November Is Over?!?

November 30, 2010

What a crazy busy month this has been. I'm sure I'm not the only one that thinks that November completely flew by... Mike and I always (half) joke about how in the Fall we never see each other and our house is always a complete wreck. I get so busy with photography and now, with Mike's new job, he is super busy too. About a month ago he started a new job as the Senior Planner over video games for Walmart Stores. I don't know if you know this, but he's a pretty big deal. (I think so at least- if you ask him though, he'll be modest). Anyway, they brought him in during the busiest time of the year and needless to say he's working longer hours and not seeing his girls quite as much :( but we are so proud of him and so grateful that he works so hard for us! Anyway, getting back to my original point, November has come and gone and I was a blog slacker! Here's a brief run down of the kickoff month to the Holiday season.

We started it off with Emily's 4 month well-baby visit. She is doing so well and is such a happy baby. During this visit she was due for another round of immunizations. No fun at all. We always go to doctor's appointments as a family (it's an excuse to spend an extra hour of the day together) well when Emily is ready for her shots I always volunteer to take Kylie out into the waiting room and Daddy stays with Emily. I still just can't bear to listen to my little baby cry, even though the whole time I'm waiting in the other room I am closely listening for her. (I don't think I will ever be able to sit there while someone pokes her.) Mike knows that the only reason I want to be the one to take Kylie out is because I don't want to see Em cry but he pretends not to know any different. He's such a nice boy.

Isn't she such an angel baby? She really is.
 At 4 months old Emily was:
Height- 24 inches long
Weight- 15 pounds 3.5 ounces
And the way her percentiles go, 
she has an above average head circumference (75th), average height (50th), 
and way above average weight (90th). 
She's a healthy girl!

Aside from working, we didn't do too much in November... We took our family pictures at the beginning of the month. They turned out cute but I am waiting to reveal those until our holiday cards are out in the mail. They're a super secret surprise... Maybe the next post will be about those...

We had a really great Thanksgiving with some of our good friends, The Owens. And guess who didn't take a single picture? Me! The food was wonderful though, and the company was even better. It was funny, while I was setting the last dish on the table, before we sat down to eat our giant feast, I thought about how strange it was to be the parents that cooked this Thanksgiving dinner for our children and friends. It's still weird to me that I'm a grown-up I guess, but so much fun all at the same time.

{By the way, these pictures are all from a birthday party that we were able to attend for one of my clients. I have amazing clients who have turned into great friends! I was asked to take pictures at the party and my cute little family was invited to come play and enjoy cupcakes. It was such a fun afternoon!}

Well I guess that's pretty much November in a nutshell... See, I told you, not much happened.... But I will try to keep up with our Holiday festivities a little better in December. It is the most wonderful time of the year after all.

Oh, and one more "by the way," this post is dedicated to my Inky Grandma and her dear friend, Billie. I got a phone call from Inky Gma tonight. She just wanted to make sure everything was okay because I hadn't updated the blog in a long time :) I promise I'll do better Grandma! LOVE YOU!!!


Lunch Time!!!

November 18, 2010

Um... I think she liked her Spaghetti-Os...

This is what happens when dad is supervising lunch while mom is taking care of the baby in the other room. Strip her down to nothing but a diaper and socks (so her feet don't get cold, of course) and let her have at it. Seems like a good idea...


Halloween 2010

November 3, 2010

We've made it a tradition the last couple years to dress up in a family themed costume. Two years ago we were a family from the 50's, last year we dressed up as Wizard of Oz characters and this year we were the Alice in Wonderland gang. I was the (nice) Queen of Hearts, Mike was the Mad Hatter, Kylie was Alice and Emily was the White Rabbit (from the original cartoon- none of this Tim Burton business). I make our costumes every year and every year I wait til the last minute and end up getting so stressed out that I vow "next year we are buying them!" But then next year will come around and I'll want to make them again, there's just something much more fun about home-made costumes.

Kylie LOVED her costume- well she loved the blue dress and insisted that it was her Princess Cinderella dress. We had to keep reminding her that it was her "Princess Alice" dress. {She still loves to run around the house in it.} And I don't think Emily really cared too much about her costume either way, but I though she looked adorable in it!

On the Friday before Halloween, Walmart HO puts on a giant trick-or-treating event for all of the kids of WM. There are always so many people there and the offices are always full-out decorated, it's alot of fun. Unfortunately, because of Mike's new job (oh, didn't I tell you? Mike got a super cool promotion- I'll have to tell you about it later...) he was stuck in a meeting during the time that the kids would be trick or treating and by the time he got out everyone was packing up. We still ended up visiting a few of Mike's friends and got to show off the girls for at least a few minutes and Ky still got plenty of candy so it wasn't such a big deal that we missed most of the event.

The next day, we had a Trunk-or-Treat that was put on by our church. They had games for the kids and trick-or-treating of course. This is the night we all got dressed up and paraded in all our glory. It was pretty fun, and again, Kylie got tons of candy. Here are our Halloween pictures from that night:

This is the only picture I got of the girls together... I'm thinking maybe we'll do a little post-halloween photo shoot so I can get more pictures of the girls in all their cuteness and more of the costumes that I spent so much time on.

The Mad Hatter passing out his candy. Thanks for dressing up for me, Babe!