Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thanksgiving

Sometimes, Natalie plays with Angela and it's cute.
Other times, Natalie is pushing Angela away and hitting her when she touches Natalie's toys. Need to work on telling Mommy instead of taking matters into her own hands.


 In other news, it has been over 3 months and I am finally halfway through the 5lb chocolate bar that my Dad got us for our anniversary.

Natalie got a flu shot. And then she got a lollipop, doughnut and some chocolate milk. Oh, the pathetic bribery that it takes for kids to do things that are good for them!


We joined some friends at the zoo on Monday and had a blast!




Thanksgiving dinner was a fabulous affair even though it was just us.



I made an amazing homemade meal with all the essentials







Here is how Angela feels about cranberry sauce:



And this is how Micah feels after trying to glut himself on too much food

Post-dinner snuggles

And we randomly happened upon fireworks for the tree lighting down at Lenox mall while we were on a scenic drive of Atlanta.

Angela is into everything, won't stop moving and stands up on things now.


Now: let the Christmas cookie baking begin!



Sorry, I would write more, but now I have to go feed Angela before passing out, to be woken again every couple of hours all night long.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Brooklynn's Visit



My camera battery was dead when I went to get shots of the family on our way out trick or treating. Booooo. So, here's a crumby, poorly posed, overexposed shot that I was able to grab just as my camera shut off...


 Natalie loves to draw. Here, she described, she drew a witch with a pointy nose.

And this is usually what Angela is like:
Naked but happy

It felt like forever (and was at least 3-4 weeks) that Angela could get up on her knees and rock back and forth, but only move backwards. She kept backing herself up into tight spots, but now she is finally crawling and can get to where she wants to go and she is loving it!


We like to spend the nice, cool evenings outside where the mosquitoes have finally lightened up for the season.


And, most excitingly, we had a visitor last week. My niece came and stayed for a while because she has some time off school. Natalie enjoyed having a playmate, though she was not used to being bossed around so much and did get a little discouraged at times. 


Brooklynn and Natalie got to sleep on the air mattress down stairs. Fun!



She was very helpful when our joy school met here on Wednesday- she kept Natalie's friends in line and showed them what to do. We painted and it wasn't a messy disaster! YAY!

Here, she tries to crank the mill to make some flour. 


And some bedtime silliness
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