Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Almost done with NaBloPoMo!

Then I can get back to regular blogging!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Steak, Balloons, and Face Paint

Didn't think those three went together, did you? :)  Michael's company had their annual Steak Roast in October, and it was awesome!  They had the most amazing balloon bender (that's his actual title) and a super fancy face painter who gets her materials from THE Tinkerbell!!!  Maya was pretty excited to learn that :)  They also had an inflatable obstacle course and a bouncy house, both of which the girlies enjoyed thoroughly, and ended the day with a pinata.  The company he works for is really awesome and family-friendly, and this year Michael is even on the party planning committee!  I'm pretty excited to see what he comes up with :)

Pictures :D

Maya's Rapunzel crown, made entirely of balloons.  You can't see it really well, but there is a long balloon braid in the back!



Charlotte got her arm painted instead :)

Milo's balloon animal

Charlotte with her balloon Elmo


Sunday, November 27, 2011


We're watching "Elf" with the girlies tonight, and each time I watch it I remember how awesome it is :)  The last time we watched it was last Christmas Eve and the girls were pretty uninterested.  To my surprise, when we pulled out the DVD today and told the girls we were watching a secret movie, Maya said, "it's Elf!" and when the movie started she pointed out Buddy (the Elf).  Her memory is ridiculous!  I told her I was surprised that she remembered it, and she said, "well, we just watched it at our other house."  Ya, *just* 11 months ago, lol :)

A couple pictures from this weekend:

Saturday, November 26, 2011


We're in Lancaster celebrating Thanksgiving with the In-Laws. Yummy food, the girls are wiped out, and we're spending time hanging out with family. Pics (from my phone) from today :)

Friday, November 25, 2011

A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Several weeks ago, Maya's preschool class took a trip to the pumpkin patch.  They went to the same farm as last year (which Michael blogged about here), and we all had a great time!  One of the best parts is the slide that dumps the kids into a giant sandbox full of corn kernels.  Sounds weird, I know, but they loved it!  Of course, this meant their clothes were full of kernels in about 4 minutes ~ Michael had a creative solution for emptying their pockets and such :)  Then we went on a hayride to a corn maze.  I'm looking forward to the day when the kids can think logically and make decisions based on what they think the outcome might be, rather than just blindly racing ahead in random directions.  Fortunately, there were 2 levels of difficulty inside the corn maze, and we chose the toddler version :)  After the corn maze, we went to a giant field full of pumpkins and the kids got to get out and pick out their pumpkin.  Only after following Charlotte around for what felt like hours (but was probably minutes) did I begin to understand what it must be like to go to the Christmas Tree Farm with me (Michael dodged a bullet this year, as I got super excited and didn't want to wait until after Thanksgiving to get our tree...so we got one at Lowes :)  Still lots of indecision, but not nearly as cold or snowy as normal!).  Anyway, Charlotte takes after her mama and went from pumpkin to pumpkin examining them, picking them up, putting them back down, and declaring each pumpkin "not it".  Our rule was that the pumpkin must be small enough for her to carry, but when it got to the point where we were the only ones left in the field and the rest of the preschool class was waiting for us on the hayride, I dropped the rule and let her pick out a big pumpkin.  Charlotte: 1, Mommy: 0.  She is a stubborn one :)  All in all it was a great day!


Before we left, the girls asked if they could pack a lunch.  I said sure, and walked into the kitchen to this ~ apparently they were craving fruits and veggies that day!

Michael getting the corn out of Charlotte's bibs

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thankful for having a blogger app on my phone so I can do NaBloPoMo tonight :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Week of Thanksgiving, Day 3

Today I am thankful for angry waiters, kids who are amazingly terrible at bowling, and awesome in-laws. Each contributed to a super fun date night for Michael and I :)