Saturday, December 14, 2013

Fall highlights

Life has been busy lately and the next few weeks will continue to be so. Here are a few things we've been up to lately. I apologize for the disorganization, but I'm tossing up a bunch at once so my dad can show them to my grandma while he's visiting her!

Elizabeth knows how to behave at a fancy restaurant (celebrating Great-Grandma Anne's 90th birthday). She also brought her doll Annabelle, who was mine when I was little.

Dave won this canvas in a contest and we all cheered as Sporting KC won the MLS Cup in a double shootout after an overtime! Ben is excited to have it hung in his room.
Elizabeth hanging an ornament my friend Neilam made me in high school :)

Every day we open a drawer on the Advent calendar and there's a different family activity like listen to Christmas music or read a holiday book.

My godmother Jeanne sent us this gingerbread house kit along with a ton of other Trader Joe's deliciousness. I think it is safe to say this is the most structurally sound gingerbread house I've ever made, probably because I didn't bake the pieces!

We spent Thanksgiving over at Uncle Kenny & Aunt Lynn's house. The kids had fun spending time with their cousins and eating all the delicious food, especially Grandma's rolls. Elizabeth loved them so much that she actually cried when we had them for leftovers and she had finished her portion. She pointed at ours and wept, "Roll! Roll!" and seemed to think we should give her some of ours!

Ben had fun jumping on the trampoline at Uncle Kenny's

Ben & Tristan jumping

Boy cousins at Thanksgiving

Elizabeth kept trying to feed me the ornament.

Please just pretend that my children are smiling!

Nap-striking munchkin cuddling with Uncle Jeff

Playing dreidel while over at Opa & Grandma's for Hannukah. Did not react well to the "ante up" part of dreidel. Liked the part where she got to eat the gelt.
Elizabeth listening to one of the Christmas books from Great-Grandma Meyer, read by Grammie & Papa

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