Friday, December 2, 2016

November in a nutshell

November was a busy month for us! J and I were able to head to the beach for a long weekend at the beginning of the month to celebrate our 10-year anniversary. WOOHOO! I love you, J!!! (And we owe a huge THANK YOU to my parents for keeping the kids so we could get away!!!)

In November... Cole finished up flag football, the kids and I went to the zoo one day with friends, Callie had her first program at preschool (SO funny to watch!), a new foster daughter joined us on November 18, and we had a great Thanksgiving at my parents' house with family and friends. Never a dull moment here!

Our foster daughter is 4 (8 months older than Callie) and is very talkative, sweet, and bright. It's been 2 weeks since she joined us, and so far, everyone seems to be adjusting fairly well. The kids are playing mostly nicely, and thankfully she's a pretty good sleeper and eater. We are still trying to figure out daycare/preschool, but it's been a good transition so far. God is so good! If you're reading this, keep us in your prayers please.

1. Ready for our adventure at the zoo.

5. Sleepover with Mimi and Poppy. They love book time!

6. Our beach trip was nice and relaxing!

7. SciWorks

9. Callie is behind the crying kid in the middle. She didn't sing at all, but instead she licked her face, waved a lot and even picked her nose. Ha!!! Callie, you're adorable and funny!

12. Callie's sweet teacher Ms. Sherry.

13. Best buddies!

16. We have SO much for which to be THANKFUL!!!

20. Cornhole, anyone?

23. Jamie wanted to go out to Chili's for his birthday dinner, so he and I braved taking 4 kids out. They did fairly well. ;) Happy birthday, handsome man!!!

24. Decorating our tree was a 4-ring circus, but it was fun! ;)

28. Fun with the twins.

Halloween pics... late

I realized I somehow skipped Halloween pictures, so here's some cute ones of our cuties!

1. Iron Man, Spiderman, and Elsa for trunk-or-treating...

5. Elsa changed into a bumblebee for trick-or-treating. :)

8. Nana (and Mimi) handed out candy while we went trick-or-treating.

9. Our sweet friends joined us again this year. It was a FUN night!

11. We have a hard time getting just our 3 to sit still for pics. You can imagine how difficult it was to get these 5 antsy kids to all look in one direction! ;)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Family Pics 2016

It's always a production to get the kids semi-dressed up and try to get some family pictures. My dad was gracious enough to take the pics, and my mom acted silly in the background in an attempt to elicit some smiles from our sometimes uncooperative kids! Oh, and the kids were VERY excited to play in the piles of leaves when we finished. ;) What a beautiful fall day!