Sunday, December 09, 2012

November 2012 Round-Up

November is done - we had a great month full of exploring and learning about our new town.

At the start of the month, I finished unpacking the house and we resumed our normal family life - including lots of board games that were finally unpacked and available.

We hiked as a family at Castlewood Canyon, which is very close to our house. It's one of the most beautiful places we've ever hiked.

Dad spent a few nights out of town this month, so the boys insist on sleeping with me even though they're honestly way too large to share a bed with anyone anymore.

We've also spent a good deal of time at the park down the street. It's connected to the school playground, so we all love to go down there to play. The boys even love to ride their bikes down there by themselves to play - there are usually lots of kids there to hang out with too.

Another benefit of unpacking - everything old is new again. The boys have rediscovered Rock Band and have been playing nonstop.

Mid-month, I helped organize a PTO event for their school - Turkey Game Night. It was a free bingo game night for the kids and families to win prizes and have fun. The boys had a great time - but they weren't happy that they never got a bingo.

We spent Thanksgiving at our home this year, just the 4 of us. Our dinner was great (if I do say so myself) with turkey, stuffing, 2 types of mashed potatoes, gravy, broccoli, biscuits, and cranberry sauce, plus 3 pies.

The next day, we hiked at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. If possible, this place was even more beautiful than Castlewood Canyon...

Then, we decorated for Christmas. So glad to have our holiday stuff up to enjoy for the month.

The last week of the month, the boys started swim lessons at the rec center. They love swimming there - the pool is amazing.

And finally, on the 29th, my mom came to town to visit, making her the first guest in our new home. We had a great time shopping and doing stuff with the boys.

That's it for November - can't wait for all the fun of December...