Thursday, September 30, 2010

All for One

It is nearly impossible to get a picture of Preston looking at me. But after many failed pictures of him running away from me or looking down, etc. sometimes I'm lucky enough to get him to stop AND look in my direction...and it makes me really happy because it is definitely a little miracle!
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It was also Ella's school picture day on Tuesday, and although I know I won't buy the pictures, I still feel like she should be dressed cute when she goes to school that day :-).
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Monday/Artwork

One of the librarians at our favorite library asked me if my grandma, mom, kids and I would be able to pose for a 4 generation picture in the library for their website. We had scheduled it for Monday morning, so of course, Preston fell and cut his face Sunday evening :-).
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It actually looks worse now than it did right after it happened, but it never seemed like it even hurt him...he's tough when he wants to be.
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I was concerned with making sure Addie and Preston were dressed cute for the picture that morning so I let Ella fend for herself.
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I was impressed with how much I accomplished that morning! Between 8am and 11am I managed to go to the gym, Walmart for our grocery shopping, come home and get picture ready (which meant make-up AND drying my hair) and still pulled into the library parking lot right at 11am!
They said they would send me the link and copies of the pictures, but I haven't heard anything yet.
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The kids enjoyed the FABULOUS weather that afternoon. Can I just say that since it has cooled down, my kids have hardly asked to watch any shows?! It's been AMAZING! (not to mention it's so nice when they start driving me crazy to tell them to go play outside where I can hardly hear them)
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I finally bought more bird food, so we are enjoying watching the different birds that come to visit us again (it took the birds over 1 week to re-discover the food).
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Some recent school work from Ella
(She has brought home some English papers too, but the Spanish is more fun for me!) ...
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about the story of little red riding hood
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And artwork from Addie.
Tom and Jerry
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two of her latest stuffed cats, Lovey and Sammy, holding hands
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(so Preston fell asleep in the car this afternoon not even for 10 minutes, we had lunch with Ella and came home so I put him in bed...at his normal nap time...and he is still awake 1 hour later. why do those mini-sleeps mess up their naps?!?! I feel like I should go get him, but he needs a nap so I don't know what to do)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Silly Ella Faces

I feel like I don't have many pictures of Ella lately (probably since she's in school more than half the day),
so here are lots of her cute face to make up for it :-).
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2 Cute Kids, 1 Big Red Ball

I LOVE, LOVE, LOOOOVE these pictures!
Ella and Preston were playing outside and I was in the kitchen cleaning up our cooking extravaganza. I could hear screaming and giggling and looked out the window to see them going crazy with the ball. They were pure happiness.
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These two defying gravity pics are my VERY favorite though (with the exception of the one of Preston's cute smiling face near the beginning)...
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Monday, September 27, 2010

Box-Head Bakers

Ella has been missing out on the cooking fun Addie and I have while she is at school, so Saturday we set out to make some tasty treats...and get a little silly at the same time.
Preston had just woken up from his nap, so he got to join in too.
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(this was cute...Addie doesn't like loud noises at all and without anyone saying anything,
Ella covered her ears for her while she used the hand mixer)
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it's hard to tell from this picture, but Preston just bent over and picked up the marshmallow with his mouth...no hands...he wasn't so sure about the marshmallows and didn't end up eating much of it
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The best part of helping cook is all the snacking involved :-).
We made these yummy Lemon Zucchini Mini Muffins and some rice krispie treats (we added some peanut butter and chocolate chips to them). YUM :-)!
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This weekend we also enjoyed our fabulous fall weather (it is seriously perfect outside right now!) and started decorating for Halloween...sure, it's not October yet, but why not?!
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