Monday, Hannah and I went to the mecca called Costco. I should not have been overwhelmed since I have had a membership to Sam's Club for the past two years but I was. This Costco was huge. I had a $50 gift card we received for Christmas so we got a couple of things to tie us over for the week apples, soda, corn dogs and some of Costco's huge and delicious muffins. Mmmmm! Yes, I have not started eating healthier yet.
Tuesday,The kids and I went outside and they rode their bikes. Taylor got a new Spiderman helmet for Christmas and was itching to try it out. There were a few spots where Hannah (2) had to help push Taylor (4) up the hill because he did not have enough momentum. We also helped bring two little puppies, who were getting cold being outside, back to their house. The kids had a lot of fun being outside and did not want to go back inside.
Later, that night I filled in and had the Bear Den over at our house. The boys were passing off teaching each a new game and learning to play new games. We played "The Skittle Game" A get to know you game where they could take up to five skittles one of each color and each color was a different question they had to answer. We played "Stampede", where the boys have to do different actions when they are called out and whoever is last to complete the action is out. One action is Indian where they lay down flat. Stampede where you point to a wall and they have to run to it. Two men to a fire where they sit down and act like they are roasting marshmellows over a fire. Two men on a log, where one boy acts like he is a log and the other two sit on him. We also played Hot Potato with a potato that Brian's grandma made out a pantyhose, googly eyes, and a permanent marker (: You can also play this standing up with a broom. We played an animal game where you everyone had an action for their animal they had to do (I was a mosquito) and then you had to do the action for one of the other animals (players) and then they would do their action and another animal's action and so on. If someone hesitated or did a wrong action they were out. The last game we played was four corners. Before the game starts you pick 4 corners and number them. Than the person who is IT kneels down in the middle eyes closed and counts to seven and than yells out a number whoever is in that corner is out or any boy(s) that are not in a corner are also out. The person who is IT then picks the next person to be IT.
All in all it was a very busy hour full of game playing and I think my kids were thoroughly entertained. I will be having the Bear Den over to my house again this week since the Bear leaders had their work schedules change and will no longer be able to teach Bears.
Friday, Dad was home again. We were spoiled having him home through the holidays. And with him working mostly nights this week they were missing their Daddy especially around bedtime. So on Friday, Dad built a snowman, Mr. Frosty, with Taylor and Hannah, while Mom and Ryan went on errands. Later that night, Dad took the two older kids to the rec center to swim while Ryan took his afternoon nap. They swam for over 2 hours and when they got home we had pizza and salad for dinner. Today, after I got home from cleaning offices all morning my new side job, I just enjoyed being home with Brian and the kids. We then got Burger King and ate it on the way up to Lehi to go to Cabela's. Brian got a $25 gift card to Cabela's from his co-worker, Brad. Brian bought some snow gaiters to go over his boots and lower half of his pant legs to keep out the snow.
On the way home, Hannah had to go potty so when I saw the HOT Doughnut light on at Krispy Kreme we stopped there so she could use the bathroom and we could get some complimentary doughnuts. We were all going to go to the BYU Men's Basketball game but Taylor (4) fell asleep and there was no waking him so I dropped Brian and Hannah off at the game and they got a ride home with Brian's sister Angie and the cousins.
Life is full.