Friday, January 1, we cleaned up Christmas and dusted and vacuumed.
Saturday, the kids had a pancake breakfast to meet their new Primary teachers for the new year. We had an extended Webster family lunch and white elephant gift exchange. McKenna and Anna got haircuts and I vacuumed and cleaned out the van a little. Unfortunately, my cleaning was interrupted by the kids running out to tell me Anna had just thrown up. Great! Poor thing. She threw up about 5 times total and was thankfully done by about 9pm. She fell asleep on Dan while we watched a movie and thankfully she slept through the night.
Sunday Dan took the older two to church while I stayed home with Anna and Bethany. Anna enjoyed a nice bath by herself for once. :)
Monday, I got out of the shower to find cute little signs of Anna keeping herself busy.
That evening we were invited to attend the Provo City Center Temple Open House with Dan's Grandfather and others in the Nelson family. It's such a beautiful building with an amazing history. (So wild to think I was in the Provo Tabernacle rehearsing for a choir concert just hours before it burned down back in 2010.)
After the open house, we got a babysitter for the older three and took Bethany to the Jazz game with Grandpa and Uncle Sam.
It was an intense game at the end which the Jazz, unfortunately, lost by one point.
Tuesday, McKenna's class performed in their school assembly during a "show what you know" segment. Their class did a rap about adding doubles.
Thankfully, my friend is a secretary at the school and sent this picture and video.
A sweet video of Ben getting some good laughs from Bethany.
Remember the Hoodie Footies we got for Christmas? Well, we had a little experiment to see if I could fit inside Dan's WITH him... Success!
Wednesday, I met up with two of my college roommates at the Aquarium in Draper. Nine kids (present) between us. So fun to be with them and talk mommy stuff! They always inspire me!
The kids put on a lovely show that evening. I want to always remember these little programs!
Thursday morning, Anna brought Bethany these spoons to enjoy.
Thursday was Ben's 5th Birthday!! What a GREAT boy he is!
Opening presents in the morning; an Ironman jacket, a Nerf gun, and a Hoberman Sphere.
I went to Ben's preschool and found this cute picture of him hanging up. He built that all by himself!
He wore a birthday crown, showed off his star poster with all his "favorites" on it, and they sang a cute song to him. "We're the candles, you're the cake" (tune of London Bridges). "Make a wish a blow us out, blow us out, blow us out... It's your birthday!" We also gave his classmates slinkies and skittles since the letter of the day was "Ss".
Ben also went to breakfast with Dan that morning and got a special Mickey Mouse pancake! He requested Swedish Meatballs for his birthday dinner and Oreos for dessert.
I posted on Instagram:
"He is so smart, creative, and energetic. He loves to make things (especially for people) and is so lovey and snuggly. His favorite colors are red and green. He told his preschool class he wants to be Superman when he grows up so he can save the world."
He seemed to be a little somber and "chill" most of the day. I was surprised and thought maybe he had magically "matured" overnight. ;) Turns out, I think he just wasn't feeling well. He threw up around 2am. Poor guy; not a fun way to end a birthday.
Ben’s 5-year-old Birthday Interview (Jan. 7, 2016)
What is you favorite color? Red and green
What is your favorite toy? New Nerf Gun
What is your favorite fruit? Pears
What is your favorite TV Show? Curious George
What is your favorite movie? Star Wars
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Ramen
What is your favorite outfit to wear? Utah Shirts
What is your favorite game to play? Rummikub Yatzee
What is your favorite snack? Squishy apple sauce
What is your favorite animal? Tiger
What is your favorite song? Three Scare Crows
What is your favorite book? Big Brown Bear
Who is your best friend? Jordan and Bennett
What is your favorite cereal? Cheerios
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play in the snow
What is your favorite thing to drink? Chocolate Milk and Sprite
What is your favorite holiday? Christmas and my birthday
What do you like to take to bed with you at night? My puppy (stuffed animal)
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Pancakes and cheese
What do you want to have for dinner? Swedish Meatballs
What do you want to be when you grow up? Superman
What is your favorite thing to do with our family? Snuggle them
What’s your favorite thing to do in preschool? Make stuff
Bethany trying apple sauce for the first time. She seems a little confused by it.