So I've realized that I haven't been the best blogger lately... what else is new? ;) So instead of feeling overwhelmed about all of the blogs I should do - I'm just going to do one with highlights of the events. Kind of like Cliff's Notes - by the way, do those still exist these days?
This was actually today:
Sophie using her Easy Bake Oven for the first time (thanks Dori).
She looks adorable in her apron & chef's hat.
Stirring her brownies. (Actually it's the icing!! I was wondering why the "Blonde" brownies were brown???? Luckily, I caught it just before we put it in the oven.)
Libby stirring too!
Sophie enjoying the fruit of her labor.
This past weekend. Last year we put up our tree before Thanksgiving & loved it.
(I have no idea why this is underlined?????)
Aaron decorating the tree.
Me hanging up Chloe's ornament :) She would have been almost 5 this Christmas!
All the kiddos "helping" Uncle Luke play his guitar.
Libby wanted to wear 2 bows :)
Our little Laura Ingalls Wilder. This was my first time to braid her hair. Also, she's wearing my "ring-ring dress". This dress was one I wore when I was 5. I called it my "ring-ring dress" because it has a bell sewn into it. She likes to dress up in it.
OBU's Homecoming: beginning of November
All the kiddos at one of my best friend, Karel's, house. This was a HUGE bean bag - they loved it. We had so much fun visiting with each other.
Libby & Max at OBU
Sophie walking across campus. I like that you can see the chapel in the background.
Sophie wanted to take a picture with this bison in the bookstore.
Yes, we were the OBU Bison... kind of difficult coming from a Duncanville Panther.
Sophie actually took this one :)
OBU friends & housemates. Karel, Shari, & Me.
This was in the GC - it wasn't this cool 10 years ago!
End of October. Sophie wanted to mail her candy to her school! I promise it was her idea. What mom would have passed up this chance to get rid of excess sugar????
(Is it bad that she hasn't been to "school" for a year? She still wanted to mail it though)
Putting it in the mailbox.
October: Max & Cooper's last playdate.
Rhett, Rebecca, Fielder, & Cooper moved to Denver, CO. :(
Just an ultra adorable pic of Libby - Lou - who's almost 2!
Max in the corn box in Iowa
End of September - beginning of October:
Trip to Iowa. Just picture a Griswald's Family Vacation movie. It was so difficult traveling with 3 young children. We went to Iowa for my dad's memorial mass. He died in August & we had a service for him here & then his family had a mass for him in Iowa.
Sophie making the yummiest cookies with my Aunt Janie.
Most of my dad's grandchildren (missing Max). They wore overalls in honor of my dad - he ALWAYS wore them. Maybe that's who I got my overall obsession from (several years ago, of course)?!?!?!?
Ok, I'm caught up now. Oh, I don't have any pictures of the kiddos dressed up for the Fall Festival. Actually, we do - they are just on 2 other people's cameras. Just picture 2 ballerinas with really big tu-tu's & a plump pumpkin!