Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Tree

We cut down our Christmas tree again this year, it's such a fun tradition!
There was snow on the ground, and the air was filled with the smell of pine. It doesn't get more Christmassy than that!

We tried to get a decent picture of the four of us together, but no luck.
We'll see if we get something in time to send out Christmas cards.

So much for getting a smaller tree this year, it's at least 11ft. I'll put up a pic of the tree as soon as I get around to taking one!

Snow, Snow, Snow, Snow, Snow.......

We got a little bit of snow last week.
The kids loved it, and wished for more.
We hope there will be more in January, Eli really wants to use his sled!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Lego Creation

Here's one of Eli's Lego creations he built the other day. He was so proud of himself for building it alone. I think the greater accomplishment was that he somehow kept Lilly from destroying it before it's completion.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bye Bye Mullet

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sweet Lilly

Here's Lilly trying to help Eli feel better when he was sick.

Lilly's hair after the bath is so curly, I just love it. I'm still trying to decide what to do with her mullet, just let it grow or give her a bob until the front can grow more......

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Eli Dancing

I don't know where Eli gets his moves!

Lilly Walking

Lilly has been taking a few steps since she was 13 months. Finally at 16 months she's walking everywhere she goes. The funny part is, I went to the coast for 1 night with the girls and she did this while I was gone. Maybe she felt like my baby, and in the 24 hours without me she decided to grow up!

Monday, November 01, 2010

Halloween 2010

Eli and Herbie at Trunk or Treat

Eli on his way to preschool. Of course, he would only let me take a picture of the back of his costume!

The spoils from his preschool trick or treating.
This turned out to be the only candy he got. He was too sick to stay at trunk or treat long enough to get any candy. He also missed trick or treating around the neighborhood, when I asked if he wanted to go he said he just wanted to lay on the couch. You know a kid doesn't feel good when they turn down candy.

Lilly on her way to Trunk or Treat

I was too lazy to carve pumpkins this year, what with two kids with the stomach flu and all. I spray painted them white and decorated them with black paint. It took about 10 min. and left virtually no mess. I think this might become a tradition!

Pearl and Lilly just after trick or treating!
The girls were a little confused at the first couple of houses, but they got the hang of it quickly. They both kept taking more and more out of the candy bowls, because they're so little people thought it was cute and encouraged them to take as much as they wanted. When I told the neighbor Lilly's favorite candy was Almond Joy, and she'd been asking for it all day, she believed me. She only realized after giving Lilly 3 Almond Joy, and Lilly couldn't have cared less about the candy, that they we're really intended for Lilly. You've got to train them young, go for the chocolate!

Lilly's first experience with candy. I was surprised she loved it, Eli likes the idea of candy, but doesn't really eat any. Lilly couldn't get enough in her mouth fast enough.

The grown up party at the Churches house. So much fun, great friends, food, costumes and decorations, what more could you ask for?

My Victorian era costume put together with about a million safety pins. I was a little afraid to sit down, but it looked cool.

Ben and I together at the party. Thanks Dave for the great pictures!