Friday, November 26, 2010

Let's Talk Turkey!

About a week ago, Cannon and I put up a picture of a turkey, and decided to write or draw what we were thankful for and put it on feathers for the turkey.

What a great week! Making sure to think of lots of things to be thankful for, so we could get that turkey some feathers!

Then yesterday we had Thanksgiving dinner (lunch). Just Greg, the kids and I. See our little turkey boob? It was just right!!

Cannon made a great turkey centerpiece out of Connectagons. Perfect!

And we tried for a family picture.... oh well.

see how many feathers our turkey has? Apparently, when you talk turkey, there's a lot to say!

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010


This is Harper's "Bay" (blankie). She reminds us of a little character called Linus. Greg's Uncle Dave crocheted this for her when she was born, and it has been the one thing she has gravitated towards. (again, different than her brother! Cannon had these easy, very portable silkies that he was attatched to.)
If she's sad, she needs Bay. If she's happy, she wants to play with Bay. She MUST have Bay if we go anywhere in the car. She CANNOT sleep without Bay! She used to bite it, and her poop would be fuzzy. When she was little, and learning to crawl, she would attack it and go into a death roll like an alligator.
Oh she loves her Bay! And it shows!! I sneak while she's napping and wash it, but you can't really tell.
The comfort this article brings her is truly amazing. It can stop the saddest of tears. It can make the biggest owie feel so much better. It can fill up her heart when her daddy leaves for work, and she's not so sad.
She loves her companion, her Bay. And I'm sure it loves to be loved too!
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Sunday, November 21, 2010


HOLY SNOWFALL!! We were watching last night, and it kept falling and falling. This is what we woke up to this morning! I think poor Greg broke his back before he left for work, shoveling all the snow in the driveway!
After he left, the kids and I geared up.
This was Harper's "real first" time playing in the snow.

She has been very uncooperative (to put it nicely) about wearing her new boots. I mean, she runs screaming when she sees us with them! I think she finally got it today though. Ah-hah! You need boots so your feet won't get cold in the snow!
Cannon showed her how to make a snow angel....

She was mesmerized by the fluffy snow..... picking it up, and throwing it, and clapping it off her hands. We even showed her how to take a taste.... ONLY white snow though!

We of course had to build a snowman!
Then, just when they start to get cranky because they're too cold, we come in and make some hot chocolate. Both kids like lots of marshmallows! This was another first for Harper too. I think she liked it!

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My, But They're Different!

Yes, our kids are pretty much opposites in every way imaginable!!! Illustrated here in the simple task of eating a sweet roll. Harper tears it apart, and shoves it on in! She will be sticky from head to toe. We pretty much have to run her through a car wash after she eats!
CHOMP CHOMP!!! And, if you're not on the ball, she'll swipe her hand across the table if she's done and everything goes onto the floor. Gotta keep your eye on this girl!
And then Cannon. He has always been a neat eater. "Mom, will you please cut my sweet roll into squares?" And he'll eat it with a fork, because he doesn't want to get his hands sticky. Can't stand having his hands sticky! Dirty, filthy, grimy, yes. But sticky, NO!
And, because it's something he likes, he eats every last bit of it!
Such an interesting thing to watch, these two!
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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Parent Teacher Conference

Wow, my very first parent teacher conference!! With all the crapola that has been going on the last few weeks, (ie: a kid in class who SHANKS other kids with a pencil!!) I was a bit nervous.

No reason to be! Cannon is thriving in Kindergarten, thank goodness! We have gotten the behavior issues with the boys rough housing under control. He reads above grade level. He has mastered all subjects and more. Luckily, his teacher can modify assignments so they're more challenging. I was happy to hear this.


So cool! He got a certificate, hand-signed by the Principal! A coupon for a free Chick-Fil-A kids
meal, and a pencil!

Now, just as we're in the swing of things, we'll go off-track till December. I still don't know if I like this year round business. Oh well.

We also got his school pictures. So cute and funny! I had pulled that top tooth out the night before, I didn't want it dangling for his first school pics! He looked like a hillbilly. I literally held him down and yanked it! He told me, "You're just a Mom who doesn't like her kid!" I think he'll thank me later on.
Our boy is growing up, whether we like it our not. What a fun journey!
WAY TO GO CANNON BOY! We love you so much!

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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