Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Birthday & Thanksgiving!

We've had a lot of wrestling in the house lately. The boys like to wrestle but lately Dustin has discovered that Brooklyn is fun to wrestle with too! He knows she can't handle tough wrestling so he usually lets her win. When he's is tired he will exclaim "AAH Mom! Boo got me! She's so tough!" And she responds with laughter.

Dustin had his 4th birthday in November!!! For WEEKS leading up to the big day he asked if it was that day. His favorite give was a HUGE teddy bear that might just be bigger than me. He drags it around the house, snuggles with it when we read, and puts it to bed at night. He insists the bear needs his own blanket and animal to snuggle with.

He insisted on a big orange circle cake with lots of sprinkles and I did my best to comply.


This month Logan's school did Red Ribbon Week! It's where the kids promise to be drug and bully free. The PTA decided the kids would sign their pledge with paint hand prints. Dustin, Brooklyn and I got to go help the kids with the paint and discourage kids from painting the bathroom walls. They loved it, along with the rest of the week's activities.

Logan's favorite day was either Crazy Hair Day or PJ day. He thought it was pretty cool to go to school with red and blue hair.

Dustin was initially excited to get to do crazy hair too, but after doing his hair, red in the back, orange and yellow on top he got pretty upset. I don't know if he was upset the color didn't show up as well on his brown hair as it did on Logan's strait, if he was sad his hair turned curly with the paint, or what. But his hair lasted all of 2 minutes.

Dustin has had quite a few hilarious lines lately. He's such a crack up!

We're in the waiting room for Dustin's exam and I review what the Dr will be checking out. His response was "Um Mom? I'm not wearing underwear. Do you think the Dr will be embarrassed?" Sigh! 

Dustin pointing asks "What's in that Ladie's shirt?!?" Me: She's pregnant, so a baby. Do you remember when Brooklyn was in my belly? (Brooklyn lifts up her shirt and points to her belly) Dustin responds "You never looked like THAT." Me: yes I did, but the Dr took the baby out so I don't look like that now. Dustin asks "did it hurt?" Me: Yes, but it doesn't hurt now. Dustin exclaims "POOR MOM!"

A few nights ago we were eating asparagus with dinner and I commented that my Mom doesn't like it. Dustin exclaims "What is wrong with Grandma? Even the baby likes asparagus!!!" To which Logan responds "What is wrong with all these Plastows? I prefer licorice."

Last week we got to go on a work date night! One of the companies Dave's company works with was doing dinner and a movie (Justice League) so we asked Grandma Linda to babysit so we could go. They also provided popcorn and drinks. It was a nice break. We haven't gone on a date away from the kids in a while (besides the temple a few weeks ago) so it was really nice to get out and relax!

They also had gift bags for the kids that attended. It was a reusable Super Hero bag full of Pez dispensers, super hero masks, necklaces, rings, bouncy balls, stickers and all kinds of other fun stuff. Of course we grabbed one for each boy!

I've been working on Christmas gifts!!! Last week I finished a baby blanket for Brooklyn's baby doll. This might look big from the pic, but the squares are 1.5 inches. They're so tiny but SOOO cute! I've got this and a set of magic bottles (the ones that look like the milk and juice is being drunk) for her. I've bought all her gifts for Christmas already, but this is the one I'm most excited to give her! And all it cost was my time. The material was all scraps from old jammies my Mom, Granmda Yoder, or I have made.

Last Wednesday we got a new mattress! I've been having hip & muscle pains since I was pregnant with Brooklyn. I always get them when pregnant but this time they haven't gone away! The bed hasn't cured me but since getting this bed I've actually been able to sleep. I used to be up tossing and turning a few times a week because it hurt so bad. Now it hurts when I lay down, but doesn't hurt after a while and I can sleep! So big win there. It was on early Black Friday sale so we got it $100 off plus free pillows!

Thanksgiving was last weekend and we enjoyed our time off. Logan had a whole day of school Monday and a half day Tuesday. So he was home to help Dustin and I prepare for the big day. We made rolls and mashed potatoes to bring to Dave's family for dinner. Logan requested we make a pie just for our family because "we always have pie at Thanksgiving but we never have any to bring home for leftovers!" So we made him a pie.

Brooklyn loves hiding in boxes! She thinks we can't see her

We did a little Black Friday shopping, but mostly on the computer. I braved Walmart for half off socks & underwear for the boys. Because those are NEVER on sale. Dave and I also ordered new cell phones online. They were 80% off. Ours have been dieing for at least a year (I can't remember when we got them). He can't call me for some reason and both of us can't recieve group texts most of the time. I've also had problems sending picture texts lately. Also both of our screens are cracked. I wasn't planning on buying new ones (the old ones still worked) but when I saw I could get us both new ones for less than half of one normally, I was sold.

We've also been posting the pile of stuff we've been meaning to sell online. Like an old TV, old watch, movies. All kinds of things we don't use but think someone might want. So far we've sold 5 of the items.

Brooklyn has taught herself to open the childproof lock for under the kitchen sink. I thought it was Dustin opening the cabinet (he only recently learned how to get in) and hiding the locking device. But after putting it back on for the third time yesterday I stayed in the kitchen reading and watched her do it!!! So I had to install the permeant locks that I have on the drawers. Little punk.

This week I've worked 2 hours a day and the great part about working is I can work on a project while I wait for someone to answer the phone. Yesterday I drafted, and cut out this dress for Brooklyn for Christmas! Last night Dave was exhausted and fell asleep at 9 so I stayed up and sewed it together too! So a dress in a day.

It turned out pretty cute for a "what's in my stash that might make a cute Christmas Dress?" I even had the maroon zipper in my bag of a million zippers! As soon as I put this dress on her and sat her down to take a picture she jumped up and took off zombie running! So I now have about 20 pictures of her running away from me laughing at me.

So imagine this on a baby. It turned out really cute!

Dustin has also been practicing like crazy for a musical performance he plans to do With Papa Mike. This is his best jam session

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