Tuesday, November 30, 2010

sorry Missy

(Okay Missy so I am sorry that I don't have ANY pictures from Thanksgiving but my dad does and Becky does so hopefully we will get to see some of those soon! I will post them when I get my hands on them.) Here are a few random pictures from the last couple of weeks:

Ivy has discovered how much fun it is to play chase to the stairs......over and over and over again. If she didn't think it was so much fun I would TOTALLY put a stop to the insanity! "Are you coming mom?"
"I'm gonna beat you!"

"You found me!"

"Please please please just let me crawl up a few?"

"Okay, now I am ready to do it again.....you still there mom?"
We went and cut down our tree again this year. We named it.....Piney the 4th. This picture is so cute of everyone!
Ivy was already in bed so I snapped some of her the next day.
Thanks for the cute Christmas ornament mom!
She looks like she is trying to crush this ornament.
I can't believe this is her first Christmas! Maybe by next Christmas she will look like a girl?
Maddy, and her cute new bangs that she loves.
Lilly, who had to pose like 4 different times until she was happy with the position of every body part in the picture.
And Josey, who for some reason had made the most ornaments on the tree.
Maddy was having a pre-teen night, or maybe she wasn't feeling good. But I forced her to take a picture with me. She secretly loved it.....it's written all over her face.

I don't know what is up with the color on this picture but this was the face she was making most of the night.
And this was the face SHE was making most of the night. Aaahh it's great to be 8....and not have all the hormones kicking in.
Here are some other random pictures from Dustin's phone.
Ivy and her very own keyboard to smash on while mommy is on her computer.
Josey......eating a cracker.....I don't know, but it's cute.

Here are the girls next to our downed Christmas tree. They are so cute! They ran all through the Christmas tree farm yelling Marco Polo to find each other. I am sure it didn't get annoying to anyone.
And here we are visiting Santa. My dad has lots more pictures of the girls. The guy behind the counter said I could only take one picture.....but he didn't say anything to my dad about how many pictures he could take!

This picture cracks me up because Maddy totally didn't want to go on Santa's lap this year. I asked her to take Ivy over but then Ivy started screaming so Dustin rushed in to take her away and Maddy got left talking to Santa. Doesn't her body language look thrilled?

And here was Ivy and her first encounter with the big red stranger. I am sure my dad has some WAY better ones. I am excited to see them.

And here is Lilly I am sure explaining in great detail everything she wants for Christmas.

Apparently I didn't get one of Josey.....great.....I will never here the end of this from the middle child. I know these things....right mom? Dad please send me a picture of her!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Josey's soccer game

Can't you tell this post is about Josey's soccer game? I just started snapping these and they turned out so cute!

And here is the real pictures for the post. We have three very different soccer players this year. Maddy is a good little player that surprises me every time I watch her. Josey is a very skilled player that lacks motivation to really give it her all every time. And Lilly.....well......we are just happy if she actually leaves my side to play to be on the field. We don't really care if she touches the ball of not. (However she did score a goal for the other team and we were SO excited for her!)

I didn't get any pictures of the actual game cause it just seems too hard to take any good shots that you can really tell who is who. But these were from the pre warm-up. She had a really fun team this year and we really had a great time getting to know her coach and the parents. I am hoping she wants to play again next year!

Monday, November 01, 2010

Halloween 2010

Can anyone say serial killer???jk We made Dustin try on Becky's wig and it wasn't pretty! So we thought we would see what Ivy would look like with hair......it is still a little scary I think. All I could see was Dustin with hair.

She kept the wig on though for an oddly long time.....maybe she WANTS hair!

Trick-or-Treating with the cousins.
That laundry detergent was NOT part of Bears costume.
The group......

The girls insisted that I dress up this year. Maddy was particularly insistent so I decided to jump on the bandwagon and become the mommy cat.

Can you spot the freaky man in this picture?

Ivy enjoying a sucker. Doesn't she look happy.......dirty but happy!
She started here on the floor and then we realized she needed to be moved up to the highchair.

I love this picture! look at the smile on Ivy! They all look so cute. The original plan was to dress Ivy as mini-me with Dustin. I was going to draw stubble and eyebrows and dress them the same but then I realized that we didn't have any inside Halloween events to go to and that she would just be too cold. So then So we just improvised with her kitty hat and later a hand me down ladybug costume from Maddy.
I love this picture too!
Lilly the cat.....

Ivy the cat....
Maddy the cat....

And Josey the batgirl or (Draculaura from Monster High).....

We had a great Halloween this year and I am a little sad because it never seems like there is enough time to do all the things I want to but maybe next year!!