The day that we went to the cabin for the last time we were all tired and I laid down for a
nap while Melody was napping. Jaina was being cranky, so Pat told her to lay down with
me. And miracle upon miracle, she actually fell asleep for at least an hour. It is so rare for
her to nap, unless it's between 4-5 and we are driving in the car a long distance (to orem).
On Monday the 19th, we went to Costco after school and we ran into Greer's. Jaina and Leisy just love
each other and love being in school together. I caught them holding hands as we left the store.
One morning while I was doing my hair, Melody kept herself occupied and
discovered the fun of Qtips! I have pictures of Jaina doing this at about 2 years old!
Now that Xander is 12, he can attend the temple and do baptisms for the dead. We wanted to make sure
that his first experience was with us, so that when he went with the youth in the ward, he would know
what to expect. We decided to take him to Mount Timpanogos since it had been awhile since we were
at that temple. It was a really nice night, there was a huge group in front of us, so we had to wait awhile,
but once it was our turn I could feel the spirit. There was a mother and daughter that came to do 1 family
name. During the ordinance, I could feel the spirit so strong. It was a wonderful thing to experience.
Jaina wakes us up every so often in the middle of the night and usually
just need to use the bathroom. During the summer we would let her
sleep on our floor so we wouldn't disturb Melody and have to get out
of bed ourselves. But now that school is in session, we usually just send
her back to bed. But this particular morning she woke up around 6 am and
since it was Saturday, we randomly let her sleep in our bed (which we
NEVER do). She had started a fever the day before and we knew that
she just didn't feel well. She ended up sleeping in past 9 am!
Jaina had been sick for a few days and Melody came down with a slight fever too, so I had stayed home
from church with the girls. So when Monday came and Jaina's fever finally broke, I kept her home from
school to make sure she didn't pass along anything. But because Melody was feeling poorly also, she ended
up only napping for a little over an hour. I was in the process of finishing up Halloween costumes for
Mana's party that night, but Melody had other plans. She was very clingy and only wanted to sit with me.
We watched Bolt (her choice) and snuggled for a bit until she relaxed enough for me to finish costumes.