Saturday, November 30, 2013

She has Talent!

Elizabeth's newest talent is painting with her feet! 

Here she is painting the letter "E" with her foot. 

She took and a break to look at her progress and she and her friend Charlotte were laughing. 

When she goes back to painting with her hands, she says it doesn't look as nice. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Decorating the Christmas Tree

We decorated the Christmas tree this year! Normally, we wait until after Thanksgiving but this year, Jeremy goes back to work the day after we get back from our Thanksgiving travels and he wouldn't be able to join much in the fun. So we decorated yesterday! 

The kids love to decorate. 

Nathan could reach the high spots. 

Elizabeth picked a nice spot and just FILLED it with ornaments. 

Here she is being the boss. 

Their finished work. Can you see where Elizabeth had fun doing the lower right side? 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Christmas Decorating Has Begun

I finally have a place to set up my Christmas village! Our big windows in the living room will work well. Plus, if one of the figurines accidentally falls out, it will land on carpet and hopefully not break! 

The big village. 

The small village. 

I do all the work while the kids make towers out of empty boxes and dance around. Typical. 
Tomorrow, we'll tackle the tree! 

Friday, November 22, 2013


While Nathan is away at kindergarten, Elizabeth invents games to play. They usually involve stripping down to her underwear as she doesn't want to get her clothes wet or get paint all over them. So....she's been spending a good deal of the day running around in her undies. She doesn't get too cold. I am always freezing so our thermostat is always set to 77 degrees winter and summer. 
Painting. See, her clothes are not getting paint on them!

Hide and seek in the cupboard

Sink games. She could play this game for HOURS! She lines up and stacks plastic cups or organizes them by color or shape. Then, she fills them with water and ice cubes. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Squirt Guns and Hats?

Lately, Elizabeth has been wanting me to take her picture ALL the time. Last night, she wanted me to take pictures of her in the tub with her squirt gun and pitcher hat. Interesting...

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

What teachers do at recess

When Nathan got home from school today, he told me a funny story from school.

"Mom, I had to go to the bathroom during recess. I usually don't have to do that. Instead of using the kindergarten bathroom in my classroom, I had to use the one in the HALL. Can you believe it?"

"THEN, when I was leaving the bathroom, I saw my teacher Mrs. G walking down the hall with another teacher! They were taking a tour! I always wondered what she did at recess time. Now I know she tours the school."

Monday, November 4, 2013

Funny Elizabeth Quote

Elizabeth: "Mom, right now I'm pretending it's my 19th birthday!"

Me: "Wow! You're going to be in college. I will miss you so much!"

Elizabeth: "Don't worry. You can come with me. I could use a maid."

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Happy 34th birthday Jeremy!

We couldn't find a "4" candle. We had all the other numbers up to 6 but the 4 was missing so we made due with a pipe cleaner! 

This is how we cut cakes around here. 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Disney on Ice

Disney on Ice came to Kennewick! The fabulous Auntie Laura decided to make it a special night with the niece and nephew so she drove down from Spokane to take them. I'm sure they will remember it forever. 

Before the show

Big hugs!

"The Little Mermaid" 

Laura said Nathan was absolutely enthralled. He would sing and clap and dance and she said it was just so cute! 

Elizabeth loved it too. 

Rapunzel's lanterns! 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween 2013

It's a scary day when Bellatrix shows up!

She will duel with muggle children. 

And turn them into cute little fuzzy animals! They got lucky that they only got transfigured! 

They appeared to be happy about it though. See how cute they are? 

We tried to take pictures making scary faces. 

A puppy and a kitty hugging. Isn't that nice? 

A cute kitty showing off her costume. 

A cute puppy. 

Time to head off for some trick r treating!

Out and about!

They were pretty good at remembering to say thank you. 

My scariest Bellatrix picture. Next year, I will try to be someone nice. 

Swim Team

The kids have started their summer swimming. This year, they are doing the Swim Team. Once the swimmers have learned all their strokes, the...