Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Fergy Christmas Festivities 2014

As is tradition in our lil' Fergy family Christmas Eve morning we went and visited the elves at Gardener village. We also enjoy doing this, but this year the wind made it FREEZING, note all the hoods and little red noses!
All Christmas Eve afternoon we rested and watched movies IT WAS AWESOME!For dinner we invited our neighbors the Walpoles to join us, but I don't have any pictures of them. We had our traditional Lasagna Italian dinner and then decorated our gingerbread Santa cookies for Santa, I noted this year the decorations where much more conservative.
After cookies our guest went home and we read our PJ elves book and opened our pjs in a pail.
We then read our Christmas story and reenacted it with our nativity set and then threw our the food for the reindeer.
When the food was all set out Cory and I snuggled watching it's a wonderful life and sometime in the night Santa came and left all his goodies for us, but not before I was able to snap a pictures of him, which I printed and left on the tree, proof that Santa is real (our 7yr old was real close to getting coal this year for serious doubts).
In our family we always take a pic in the morning after we read the Christmas story once again before the kids run to the tree.
Santa was good to all the kiddos this year they all got exactly what they asked for , plus A LOT more!
I loved some of the great faces my kiddos got when they got a few more awesome gifts from uncle Robert.
After present we had our yummy breakfast and then spent all day watching movies playing and watching the snow dump down outside!!
Dinner was our traditional roast beast, except since I overcooked it a bit, we joked it was the national Lampoon's  version of dinner, SUPER DRY, you needed gravy to make it pallet-able.
in the evening we finally went out and started shoveling the driveway, although it was pretty useless as it was still snowing and they wind was blowing it all around. We also helped out neighbors shovel, who are from Africa and for one of them it was the first time dealing with snow. He was pretty funny shoving in his flip slops with no gloves.
After freezing to death we came back in and watch some more of our Christmas movies while Phoebe and daddy put together her new Lego set, she LOVES Leogs!
This turned out to be the most relaxing Christmas yet, I would love for it to snow us in on Christmas every year!

Monday, December 22, 2014

November 2014 Tidbits

The beginning November was a milestone in our Fergy Family NO MORE THUMB SUCKERS! To celebrate I let Sophie and Cami pick out a toy, Sophie picked out Flint Ryder  and Cami choose a Play-mobile doll set. I then let the kiddos stay up a bit later for an ice-cream party. Cami still every once in a while sucks her thumb, but it's not an everyday issue and we are working on eliminating that.
This year we also baked pumpkin seed as requested by Phoebe. I made two batches, one cinnamon sugar and one savory with a chexmix like seasoning, which was my favorite.
In November I also finished my lat Young Women's project to earn my Personal Progress Medallion. The string art temple was my last project, I made a couple of them to fill my 10 hr requirement.
Costco also put out all their Christmas toy, including this humongous teddy bear, that Cami wanted, but I told her it wouldn't fit in the van. She then corrected me saying it didn't need to go in the van Santa could bring it in his sleigh.
Cory got 2 ticket from his boss to go see the Utah Oregon game where he sat in the middle of the Utah season ticket holders to watch the Duck trample the Utes.
The twin learned how to make breakfast for daddy and were so proud for him to eat their "yummy" butter with a side of bagel breakfast.
I have to admit I am a sucker for cute sleeping pics, including this one like father like son.
We got our first hint of snow in November and unfortunately we haven't see hardly any of the white stuff since.
Josh has always been my cuddly lovey boy. He doesn't like to be by himself and he LOVE his twiner Cami. One day when I walked by I saw these two cuddled like this watching TV.
I once saw this punishment for kids not getting a long on FB so one day when these girls could not go 5 minutes without fighting I pulled out the shirt and made them both wear it for 30 minutes, it worked like a charm! This is my new favorite fighting punishment. Plus it makes for the BEST picture!
I finally have been convinced to start attending the free workout classes offered in our area 3xs a week. It is nice I am able to bring all my little workout buddies, but I look forward to the day I will no longer have to workout and then check to make sure there is no trouble with my kiddos happening.
In November the 3 older kiddos when for their annual checkups and they were thrilled that no one had to get shots this time! The kiddos stats were as follows:

Phoebe-
Weight: 33 lbs (Not on Charts)
Height: 41.5 in (Not on Charts)

Cami- 
Weight: 39 lbs 2 oz (45% for girls)
Height: 43.2 in (60-65% for girls)

Josh- 
Weight: 43 lbs (60-65% for boys)
Height: 43.7 in (60-65% for boys)
One Saturday we took the kiddos to see a local Elk and buffalo farm, all the kiddos though it was really cool, but unfortunately, we couldn't stay long since the wind was so bitter cold all we wanted to do was get back in the warm car and house.
We finished off the month with a couple of fun dates, one with all the adult Fergys where we ate at The Pie Underground and then shopped at City Creek. The other date was a stay-at home tailgating UofO date, which we of course won!
November was a busy month with Thanksgiving and gearing o for Christmas , but we still managed to do lots of fun stuff !