2015 started off with a bang! Nana Turney generously gifted us with a staycation. We checked into the Marriott Grand Chateau on New Years Eve. We were all so excited to welcome in the new year with yummy treats, an unbeatable view, and fireworks right outside our window. We woke up New Years day and roamed Las Vegas Blvd. more famously known as "The Strip" and immediately regretted it. The strip is no place for children. Or Mommy's and Daddy's. Adam and I took the kids to UNLV to show them around our old stomping grounds and reminisce. We watched some movies in the hotel and bathed the stench of the strip off ourselves. It was a magnificent trip!
The weather was unseasonably warm, even for Las Vegas, which meant lots of scooter rides, trips to the park, and walks. We also went to the library, Chuck E. Cheese, etc. Sam and I got to go up to Utah, where we celebrated baby Jack, our soon to be nephew/cousin.
Hannah: Hannah is now a CTR 5. Speaking of primary, Hannah gave a talk on patience and it was absolutely amazing. Adam kept saying, "How did she learn to read?!?" Ummm...I taught her! Several people have told me this month how smart Hannah is when answering questions in primary. Someone called her doctrinally solid, and very deep.
Hannah was happy to be back at school. She has lots of friends and it's so fun watching her grow up to be a person. She loves to create art and work on projects, which means lots of gifts for Mommy.
Paige: We couldn't believe that Paige was old enough for primary! She was so excited and kept calling herself our "big primary girl." Unfortunately, the hype leading up to primary wasn't what Paige had in mind, and she's had a difficult time staying in class ever since, opting instead to come with me to relief society. I have no doubt that one day soon Paige will be ready and she'll do great.
A new month meant that Paige got to host preschool again at her house. She loves class, she loves her friends, but most of all she loves Tessa the travelling bear. Paige was sick the week we got Tessa, so she was lucky enough to cuddle and get comforted by Tessa Bear.
Paige also got to on a field trip to California Pizza Kitchen. She loves CPK and had a blast making her own pizza.
Sam: Sam continues to grow and learn new tricks on the daily. This month he got two new teeth bringing the total to six and he loves to use them to bite Mommy while he's nursing. Ouch! Sam gave us quite the scare when he got sick in late January, and there is nothing worse than caring for a sick child, but he pulled through like a champ. Sam started sleeping through the night, pulling himself up in a standing position, and roaming freely around the house. Everyone enjoyed him at Lindsey's shower. He has the best disposition and the BEST machine gun laugh.