On Monday we had the first snow of the season and all of the little people in the house were super excited. Before the kids had even eaten breakfast they wanted to get out and build a snowman. We managed to hold them off until after they had gotten dressed but then they were out to work. They got a little tiny snowman up but the snow didn't last much more than just that one day (though the cold has stuck around!) The kids are looking forward to more snow (though their parents not so much!)
This was Bella's first snow and she thought it was pretty special. She went tearing around the yard chasing snow piles and filling her mouth up with snow. She looked a little silly when she finally came in.
Alex had his school holiday party this week which he has been looking forward to for weeks. It was a soup and salad lunch with a few different activites. His favorite was making 'Snowman Soup' (hot coco powder with candy mixed in) that he can make sometime.
Debbie had a date with Greg's sister to see Into the Woods at BYU. Debbie really enjoyed the show. It made her wish she was more involved in theater.
Debbie has a Christmas holiday tradition (borrowed from Greg's Mom) of unwrapping and reading a Christmas book before bed. Alex was particularly excited because tonight he unwrapped his favorite book this week.
We also had a fun three days with Greg's brother in town. We did a lot of gaming of all kinds and packed as much as we could into the short time he was here. We played a lot of Pandemic Legacy Season 2 which has been a fun cooperative adventure even though it can feel despairing when you aren't winning.
We take it pretty seriously...
We also did two escape rooms with friends. We had originally just booked a reservation to do one but after how much fun we had on that one, we asked the babysitter to hang tight and we did another one. We've loved every escape room we've done and this one was no different... one of them (the western one below) may even be our favorite we've ever done. Everybody worked together really well and we were able to solve both of them with only a single clue. We felt pretty good about that.
We also ate a lot of good food while Greg's brother was in town. That included restaurants but also a taste testing with Miracle Berries. Miracle Berries turn sour foods sweet so we got a bunch of sour candy and fruits and tried it out. It was kind of interesting but not as mind-blowing as we thought... probably don't need to try it again soon. The only really cool part was tasting lemons where your brain expects sour but it tastes like a super sweetened lemonade.
While Greg and Debbie were at their party, Uncle took the kids for some yummy BBQ.
Everybody chowing down together at the place that has everything!