Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving at Lake Arrowhead

We spent 2 1/2 days with Steve's parents up at the Lake.

A few years ago Steve and I stayed at the resort before we had kids. Very fun. . .worth every penny.

Nana and Papa taught Hailey how to play pool.

As you can see Evan wanted to play too.

They also loved going through the forest.

So sleepy.

Playing at the park

Such a little charmer!

Wandering into Arrowhead village.

Testing out Santas's sleigh.

Making friends.

We went out for the Thanksgiving feast.

Let's tell the truth... it didn't take long for the kids to be bored and then they wanted to run around, which meant we had to eat in shifts.  Then again, I don't know a single person with young children who sit like angels while their parents savor a nice meal out.  We don't eat out all that often, but when we do, we go somewhere nice and leave the kids at home.
Eating all Nana's milano cookies while she sleeps.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Where did all the books go?

She was happy to help peel an onion until her eyes felt like they were on fire.

She wanted to help make dinner.

He also wanted to help.

While I was doing dishes, I thought the small ones were reading.

Cute right?

Wait... why are the bookshelves empty??


I looked out the kitchen window and lo and behold the stray kitties were on my trash cans.

Enjoying his cheerios.

My brother brought over the left over donuts from seminary.

Looking pretty thrilled here.

The kitties got the donut bits that fell on the floor.

Playing with a little play doh.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Evan the monkey.

Looks like the lettuce seeds sprouted.

Feeding the kitty breakfast scraps off the floor.

Hailey asked me if our magical pumpkins seeds are going to tun into carriages like Cinderella.

It rained a tiny bit over night.

Needs flowers in her pocket.

At 15 months he only has 5 teeth. He just stated cutting 3 more.

Time for a few stories. 

Hailey has wanted to make cookies this week. I told her maybe next week, but I did give her and Evan just a few white chips to snack on....they were thrilled. 

So earlier this week while I was folding laundry on my bed Evan walked over to the foot of the bed and jumped off.. . . you know for fun. Got to to give Mom a little scare.  Of course he landed on his face. He is a little daredevil. Time to lay off the Peter Pan stories.  This is the 4th time in two weeks  he has split his gums open from falling and jumping . It makes for a huge bloody mess. 

 Evan has also been caught several times walking along on the edge of the dining room table. And he seems to think the top of the couch that is not against a wall is a balance beam.  

So you can see these two are managing just fine without cookies this week.