I'm such a liar. I said that I would be using the leaf pictures for a whole bunch of future posts. And then, once again, I'm not using a single one. I just didn't think through the upcoming days & the photo opportunities we would have. Now I'm wondering if I will ever get back to the leaf pictures! I probably will. There are some that are so cute!
We had our first snow! I rushed the twins out for these pictures. I love the faces we happened to capture :)
Oh, yeah...and the yellow and red you see hanging out the back of their coats...those are their Wonder Pets capes. Because you have to wear your capes when it's snowing!
November 10th, We Are Thankful For:
Seahorse was actually nowhere near her when I asked. In fact, we were heading downstairs wearing Wonder Pets capes getting ready to play, and I totally thought she would say something along those lines. But that, my friends, is how much she really loves her seahorse.
Ryan: The dump truck
Does anyone on Lucas' side remember who gave him the dump truck? I was so distracted during present time that I can't remember. But it has been THE favorite toy in our house ever since. Constantly fought over. Dearly loved.
Lucas: Small Groups.
Kim: A long nap time.
I hurt my back somehow. I don't remember the moment I hurt it, I just know that the night before, by bedtime, I could barely stand anymore. While I spent much of the day trying to come up with fun activities the twins could do while I sat in a chair that didn't involve them just sitting and watching tv all day (so I made a game out of a favorite tv show instead...). I was in so much pain by nap time that I was dreading the afternoon. The previous days this week had been full of difficult, short nap times. I just didn't have the energy. But my children slept quietly and soundly for 3 hours! It gave me enough energy to sort of recuperate...sort of...
November 12th, We Are Thankful For:
Allie & Ryan: Once again, I forgot. We had such a busy day, and a couple times I thought about asking, but I kept thinking, "I want them to have their whole day to reflect on." Dumb. Just ask in the moment. Otherwise I will forget!
Lucas: Game Night
Kim: Family visiting - we enjoyed a short, but fun visit from Lucas' cousin and his family. Love hanging out with them. Love them.
The kiddos playing Hungry Hippos.
The girls split off to play Candyland.
While the guys played Lucky Ducks.
Long Nap Time - always grateful when the twins decide to take a significant nap.
Game Night - Every game night leaves me so thankful for the friends we have here. We've been blessed to have such wonderful friends everywhere we have lived. When we moved here I thought there was no way we could ever have friends as wonderful as our friends in MA. I'm thankful to have been proven wrong.
November 12th, We Are Thankful For:
Allie: Cookies. There were no cookies anywhere nearby, so I don't know where this came from. But she was very clear about being thankful for cookies.
Ryan: Nana. It makes me so happy to see how Ryan is slowly working through the people in his life that he loves.
Lucas: Ordination - Lucas had the opportunity to go and be part of the ordination of another pastor who has played a significant role in our church in the past, and who was part of his ordination in January!
Kim: Toasted Mud - I discovered this place (via facebook) a few months ago, and have been itching to go to one of their story times. It's such a fabulous combination - great children's literature and art! We finally had an open Saturday morning that corresponded with a story time, and it lived up to all my expectations. The twins were thrilled, and I can't wait to go back!
Sitting on the stairs and listening to the story
With the pinch pots they made!
Painting their pinch pots.
Ryan said, "I LOVE painting," and painted slowly, carefully, and thoughtfully.
Allie said, "More paint! More! More!" and made sure hers had lots of paint.