I have already mentioned that the drive to Utah was less than pleasant. We left Williston at 8:30am. It took us fifteen hours to get to South Jordan and Edison threw up ten times. Not fun.
The next day, Matthew and I headed out early to get our cars checked out. After we got home and packed lunches, we all went to Hogle Zoo. It was free that day and the place was so crowded!
The boys went to the farm with Michelle to pick up some milk and eggs. They loved seeing the animals.
While the boys were at the farm, Declan and Makenna got to play together. So crazy to think that these two are birthday buddies. They are so adorable together.
We wanted to see who was taller. No surprise: Makenna!
Matthew, Flannel, Jared, Adam, and Sam went out to play catch. Matthew was throwing four balls at the same time and getting the balls to go straight to each person.
Edison threw up again that night. He also threw up the next night, and then in the afternoon two days after that. It was bizarre. His pediatrician called it "cyclical vomiting" which I translated to be "I have no idea what it is but let's call it this super awesome name that makes me sound like I know what I am talking about."
On Thanksgiving morning we got all ready and went outside for the turkey trot. There had been a lot of trash talking because during our family turkey trot two years ago, Flannel and our cousin Jacob colluded to block out Sam. There is no argument against the case that Sam is in much better shape this year than he was two years ago. There was no competition for him. He even zigzagged on the street a few times and still won.
Sam was off on his own, Alex ran for a little while with Grandma and Keaton, and I walked/carried Edison and Declan. I didn't even make a full lap of the course. I hope to be able to run it next time.
We got back to the finish line in time to see the people who ran the whole way.
After the award ceremony it was time to get back to making Thanksgiving dinner. I had to make Papa's punch. No holiday is complete without it.
Dinner was delicious. It was crazy that we made a full Thanksgiving dinner for so many people in one kitchen. Michelle is a saint for hosting.
The next morning, I did a few crafts with the kiddos. In the afternoon we hired a babysitter and the adults went to see Catching Fire.
Flannel, Shelbey, Michelle, David, Sam, Declan, Justine, Riley, Bentley
Saturday morning was Makenzie's baby shower. I have never seen so many gifts. It was comparable to our wedding. It was insane!
My Aunt Alexis sent me this picture a few days later and I was cracking up because Michelle and Kenz's eyes are closed. Definitely a keeper.
Carlee, Alexis, Madre, Michelle, Makenzie, Emily, Declan
Sam went to the temple that afternoon then we all went to see the lights at Temple Square.
We loaded up and headed out on Sunday morning. I was not thrilled to make the drive back home. We left Michelle's house at 8:50am. We made it all the way until we stopped for dinner in Billings and then Edison threw up. He never threw up at our house. This throw up was a vacation exclusive.
We were so happy to be home. It took several days to recover since our washing machine was broken. I am glad no one else got sick and it was fun to see our family and meet little Makenna. But man, that is a trip I never, ever want to repeat.