Thursday, January 8, 2015

Beginning of December Activities

 I took this picture when I only had just over a week left until Declan's due date. So fun seeing this picture now that I'm no longer

 Time-outs aren't quite as effective when a certain little buddy comes to play in the middle of it..

 Playing at the museum again. I put Brighton in the chair at one point but he hated it. I think it was just a little too cold. He loved the water though when he was standing on the side.

 Poor kid was totally tuckered out after the museum and fell asleep in THE MOST uncomfortable way!
 The weekend before Declan was born we decided to go out and do a few last hurrah's. We went to a Japanese steakhouse (which the kids LOVED!), and also went to a movie the next day as a family!

 Brighton had white knuckles trying to pull himself up high enough to see the chef.:)
 All dressed up and ready for church.
I was taking this video because I thought it was cute how Brighton was "reading" the book, but in the process I caught something pretty funny on tape. If you watch near the end you'll see Brighton's reaction to his sister getting near The sibling syndrome..
 We also did gingerbread houses as a family home evening activity a few days before Declan was born. I think this is a family tradition that will stick. Siena had a ball.

 The finished products:
Siena got a Santa mask from preschool one day and she came home saying this phrase anytime she put the little beard mask on:

November Happenings (Including Thanksgiving 2014)

Happy kiddos. They LOVE bath time, and so do I. On cold days when we don't want to go outside, bath time is the best!
 Siena also loves to play in the sink on cold days (or any day for that matter).
 She has also started asking to vacuum. Why yes, you can
 Brighton's not a fan though. This was his response the first time she started vacuuming. It hasn't changed much either.
 Then he cuddled with me for 20 minutes while Siena finished. I was happy, Siena was happy, it was fabulous.
 Watching the cars go by.
Here are a few of the fun decorations I made for the new baby's room! I can't wait to get that baby in there now!
The night before thanksgiving we headed over to park city and stayed at a hotel. We had so much fun getting out of the house. We went out to eat, went swimming that night and the next morning and ate sugary cereal for breakfast (a real treat because we have a smoothie and oatmeal every morning).

At the restaurant:
At the hotel pool:

Hanging out before bed:
 Lazy way to eat breakfast..
 Siena was in heaven with her lucky charms and chocolate rice crispies.

Thanksgiving night we went over to my Aunt and Uncles for a family dinner. As always, there was good food and great company! Siena was pretty tired by the end of the night as you can tell by this next picture.
 Brighton fell asleep on the way home from dinner and looked so sweet. I'm glad Joel captured this moment.:)
The next day we went as a family to the museum of natural curiosity. Ok, this museum was soo cool! Even Joel and I enjoyed it! We were there for almost 2 hours and didn't even get to everything.

Brighton loved the museum too. They had a toddler section. Brighton played this game with the balls for at least 15 minutes straight.

Around thanksgiving we also went to see the Temple Square Christmas lights. That was such a fun family outing. We all enjoyed it because we went on the first night and the weather was literally perfect! I brought hot chocolate for us, but it was almost too hot for it! It was the perfect evening. The kids really loved seeing the lights. Brighton would just randomly start giggling sometimes when looking at them.

 Both kiddos fell asleep on the way home, but Siena's sleeping position cracked us up.

Siena (and joel for that matter), love playing with the blocks and building crazy towers.
 Ok, this next set of pictures make me laugh honestly. Brighton is a sweet and sensitive little guy.. that is almost all the time a fabulous quality, but every once in a while it manifests itself in a not-so attractive way..In these next pictures I told him "no" to drinking the bath water and this was his response. These pictures captured this moment SOO well.