Here's a cute baby who sometimes smiles for the camera on command. :)
Thursday the 17th (my brother's BD!), the kids had Dad's a Donuts at school!
Anna did some Thanksgiving activities at preschool.
My visiting teachers came. That evening Dan helped serve at our ward's annual Special Needs Mutual dinner.
Friday I went to ladies lunch. In the evening Dan and I went on a date to see "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", then we went out to dinner with some of Dan's family to Tony Burger.
Saturday morning the kids had Primary Program practice and Dan had a super Saturday (9am-5pm) to kick off Tithing Settlement, with appointments every 5 minutes! He had a small break in the middle of the day to conduct a baptism for McKenna's friend, Maleah. That evening we went grocery shopping.
Sunday was our Primary Program! The kids did really well with their parts and singing. I wish I could remember what they said...
I also wanted to document Anna's new way to write H's and A's. She either draws a bunch of vertical lines and crosses them, or a bunch of zigzag lines and crosses them. Pretty smart!
In the evening we also worked on a Lego set McKenna got while BD shopping with Grandma.
Monday, our kids started their full week of Thanksgiving break. McKenna still had dance, but in the evening we had a family home evening on gratitude. It's always so great to see what the kids say they are thankful for.
Tuesday McKenna had her 8 year old well-check.
McKenna's 8 Year Old Stats
Height: 49.2in (1.2in increase in 1 year) 30th percentile
Weight: 49lbs 8oz (2lbs 4oz increase in 1 year) 8th percentile (skinny little thing)
Wednesday I went with Ben to his music class for the last day of the semester then we had some friends over in the afternoon for play dates.
Thursday was THANKSGIVING! Bethany finally fit in this beautiful handmade sweater from our friend Amanda Koldewyn. Also, Bethany's post-bath curls are so pretty.
We watched the parade in the morning and worked on sorting through toys, then we headed up to Midway to be with the Nelson family! It was a smaller turn out than past years, but still wonderful. HUGE amounts of food! Making sure no one went home hungry.
We even heard some special remarks from Grandfather about gratitude.
The kids did some crafting and we could write letters to the missionaries serving from the Nelson family.
When we got home that night we had the Winegars over for popcorn and watched the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.
Friday we did yard work and decorated for Christmas. In the evening we went to a new interactive aquarium in Layton called Sea Quest. The owners are the Boyles who are Dave and Laurie's next door neighbors.
Ben and Ollie flashing the U. We even fed some sharks.
Afterwards, we went to the Hilton Garden Restaurant with all who came to the aquarium.
It's so wonderful to live close to so many Webster family members and to spend great quality time with them!
Saturday was the extended Thompson Thanksgiving. Also a small-ish crowd, but fabulous to see everyone who came!
Dan teaching Ben the ways of the sweeping the church gym.
Some cute baby girls at Webster Family dinner on Sunday. Missing Kate, Hailey, and Amelia.
Monday night, Dan and I went to the Utah vs. Butler basketball game.
Tuesday we got quite a bit of snow and Ben and Anna went out to play in it before lunch. They made that little Olaf 100% by themselves!
Anna got a good little workout running in the snow.
Tuesday afternoon McKenna also had a consultation for braces with Dan's cousin, Dr. Maxfield.
Tuesday and Thursday in preschool Anna learned about the letter Kk! They kicked, did karate, and painted.
And here's some fun pictures of Beffy! She discovered the drawer under the stove which happens to be empty and fairly dusty. ;) She also started practicing feeding herself her yogurt in the morning. It's so fun watch, but not so fun to clean up. Bethany was also getting over a cold and had a slight fever which began a couple weeks of terrible sleeping for her! I took a picture of the monitor to document how tired she was because an hour after I put her down, she was still in exactly the same position!
Anna taught her self to do a summersault! Crazy hair is an added bonus!
Ben is getting pretty good at reading! This is from a Magic Treehouse book.