Saturday, December 27, 2014

Happy Happy Christmas Everyone!

Its been a good year for the Ewalts.  The highlights? We moved to Colorado, we've been on many adventures in our new state, traveled to TX and OR, celebrated birthdays and anniversaries, started school and settled in to our newest house.

Matt moved to a new section of ICF and is doing really well.  He also joined a local Toyota club, we have been on several adventures with the club and he is now helping them to plan their annual Moab cruise for next year.  He also keeps us hiking, camping and now snow shoeing on the weekends.

Orson started kindergarten and loves it!  He is excited to go everyday and doesn't believe me that he isn't suppose to go on his off days, his favorite subject is PE followed by recess.  He is, as usual, growing like a weed, enjoys being read to, building with blocks, legos and whatever else he can get his hands on, art of any kind and being a big brother. He also has moved into his own room and enjoys having his own place to play and chill sometimes.

Ferdinand is now 3.  We are working on potty training and he is finally showing some interest.  He is obsessed with firemen and firetrucks, both his birthday and his Christmas wish list were all about firetrucks.   The doctor convinced him to give up his pacifiers (yeah!!) and he is doing well as the middle brother.  He is also super loving and always wants to go walking.

Theodore is loud and super cuddly.  He loves following his brothers around, screaming for attention, climbing and running around, eating all sorts of different foods and sitting on the couch with either his dad or I and cuddling in.

I started a new job selling Jamberry Nails.  I love interacting with adults during parties, having a little extra income every month and being my own boss!  I have also joined a few moms and women's bible study groups and am slowly settling in and making friends.  One of my favorite parts of moving to Colorado was having my own community garden plot this summer.  The boys and I had fun playing, planting and picking fresh veggies and fruit.  I also got a chance to can and freeze a lot of my own produce which was really rewarding.

Next year promises to bring its own excitement.  We are expecting a new family member at the beginning of February, the boys are super excited to add another sibling to the mayhem and I'm ready to have this baby on the outside.  Orson will start full time school in the fall and hopefully Ferdinand will start preschool at the same time.

We hope all of you had a lovely Christmas and have a blessed New Year. Let us know how you are!

The Ewalts

Monday, December 1, 2014

Halloween and Ferdinand's Birthday and everything else!

Some times I feel like all I ever do is play catch up! And the last few months are no exception.  We celebrated Halloween and Ferdinand, went to find fall color, visited the pumpkin patch, traveled to OR for Thanksgiving and have been doing the everyday family thing to boot.

Halloween was super fun.  Orson wanted to dress up as a knight again (yeah for recycled costumes), F wanted to be a fireman and T went as the owl.  They were all three super cute.  There was also a party at Orson's school that I helped with and we had friends over to our neighborhood (which takes Halloween very seriously).  

Keeping with the Fireman theme, Ferdinand wanted a fire truck birthday.  So Sunday, we decorated the house, made some firetrucks, printed out some coloring pages and enjoyed a firetruck cake.  He had a ton of fun and it went very well.

 An Orange Fire Truck!!!

 As you can see, we apparently need to get T some boots too

We have also spent the last few months fending off colds and coughs.  I started using doTerra oils with the boys and they have made each infection last a shorter time but it has still been a slow process or recovering. We've been exploring, hiking, making new friends and just having fun.

Matt and I even got to go on a date!

We made a short trip to Texas in September, it didn't go all that well but we still had fun getting out and seeing new things and seeing family.

Osron's class made a field trip to the Fire Station around  the corner from his school.  The boys and I helped out :)  He has also started "reading" to the boys which has led to some pretty cute cuddle times.

Ferdinand and Theodore went to Urgent Care for head injuries in ones week...F's were definitely much worse and I think Matt and I suffered the most :)

For Thanksgiving we decided to drive to Oregon at the last minute.  We had a nice time, not too bad drives and even got to enjoy a day at the beach....Who could ask for anything more!

Now we just need to settle into Advent, decorate, plan gifts and catch up!  Keep us in your prayers as change is always just around the corner it seems.  
Baby Bump is growing!
 And let me know if you want some festive nails for the Holiday Season :)