Thursday, November 29, 2012

Crazy, beautiful, fancy day

This is the aftermath of what a little girl did to the Christmas tree.  She pulled the Christmas tree on top of herself.  Don't worry, it just scared her a bit, the gate is back up so she can't do it again.  We had to find a new tree stand, since ours broke when it fell over.
 Here is our cute little culprit.
Leave it to #5 to be the first to knock the tree over.
 She's a busy little girl.
She also likes to climb in the vent in the family room.  She throws food in the vent in the kitchen (so we can't screw it in the floor, because I have to clean it out on a weekly basis).

 The 1st grade had a Fancy Nancy night at school and all the families were invited to come dressed up in their fanciest attire.  The girls had fun dressing up.
 Lucy I think had the most fun.  She loved it.

 Ben had a pretty good time dressing up too.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sleepy kids

This is what our ride home looked like in the back seat. 
The kids were tired from a fun weekend at Grams and Papa's house.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Stationery card

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Help! I'm stuck

Ally was playing with the kids and somehow she got herself stuck in the basketball hoop.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Pacer game

Matt got Pacer tickets from his cousin Jordan (shes a pacemate). 
Ally passed her 3rd math fact challenge at school, so for a reward Matt took her to the game. 
 The owner of the Mavericks was at the game.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Friday, November 09, 2012


Last night at bedtime I told the little kids that we could go to the zoo in the morning after taking Ally to school.  They were excited.  It wasn't too chilly and they had a great time.  Ben found this rock to climb.  Lucy couldn't climb up it...
 so she found one more her size.
 We now always play at the new playground. 

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Little girls

I tell you, she's trouble.  She knows what she's not suppose to get into and always tries to get away with it.  At this moment it was Ally's backpack, which she had graciously emptied on the floor and was getting ready to shred.
 Last night after dinner we played at the park, came home and popped popcorn and watched a few kid shows.  I also introduced the kids to skittles in your popcorn, they are now hooked.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012


Jo is starting to sit longer for shows.  She will yell "Diego" at the tv, but prefers Dora and Shaun the Sheep.
 After taking Ally to school, the kids and I went to vote.  I was grateful I had the stroller, a bag of goldfish, my cell phone and ipod.  We stood in line for 45 minutes to vote and the kids were crazy for 43 of the 45 minutes.  The 1st grade took turns coming in to see how the voting worked.  When Ally's class came in, Ben and Lucy ran across the gym screaming "Aaallllyyy".  Everyone in line got a big chuckle out of that.  Then Lucy tried to leave with Ally's class and was beyond bummed when informed she had to come back and stand in line. 

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Silly kids

Pretty girls

Josey likes to make sure that we are constantly on our toes.  She loves to climb, bang on the computer keyboard, open packets of oatmeal, tear paper, use pens/pencils and write on whatever she can find and tries hard to keep up and be included with the big kids.
 I am so proud of the young lady Ally is growing up to be. 
She's amazing and loves life.
 Lucy didn't want her picture taken, so Matt took action.