but the last few weeks have been a whirl wind of activity. Lots of school activities, park days, shopping, grocery shopping for Thanksgiving, you name it.
The weather has cooled down some, so our days are 60-75 degrees, with cold nights. Of course we are taking advantage of it and going to the park as much as possible. Maggie enjoyed going down her first slide!
With colder day time temps comes hauling out the baby snowsuits!
We were at the mall the day before Thanksgiving. When we walked in the kids noticed Santa's chair and the Christmas trees all set up...but no Santa. I told them that Santa would not come until after Thanksgiving. We walked on, but after a bit heard a rather loud boom. Thinking it was a sonic boom or something, I paid no attention to it. William was convinced it was Santa and talked me into walking over to his chair again. Sure enough. There was the chubby man in red, waiting for his first children to sit on his lap! Santa asked the kids what they wanted for Christmas, and William leaned in and whispered, "A crock pot." Puzzled, Santa looked at me and I, too, said that he wanted a crock pot. "Okay", said Santa, "I'll see what I can do." He turned to Abby and asked the same question. She responded, saying she wanted a torch. I about died laughing...a crock pot and a torch! (I should clarify...Abby got a pink pumpkin "torch" from her Aunt Gina for Halloween and now she wants a Christmas one. It's really the only thing on her list.)
On Thanksgiving day the Abby helped me in the kitchen, peeling hard boiled eggs. William was outside helping John with "the birdie".
We had the pleasure of having some of our family over for a wonderful meal!
My babe is 5 months old (tomorrow, to be exact). I've been bombed with cuteness of my new niece, Kierra, so I thought I'd break out the tutu and take some pictures of my little princess. The tutu was made by my sister in law, and the blanket was hand-crocheted by my friend. (If flipped around it has all the ABCs!)
I imagine taking tutu pictures would have been much easier at a younger age...everything these days goes straight into her mouth, and the skirt was no exception.
She would. not. smile. for the camera. The other kids were in the room and she was very distracted by them. It's hard to tell by the pictures but she has the bluest eyes! My first blue-eyed baby! John says they're so blue "they sparkle"...and I have to agree.