Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Picture Fest

Willis is getting SO big!

Fall is a time for delicious fall foods. I have been making a lot of them. One of my favorites is my pumpkin chowder recipe. I have made it twice now and it has been delicious every time.

There is still loads of reading going on at our house. And Lindsey is starting to put together simple words like C-A-T. It's so exciting to watch them learn.

Painting clay canopic jars for our study of Ancient Egypt. Our lapbook has been a 3 month study and we have had a lot of fun. That will be up next when it is finished.

The image isn't very good, but these are our canopic jars. Emily's is the head of a dog she decided in place of their gods. I tried to have mine be closer to the falcon headed Qebehsenuef, one of the sons of Horus that were often on the lids of the canopic jars.

The girls lovingly showing off our fall decor.

Our fun little guy!

For Robert's 31st birthday we went to see Toy Story 3. We were the only ones left in the theater when they were playing "You've Got a Friend in Me" in Spanish. The girls decided it was dancing time.

Last but not least Emily became a very big girl and got her ears pierced. It was a fun outing with her cousins and Aunt and she was very brave.

You can't see very well, but she chose rainbow daisy studs. She loves them and feels very grown up.

Zoo Fun

Before the weather got cold we had a great day with homeschool friends at the zoo. The girls loved it, the animals were out and it was great to enjoy the beautiful day.

Up close with the tiger "cubs". We never saw them when they were small and now they are more like adolescent cubs.

Adorable baby elephant. He was so cute staying by his mommy and picking up food with his small trunk.

Emily has cracked!

Emily and our friend Alma.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween Times

We went with family members to a fun boutique place that was all decked out for Halloween. It was so fun to walk around and see the pumpkins, witches, shops, lights. The girls were so cute and they loved being with their grandparents.

Lindsey, such a sweet and funny girl.

Daddy's boy.

What a funny look on baby's face.

Grandma Betty hanging out with the baby. She was so worried all night that we would lose the kids. We had to reassure her that we would make sure they stayed close. And they did.

Robert gave me an early Christmas present. He had been into this little shop before and decided he couldn't choose what I would want and needed me to do it. So I got it early and I got to build it myself.

Isn't it pretty? I love it. So awesome to get Christmas early. One of the best parts about being an adult during the holidays.