My birthday month, election day, the start of the holiday season, and wonderful daily life.
Since it was a wet and cold Halloween, I bribed the girls to put back on their costumes so I could take more pictures.
On Mops days I stay late to help cleanup, so I pack the girls a lunch and they eat before we leave. Then we drop off Daisy at school on our way home. Here they're sharing with a friend. (cell pic)
Daisy and I and some friends went to a local children's theater production of Cinderella. It was awesome. I love that Daisy is my theater buddy and I hope when her sister is old enough to sit still she'll be our theater buddy too. (cell pic)
Every week our church does announcements on the video screen and while you can barely see him, this week Darin got asked to film it. He did a great job, although we were told at the 8am service there was a problem and it froze on him making quite the face. (cell pic)
Time to get our ballots off!
I kept meaning to get a picture of this awesome pumpkin Darin carved. Finally snagged one tonight as Darin threatened to throw it out.
We found a couple of paint-your-own puzzles on major halloween clearance. Yea for a cheap afterschool activity!
Sorting and counting her candy, using the tally method she learned at school.
All bundled up for a walk to get Daisy from school.
Adding a little Thanksgiving decor to my piano.
Our craft today: q-tip painting fall trees.
She made herself a mask and asked me to take her picture. I love the look in her eyes.
Look who can hold her bottle all by herself!
We played a fun game at Mops this week where we attempted to draw a Christmas scene on a paper plate on our heads. (cell pic)
I was sitting on the couch and this little Miss was playing on the floor. She couldn't reach the toys in front of her, so she pulled the blanket up until they reached her. Brilliant! So I sent this cell pic to Darin to share the story.
These caramel-apple-cider cookies are amazing. The first batch we followed the directions and they were huge and stuck together. This batch I cut the carmels in half and made the cookies a little smaller. I sent this cell picture to Darin to let him know how nice they looked. Turns out, the big gooey ones tasted better!
We love this bean and cheese skillet dinner, and I love the colors of ingredients while cooking.
Gran set up her tree on Thanksgiving, and here is Dani with her best buddy Wilbur admiring it.
Cutest baby ever with her crown gift on Pretend Christmas.
Little Miss was hanging out in her stroller while we waited for the bus and Daisy decided to wheel her around a bit. She was going so fast my cell phone couldn't capture her!
Santa/a friend delivered a very special Elf-on-the-Shelf today and the girls were beyond thrilled. They set about right away building him his own little room with a bed, snacks, table, and activities to keep him occupied.
Daisy had snack day at Kindergarten today and I challenged her to come up with a healthy snack. She wanted to do fruit, so we bought grapes, apples, and bananas to cut up and bag individually. The girls were great helpers at making all the baggies equal.
Most Wednesday nights Darin works late running a homework club, so all three girls head with me to Daisy's dance class. We usually take a trek to the "bread store" next door (oroweat outlet), feed the baby, and hang out. Here I am hanging on the floor with Baby Girl while Dani does her own dance class. (cell pic)
Apparently these elfs-on-the-shelfs like to get in trouble on their nightly adventures. Our "Elvis" was found trying to get into the game closet but caught by the barrel of monkeys. (Look up in the photo too, Darin was pretty proud of himself!)
Dani has really long gorgous hair and refuses to sit in a salon chair, so it keeps on growing and growing. And every morning we tie it back in a messy bun or ponytail before breakfast so she doesn't get her hair in her food, or food in her hair. We have a little dish of ponytail holders in the dining room for this very need.
One more month to go...