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Showing posts from February, 2017

February 2017 - Tyler the 4-year old

Tyler and I had a lunch date at the Carl's Jr play place and I realized that it is really painful for adults to crawl around in those things.  My knees and back were killing me!  He requested that we play Hungry Hippos after dinner and I was again reminded how much I love birthdays when kids are so little and easy to please.  He was sooo happy to play a silly game and get two presents--a Spiderman mask and some ninja turtle action figures. He requested a dragon birthday party and the weather was amazing for the first week of February.  We were going to have a big obstacle course in our living room, but happily moved it all outside.  The kids started out making their own shields out of cardboard cake circles, adhesive jewels, and markers; then we did washable dragon warrior paint; and headed out to the obstacle course.  They had to crawl through a cave on their bellies, jump over fire, walk the plank across a river, and roll down a grassy hill, all while fighting fire-breathi

January 2017 - Arizona Circus

We rang in the new year at Peggy and Paul's house in the midst of great company.  We played Code Names for hours and had lots of fun. And here's a link to our annual kids' video telling us what they want to be when they grow up! I had a work conference in Phoenix, so it was a great excuse to bring the family and visit Great Grandma and Grandpa Swingle in Mesa.  Grandma chased and walked all around with Tad, played Skip-Bo with Alexa, and made lots of yummy meals.  The kids were excited to fly there and Tyler and I made paper airplanes on the airplane to make it even more fun and special (his idea). Kyle would bring the kids to come and visit me every day.  I would sneak out of the conference and play a quick game of tag or hide and seek and try to talk to them on the phone before they went to bed. The circus came to Orem and we had fun going as a family.  Tyler loved the motorcycles riding in a ball of death and fury.  He asked if he could have one for