Friday, December 13, 2013

Seriously? Part Two - November!

On to Part Two - The Month of November!

Dashiell lost his first tooth!

We celebrated with cake, of course!

It was "Movember", and Rick started to grow this crazy mustache!

Aurelia is looking at the above picture of Rick at the breakfast table and is overcome with glee!

We looked super cool, often!

And just plain cute at other times:

Dashiell had his Thanksgiving concert at school, and though we weren't allowed to take pictures or videos during the performance, we did take a photo after the show!
My handsome little turkey!

We went to the Cape for Thanksgiving, and Aurelia refused to sleep in her pack-n-play at the hotel.  These were our fun sleeping arrangements instead:

Staged?  Maybe a little...

And then November ended, but we took a few more photos in December so I'll share those too!

Part Two-point-five: The beginning of December!
A visit to Santa!

Christmas party belly dancing!
Seriously, this girl is a natural!

Making a gingerbread house!
BTW, this house is already missing it's roof. Tornado?  Hurricane?  No, hungry 5-year-old...

And decorating the tree!

Whew!  I think that was it!  Of course lots of other things have happened, but either we didn't take pictures or the pictures we did take were so bad I can't admit to taking them.  Or they are things like Aurelia speaking in sentences, which are hard to catch on film.  "Here go Dashiell" is one of her favorite things to say, and it's also one of Dashiell's favorite things to ignore ("Dashiell! Your sister is trying to give you something!  At least acknowledge her existence!").  Dashiell has had a great first few months of Kindergarten and is getting rapidly better at spelling and reading, which is so exciting!  And Rick shaved off his crazy mustache, thank heavens!

And now that I'm all caught up, I'm looking forward to posting about Christmas!  Yay Christmas!!

Seriously? It's been over 2 months since my last post? Part One - October!

Oof.  I just don't even know where to begin, but I feel like I should post something!  So much has happened in the past two months - outings to farms, Halloween, Thanksgiving, school stuff, Aurelia's new tumbling class, a lost tooth!  I have been meaning to post about it all...but no, it just hasn't happened.  Until now!  So here's the nitty-gritty of everything that happened since the beginning of October!

Part One: The month of October!

We went to Topsfield Fair!

 Aurelia loved watching the baby chicks hatch!

That is one BIG pumpkin!

Dashiell's expression here just kills me!

Cute little carrot!
 We went apple picking!
The kiddos and I on the hay ride out to the orchard!

 Apples are delicious!

Perfecting his apple-picking technique

We went to a touch-a-truck event!
Working for the DPW!

I don't know if you can tell how high the cab is on this truck, but believe me, it was HIGH!  
And it was so hard to get her down from there, too!

We did a lot of raking!

School and other professional photos were taken!

We went to a bounce house party and Aurelia climbed up this huge ladder without a second thought!

We had a Halloween party and I made these funny straws:

And there were costumes worn at various times!
 Aurelia at her playgroup Halloween party

 Dashiell on Halloween night - the pictures of the kids together were just awful...
even worse than this one

And then it became November!  Stay tuned for part two of the catch up post!