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"

Monday, November 2, 2015

October In My Phone

Emily's Ant Farm

Good Morning Cutie

Practicing our last name
Junior League Meeting

Double fisting at Walk-Ons.

On our way to the Wampus Cats game for Drew's 20 year reunion

Leaving the polls......they helped me vote.

Trying out Halloween costumes

Play-doh Playmates

Halloween 2015

The twins picked their own costumes this year, which means they didn't match.  Elson was a shark and Emily was an LSU Golden Girl.  The shark was easy.  The LSU Golden Girl costume canNOT simply be purchased.  I had to hand sew Emily's entire costume.  It was truly a labor of love, but it was worth it because she looked ADORABLE.  In an effort to have some coordination, Drew went as a shark victim and I went as Mike the Tiger.

The Halloween festivities started at school on Thursday with their Costume Carnival.  Friday was the party at Drew's office, where they decided they wanted to do their first haunted house (thankfully, it wasn't too scary).  Saturday was Halloween day.  We didn't have a big party this year because our new house is on a busy street that isn't great for trick-or-treating.  We did however have a few friends come over and we walked over to Norton Art Gallery for their trick-or-treating in the museum.  While it was a good time, I think we will try to find a traditional neighborhood to trick-or-treat next year.  The most memorable event of the night was when Emily "college style puked" while trick-or-treating.  She literally ate herself sick with candy.  She managed to rally and finish out the night (and thankfully didn't get anything on her costume).

Cutest Shark EVER!

Golden Girl Pose

All the Pre-k 4 classes singing Halloween songs

Dad's Work