Monday, November 24, 2014

Preschool Thanksgiving Feast

…and then I went and fell off the face of the earth again. Sigh. I don't see this getting much better you guys. Makes me just a wee bit hormonal and sad, because I love that this blog has documented so much of our lives in the past five years (!) years. I want to continue, I NEED to continue, but it just doesn't seem to happen. Today, I was feeling particularly bummed about it and told myself to just sit down and post something. 

So here you go: iPhone photo of Otto's Thanksgiving Feast from last Thursday. He is really enjoying school and learning so much. Meri is still a little bummed when we drop him off twice a week, but she is slowly learning to appreciate one-on-one time with Mommy. 
Their shirts in the above photo are another reason I've been a terrible blogger. Sewing is the best, and I've been busy this year keeping my kiddos in holiday themed shirts. You can never have too many things with your name on them, right?

Last Thursday we also got a new cousin! Chris' little sister had her second baby boy in record time, and we are so excited to go meet Michael Clay this week! Babies are the best! I'm taking the real camera…let's see how long it takes me to post those pictures.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween 2014

We had a terrific Halloween this year! The neighborhood we recently moved to is just wonderful, the residents actually know each other and say hi when you are out for walks. Last week we attended a block party, so it was fun to continue getting to know everyone when we stopped by to trick'or'treat.

Costumes this year where decided on by the littles, no matching theme sadly, although they both chose characters that were black and red. 

Meredith was Mickey Mouse, with a bow. She's pretty specific about being Mickey, not Minnie. 
But she was the cutest Mickey in town!
Her outfit did include a tail and shoes, but when the light is fading you just grab your picture bribes and run to the back yard.
Otto was a ninja. And he can nail a pretty extreme ninja face.
He also now knows karate, stating that Mrs. Pam (teacher at school) taught him. I asked if maybe he would like to take karate lessons to increase his skills, "No Mom, I already learned it." Ah, gotcha.
He originally requested to be a Ninja Turtle, but saw this costume at Costco and rapidly changed his mind. (Thankfully, TMNT are just odd to me.)
The Thomas' joined us this year for dinner and walking the neighborhood. No pictures, but Sarah and our kids had a great time going door to door. Meri didn't realize that people were putting candy in her 'purse' until we got home. Her face when she poured her bag on the coffee table was priceless:)