Tuesday, August 6, 2013

November Fun 2012!

After having Abigale's birthday, Halloween, and Lydia's birthday all in one week I was pretty exhausted so it was the perfect time to have my parents come stay with us for a weekend to finish it all off with a bang! It started with the first real snow fall. We were so excited but little did we know how much snow we would get in the next few months! Crazy! Papa and Nana took us to breakfast at Kneaders which has since become Abigale's favorite place to eat but she gets a little frustrated when we go there during the day and they are no longer serving the french toast! Life is so unfair! :) We then went to the mall and the girls got a new outfit, did some shopping at Costco (new snow tires), and then headed home and played in the snow. After Papa got his nap in, :) we took the girls to Wreck It Ralph and brought home some dinner. It was such a fun day!

At Kneaders, impatiently waiting for the french toast!

The first (and only) snowman of the season. Don't mind Ryan's pink pants!

Papa getting his nap in and again, dont mind Ryan's pants!
 Random November

It was Parent week at Bravo, where my girls do dance and tumbling, so we got to watch Lydia do a little dance and show us what she has learned. My little Ballerina!
Ryan's newest trick- pull the stool over to the utensil drawer and pull out all the silverware. He is pretty proud of himself!

Visit from Uncle Jeff! My brother flew in for Thanksgiving and we were lucky enough to have him come and eat dinner with us. The kids adore him but we just don't get to see him nearly as much as we would like!

Someone discovered Barney! This was the first time he sat down and actually watched a show. I am not going to lie, it has been pretty nice ever since. I can now actually shower and get things done while he watches his show. He is still in love with Barney but he also like Elmo and Superwhy.
This year we celebrated with Jonathan's family and it was great until five minutes before we sat down to eat dinner.   Abigale started saying that her throat hurt and just wanted to lay down. She looked kind of pale but didnt have a fever but as we were getting ready to say the prayer she threw up all over herself. While everyone started eating I was up in the bathroom with the poor girl getting her cleaned up. She pretty much threw up all night long which was okay because I was up most of the night black friday shopping online. After that every 24 hours someone else in the family got sick except for me and Jonathan's parents and brothers also got the stomach flu. We felt so bad! Despite the sickness it was nice to be with everyone!
Ryan and his Grandpa playing outside.

In Jonathan's family, the girls hangout all Thanksgiving morning and bake lots and lots of delicious pies. It is really fun and this is how Lydia contributed- licking the spoons!

We took a walk to the park which is close to their house and it was such a beautiful day!

Poor sick girl! This was Abigale the rest of the time there!

Ryan's turn at the sickness!
A few days after Thanksgiving, everyone was starting to feel a little bit better so we started getting out the Christmas decorations! One of my favorite things ever! It was so fun but poor Lydia was on the couch sick the whole time. Ryan enjoyed it and loved finding "ho ho" all over the house!
 We did our take of Elf on the Shelf with our friend- Elfie! The girls loved him! Such a fun new tradition that I cant wait to do every year!
 We made a trip to Ikea and this was Ryan's first real ice cream cone and he loved it and ate every bite!