Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Family Photo Shoot

I just had to post these pictures. We wanted to capture Charlotte at the oh-so-precious newborn stage, so we took the opportunity to update our family photos. I think they turned out absolutely perfect.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Our Little Indian

Max is absolutely LOVING school. It seems that almost everyday he is asking, "Is it 'chool' day? 

This particular day, the Thanksgiving Feast, is one that has been long awaited. Max, and his school friends have been preparing for weeks. Charlotte and I decided to tag along and spend the afternoon helping the preschool class. Oh what fun! 

The day consisted of: dressing up like Indians (this includes painting your face apparently), making drums out of tin cans, stringing necklaces from painted pasta and beads, and finally having the much-anticipated Thanksgiving Feast. Max was in his element all afternoon and enjoyed every moment. 

Happy Thanksgiving to all! We have so much to be thankful for this holiday season.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Return of the Pumpkin Pie (I think this is Part III)

Sam and Max have a tradition. The "It's Almost Thanksgiving so We Must Bake A Pumpkin Pie" tradition. This year, they invited Charley to be a part of the festivities, so she watched and took notes from her bouncer. Next year, I am sure she will be bossing those boys around and showing them how it's done.

I, on the other hand, am only allowed in the kitchen to snap the annual photo. Which, in all honesty, is fine by me. 

Once again, they did it. Sam, Max, and now Charley, made a delicious pumpkin pie. Throw some Cool Whip on top and you have the most perfect autumn dessert.

Bon Appetit. 

Mixing it up.

Charley included in the photo op! 

Pouring and time to bake! 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Charley J

How cute is this little peanut?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Best Birthday EVER

Can I just say how blessed I feel this birthday? It always feels that when you hit milestones you seem to stop, take a minute to reflect, and really evaluate life.

The journey to expanding our family has not been an easy one, but it has certainly been a rewarding one. And Worth. the. Wait. 

I am wife to an amazing husband and mother to two beautiful children. Yes, pinch me. I said mother of two. I am still in complete awe and wonder of God's goodness and perfect timing. I can't imagine life any other way. I can't imagine two more precious children to love and hold. I simply can't imagine.

So cheers to another year, another celebration! 

Happy me.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Fall Leaves, Fall Fun

Our backyard is FILLED with trees, which means every fall we have to muster up a workday (or two!) to do some serious yard cleanup. 

Max and I decided to take a break from the back-breaking labor and enjoy the piles and piles of leaves. Sam couldn't help but join in the fun!