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October 2015 - weddings, babies, hospitals, and spooky ghosts

The beginning of October was busy getting ready for Craig and Chelsea's wedding on the 15th.  We found a little park a block away from the Payson Temple for all of the cousins to play at during the sealing with a couple of Young Women.  We had a luncheon at our chapel afterwards and had the reception at Peggy and Paul's that evening.  The reception was beautiful--I loved the outdoor music, lights, and overall ambiance.  They did street tacos, Mexican hot chocolate, and s'mores.  Three people asked to move in with us at the reception now that Craig had officially moved out that morning :).  Ha. The cousins looked adorable in their matching outfits and we are so happy for Craig and Chelsea--love them both!  Although the kids keep crying for Craig and saying how much they miss him, even now almost a month later.  Tyler cried for Craig the night he went to the emergency room later in the month.  During the reception, I laughed because Alexa roasted a marshmallow for her s'

September 2015 - Spanish preschool, first haircut, and the chickens start laying eggs!

Alexa started preschool and she loves it.  We found a Spanish immersion school and she's doing great.  The best part is that she comes home and teaches new words to Tyler and sings him songs in Spanish.  It makes me so happy.  Here are some videos of Tyler counting to 10 and praying in Spanish. I will have to take some Alexa Spanish videos to post next month! Translation of his prayer: Padre Celestial, gracias por esta comida. Bendicenos con salud y fuerza.  Te amamos.  En el nombre de Jesucristo, amen. Heavenly Father, thank you for this food.  Bless us with health and strength.  We love you.  In the name of Jesus Christ, amen. In other news, Miss Alexa got her first official haircut at 4 1/2 years old!  We chopped an entire 1/2 inch off, maybe.  Just to even up the front and back.  What a cutie.  She still has baby hair--very fine and thin, but oh so pretty. Alexa also got to go wedding dress shopping with Chelsea.  I think it was the happiest day of her life

August 2015 - Tates in Utah, baby Roman arrives, and Tyler's potty training adventures

Kyle took both kids on our Ward father sons campout and they loved it.  They got to roast s'mores and sleep in a tent and have the time of their lives.   The kids also finished up their swim lessons this month.  Alexa did really well and Tyler has somewhat of a love-hate relationship with swimming.  He gets excited to go and then cries every lesson, but is doing well at floating on his own. It's been fun to have the kids play together all day and run around with Roxy and the chickens in the backyard.    We were excited to welcome more family to Utah in August when Emily and Jered moved out!  It is so wonderful to have more siblings and cousins close by. We also got to welcome cute baby Roman to the family this month.  He's pretty dang adorable. Tyler started potty training and he's a natural.  He caught on by the end of the first day.  When I asked if he was done going to the bathroom yet he said, "No. Be patient!"  And then "I d