Happy Birthday Natalie

Natalie is such a lucky girl to have her birthday sandwiched between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Makes for lots of excitement at our house and Natalie was very excited for her special day. Another year older and another year wiser and now I have a nine year old!

Her delicious birthday cake that JeemiahAlign Center designed and decorated. I think we make a pretty good team. I baked it and he decorated it!

Her very own Nativity set from Grandma Cindy and Grandpa Roy

She was very excited to get the slippers she had picked out but then forgot all about!

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY NATALIE! You are such a joy to me and I love our time together.


Happy Thanksgiving

Well, our day didn't exactly go as planned but we managed to make the best of it. Our friends the Green's invited us over for Thanksgiving dinner along with some other families that were going to be there. We had our food preparations all set and the house smelled delicious. Our food was packed up and the kids were putting on coats when Trevor (who hadn't been feeling good) threw up. Fortunately I managed to get him over to the sink so there was really no cleanup. Poor guy. No fun being sick and especially no fun on holidays. We put our coats away and I put Trevor to bed. The fact that he slept all afternoon is saying something. That kid does not take naps so I knew he was sick.

We sat down to our own little dinner and although the food tasted wonderful it was rather sad to not have Trevor or Emersynne sitting with us for our Thanksgiving feast. Emersynne had decided she had had enough "fun" and went down for her nap before we sat down to eat.

Trevor was sad to miss out on the feast but we assured him there was plenty of food and we would do it all again the next day. Friday we had our Thanksgiving dinner take two and I think we all enjoyed it much more since we could all be together.

Abigail didn't have any trouble cleaning up her plate. Yummy food!

Anthony and Natalie got to take care of the turkey when we were done and they did a good job getting all the meat off for us to eat later. They then got to do the wishbone and Natalie was sad she didn't win because her wish was for Trevor to feel better. So sweet!


For my Mommy

Anthony's alien foot syndrome manifested recently

Michaela and me at Plaza Azteca for her birthday date

Princess Emersynne Victoria

What a babe!

Thanks for the cupcakes, Diane!

Parts is parts


Hermione's new look

Sometime at the beginning of the year, Natalie decided she wanted to be Hermione for Halloween. The biggest prep for her costume was letting her hair grow all year long. Once Halloween was over, Natalie was ready for a haircut. For her birthday she got a gift certificate for Hair Cuttery from Grandma Cindy and Grandpa Roy and she was so excited to go and pick out a new hair style.

Here's Natalie as Hermione Granger

Natalie's new hair style

More Halloween

This year we had a cowboy (complete with a dirty face), a leopard, a princess ballerina

More haircuts

Emersynne had her first haircut. I really just trimmed up the back to make it more even with the sides but it made a huge difference and looks so much better!

And Abigail had her first haircut at the salon. She was so excited and even got to go back a second time because they didn't get it right the first time! Ever since Abigail saw the photo of her cousin Bridgett she wanted to get a haircut just like Bridgett's. So cute!


It's still funny

...and I don't even follow football.