Monday, November 30, 2009

Thank You

Thank you for the fun Christmas Pajamas! We love you and miss you!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Even though it was sad not being with family today we did have a great time with church family. Four family households from The Orchard came together to share food and fellowship. Today I am thankful for having a family to miss, a good report of my mom's tooth surgery, an outstanding husband, two wonderful beautiful kids and friends that bless me. God has given so much.

The Girls
Grace (3), Kaylin (3), Analiese (3) and Olivia (1)

The Yummy FEAST

The Rock Band

Monday, November 23, 2009

Little Princess

Today was Grace's Thanksgiving feast at her preschool. Mommy, daddy, Olivia and Heather met up to enjoy a turkey dinner. Grace was dressed as a cute little Indian named "Little Princess". Great morning!

Operation Christmas Child

I am one proud mama of a three year old. I explained the best I could to three year old about Operation Christmas Child. (Fixing a Christmas box for a child overseas) Grace automatically wanted to fill the box and was completely willing to give away her own items...including her toothbrush. But on Saturday I took her to The Dollar Tree where she was able to find stuff for a little boy and girl. She was sweet picking out just the perfect items for each gender. The first picture is of Grace after our shopping trip and the bottom is of the finished box.

Turkey Shot

On Saturday we went to a Turkey Shot in Monroe to support Trevor and the Explorer program. What a great adrenaline high to shot a gun :). We thought the girls might be scared of the noise of the guns but it didn't seem to phase them.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

So Cute

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Olivia's 1st Hair Cut

We took Olivia on Saturday for her first hair cut. At first she was a little apprehensive about sitting in the chair but with the bribing of candy she sat. She was so good and went from being my baby to my toddler in just a few short minutes.

They needed Olivia to look down to get the back of her hair cut. Chad was such a good daddy and had her entertained from down below.

The before shot
The After

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Have you seen Olivia?

Yes, Olivia is missing her pajama shirt. And yes, she is hiding from me so I can't put it on her. I love it! This girl has so much character!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Halloween 2009

We had a great Halloween this year despite the rain. We had our first trick or treat party. We had great company and I had a great time preparing all the fun Halloween food. The kids got some great candy and we were able to get out in between rain storms. Grace was a rock star after her favorite Disney character Hannah Montana and Olivia was a frog. I had thought about dressing Olivia as something different b/c I couldn't find a green shirt or pants to go underneath her outfit but she was in love with the frog costume! They both enjoyed trick or treating. Grace had a great time hanging out with Heather and went to all the doors on her own (other then the scary house). When it started raining she asked to go home, which surprised me a little (and then found out later that night that she had an ear infection which explained why she wanted to go home). Olivia wanted to be a big kid SO bad. She walked on her own but would slow down the group so we put her in the wagon or I held her 50% of the time. She caught on to getting candy door to door right away. In fact, we caught her eating candy in between houses. What a GREAT evening we had. It is a true blessing to enjoy holidays with kids!

Grace helping decorate and get ready for friends. She put out all the spiders.
My famous rock star!
Sing it girl!!!

My little froggie.

Drew and Heather

Olivia and Danica

Mary Ellen and myself
Heather and Grace
Trick or Treat