Friday, November 30, 2012

November 30th

Day 335 | November 30, 2012 - Friday
We were doing so well with the decorations on the tree. Almost a week had gone by before Kelsey discovered the balls hanging from the tree came off. Shortly after this picture I removed all the decor from the bottom of the tree. 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

November 28th

Day 333 | November 28, 2012 - Wednesday
My very first picture taken with my new iphone5. Pete gave it to me as an early Christmas present so I can use it on our cruise in a couple days. Miss Paige stayed home today because she wasn't feeling well. After an hour of screaming and running around the AT&T store she passed out on the way home.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

November 26th and 27th

Day 331 | November 26, 2012 - Monday

With Christmas around the corner, deciding on what gifts to get the girls is always a challenge. Then I realized it really isn't that difficult. Paige found an old case of blank discs that I no longer needed and created her own toy. She played with these discs for three days straight...dumping the discs on the floor, picking them up, putting them back in the bin, and dumping out again. This is an activity she becomes consumed with, no matter what it is (clothes in a hamper, cereal in a get the idea!).


Day 332 | November 27, 2012 - Tuesday
Connor quickly caught this photo as I stood by and watched Kelsey take my shoes and put them on her feet to go for a walk. It was the cutest thing I'd seen...too bad it's so out of focus :(

Friday, November 23, 2012

November 23rd

Day 328 | November 23, 2012 - Friday
It's a record! The earliest we have ever put up our Christmas Tree and I am excited to welcome the holiday season. The tradition is to decorate on my birthday (December 2) but this year Pete and I will be leaving on our cruise that day, so what better day to do it then the day after Thanksgiving. Miss Kelsey thought it would be fun to climb the ladder to help mommy hang the garland.

I left Connor's ornaments off until he got home so he could put them up. Pete had the honor of placing the star topper.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

November 22nd

Day 327 | November 22, 2012 - Thursday
Thanksgiving Day!
Like most days, today was quite hectic. Runny around the house getting the kids dress, diaper bag packed, toys and highchairs loaded in the care...we headed of to dinner at Pete's mom's. Before we left I had the kids go outside for a few photos. I had Connor take a couple of me with the girls and this one ended up being my favorite. 

Let me caption it for you...

Me : Okay girls...SMILE!
Bree : Mommy, you're hugging me too tight. 
Paige : Bree, mommy said to look that way!
Kelsey : Paige, since when did you become the boss!

It's near impossible to get a single picture with everyone looking at the you saw in the previous photos. It's true to life though...Paige's eyes are always closed, Bree is always looking down, and Kelsey is running off.

 I only had the chance to snap a few of the kids nibbling on food before we all sat down to eat. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

November 21st

Day 326 | November 21, 2012 - Wednesday

Trips to the park don't happen enough for my kiddos. This time of year is the ideal time to get outside and not worry about Paige and Bree overheating. We love this particular park because the entire area is covered and has astro-turf for the girls to run around on. We stayed for over an hour, Connor made three friends, and Kelsey even made a friend too!

I could decide on pic for today so Connor picked this one :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

November 20th

Day 325 | November 20, 2012 - Tuesday
The girls had their annual "Storybook Parade" at school today. Each class dresses up as the characters in a book and march along a route around the school for all the parents and other students to see. This year the girls dressed up as the Lorax by Dr. Seuss. They were so adorable in their orange shirts, fuzzy eyebrows and beards and carrying their trees.

Here are a few pics of Miss Ryleigh dressed up as Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons. 

 Miss Bree rode in her wheelchair with Miss Mort

 I was even able to sneak a pick of my nephew, Daniel, who dressed up as the Wimpy Kid.

  I couldn't believe Paige kept her hat on and walked the entire parade route.

Me with the girls

My mom with Kelsey and Bree

After the parade we joined the girls in their class for snack time. I brought the girls iced cookies...they were a hit!

 Then we listened to Miss Mort read during their story time.

Monday, November 19, 2012

November 19th

Day 324 | November 19, 2012 - Monday
Yesterday was a busy morning for me. I was scheduled to shoot two sessions on the beach so I left Kelsey at home with grandma. When I got home she was napping and when she woke up she was in such a happy mood. We played the rest of the morning together and did not regret taking the rest of the day off from work. Who could resist that smiling face?

Sunday, November 18, 2012

November 16th through 18th

Day 321 | November 16, 2012 - Friday
Paige came home from school in such a silly mood today--laughing and smiling and wanting to play. We played outside for a bit; letting the girls roll around in the grass and enjoy the nice weather. Love that smile!


Day 322 | November 17, 2012 - Saturday
I love watching Paige and Kelsey together. Kelsey is going through this hugs and kisses and lots of love phase (which I love) and Paige is really responding to it. I never imagined they would have this kind of's very special.


Day 323 | November 18, 2012 - Sunday
Sunday morning are usually reserved for a special it was homemade cinnamon rolls with a side of Dora the Explorer.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

November 15th

Day 320 | November 15, 2012 - Thursday
Kelsey had her first apple today--well, at least a whole apple that was not cut up. I got such a kick out of watching her try taking bites out of it.

When she wasn't biting into it, she was carrying it around like a silly.