Since Alicia and I both have jobs, we send our kids to our fantastic neighbors to play and learn during the day. Emily just loves going over and every morning is just so excited – she’s just so cute and so happy!
Technically, this is a pretty terrible photo. Not straight, random car in the background, not 100% in focus. Artistically it has some beautiful light going on – especially on her face. Emotionally it’s a 10/10.
It’s winter. Night comes too soon and it’s too cold to play outside. Usually we often take advantage of the indoor playground at University Mall… but thanks to COVID the playground is closed. Tonight I took the kids anyway to at least get out of the house and walk around a bit. Stupid COVID.
Or, alternate title – A failed attempt to go off-road.
It’s winter. That means the mountains are typically snowy and muddy. But I still wanted to go take my new SUV to go play around. Unfortunately the Forest Service had different plans for me and closed up all the roads I wanted to go on. Which is probably good. I most likely would have gotten stuck. By myself. In the mountains. With 3 kids.
So instead we ended up walking around Tibble Fork for about 10 minutes until we all got too cold. The end.
Not much commentary here besides I love how joyful my kids look. Okay, so the sun was pretty bright and this was a few hours before trick-or-treating but still. It’s kinda funny.
Oddly enough it took some serious pressuring to get Emmett out to trick or treat this year. I have no idea why. He just wanted to stay home and play. But eventually I convinced him to go out, and he had a blast.
Along the way we heard that a neighbor just a few houses down (the opposite direction we had started) was giving away full-size candy-bars. I told this to Emmett as we were winding down and he was just so excited.
We got to the house, he rang the doorball. They answered and said “Hello!” Emmett just looked up and in a robotic drawl said “FULL SIZE CANDY BARRR”. It was so dang funny.
Our yard is still half torn up. We have plans to build a deck off the front of the house but we’re not ready to do that just yet, especially with materials being about 40% more than usual. So, we have a nice dirt and rock pile. Which will become a sloppy mud hole in the winter time. That doesn’t stop Emmett from having a heckuva time with his cars and trucks though. And I’m okay with that.