Sunday, November 30, 2014

And we gave thanks

This year Thanksgiving was held solo.  I was required to work half the day, which wasn't too bad because I got off at noon and so was able to help make and eat Thanksgiving lunch.  
This year we went with a little different take on the meal and then was annoyed that we had never done it this way before.

Just grill the turkey.  It takes way less time and is the best thing on the whole damn planet.  Granted it wasn't a whole turkey just the drumsticks, still... amazing!

And since it was almost 60 degrees out

 The kids had a great time running around 

 Loreli got into the mood of the holiday

All Jack ate was some sugar packets, but he did enjoy poking his jello. 
And then the events of the day ended with good ole fashioned family fun
Playing rough till someone cries

Saturday, November 22, 2014

And then she was 4

I really don't like that my little girl is growing up.  It makes it a little better that she still mispronounces words but how long will that last (sob!).  My current favorites are mistapear (disappear), thingers (fingers), and every word that starts with "b".  That sound is not one made in the English language.  Maybe Russian or Arabic.  Its a soft "g" or "c" type sound made in the very back of the throat.  Awesome.
Anywho, she is now 4. And we had a rainbow unicorn party to celebrate. 
 Breakfast came from the walmart bakery on my way home off night shift.  Never buy doughnuts at walmart.  Even at 6 am they are not fresh and cold.  I couldn't believe it.  

Jack doesn't know how to share or not get something so he had to have a turn blowing out candles too.

Thanks to everyone that sent presents.  Loreli loved every one of them.

 Don't know how this made it onto the wish list since she is not a Hello Kitty fan at all, but if you asked her what she wanted most, she would consistently say "a pink umbrella", but it's pronounced "unrella". 
She was gracious enough to let Jack help unwrap some of them.
Other ones he just decided to abscond with. 

Yeah, there is a large amount of leaves under that snow.  Stupid winter. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hey! Howdy! Hey!

Halloween is well over, but we have pictures of that and none of the new house yet so here you go.  
I do not know how Loreli got the idea to be Dorothy but she really went for it and then watched "The Wizard of OZ" numerous times to prepare for the role,
 Jack had no say in his costume, but was all for the idea of Sheriff Woody after Katy selected it.  However, for future reference, the color and pattern of Woody's shirt is impossible to find.  You will have to make your own. 

 The Wednesday before Halloween there was a branch party, and they liked that far more than actual Halloween.

 Just like last year we didn't go trick-or-treating, we went to Lander's main street thingy.  There were a lot more people there this year.  And Jack called it quits after about 10 minutes.  

I'm a strapping man, but that little guy get a little heavy after 30 minutes in the arms. 

Loreli's a trooper though.  She made it and still had the patience for a little photo shoot.