Saturday, December 22, 2007
The girls have one big present waiting for them out in the yard. Can you guess what it is?
Here's our house decorated for Christmas. Daddy and Claire put lights up outside this year. This is actually the back of our house but, we decorated this side because, it is the side that shows from the road and the church. Most people enter our house from these doors. I know it's kind of strange, but that's life in the parsonage!!
Our stockings are hung by the TV with care.You know your a parent when you decorate your tree just so only to place a tacky contraption around the bottom of it just to please the young'ns! Our tacky contraptions of choice this year is a Mickey's Ski Slope.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Ella has said goodbye to the BaBa. Hello sippy cup. Ella took this in stride and never looked back. Mommy was glad to never wash another bottle, but somehow reluctant and a little sad to see them in the trash can.
Ella learns how to multi-task. Napping and lunch can all be accomplished in one place. Claire dons her Pocahontas dress to camp out with Daddy in the garage. One must always have the appropriate attire for any occasion.Shades in the day
Shades at nightHer Majesty, Queen of Clean, for the moment.
In the beginning of November, Kristy directed the church choir as they sang in the pre-show for Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede in Orlando. You can see pics here http://www.dwellingplacemusic.blogspot.com/
The Florida Fall weather is our favorite time of year and the girls have been enjoying playing outside.
Ella had popcorn for the first time. Actually mommy bought it for her to" help" us get the grocery shopping done. She loved it so much that she insisted on holding the bag all day and wouldn't let anyone take it from her. We don't have any sidewalks near the house so the girls have really enjoyed driving their princess car around the yard. Claire is the driver and Ella operates the radio and dances. For Thanksgiving, we met mom and dad in Savannah. We had a nice relaxing visit.
We had Thanksgiving dinner at the Hyatt. It was delicious. Ella really enjoyed her first Thanksgiving dinner. It turns out, she's a southern girl at heart. She loves collard greens, sweet potatoes, and biscuit and gravy!
After dinner we took a short walk on the waterfront.
Here's Nana and the girls riding the Christmas train at the mall on Black Friday.
On our last night in Savannah, we ate at Bubba's Oyster House (Brother of Paula Dean). We ended up waiting two hours to be seated (not fun with a hungry four year old and 16 month old). This happy picture was obviously taken at the beginning of the wait.
And these were taken after the wait. Ella was very hungry.