So this is by far the biggest break I have taken on the blog.  My apologies everybody!  We really have not been up to much since Halloween I guess.  And we were just hit with the flu bug at our house big time.  My kids have never had the flu.  Its true that they have thrown-up before but they have never thrown-up so much that their tummies were empty.  It was pretty much the saddest thing ever.  And it lasted forever!  Sophie was still barfing 6 days later.  Yuck.  I have done so much laundry and changed the sheets so many times I must deserve a year long break!  But we survived!  The sad part was that it really ruined our Thanksgiving.  I thought I had sufficiently cleaned the bug out of my house before I invited my family over, but there must have been germs somewhere because we saw it slowly pass through everyone in the house.  But for those of us who were well, I think our Thanksgiving feast did not disappoint.  And I think we created some great memories (like all 3 kids barfing within a 30 minute window) even if they weren’t exactly the ones we were looking for.

I love those last 2 photos.  Sophie has her usual attitude cause Isaac is trying to play with her and then the aftermath is his sweet soul starting to cry cause he has never heard a noise so loud.  And she seems so happy about it.  I know I always talk about this lady’s sass but it is a real thing.  She is only 14 months old and has already had a handful of timeouts.  Prayers would be greatly appreciated!  Most of the family shots above were taken by Jack.  The girls in the family woke up early Thanksgiving morning and ran the Utah Human Race 5K.  It was a good way to start the morning and justified about 1 scoop of our delicious Yam Souffle.  I heart Thanksgiving.

To wrap up this post I have a few random shots from the weeks leading up the our flu epidemic and Thanksgiving.  Jack really loves Little Drummer Boy by Josh Groban and Jingle Bells by Ryan Shupe so we listen to them over and over again.  One night him and Sophie were so happy and dancing all around.  So cute.  And it is small miracle when Dan makes it home before bedtime.  The kids were overjoyed to see him and immediately sat down on his lap for story time.  Love it!  Finally, Jack got out his blocks one morning and built a helicopter.  I was pretty proud of his creation.




5 Replies to “Slacker”

  1. So good to hear all the latest! Sophie’s hair is getting long. I love her squat. And time outs?! Crazy girl! And Jack is so great! That kid always puts a smile on my face.

  2. Finally, it has happened to me, right in front of my face and just cannot fight it…Amy has blogged!! I will be needing all your pics from Thanksgiving. The pic of Jack and I cutting the apples…I don’t know how we didn’t have an apple and Kerri’s hair pie…horrifying! What a strange and memorable Thanksgiving! At least you and I had pulled through to hold down the fort.

  3. Oh man!!…poor little Isaac and his “sweet soul!”..such a sensitive little guy! haha that killed me, ame! So truth be told, we really did still have a great time, even though we all barfed! Only wished we were all healthy so we could play more games. I guess we will just have to come back again soon! 🙂

  4. Of course I’m glad to see an update. I’m so sorry the sickness ran through the family… especially over the holiday! Knock on wood but my kids have never had throw up/flu… that has got to be the pits!

    Your kids are adorable Ame (and Dan)! I think Sophie and Sydney could be BFF in the sassiness department it seems. Syd definitely has her own attitude 🙂

  5. Good to get caught up on my babies! Sophie’s squat and grin is hilarious and poor little Iz buddy getting his feeling hurt. I loved the dancing picture and can’t wait to see Iz and S walking and dancing. They are growing up way to fast for my liking. And then there is big boy Jack, Jack! I love my big kiddies as well. Wish we could have come up but so glad we didn’t have to do the barfing thing.

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