Trent finally decided that Hannah was calm enough to nap on... and Hannah was VERY happy about that. She's always wanted a lap cat.
I made Leah a couple of tulle skirts (which she now refuses to wear)
She certainly likes to ham it up for the camera!
I think this tutu turned out really cute... now if I could just convince her to wear it (it's itchy)
She loves all things girly, so I thought I was doing her a favor... but apparently, I was wrong.
We put the Christmas tree up today!
It is sparsely decorated with unbreakable decorations because Trent likes the tree just a little TOO much, even with cat repellant sprayed on it.
Elijah, of all people, posed for the camera.
... and again!
No surprise about this one posing though...
Miss Hannah with her stuffed leopard, Grace
My favorite Christmas tree ornament. My babysitter gave this to me in 1978 or so (vintage, you know)
Friday, November 26, 2010
Posted by Brooke at 1:56 PM
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
This year the girls were black cats and Elijah was Anakin Skywalker... I had him talked into being a ghost for a couple of days, but then he insisted on Star Wars.
He certainly made a cute Anakin.
Leah is learning to pose for pictures... what a ham.
Trent has discovered the gerbils, and would really like to let them out to play... or eat.
Hannah made a vampire mask this year at school with the vacu-forming machine, and I find it quite scary!
In our church, children are not baptized until they are 8 years old. Hannah's baptism took place the day after her birthday.
Here we are with Hannah in her little white jumpsuit.
Our dear friend Michael Stanfill baptized Hannah (and thankfully got it done with just one dunk... which wasn't the case with another person baptized the same day)
Hannah got the traditional leather bound scriptures with her name embossed on it.
I found a cute necklace with an 8 and a girl in a white dress, and a pink CTR (choose the right) ring for her
The Primary presidency gave Hannah a CTR towel to help her remember her baptism... It's her favorite towel :)
Posted by Brooke at 3:58 PM
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Posted by Brooke at 9:48 PM
Elijah's room was still painted lavender and baby blue with a flowery border just like when we moved here 4 years ago, so it was time to turn it into a BOY'S room.
The time had come for new artwork for my living room, so I put the kids to work
The girls started ballet, but it was short lived... too over scheduled.
The first day of school. Elijah started kindergarten, Leah started preschool, and Hannah's the big kid in 2nd grade.
I'd been meaning to get some fairies up on the walls of the girls' room, and Hannah asked that I paint the ceiling like the morning sky (Elijah's has glow in the dark constellations painted on the ceiling).
Posted by Brooke at 9:40 PM
July was a very busy and very FUN month for us... though it did involve a LOT of driving.
To start off the month, Leah ran into the corner of the chair rail and gave herself quite the owie.
Then on July 4th, we drove 12 hours to Oklahoma City
This guy did all the driving.
Leah turned 3, and got to celebrate a few times (OKC, Evansville, and on the Disney Cruise)
After we got back from OKC, we packed up and drove more than 19 hours to Port Canaveral (it took 2 days)
The kids had their pictures taken with princesses
friend's of Tinkerbell
They got dressed up for dinner (I had to show a picture of Leah, who was terrified of all characters...)
The kids had a great time in the Oceaneer's Club
and having snack time whenever they felt like it
the view was amazing
our wait staff was incredible
and Leah was spoiled completely rotten!
Posted by Brooke at 9:23 PM