Monday, November 30, 2015

Thanksgiving Weekend

We went to Austin for Thanksgiving and spent it with Steve's cousin Bobby, his sweet wife Vanessa, and their adorable little girl Alessandra. It was a great trip - wonderful catch-up time with cousins that we don't see often enough, and great weekend to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for. 

Dottie and Alessandra playing together

Sister snuggles on Thanksgiving morning 

Thanksgiving Day 

Ready to eat and having a fun chat 

Vanessa's parents were there as well, and they also invited a friend from church over for Thanksgiving dinner. We had a wonderful meal and great conversation - and it was such a treat not to host!

Steve and Bobby went to the UT game that night and had this great view of Matthew McConeghey 


We went to the Children's Museum in Austin the Friday after Thanksgiving 

And a trip to the playground 

Topped off by a trip to a Jump House - big fun! 

Sweet girls on Saturday morning

We came home Saturday afternoon, and had fun decorating for Christmas on Sunday 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

November Pics

Beautiful double rainbow after a rainy weekend!

Dottie LOVES her baby dolls :)

Looking adorable before school

Hard at work in her cabinet. This is where she spends her time in the kitchen while I'm cooking (unless she is in a mood where I can't put her down - then I hold her while I'm cooking!)

Sweet ladies during their morning routine

Ella forgot her homework folder at school one day so she was not able to do her homework that night. She was worried she'd have to move her clip down the next day for not having her work done, so she wrote both of her teachers apology notes for forgetting her folder at school...and then she left for school the next day and left the notes at home. SIGH...

With SLiM, Steve's little mascot robot

Fun at the playground

Grammy dressed Dottie up in a tutu one night while Ella and I were out - so cute!!

My dainty ballerina :)

Veterans Day

Cory looking extra-comfy in our bed

Ella was excited to drink some apple cider. She went upstairs and came down in her "cider drinking outfit"!

Having fun in the driveway in her bathing suit with many bowls of of those inexplicable things that brought her great joy :)

Dottie was invited to her first birthday party! It was Ella's friend, but was Dottie's first official invite and she fully enjoyed herself!

Brownie troop in their turkey hats

Learning to cook an egg

Science experiments

Sweet baby!

First day in her winter coat - she loves the fur-lined hood :)

Love that grin! 

Getting ready for bed

Helping me pack for a unpacking the diaper bin and climbing all over everything!