Moco Noses, Giving Thanks, Cooking and More!

Another month is about to wrap up and it feels like we have been cooped up inside for the majority of it. Yes, lots of germies are going around and the Flints were unable to escape the wrath. Mr. Pickles started day care and seemed to bring home a little more than his fair share of them and decided to share them with Nana Flint, Mommy, and Daddy. We can’t ever say our son never gave us anything. šŸ˜‰

Here’s what a sick Mr. Pickles looks like:

"Cuddling up next to daddy makes me feel better."

We learned pretty fast that wiping his little moco nose was going to be a challenge. We have mastered the “sneak attack” to minimize the crying and protesting. With all the slimey tissues around, lots of baths have been in order.

Just call him Mr. Bubble Beard.

Woz got hit a little harder than the boys and was super grateful that Russ was great about keeping her supplied with plenty of tea, cold medicine, and back rubs. šŸ™‚ We all started to come around by Thanksgiving morning.

Xion's First Thanksgiving Day Parade!

We headed over to Nana and Grandpa Flint’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. Lots and lots of good food. This energized most of us but it put Russ in a deep food coma.

"Mommy, I need some help over here!"

Easily distracted, X leaves Daddy to play ball with Grandpa.

Thankful.

Xion loves his Nana and Nana loves her Xion.

Everyone feasted.

Thanksgiving feet!

We all started to feel a little better by the end of the weekend, but at the time of writing this none of us are back to 100% just yet. We even made up a parody of the Beach Boys song “Kokomo” and sing “There’s a place called Moco nose…” Yeah, we are easily entertained. šŸ˜€

Feeling better and reminding us that we need to child proof our cabinets!

In other non-sicky news, Russ has taken to cooking lots of yummy dishes the past few months. Woz has been encouraging him to take a cooking class, and when there was a Groupon for a class at the Santa Fe School of Cooking, he jumped on it!

Taking photos and lots of notes!

He learned a lot of new techniques while he was there and got to eat the tasty food he made! He’s since recreated most of it for Woz and one of her new favorite things is potatoes with green chile. She’s definitely a New Mexican now. Look out Chef Ramsey, Russ will be heading your way for Hell’s Kitchen 14! šŸ˜‰

Woz has been tending to one of her passions as well. She is slowly working through an e-course by SARK called Juicy Journaling and is loving how fun it is turning out to be. She also finally threw her hat in the NaNoWriMo ring this year, and while she didn’t come anywhere near where she needed to in order to “win” this year, she got a good chunk of words on the page and considers that a total victory. Write on! šŸ˜‰

Even with the chaos of being sick, we have a ton to be thankful for and absolutely know this. We are pretty darn happy and are finding happy in all the places we can everyday. Like this…

Xion helping Daddy clean AND workout!

Yeah, you know that made you smile. šŸ˜‰

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3 responses to “Moco Noses, Giving Thanks, Cooking and More!

  1. megan

    You guys are so cute!!

  2. I can’t believe how big your BABY is getting!!! oooh Xion you are so cute! (so are you and Russ) šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

  3. wozzie

    I know! When did my baby get SO BIG?!!

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