Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ellie and Emery's own tree

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Ellie and Eme helped me decorate their own tree.
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Emery loved putting up every single ornament
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Setting up their tree is one of my favorite
.parts of Christmas.
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Ellie for a pink hippo!!!
Hippo is her favorite animal, so perfect for the tree.
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Elliette being so creative.  She knew the perfect 
spot for each thing on the tree.
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Santa's little helper

As soon as it snowed Ellie begged to put
up the decorations.  So while Jeremy was
gone I drug up ALL the Christmas boxes and I 
told them we could decorate their pink and purple
tree.  Both girls were super excited, and Ellie picked
a special spot for each thing on the tree.
Next onto the big tree...once Daddy gets home.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

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Making a wish!
{She wished for a baby brother,
she told me.  She is wishful thinking}
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Thanksgiving morning 2012
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Thankful for these two beauties!
Also thankful for a husband who lets me stop
 before dinner and take pictures.
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Jeremy and the girls.
Now let's get this picture taking over with,
it's time to feast!
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Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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The force behind the Feast
My Grandma Ruth "GG"
She made 87 rolls this year!  All from scratch of course.
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Grandma made all the girls aprons to wear on Thanksgiving.
{she made me the short one, it was so funny}
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After dinner we had LOTS of crafts for the kiddos to do.
We started with gingerbread houses.
Ellie called it her "Ginger House"
I think they as much candy as they put on them.

The best part of this Thanksgiving was Jeremy was actually
 home this year.  The first time in 5 years!
It was so nice, we casually got up and all hung out
together, dinner was not until 2:30 so we had time to
just relax.  Jeremy woke up really early and got me
a newspaper to look at all the Black Friday ads.
We both sat in bed looking them over.
We always go over early to GG's house, I take a cheese
ball and we snack before dinner.  Dinner was really
yummy, and fun being all together.
The kids LOVED the crafts.  We had several for them to do.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Snow Day #2

 Emery is ready for round two.
Not without her tutu though.
 We had so much more snow on Saturday,
Ellie could not wait to play in it again.
 Ellie never wanted to come in.
She could have stayed out all night.
 Snow princess.
 I love my little free-spirited princess.
 Ellie helped me knock all the snow off the trees,
they were buckling under the weight.
 I'm out.
Time to get warm.
 Really Elliette did not want to come it,
but convinced her if she did and ran errands with me
that she could go back out again.
So this was round 3.

I understand all those days of my Mom yelling at us
"in or out!" and the frustration of putting on snow gear.
Wow what a chore!
But the girls love it.  Ellie cannot get enough of playing 
in it.  Both girls even helped me shovel,
(using their beach sand shovels)
but helpful either way.
Guess we will be having a white Christmas.

Friday, November 9, 2012

First snow day

  Snow!
Ellie told me "Mom it's snowing, it's Christmas!"
When I got home from work the girls were dying
to play in the snow.  I rounded up their snow clothes the best 
I could.  I still need to find gloves and hats.
 Emery is such a crackup!
She is hardly EVER seen without a tutu on.
Even over her snowpants.  She insisted on putting it on.
                               
  The snowflakes on her tutu were so cute.
She is one in a million, my little snow diva.
 Elliette just wanted to run!
And eat the "white snow"
Love her jacket this year.
 My little snow princess.
She didn't want to come inside.
 The snow was piling up fast.
When I looked out later it was deep on our chairs outside.
 Smart Mommy.
The girls loved the umbrellas outside.
 Eme didn't last too long.
 I am not quite sure I am ready for the snow yet.
I love it, just not the driving and getting groceries in it.
Best part of after playing in the snow,
drinking hot chocolate!

Literally on Monday it was 73 degrees outside.
They said a storm would hit by Friday, and they
weren't lying.  I worked until just after lunch and
by the time I got home both girls had their boots out
just comping at the bit to get outside.
I gathered what I could find of snow clothes
and they went running.
Emery was cracking me up.  That girl is all girl.
she wanted her tutu, that of course she was already
wearing on over her snowpants.
They loved the snow, Ellie more than Eme, 
and can't wait for Daddy to build snowmen with them.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Halloween 2012

My little wild west girls
ready for trunk-or-treat.
 Waiting at the church for the trunk-or-treat
to get started.
 Little Ms. Independent was like
 "I got this down."  She was about 2 cars ahead
of us the whole time. You mean I just hold out my
bucket and you will put candy in it.
Best.Day.Ever.
 Donut mouth.
 Visiting Nanny and letting her see our costumes.
 My adorable little wild indian.
 Eme and Papa.
 After trunk-or-treat and seeing Nanny and Papa,
we crashed Kat's Halloween party.
 Very festive.
The cowgirl, 2 indians and a lumberjack.
 The two cutest indians I've ever seen.
 Chief smiles a lot.
 Being festive,  just counting down the days
until Halloween.
 I caved.
Jeremy thought it would be fun for the girls to carve pumpkins,
I thought it would be messy.
I was right.
 Me with my perfect pumpkin,
with the perfect stem.
 Eme was drawing her face
for Daddy to carve for her.
Quite the face huh?
 Now that's a knife!
 Noooooo!
I didn't want to give up my perfect pumpkin
for Jeremy to hack into.
 And I was right.
He turned my perfect happy pumpkin,
into a spooky evil pumpkin.
{Emery hated the guts, she would not even come close}
 I forgot how much I love the smell of
candles burning in pumpkins.
The girls lasted about 20 minutes carving, 
leaving us to finish them all.
 Halloween night.
We had the cutest cowgirl and indian in town.
With Daddy.
 With Mommy.
You can see the excitement on their faces.
Bring on the candy!
 At Nanny's house with Lydia, Natalie, Madeline and Andrew. 
 Halloween 2012.
I just love Fall, I'm sad to see it ending.
 The family.
We trick-or-treated in perfect weather.
It had been 70 degrees that day.
 After the kids couldn't take it any longer,
we finally hit the very first house.
 I loved watching the back of their cute
little costumes all night.
 Jeremy's costume at night,
the kids loved it.
 This trick-or-treating thing is exhausting.
Emery kept right up with big sister all night.
Think they wore themselves out?

This year Halloween was so much fun.  
The girls were fun to watch.  Emery loved
dressing up in her costume,
"I indie" she kept saying.  
Ellie thought she looked like Jessie from Toy Story.
This will probably be the last year I get to choose
Ellie's costume.  She kept seeing lots of princesses
saying that is what she wants to be next year.
Best part of Halloween was Jeremy being home
this year.  Watching the girls together,
seeing them so excited over every piece
of candy they got.  Running to every house, and
seeing Eme's little legs run to keep up 
with Ryah and Ellie.
All the scary houses Emery would say
"I don't yike it, I don't yike it"
Their favorite thing in their buckets
were their tooth brushes and mini bag of pretzels.
Go figure :)