I had no idea that Jethro was asked to play Santa at our Ward Christmas party and he didn’t expect it either LOLWhen Jethro and I arrived at the Ward Christmas party he left to go see if they needed any help in the kitchen he was gone for a little bit but came back just before the party was started. I was pleasantly surprise he came back because usually at our ward parties he is gone helping the whole time.Well as we were sitting at the table Bro Reid, the first councilor in the bishopric asked Jethro if he could help them real quick. So Jethro followed him out into the hall and into a classroom where he showed Jethro a Santa suit and asked if he wouldn’t mind playing Santa. Jethro was hesitant……ok so he full on said NO at first and walked out. But after some pleading and begging Jethro put on the suit and made a lot of primary kids really happy!! As this was all happening I was thinking he was helping in the kitchen again and Ana wondered off somewhere and I figured she was with him. Then the Primary leaders announced they had a big surprise that just landed on the roof and asked all the kids to come to the front. I was wishing Ana was in the gym with me because I didn’t want her to miss out on Santa. So I was filming Penina when Santa came in the room (still not aware that Jethro was Santa) she was excited and wanted to go closer.Then I started to look around for Ana to see if she came in the gym yet. I wish I had the camera on still because when I made eyecontact with her Ana had a terrified look on her face and because she was across the room from me she mouthed to words “HELP” to me! It was the funniest thing I have ever seen!! Ana has always been afraid of Santa and asshe came toward me I was walking with Penina to see Santa but Ana sat in her chair and wouldn’t join us. Penina had no fear she walked right up to Santa, he handed her a present and when I saw he was just handing out the gift and the kids weren’t sitting on his lap I went back and got Ana .As I walked with Ana back up to Santa Bro Reid said something to me that made me look twice at “Santa” then I realized it was Jethro!I whispering in Ana’s ear that it really was daddy and she looked at him and her look of terror turned into a big grinand she laughed and laughed. I told her not to tell the other kids because daddy had to be Santa’shelper.She was pretty proud that her dad got to be Santa!
Ana lost her first tooth! We were eating breakfast when Ana’s tooth fell out! Even though she was anticipating this moment she was a little freaked out and got all teary, I think the taste of blood in her mouth was disconcerting!The tradition Jethro grew up with was when you lose a tooth you throw it on the roof for the mouse to get and he will give you one of his teeth to replace it with and that is what grows in place of the old tooth.I didn’t think Ana would be too excited to follow that tradition especially when all her friends got a visit from the tooth fairy and she got a tooth from a mouse so we went with the “my” traditionLOL We put the tooth in a baggy and she kept asking me all day if it was time to put it under her pillow, normally I would just let her but Penina has been her shadow lately I knew that if Ana put it under her pillow Penina would see it and go get it and do who knows what with it. So I made her wait until bedtime. The next morning she was excited to wake to a $1 under her pillow and her tooth gone! (Bytheway if you are wondering why Ana’s hair looks kind of funky it because Jethro’s sister came to visit and she put cornrows in Ana’s hair, I didn’t get a good picture of it but it looked really cool especially when we took out the braids her hair was really curly)
Tautua was blessed a couple of Sundays ago by his daddy! It was odd for me to go shopping for a blessing outfit because the girls used my blessing dress so I never had to go shopping for one.It was a perfect day, I was worried about the weather because I didn’t want my family to have to drive in the snow, thankfully it was a beautiful sunny day!! Cliff and Maile were kind enough to let us host a dinner at their home. I gave Jethro the camera to take pictures because I was busy making sure everyone was fed so we didn’t get to many picture from Jethro. So I gave Ana the camera and told her to take some pictures and she did a pretty good job!!I want to thank all the family that came out to support us and Tautua you made the day all the more special!!!
Still adjusting to three kids, its getting better but it’s a lot of work having three kids especially one that is nursing I forgot you can’t just leave the house at a moments whim, you’ve got to time it just right make sure that baby is fed and changed. Trying to get out of the house is a big routine making sure all the kids have their socks, shoes, and coats on. Then loading them in the car as fast as I can before they start playing in the snow and end up getting all wet while I get the baby in the car. I don’t like to leave the house a whole lot but because Ana has school we don’t havea choice. I can’t wait for summer already!!I love my kids despite the chaos, but one thing I am looking forward to for sure…..Christmas morning. I think Christmas is going to be extra fun this year!!
I'm a native of Orem, Jethro grew up in American Samoa. We met 11 years ago at work and have been together ever since! We have two beautiful girls and live in American Fork. I have come to love blogging mostly because I can keep in touch with friends and family. I love being able to peek into their lives and see how everone is doing so please feel free to visit and drop a few lines!