cub scouts right after school and then I hurried and threw dinner on the table and left for the Temple! Ben fed the kids and then the Young Women had volunteered to babysit while Ben was at the Scout Court of Honor. Everything tried to convince me to just stay home but I did not stay home and I loved being in the temple.
advent calendars every morning!!!!!!!
every day is busy with 5 little kids
Wednesday I got to go shopping in the morning and then we picked the kids up from school and went to the church for a class party for my 7 year old primary class. All 7 of the kids were able to come and we played hard and ate donuts. The kids worked really hard at being reverent so this was a reward to them. We again RAN home from the church, I threw some food in the oven, changed clothes and gave Joel a high five on my way out the door. Ben and I had a fun evening for his work party. We ate dinner and then went upstairs to the “casino”. We got 1000 in chips and at the end of the night you got to turn your chips into raffle tickets. I managed to lose 4,000 while Ben made over 6,000. I am not LUCKY. But we enjoyed socializing with Ben’s coworkers and spending the evening out.
On Thursday we woke up early to see if Santa had come to check on us! He did check on us! And most of us got our stockings filled with candy but Someone got a bag of coal and Santa left a note and a book saying that someone had been talking about trapping him and eating his cookies so he left the Elf on the Shelf to keep an eye on that person and report back to Santa if we are being good or bad. So.. Ben has stopped teasing Santa and the kids love finding Chewy the Elf each morning. We spent the rest of the day playing with Cali and having birthday fun.
Rose has been living in her Cinderella outfit.
On Friday we had the 6 youngest Netty cousins over for about 4 hours and celebrated Cali’s birth 🙂 We played Cheep Cheep and Doggy Doggy Wears your Bone. We opened presents and played with the new toys. We had lunch and rainbow cake. Then we sent the older boys off to school and turned on a show to wind down. That afternoon Ben got off work early and we took the kids to the sophomore basketball game to watch our friend Alex play. And then it was date night! We tried a restaurant in SLC that we had heard good things about. It was the Copper Onion. We went with the burger and it truly was tasty. We walked through city creek and enjoyed being out of our Utah County bubble for a few hours. I fell asleep on the drive home but I had a midnight soccer game so I kind of needed the nap.
Cali’s Birthday Lunch with cousins!
The “double” rainbow cake! I rainbowed the inside of it and the kids loved it 🙂
The food was so good that the Pickles were even yummy!
Saturday morning we headed to the church for our ward Christmas Breakfast! and then we spent the rest of the day getting things done around the house and relaxing a little.
Telling Santa what they want: A Doll House, Skylander Giants, Furby, and Barbie!
If Ray gets to be in his diaper then Rose wants to be in hers… aren’t they cute?
Benji officially hits his head in the toy room!
Sunday we enjoyed a good day at church and then went to Joel’s Wassail Party in Provo. We brought Netty’s Hot Bev and socialized and ate cookies and tolerated a cranky 2 year old daughter.
And now Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday have come and gone since I started this post… Time flies. Christmas time flies even faster. We are happy and healthy and we love this time of year that we get to focus more on our Savior and giving and serving and being with family. One week until Christmas vacation!