Wade brought his new slingshot he earned from his Uncle Nate, and he and Hayden spent part of the morning shooting it. (I think Hayden is still living the inner child inside himself)
Doug and Kari came down for dinner and brought Austin. Wade and Austin are 2 peas in a pod. The boys stayed up half the night laughing and telling stories. Hayden got Austin in a tight hold and started tickling him. Aspen goes CRAZY when people start teasing or tickling each other. She thinks the laughing and wrestling is scary, and starts to cry. This was no exception.
Last time we saw Doug, Aspen looked at him for 3 seconds and started SCREAMING. She apparently did not like his beard. This time we expected the same reaction but got quite the opposite. She followed Doug around, trying to get his attention and pulling on his legs. Wherever he went, she would follow. We joked that she had a crush on him. He sat down on the couch and she would sit at his knee and "talk" to him in jibberish. She would bring one toy after another over to him to hold. At least this way she might not freak out when she sees santa this year.
We had a great weekend. Wade and I worked on our Christmas cards, we all played Apples to Apples, and ate more food than we should ever be allowed to. We love Ephraim, and I love running there. There is always a new route and scenery to be discovered.