Here are some of our latest happenings.....
I'm busy getting ready for Christmas - jam to make, superhero capes to sew, Christmas letter to get out, visits to see Santa, deliveries to makes, presents to wrap, homeschool to ignore, hyper kids to put in time out and gingerbread houses to make. Should be plenty of stress and fun for all.
We celebrated Alex's (14th-gasp!!) birthday by decorating the tree in his honor, as we do every year.
The kids had SO much fun. They were bouncing off the walls. Cole kept saying "I did it myself!"
The girls are doing horseback riding for school this year and LOVE it. Isabel even has a mini-job working for the woman who owns the place cleaning out stalls in exchange for more lessons. Isabel told me that she really doesn't care of more riding lessons. She just loves being around the horses as much as she can.
Here are the kids' school photos this year -
Ethan - 10th grade
Isabel - 6th grade (doesn't she look SO grown up!)
Clara - 4th grade
Miles - 1st grade
Joe - 4 year photos - with Cole sneaking in a couple
My sweet baby boy.....PLEASE just stay little awhile longer
Halloween at my grandparents'
Isabel the cowgirl. It was a warm October this year. Usually we have snow. It rained on Halloween this year. It was nice. THe kids could actually wear their costumes trick or treating.
Yes...that's my husband. :)
Ethan is really into the drama program. He was in Arsenic and Old Lace in October. He's doing a musical right now about Elvis. He's not thrilled to be dancing in it...but is thrilled that he gets to partner with a girl!
Why are Froggy books so funny?!?!
On a hike
We redid our bedroom and had to sleep in the family room for a week. The kids loved climbing into our bed each morning.
Kendall and Cole
The girls and I at the Nutcracker this year. I'd promised them for years I'd take them. We finally went. Clara said it was better than DIsneyland. :)
Our new room!
Fooling around with Photo Booth one Sunday afternoon....Boys were hysterical!
First snow of the year
Box our new loveseat came in...love that Cole is naked. :) (although he does have a diaper on)
Joe very hyper and excited after putting up the Christmas tree. It got to a point that it was pointless to try and fight him. This was 1/2 way through trying to get him ready for bed..hence the attire.
More Photo Booth...aren't I lovely?