We just finished our week at Catherine's house, meaning we are also done with Utah county. We kicked off the week with a BYU Football game with Mike's parents. Rumor had it that they sold a "Cougar Braut". It is a maple bar with a braut in the middle. We had to try it. Surprisingly, it tasted like breakfast: the doughnut was like a pancake, the frosting was like maple syrup, and the braut was like the sausage. Sadly, the cougars lost, but we still had a great time being back in cougar country.
These three hooligans were quite the team. They all got along so well. Henry really should be part of this photo because when he wasn't in preschool, he was the ring leader of them. Maggie fell in love with Henry's energy.
While being in Utah, I have wanted to show Maggie as many temples as possible. I know that we won't see all of them, but it has been so good talking about temples with her. This first temple is the Provo City Temple (you would think that they would come up with a more distinctive name). Maggie was not liking all the loud cars near by. At the Provo temple, she had to use the restroom. Normally, I would let her do her busy on a tree, but I didn't feel like that would be appropriate here. She was so excited to go inside to use their restroom in the visitor's room.
We went to the Dinosaur Museum at Thanksgiving Point. It was more for older kids, but really well done.
Sam loved the area where you can dig for bones in the sand. I was a bit nervous of him head diving to eat the sand, but luckily only came out with two mouthfuls.
Life with cousins is the best.
This photo comes from a very eventful night. Maggie and Hazel were playing in the basement by themselves really quietly. I had just told Mike that we should probably check on them, but we didn't. Two minutes later, Maggie comes up with no pants or underwear on. Mike asks her where they were. She tells him that she went poop on the floor, but that she is cleaning it up. Oh great. Sure enough, she had pooped her pants, and managed it to fall on the floor as she was taking off her pants, and was smearing it across the floor as she tries to wipe it up with toilet paper. Mike didn't see it on the floor, so he stepped into it. While I was trying to clean all of that up, Sam got a hold of his strawberry oatmeal and dump it over his head. I officially lost the battle.
Larena came up that Saturday to watch kids play soccer and help them decorate spooky Halloween gingerbread houses. Maggie was in heaven. Her face looks horrible because every time we tried to take a picture, she would stuff another handful of candy into her mouth.