Oct 31, 2011

Red Week

When it was red week at school, we didn't really have any red clothes, but Stella chose a new outfit to wear and most of her pictures from that week were taken in that outfit. Here she is, ringing the rosie with some friends...
Group hug!
I love this kid...
She made a red ladybug...
And chose to bring her Snow White wand for red show and tell.  Her teacher let her use it to magically get all the kids in her class to be quiet, which she was really excited about.  I think I need to borrow that wand...

Oct 29, 2011

Tripp's First Sleepover

We had a couple of very special visitors last Saturday night...Tripp and Aunt Sarah came over for Tripp's very first sleepover! It was so much fun! Uncle Damon couldn't wait to cuddle his #1 nephew...
The girls couldn't let Tripp keep all those cuddles to himself...they had to join in!
Isn't he precious?
All this staying up late can really wear a fellow out...
The next morning Cille flexed her older cousin muscle and pushed the little guy around, literally...
He didn't seem to mind...
Although Tripp LOVED cuddling with Uncle Damon and Aunt Scarlett, I am pretty sure this is still his favorite spot...
Mommy was all smiles after a full night's rest... (well, almost full)
Stella got to hold her new cousin for the very first time...
She was really excited but knew that she had to be very gentle with Tripp...
Checking him out...

They have got to be two of the cutest kids ever!
The baby hog wasn't far away...

Cille wanted a turn but Daddy told her she was too little...

Our sweet little man...
Come back soon, Tripp!

Oct 28, 2011

Brush your teeth!

Around here we are all about the dental hygiene. While I would have to say that floss is Stella's favorite dental care item, Cille is a big tooth washing fan. Every morning she drags the stool over to the counter, climbs on top of it, and starts gesturing and grunting for her toothbrush and toothpaste until I comply. She does a great job...
This literally keeps her entertained for about 15 minutes every morning...
Look at those pearly whites! Did I ever mention that Cille cut all 4 of her molars at once a couple of months back?  Now she is working on all four eye teeth.  You can see the points of them ready to erupt any day now!
Dr. Parker will be so proud when we visit him again!

Oct 27, 2011

The Pumpkin Patch (Part 2)

Mrs. Emily was happy to let me take a picture of her and Cohen, but he was a little too busy with his craft to be bothered with photos...
I love this picture!  They are such sweet friends... (when they're not busy aggravating each other!)
Tristyn was not so pumped about the strange lady with the camera who insisted on a family photo...
She and Stella had similar attitudes on the mandatory "friends since birth"shot...
At this point in the day they were both overdue for a nap and just D-O-N-E!
See what I mean?
Talia, Cohen, and Sarah, however, were just getting ready for some yummy cookie cake...
Make a wish!
Mawmaw brought some milk-free cupcakes for Cille...
Which she rather enjoyed...
Stella rested for a few minutes and perked back up in time for some see-saw action...

And what's a trip to the pumpkin patch without bouncing on the big orange blob?
Mr. John was a little wild on the blob but Talia loved it...



Yum, Cheetos!
Cille finally had all the fun she could handle and passed out on my chest...
If I had not been so afraid I'd lose my balance and fall off the bench I would have napped with her...

The red stuff on her hand is paint pen!

Daddy took a few sips out of the children's Benedryl bottle to combat his severe animal fur allergies and this was the result...
Do you think she liked the sandwich?
I'm not sure what this game was, but it looks super fun!
Stella also tried her hand at a little photography while we were at the patch...
Not bad for a 3-year-old, huh?
Cille tried to disguise herself with Pawpaw's camo hat...



Stella eventually got the camera back...
Was she taking a picture of the nature trail or her sister?

I finally wrestled the camera back from her.  Look how much my little pumpkins have grown! 2011...
2010...(Cille was still too small to stand back then!) 
High fives for growing girls!

The other kids had to wait while Pawpaw and Daddy had a contest...
Daddy should know by now that you don't mess with the champ.  If Pawpaw can't beat you, he'll just cheat and win anyway...
Cille wanted to play, too...
Family photo time!




Everyone was pretty exhausted after our day at the pumpkin patch...
But we're looking forward to going back next year!