Saturday, December 21, 2013

Thanksgiving Round #1

We celebrated Thanksgiving/Christmas with Kyle's side of the family early because his grandparents leave for the South. 

Miles is working on his molars and wasn't used to the changes in his mouth. For a few days, we saw some really funny faces. 

 Get these things out of here!
 Of course, Lauren had to show us her teeth as well. 
 Around the weekend we also painted the ceiling on our main level. We got a cool color-changing paint that went on purple and dried white so you could see where you've been. Lauren thought the ceiling was really going to be purple. 
 Our kitchen in progress still but looking much better 
 We removed the soffit in the middle of the ceiling
 Before we went to Grandpa and Grandma's for Thanksgiving, we plopped Miles' chair on the floor to bring along. He took it upon himself to rest. 
 and of course (again), Lauren wanted in the pic :)
 Oh Lauren!
 All the great grandkids. The girls got those microphones..they were a blast...
 The infamous couch picture
 Great Gpa Gordon and Miles

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Fall Fun

I haven't had much time to blog lately but with Lauren sick today, I am finding myself with A LOT of time I don't normally have. Here are some of the many things we did this past Fall...oh, I miss that weather!

lots of leaves
 lots of laughs
 lots of time exploring at Nana's house
 Miles' first experience in the leaves pile
 Our "little cleaner" kept occupied for some time
 Pumpkin patch
 Kitchen under Construction
 life-size dolls
 Puppy Play
 More leave pile cleaning
 the "best" leaf
 Relaxing from all his hard leaf work
 Halloween at the Arboretum

 Cruella and a puppy

 She's a nasty one!

 We sprayed Lauren's hair to be half white and half black. She got SO MAD at Ethan for throwing leaves in her hair and getting them stuck in the spray.
 That didn't stop him!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Book Review (by Lauren)

1. Why was life rough for Charlie?
-His dad had a bad job, screwing lids on toothpaste. They ate cabbage soup. He slept on the floor.
2. Why was it torture for Charlie to live so close to the Chocolate Factory?
-He liked to smell the chocolate.
3. What is one of the mysteries of Wonka's factory?
-The Gum Room: it had so much gum!
4. How long has Violet been chewing her piece of gum?
- 20 minutes an hour
5. What happened to Violet when she chewed the gum?
-She turned purple, into a big blueberry!
6. Explain what is means when Wonka says, "square candies that look round".
-They are square candies with eyes that look around.
7. Why does Veruca disobey Mr. Wonka and enter the Nut Room.
-She just wanted a squirrel.
8. Why is Mike Teavee turned into a tiny boy?
-We went through the TV.
9. What was your favorite part of the book?
-I liked the Chocolate Room and the Gum Room.
10. Who is your favorite character in the book?
-Violet Beaurgarde. She turns into a big blueberry, I like blueberries.

This crazy girl came out of her room after getting her PJs on with her "bra" on. I thought it was pretty ingenious to use a sleeping mask as such. She wore it to bed and kept it on all night. 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Halloween 2013

Yikes, I can't believe I am just getting around to posting Halloween pictures and November is coming to an end. Between longs hours at work and Kyle being in the field, these past few months have gotten away from me. By the time the kids go to bed, I just want to lay on the couch and eat ice cream!

I like dressing the kids up as a "theme". I am hopeful that years to come they will stay enjoy this and we can make a family tradition out of it. This year's theme was Snow White for Halloween night and 101 Dalmatians for a Halloween event. 

Miles went as "Dopey", aka the only dwarf without a beard. Nana knitted a hat quick for him, I painted some red on his cheeks and nose and we called it good!
 He made a cute dopey if I do say so myself.
 And...of course, Lauren went as Snow White
 My best friend's mom made this apron for Lauren last Christmas. We added a black wig, some make-up, and her Snow White purse. 
 First stop was to the Nursing Home to visit the Grandmas. 

 First house she skipped up to!
 After the wig was off, she was so bummed I made her remove the make-up before bed. Kyle said he is going to buy a gun after seeing her all dolled up. The teenage years will be here before we know it!