but I thought I'd do a quick update on what we've been up to.
Last month we celebrated Derek's birthday.
My mom watched the kids and we went out to dinner at Outback
(we haven't been there in years)
on his actual birthday.
It was so nice having a night out,
and I hope he had a great birthday
and I hope he knows how much we love and appreciate him.
He is the best!!!
(hmmm, interesting look Ethan!)
Julia was so excited when we got plenty of snow last month.
And Ethan was sad, lol.
Interesting note-- we used Mr Potato Head parts for one of these
and I think we'll be doing it again next time.
I only helped her once when she needed help lifting the middle section onto the bottom section.
And the next day when her friend came over they made two more!
Last month our ward had its annual Pinewood Derby.
Ethan decided to leave his car in the original rectangle shape.
We weren't too disappointed
since it saved us tons of time.
and it seemed to really help.
We didn't make it to the early weigh-in
so we were on our own to weight the car down.
Derek drilled a hole in the back
and we used coins to get it as heavy as we could while still being under the limit.
We just used heavy tape over the back to hold them in.
(We wanted to be able to add or take some out if we needed to adjust the weight.)
On Ethan's last race the car hit the bumper at the end of the track
and the tape came loose sending the coins flying everywhere.
It was pretty funny, and luckily Ethan didn't have a problem with it.
We quickly taped it back up
and it was ready to race again in the second round.
He was SO excited to come in #5 this year.
Ethan's Utah program was a couple weeks ago and Derek and I were both able to go.
That's one huge benefit of Derek working from home lots more these days.
Ethan did great in the program and even had a speaking part that he neglected to tell us about.
Last week the kids had a day off of school so we decided to get out of Utah county and we headed up to Jungle Jim's.
The kids had fun, but Ethan was ready to leave way earlier than Julia was.
After we had been there for 2 hours she told us she was just getting started.
It was fun spending the day together!
Our biggest project right now is the addition of a closet
This week I had to have the 3 hour glucose test at the Dr's office
I hate how quickly I put on weight when I'm pregnant. I'm getting nervous about losing the baby weight after this little one gets here, it always seems so hard!
The school just started doing 4H clubs this year, and Ethan and Julia are participating in the current session. They love it!
Ethan is in the All Star Sports class, and he gets to play all kinds of sports with other kids his age, he has the best time! They even get to go on a fieldtrip to a BYU basketball game later this month.
Julia is in the Cool Cats Craft club and she has so much fun staying after school with her best friend and getting to do all sorts of fun crafts. She absolutely loves it!
Well that's a quick summary of what we've been up to,
hope you're all doing OK!!