Monday, November 30, 2009

days 331-334

Jeff's birthday and a cute pic with the girls.

He and I went to Cleveland to see his favorite Basketball team, they won, it was so much fun (and we got to get away!) Happy Birthday Honey! (horrible, grainy point and shoot pic though.. :(  )

We are so excited for Christmas this year, both girls are old enough to really understand it all and to show such enthusiasm for every part of the season. We decorated our tree and had a lot of fun watching the girls carefully hang each ornament.

This amazing gift came for me today!! The beautiful and talented Studio Girls at Scrapbook Graphics sent these gorgeous necklaces to the members of the Studio Crew. Isn't it absolutely awesome??!!! Thank you girls!!! You made my day!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Days 320-330

My girl can push up into a back bend. So strong!

Love this girl!

New hat, mittens and coat - cute smile too!

Gifts for Operation Christmas Child, it was so fun to shop for them. Kate used her own money for the gifts she gave.

Smithers after a bath.

Kate was asked to help demonstrate during her karate graduation. Love the blur from her lightning fast speed! LOL!

Good morning princess!

Some art projects I did with my second graders, we learned about Leo Lionni the author/illustrator of the adorable book, "Frederick". I love them displayed all together like this.

Kate made this fun turkey at school - complete with a yummy recipe we can't wait to try.

More artwork by my students - this is an art show I displayed at a local library.

Thanksgiving day, Kate and her grandpa. Love this picture!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Days 313 - 319

Kate on her way out to get the mail, I loved how her bright outfit contrasted with the gray weather. And check out the skip in her step, so cute!

This is what Smithers looks like through my nose printed and finger printed front door.

Kate's new glasses! So darn cute! The first pair are kind of plain, just to keep at home. The second pair are her fancy, trendy pair for school. Isn't she adorable?

Kate labeled the "speed bump" on the edge of the driveway, lol!

Kate and I went to a money workshop at church. It was so great, they gave the kids a piggy bank that stressed the importance of sharing, saving and spending your money. The bank has three sections to separate your money into. She's really excited about it.

Our local library had this fantastic party Saturday centered around the book Goldilicious. So of course the girls wore gold, the room was decorated with gold, they had a fashion show, and even had hired a "Good Fortune" Teller. Here's Lucy listening to her "Good Fortune" intently. Her fortune was about how she loved preschool and her teacher (how ever did she know that?! lol!) It was super cute. What a great party!

We had a Thanksgiving feast at church today. Lucy and her best little friend were taking turns playing a matching game on my iPod. Love this shot!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Days 306 - 312

The girls pick a few pieces of candy from Halloween to keep and leave the rest of the nice "Halloween Witch" who takes it while they sleep and leaves a gift in its place. This year Lucy got a Handy Manny Uno game. She's such a smartie - she's picked up the game really well with only occasional hints from dad.

Here's Lucy's "G" homework for preschool, we hit the jackpot with the Petco ad... Guinea pig AND Gecko! (Also a cartoon of Garfield from the comic section)

Kate found out this week that she needs reading glasses, here she is testing out mine while reading some Junie B. She picked out some super cute pink glasses, she should get them this upcoming week - stay tuned!

My girl trying to not miss one drop of soup!

Our pumpkins have lived quite some time this year, the squirrels didn't discover their yummy goodness until now.

The girls picked out their own clothes today, Lucy came down in these horribly uncomfortable, but Oh So Sparkly shoes...

The last of Kate's thank you notes from her birthday. Now we just have to get them mailed off. She does such a good job on each one.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Days 299 - 305

Kate got these awesome socks from her friend for her birthday - aren't they cute?

We had another family birthday party for Kate, my mom made this amazing cake! It tasted sooo good too!

Awww! so Sweet! Notice Kate lost another tooth - she's missing 6 at once, 4 in a row on the top!

Jack-o-lantern time! Lucy's is so funny, it's got a chin and ears...

We made candy corn cupcakes, here's Lucy "helping"...

May I present Alice in Wonderland and the Queen of Hearts, my mom made these costumes (yes, my mom makes EVERYTHING!! she rocks!)

Kate's doing her "mom it's freezing" look along with her "Off with your Head" look...

The girls have been dying to jump in the leaves, they had their chance today.