Friday, December 6, 2013
It snowed! Samuel is so excited! He wanted to go out at 7 this morning but I put him off until about 10. By then the snow had stopped coming down which makes it a little easier to play in. This year Molly even loved it. They played for a good hour before they got too cold. I last about 5 minutes. Enough time to take some pictures of course.
We got some hand-me-down snow pants that will last a few years. They were great!
We lost her gloves and Daddy said Wal-Mart was out so we had to improvise with baggies and rubber bands.
Snow days are so fun!
Thankful for zoom lenses.
Then we warmed up with some rice crispie treat decorating.
Molly was more interested in eating it.
Samuel is into making his projects look exactly like the picture on the box. He’s pretty good at it and it keeps him busy for awhile.
After lunch they went sledding with Daddy at the basketball court. Such a fun day.
Monday, December 2, 2013
They look so angelic don’t they? Sweet, sweet children who play quietly and do what they’re told the first time every time.
Oh wait! A little orneriness coming out…
More angels! Where is Molly?
Oh there she is! Still cute but definitely done with pictures.
Friday, November 29, 2013
What a great day yesterday! We had delicious food, good company, a first Thanksgiving for our Avery girl and an annual trip to see the lights.
We kind of like Aunt Cori.
And not just because she makes such cute and delicious cookies.
Papa is the resident turkey carver.
It also happened to be his birthday. Molly had to model one of his gifts.
It’s a Christmas miracle! Five people all looking at once! And they’re even happy about it!
Molly is so much fun this year in regards to Christmas time. She loves it all and she doesn’t have a clue that presents are coming. She just loves the sparkles and lights and trees. We’re working on learning about the Christmas story and singing Away in a Manger. I tried to sing it tonight but she preferred “I dropped my dolly in the dirt.” Festive don’t you think?
And this is our sweet Avery on Black Friday morning. She’s anxious about getting the deals as you can see.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Avery is a month old as of Monday! We actually managed to snap her picture that day but then I didn't get around to looking at it until today. At a month old there is not much to report although we are starting to see more awake time and she is starting to make eye contact with us and seems so intent on what we are saying to her. I think I may have even seen a little half grin this morning on the changing table. We’re still not sure who she looks like. I see some of both Samuel and Molly in her and a lot of just Avery! She continues to be a content little (or big!) thing. She’s giving me a good 5 hour stretch at night followed by 3-4 hours so we’re feeling rested and happy around here!
And here she is with big sister who is smack dab in the midst of potty training. She’s been dry at night and naps for a week but struggles some during the day. She usually has one or two accidents a day but today we seem to be on a roll and we’ve been in the same clothes all day long. Something has clicked and she’s recognizing on her own that she needs to go. Hopefully we’ll stick with this trend although I’ve jinxed myself just by talking about it.
Monday, November 18, 2013
We always take advantage of nice weather at this time of year since we know the cold is coming. So we loaded up and headed to the neighborhood playground for an hour or so before lunch. And we took the camera along for some practice shots.
Avery did what she does best. And yes, that is a Santa hat next to her. Molly has decided to carry it with us wherever we go. She likes to pull it down over her face and play peekaboo.
The Sherriff took a quick break from law enforcement to swing with us.
I asked for a silly face and this is what I got. Why is she in capri pants you ask? Two words: potty training. And let’s just say after a really good weekend we had a rough morning and went through a lot of pants.
But we made it to the park and back dry. No one ever goes to college with diapers, right? We’re holding fast to that hope.