It Doesn’t Feel Like November!

2013-11-02 18.06.34
This year Brinlee chose a Brazilian churrascaria for her birthday dinner.

2013-11-02 18.07.05
She loved it. She had frog legs, rattlesnake, wild boar, but her favorite were the chicken hearts.

2013-11-10 09.35.39-1
Adam caught Sawyer with a little pink laptop he found at Grandma’s house. Such tech savvy kids we’re raising.

2013-11-10 09.36.00
Not really. They hardly watch TV and never get access to our phones or tablets. This is the best he can get, pink or not.

2013-11-10 09.36.03

2013-11-16 09.34.59
My bestie, Brittany, and I went on a girls getaway to Park City. We stayed at the St. Regis and then went shopping. We had so much fun in between stopping to pump so I wouldn’t explode.

2013-11-16 09.35.03
Since we went to brunch, Adam sent me pictures of their brunch. He’s such a great husband and fun dad. He’s the one who suggested the girls getaway and booked our hotel.

2013-11-19 20.17.49
He also took me to two concerts: Michale Buble and Josh Groban. That was my second time seeing Josh and my first time seeing Buble. I’ll be honest, I loved the music at the Michael Buble concert, but I did not enjoy this commentary in between, and from what I heard, he toned it WAY down for Utah. He talked like a sailor who just got back into port. It was swearing and sexual inuendos. I mean trashy talk. While he was wearing a tux. It was like opening a Tiffany box and finding dirty aluminum foil inside. I loved the music and the set, but I was so disappointed in his nasty talk. Josh Groban was as classy as ever.

 

IMG_2872
Daisy Doll started dance as a reward for being fully potty trained! She just wasn’t interested at all, and no bribe was working.

IMG_2873
Until I told her she could start dance class. It didn’t take long after that. She LOVES dance!

IMG_2874

You cannot force a child to use a toilet if they don’t want to, but you can provide the appropriate incentive. Dance was Daisy’s.

IMG_2875
We took the kids to pick out pumpkins, and one day I came out to find them carving it with screw drivers and forks. The one time we carved pumpkins with them it was not a happy experience. They hated it. I guess they’ve changed their minds. The weather is unseasonably warm, so it didn’t last very long once it was carved, but they did a pretty good job, even if they scared the daylights out of me. They could have hurt themselves.

IMG_2876
I made a wreath.

IMG_2878
And a fall flower arrangement for my mantle.

IMG_2879
The week of Thanksgiving is usually the first big snow storm. Not this year! The weather was gorgeous!

IMG_2880

You can see out the doors the leaves are still on the trees.

IMG_2881

Although Caisen has on a few shirts and a snow hat to invite the snow our way.

IMG_2882

Kimball’s creative outfit. He’s wearing denim shorts, soccer socks, shin guards and a few shirts.

IMG_2883

IMG_2884

IMG_2885

Grandma got all the grandkids little parachute guys.

IMG_2886

IMG_2887

IMG_2888

So they took turns dropping them off the landing.

IMG_2889

IMG_2891

IMG_2893

IMG_2894

Georgia with Alex and Aunt Lisa

IMG_2895

IMG_2902

They all had so much fun with the parachutes.

IMG_2904

IMG_2906

IMG_2907

IMG_2910
Grandma gets all the grandkids matching Christmas jammies.

IMG_2926

I took a little time out to paint some Christmas decor. The previous year on Super Saturday I signed up to do some wooden letters that spell out JOY, but I couldn’t go because Adam was out of town or something. I actually missed it again this year. It tends to fall on the weekend of Brinlee, Kimball and Sawyer’s birthday. Anyway, I decided to do mine turquoise and white instead of the red and green everyone else did.

This is the weather we usually experienced in Atlanta, and while I love it, it confuses me. It’s just not…right. See how green our grass is? We are still running the sprinklers.

IMG_2925

The girls kept me company.

20150101_183745

And here they are. I love them. They are turquoise, and they S-P-A-R-K-L-E. That makes them just about perfect.

Scroll to Top