Tuesday, November 30, 2010

{crazy family}

What is my Mom doing?

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she is:
a) excited about black friday
b) excited about the turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and broccoli casserole
c) imitating an insane person
d) showing us her Jazz Hands, while saying "Electricity!!"

The answer may or may not surprise you - check the end of this post.

So this was our crew this year: (minus Eric who was taking the picture)
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And here's our annual group shot:
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And while we were setting up for our CRAZY shot, Matt let one rip:
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After the room had been aired out, we were able to be crazy:
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Great Thanksgiving! So much to be thankful for.

And the answer is "D". My Mom had to say what she was Thankful for with Jazz Hands. I think she did a pretty good job - only after Kelly and I worked with her.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

{thankful}

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For a husband who works from home. Without him, Paige would have walked to the bus stop this morning in her PJ's - and it was a little too chilly for that.

Also, I would have to change that tire myself.

Thank you Eric!

Monday, November 22, 2010

{drive by}

If you were to drive by our house after sun down, you would see this...

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That is, if our timer is working. And we are outside, posing with Frosty. You never know.

I have been such a Grinch lately with holiday decorations - but I love twinkly lights outside. It's almost un-Grinched me. Maybe I'll put up more than my tree.....maybe.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

{playtime with paige}

Some pictures I took of Paige while I was waiting for the kitchen floor to dry. She was pretending that the dining room chairs were her "house". I think my favorite part was when she went underneath the chairs and told me she was going down to the "basement". She pretended to sleep down there with her bunny, Rose - but not without her flashlight, (middle of the picture behind her) because basements are dark. she's got quite the imagination, that girl.



She's looking out her windows.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

{routine}

We have this new nighttime routine. Around 7pm the girls go upstairs and either shower/bath or get their pj's on. After that it's a dance party in my room. Last night there we were very lucky there were no injuries....two tired kids equals a lot of falling down while twirling. It's very cute...and I have totally been enjoying every second of it. I haven't yet brought my camera out during this, so you'll just have to trust me.

Tonight, while Paigey and I were just listening to music - i guess she was tired from last night - she wanted to try on my glasses....

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pretty cute right? I tried to get Emily to try them on as well, but she wouldn't tear herself away from her book. NERD. :)
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(btw: I took all those pictures of Paige without my glasses - DUH! But, just know that what I saw through the viewfinder was a total blurry mess...probably the same blurry mess Paige was seeing through my glasses!)

The picture below makes me laugh.
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Oh lookie there  - she put her book down for a second....
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And Paige took a picture. Albeit blurry, but it's still good,
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And then of course, Emily wanted her turn at the camera.
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And then they let me have a turn.
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I love our routine.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

{two seconds of booty shaking}

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This video is from the Halloween Hoot at Emily's school last Friday. Like I said before, there was a scavenger hunt, a magic show, and a dance. The dance for Paige was the best part. This girl likes to shake her groove thing. Check out the donut in the last few seconds.....

Monday, November 1, 2010

{the rest}

I thought I would share the rest of the pictures from the past week:
We went to the Pumpkin Walk at Wegands this year. I have been wanting to go to this since we have moved here, but I have either forgotten the day, or we have had plans. This year, in the midst of our busy-ness, I remembered, and we had time. It was a very windy day - but the wind decided to die down just as we got there. And yes, that's my husband - Eric the Viking.
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It's called the pumpkin walk because pumpkins line the pathway. Hundreds of them. Wegands is a landscape store - by the way....
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Emily's and Paige's costumes were not yet complete - so they went in other costumes. Emily's witch from two years ago, and the pumpkin costume from four years ago.
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Paige attended the Halloween Party at the library last Thursday. I think she was the only girl there that wasn't wearing a princess dress. Not that there's anything wrong with that - princesses are very cool.
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Working on her Halloween treat bag at the party.
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Emily's pumpkin she made for the school contest.
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The Halloween Hoot at Emily's school. There was a scavenger hunt, a magic show, and a dance.
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These are from Halloween night - first house.

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Both of these houses - above and below - were haunted houses. Very cool. The lengths some people go to, amaze me. Emily and Paige both had no problem going to either house. No fear. Yes, my daughter that we have to BEG to go on a little roller coster, is all good with a haunted house. Okay. In fact, the house below, was pretty intimidating with that skeleton dude hanging out in the front. We were all standing at the curb deciding on whether we wanted to go in. The boys with our group were not looking too convinced. I looked around to see if Emily wanted to go in, but she wasn't anywhere to be found. About 30 seconds later, she comes right out the door saying, "GUYS, that was so SCARY. You HAVE to go in!". Umm, okay. And then, they all went in.

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This morning - it was hard getting up after all that trick or treating - was 27 degrees at bus stop time. But, it's no problem. We have a hat for that!
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Tune in tomorrow for a look at Paige shaking her groove thing........