Friday, November 23, 2007


This year for the very first time I hosted a Thanksgiving dinner.  Logan and I decided to have my parents over the day before for an early feast.  It was small and quiet, but still a good time, and of course, a lot of yummy food!  It was fun planning and preparing the big meal, and surprisingly enough, everything worked out just as planned (oh, except the turkey was done earlier that expected--but not a big deal!).  

Even the kids enjoyed the Thanksgiving meal--well they enjoyed the whip cream:)  they weren't too impressed with the other stuff!

On Thanksgiving day we saw the opposite of small and quiet.   We went to Logan's family's house for a feast for 30.  It was a good time and the kids had a lot of fun hanging out with cousins.  We were stuffed again!  And I didn't think I was ever going to eat again after the first meal, but somehow I managed to eat way more than I needed.

I am so blessed and have much to be thankful for this year.  I am so grateful for all that I have. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Here are a few Sophie-isms from the past week:
  • Ready, Set, Eat!  Logan and I were eating a late dinner one night.  The kids had eaten earlier and were now chasing each other around the table screaming when Sophie took a time out to say this.
  • Mommy I broke the cuter (computer) and I did it all by myself!  Logan came home one day from work to find Sophie and Collin sitting on the counter next to the laptop.  Sophie had a pen and was prying the keys off one by one.  I was upstairs folding laundry--I swear I left them alone for only 2 minutes.  Anyways, when I came downstairs she was so proud of herself.
  • No no no Collin, Halloween is over--it's Christmas!  One of Collin's favorite words is Halloween.  Anytime he sees a pumpkin he shouts "Hawoween"  We have been trying to explain to Sophie that Halloween is over (she continually wants to go trick or treating) and that Christmas will be coming soon.  She loves seeing the lights as they are starting to be put up through the neighborhood.  However, people still have their Fall decorations up and Collin keeps shouting Halloween.  Sophie just can't stand it that Collin hasn't gotten his holidays straight.  

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Silly Feet!

Lately when I get out of the shower, I find Sophie like this--stripped down to her diaper, in mismatched shoes. Apparently these are dancing shoes. She is always so proud.

Our Little Gymnast

At the beginning of the summer we put Sophie in a gymnastics class. She started out in a "mommy and me" class and then graduated into the 3-year-old class. It is so much fun for her. She loves "nastics"! She learns a lot also. She is gaining many gym skills, but also a lot of self discipline skills. Anyway, I took a few pictures of her last class--doesn't it look like fun!

Here is Sophie about to do a summersault.

Walking on the beam all by herself--a tricky task!

My personal favorite is this picture of Sophie jumping in each colored ring. She was supposed to be jumping on one foot, but she doesn't know how to jump on one foot. She was however, very careful to only have one foot inside each ring. Haha!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Fun Things

So for my birthday I received Photoshop from Logan's parents. It was something that I really wanted. I think it would be so neat to be able to do all of the fun, tricky things to my photos to spice things up a little. So I was so excited. However, when we put it on our computer, it was so hard to use. I was way bummed out, but kept trying. Finally after some online tutorials and some one-one-one help from a friend (thanks sooo much Cindy!) I am finally able to figure some things out. I still have a lot to learn, but wanted to post some dig scap pages that I put together. Sorry, you have probably seen the pictures before, but I am just trying things out.

OOPS! I noticed that I have spelling errors on that page, but have no clue how to go back and fix them--we'll have to work on that. But you get the jist!

I'll keep you updated as I learn more tricks. The one downside is that I find I am spending WAY too much time on the computer. I may need to slow my learning pace down a little. I think my sleep is suffering!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

All Aboard!

All Aboard the Choo Choo Train...Chugga Chugga Toot Toot! Today we visited the S&S Train Park in Framington. The kids had a blast riding on the miniture train. Sophie was so excited to go through the tunnel and seemed thrilled with the ride and Collin kept saying "choo choo" for the entire 15 minutes. Afterwards we spent some time playing on the trex train and swinging. It was a fun outing, probably one of the last few before the really cold weather hits. I don't know what I am going to do when we can't go outside to play during the day. I am worried we are going to go stir crazy. I am sure we will manage somehow though, we always do!