Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thanksgiving/Christmas Tree




We had a fabulous Thanksgiving Dinner! Simon's mom, brother (wife and kids too), and his sister (and her two children), and of course my mom (who lives with us). It was a very tasty dinner even if we did have to wait a little bit for my turkey to finish cooking. . .but, if I do say so myself, it was very moist and flavorful :)



The Day after Thanksgiving, after doing some early morning Christmas shopping. . .yes! We set up our Christmas Tree and some decorations! I knew if we didn't do it that day, we probably wouldn't get around to it until, oh, Christmas Eve :)

Here is Simon playing with the kids by the fireplace. We're so excited to have a fireplace this year on which to hang stockings! Yeah!



Our two enthusiastic helpers! The both LOVE the Christmas tree and lights. I'm afraid we're going to have the lights on all day every day from now till Christmas. . .hmm would that be considered a waste of electricity??


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Family Birthday Party!

We had a combined family b-day party for Aaron's 2nd birthday with his Cousin Bradley on Nov 10th. Bradley's birthday is Nov. 9 and Aaron's will be on Nov. 18th. They are both two (well, I mean Aaron will be two on Sunday. . .)

In the video Aaron & Bradley are riding on the toy horses they're Grandma Esther gave them. Kids are so cute!!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Halloween






Halloween was great! Chloe dressed up as a princess (of course!). She picked out a pink dress at the thrift store. She insisted that she had to be Cinderella in a pink dress :)
Aaron was a prince! We think he looked mostly like Prince Alladin (though Chloe thought he should've had a "blue" outfit to be "Prince Charming"), but hey, we were limited to what we could find cheap at the thrift store :-). Natalie (mommy) dressed up like a queen and Simon (daddy) dressed up like a doctor (though he was secretly a king. . .or something like that ;-)
We went to some friends' home for dinner (Springer's--they have a son, Gabe, who is one of Chloe's best friends.) and then went trick or treating in their neighborhood. Then, of course, we stopped by the Ellis' so Chloe could see Brooke's tinkerbell costume and show off her pink princess costume. Cute kids.
My kids are just growing and growing!! In fact, Chloe had her fourth birthday on September 25th and Aaron will be 2 on November 18th. And, Chloe is just so smart (not that I'm biased or anything. . .) but she's reading this blog as I type it and getting the majority of the words correct (well, maybe not a "majority", but almost a majority!) She LOVES to read!!