Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving 2013

with thanksgiving around the corner, i thought i'd better post some pics of last year.
we hosted at our house (think it was the 4th year we've done it)-
i always have all the kids help set the table,  they enjoy making it look festive.

here's the crew straight out of bed, nice and cozy on the couch watching the parade on tv.
it's always so fun to watch it together - and so nostalgic for me...
reminiscing about the year that i was in it when i was in high school.
we have taken a family picture on thanksgiving the last few years...
little baby d was only 2 months old - can't believe a whole year has gone by!
ella made these adorable place cards years ago.
and chris has sure gotten good at carving the turkey...

our cute little turkey baby- oh, how we love this little baby boy...
the kindergarteners always do a thanksgiving feast before break.
my sweet little boy and his classmates...

we look forward to this holiday so much-
the wonderful meal, all of us squeezing at the same table (my side of the family).
it was a wonderful thanksgiving and the kids are so excited for it again this year!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Halloween 2014

it was a great year in the hood, and oh how nice it was on a friday!

wish it was on a weekend every year - no early morning school the next day.
here we have my little pumpkin, peter parker, and a hipster.
and in the next photo add in my little ninja turtle, leonardo.

those two 7th graders above met up with a bunch of friends in the neighborhood.
and ella had a sweet group of 5th grade girls go round together- they had a ball.
christopher had a bunch of high schoolers over, friends from grade school.
so fun for them to all hang out again, they did eventually go trick-or-treating.
then to julianna's for awhile then back to our house.
my two darling pumpkins,
and my three youngest...
 a little role reversal here-
and d's new friend (tessa's daughter), they were adorable together...

the boys got to hang out with their cousins for a bit at grandma's.
they have their mouths full of pretzels (not candy!) in these shots...
christopher and his friends showed upat g&g's while we were there.
had to get a pic of jack and darrel - jack was so into d, so sweet-
darrel wasn't too sure about his wig tho!
it was a wonderful halloween-
just love all the memories the kids will have of this neighborhood with so many good friends.
a big thank you to nani - comes over to hand out candy so we can take the kids out.
and now that we have teenagers-
it so important to have someone here while they come and go and hang out at the house.