Monday I worked on getting back into our routine. I cleaned and got groceries then went to gymnastics with Anna. That evening we had the first Nelson Family BD party with our beloved Prophet and Grandfather. After dinner he said a few words and then let opened up for a little Q&A session. He is so thoughtful and willing to answer any of our questions we had. We took this giant group picture and afterwards Dan and I counted at least 50 family members NOT in attendance. We love all those amazing people!
We also celebrated the January BDs which included our BEN!
Tuesday was very chill. My visiting teachers came over, I picked up groceries in the afternoon, and in the evening Dan had church meetings and I edited pictures while the kids listened to the Greatest Showman soundtrack.
We each got copies of the historic issues of the Church News and the Deseret News all about Grandfather becoming the new Prophet. There was even a picture of our three girls with Grandfather and Grandma Sylvia. I also took a couple pictures of Bethany "hiding" while she goes number two in her diaper. She gets mad if you draw attention to it, so she say, "No mom, see me!" McKenna made this "Feelings Flower" with our window markers and she wrote inspirational sayings on each petal. Pretty awesome! She wrote things like "Don't worry about a thing, Reach for the stars, Love one another, Believe in yourself, Never give up, Be confident, Have hope in all you do, Stand tall, Follow your dreams, Don't be afraid, You are special."
Wednesday I had a doctor's appointment and while Ben was on his BD date with grandma, I helped McKenna with her cross stitch project for activity days while listening to the "Greatest Showman." With her cute fake glasses we kinda look alike, huh? ;)
For Ben's BD date, we chose to go to Build a Bear. She said he was deciding between a Kylo Ren or a Pokemon guy, but then ended up picking Toothless from "How to Train Your Dragon." Quite fitting since he is toothless.
Then they ate at McDonald's and bought a few things from Old Navy as well.
Thursday Anna had music, Bethany napped at Grandma's while I volunteered in Ben's class while they finished their DIBLES testing. That evening the girls played this adorable dance class.
Friday I woke up not feeling well with a yucky tummy. In spite of that, I made two freezer lasagnas; one for us, and one for the Roths. Desi also came over to play. The girls had some awesome dress-ups!
After school, I took all the girls to get their hair trimmed. McKenna always loves how braids crimp her hair.
Also, when we took out Bethany's messy pigtail buns, the curls were pretty darn cute!
That evening I went to a RS Activity where they served soup and salad and then had three classes (painting, freezer meals, and making a decorative clip board). I went to the freezer meal class taught by Meghan Johnson and got some great new recipes to try.
Saturday we got a babysitting in the morning and went to the temple and then lunch at 5 Guys with Dan's parents, followed by a trip to Costco. Once we were home for the afternoon, we started organizing McKenna's room so we could move Bethany to a big girl bed! We sorted, threw stuff out, and vacuumed. In the end, Bethany was pretty darn excited! Dan gave himself a haircut that night.
We still had Bethany sleep one more night in her crib, then tried her first Sunday nap in her new bed and she did great.
Sunday was a pretty relaxing day. After church Mickelle hung out here most of the day. We checked out her new car, watched shows, napped, had left overs for dinner, and looked at the NEW COMPUTER we bought at Costco the day before! Bethany came out of her room a few times but eventually went to sleep around 10:45.
Monday at Anna's gymnastics she finally made some progress on her cartwheel! I finished moving some of Bethany's stuff over to the new room and organized the baby's closet a little. Paisley came over for a little bit before preschool. We had a nice FHE that evening doing another Topical Guide topic and then playing Cover Your Assets which I WON! That night Bethany came out 5 times so we finally put a child lock on the inside of the door.
Tuesday morning McKenna had an orthodontist appointment and Bethany had a speech appointment. Camille came over to play in the afternoon and Ben had gymnastics. Dinner was rough that night with Anna crying for a good 30 mins about not wanting to eat what I had made. So frustrating!
Wednesday Desi and Paisley came over to play in the morning.
McKenna and Ben played at Lewis's in the afternoon because they had early out as well. McKenna finished her cross stitch while I read to her her book report book (The Westing Game--one of my favorite books!). That evening I took half of a dinner to the Searle's and then went out to dinner with Mickelle and our friend Bonnie. McKenna and Ben started an art class taught by one of our neighbors. We also found out that both our kids progressed from their class spelling bee to the school spelling bee! So exciting!