Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas Tree

We were so excited to pick out a BIG Christmas tree for our new house!  We were even more excited when it was featured in our in the Shreveport Times Newspaper!!


Behind the scenes look at our Newspaper photo shoot

Monday, December 21, 2015

School Festivities

We LOVE being at St. Paul's, and it has been especially enjoyable during this Christmas season.  The twins were able to enjoy their class party that included Christmas donuts and a book exchange.  They also participated in the Christmas Program where they sang the sweetest Christmas songs.  The most memorable part of the program was when Emily choked Elson, they growled at each other and Elson head-butted Emily......typical life with twins!

One of my fellow St. Paul's Moms took this of Elson hanging out in my sweater during the Christmas Party.....he is so crazy!

Head butt


Friday, December 11, 2015

Christmas Card 2015

I have to say I really love this year's Christmas card!!!  Drum roll please......

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

November In My Phone

Building Worm Farms

Lunch with cousins

They drew Indian war paint......NOT washable markers

Park fun

Bedtime stories with Dad

Singing at St. Paul's Santa's Workshop

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Thanksgiving Festivities 2015

Thanksgiving season this year has been so much fun!  The twins had a Harvest Festival and Thanksgiving Feast at their sweet school.  The Harvest Festival included among other things, butter making, candle making, tepee and totem pole decorating and a real campfire.  At the Thanksgiving Feast, all the classes dressed up as Pilgrims and Indians and enjoyed a meal together.

As a family, we decided to forgo cooking Thanksgiving lunch.  Instead we let East Ridge do the cooking this year.  It was a nice laid back day that I was thankful for.  Elson did say we upset that he didn't get have an opportunity to catch a turkey....there's always Christmas ;)

The twins' sweet teacher picked their names....Wise Owl and Strong Wolf
Post Thanksgiving lunch family picture....Emily and Drew had already changed clothes....and Emily had already gotten herself in trouble (note the fake smile.....real life with a four year old girl).

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Family Pictures 2015

We decided to take family pictures at home this year.  The twins did a a wonderful job cooperating and Courtney did a great job capturing the true spirit of our home.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Finger Sucker

Elson has ALWAYS been a finger sucker.  For the last year, we have been trying to encourage him not to suck his finger.  Not only were teeth starting to stick out, but he had developed these gross calluses around his finger.  We did the nasty tasting paint-on substance and it did help, but I think what really helped was getting rid of his lovie.  He told me he had a hard time not sucking his finger because his lovie's ears were so soft that he wanted to hold them close to his face and suck his finger.  I took him to the store and let him pick out a new lovie.  He insisted on a crocodile stuffed animal.  This actually happened months ago, but I have been hesitant to write about it out of fear he would revert back to finger sucking.  Now that some time has passed, I think we are in the clear.  I'm happy to report that he is no longer a finger sucker.

Meet "Croci"