The 1st part of February looked like this...
There was quite a bit of sledding...
and playing in the snow with friends.
There was Kenna's school ski day.
Shane is always so good to go to these with the girls.
Not gonna lie... he gets super sad when they get old enough to say nicely, "Hey dad it's OK if you can't make it...." Which he doesn't get and I have had to translate for him!
There were moments like this where I had to stop to take a picture...
Looks like, "guys day out."
But really when do you see 3 big bucks walking down the sidewalk with NO females around????
Tayler took Garrett D. to Sweethearts Dance.
They were adorable and had a great time.
This was Saturday...
Monday she had her wisdom teeth out.
THAT was NOT a great experience for her.
She had one thing she was worried about...
Having the IV for the sedation.
Unfortunately we figured out later that she was super dehydrated,
the poor dentist tried running the IV in 4 different spots, even her foot.
And let me tell you... Tayler was NOT happy about that.
We could have come back another day, but... we were already there...
Finally we decided to just give her laughing gas and go for it.
For Tayler that was a BAD, BAD, BAD idea.
She couldn't relax enough to even breathe the gas good.
She's never even had a filling so the whole numb thing was completely new to her.
I sat in the waiting room and heard her screaming for all 4 teeth.
That was a HORRIBLE two hours for ALL of us!
The dentist totally earned his money that day.
I felt bad for him... because he felt so bad.
I felt bad for Tayler because she was DISTRAUGHT!!
I felt bad for the other patients there... because they will NEVER want to get their wisdom teeth out!
I still don't know if it was pain, fear, emotions or all of the above.
But that girl NEEDED to be sedated!
An emotional wreck, I have about 20 minutes of video of her after we were out of there.
Video that you'd think she was on drugs in but she wasn't...
a super sad day.
She had gobs of visitors that day.
Later in the evening Hayden (her boy) was over,
She passed out cold and he and Shane helped get her on the couch.
The poor guy kept saying, "um, do you think I should go now?"
He's still around, so I guess it wasn't a deal breaker. hahaha
She recovered quickly except for the swelling and bruising. haha
Even went to school for a few classes after only 1 day off.
She looked hot! hahaha
The next day...
And the bruising just got worse.
She just loved cheering at a girls AND a boys home Basketball game that week!!
A little infection that antibiotics cleared up quickly but overall a speedy recovery!
We had another wounded girl too.
The annual super bowl party at the Carlsen's ended with a "treadmill accident".
So, so sad.
She looks happy here but that night was awful,
she slept with us and kept waking up shaking and screaming.
This is 3 or 4 days after, but those burns hurt her so bad!
Which is why...
treadmills are not toys.
Jadyn finished yet another of her hats.
This time for Lydia who didn't take it off all day.
She is one crafty little thing.
Every single stitch by herself.
Love that cute girl!!
Shane and I had our 20th anniversary on the 11th.
No celebration at all since we were leaving a couple days later for the cruise. :)
Jadyn was the only one who was sad about us going.
And she was SUPER sad.
She hates it when Shane is away on Temple trips and not there to tuck her in.
But both of us gone.
I tried a few things to make her happy.
I bought her new elastics and told her to make one of her "loom band bracelets" every day.
And that when she had 8 we would be home.
And that when she wore those bands she would be able to "feel our love."
Apparently that was great,
until one night she couldn't find them.
So Tayler and Saige had to search for a couple hours, because she "couldn't feel our love", and therefore could NOT sleep.
OOPS, that was not how it was supposed to be. hahaha
Saying goodbye. :(
Other than that they all did great!
SO proud of my girls for watching out for each other.
They did stuff like this...
An Aggie Game with Grandma, Poppa and cousins...
They helped Lydia with a "prayer" and Jadyn with a "talk".
They all got to church looking cute AND on time.
They made rainbow pancakes.
Had a fun night at the Fun Park.
Saige spent a weekend at "Hollywood Vibe".
(a dance convention.)
Tayler took Kenna to her "5th grade Maturation Program."
Which Kenna told me she, "wanted to die at!!"
She also asked me if, "that was real life."
Yes Kenna... that was real life!
Sorry I missed that memorable moment with you!
The day after we got home from our cruise Shane turned around and headed to St. George to work on the Temple there...
Jadyn was NOT happy that he left again so soon!
February like every other month was one to remember!!