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Monday, November 30, 2009

Saris Thanksgiving!

We spent Thanksgiving Day this year at Chris and Chuck's. Julie and Ben were home as well as Andrew. It is always great to see everyone. After a great meal (as always) and Lexi's nap, we celebrated her 3rd birthday! Grandma always gets her an ice cream cake for her birthday. She loves it. She also blew out all her candles all by herself... what a big girl! Jill gave us a nice little mess as she decided to fill her diaper (and the high chair) while we were feeding her baby food. We followed that with a bath and a trip to the laundry - 2 cycles worth - for her clothes! Then came Lexi's gifts. She opened a stuffed Nemo fish and a remote controlled Lightning McQueen car from uncle Andrew. Then she opened Tinkerbell rollerskates (the kind that fit over your shoes) from aunt Julie and uncle Ben. Then, last but certainly not least, she opened her big gift from Grandma and Papa. It was a basketball hoop! She loved all her toys and played with all of them a lot! After a few rounds around the house on her skates - everyone had to take her on at least one round - she took them off and played with the basketball hoop and Lightning McQueen. She did return to the skates at least 2 more times later in the day. And of course she had to sleep with Nemo that night (and every night since)! Thanks to everyone and we had a great day! Can't wait to see everyone again at Christmas.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Birthday Blues!

Well, many of you know that Lexi turned THREE on Sunday. We were all set to have her party on Sunday, but our plans got changed. Lexi came down with the flu on Tuesday night. She spent all day Wednesday on the couch and 2 nights on the couch as well. Mommy took the first night and daddy stayed with her the second night. Grandma Nola came in on Thursday night to stay for the weekend and by Saturday, Matt had the flu! Then, on Sunday morning, Bethany thought she may have ended up with it, but luckily it was just a 24 hour stomach bug. So far baby Jill and Grandma Nola are in the clear, but unfortunately we had to cancel Lexi's party - we didn't want all the kids who came to get the flu! So, we are STILL eating cupcakes (Mickey Mouse ones to be exact) and we ended up taking deviled eggs - which were to be eaten at the party - to Chris and Chuck's for Thanksgiving! Lexi still got to blow out the candles and we still gave her a present from us, but it just wasn't the same. At least we are all well now and can enjoy the Holiday with our families. I will post more pictures after the Turkey-Day weekend.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Elf Yourself has Returned!

I know it is early, but I couldn't resist myself!
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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Halloween Weekend!

Lexi had a blast at her first REAL Trick-or-Treat this year. We took her down to Smithville on Halloween night and she wanted to be a pirate. It turned out to be very cold, so she wore her jacket most of the night. Papa and Bethany took Lexi around town while Grandma and Matt stayed home with baby Jill and passed out candy. She got lots of candy and I think enjoyed herself. Then, Brittany and Kaitlyn came up to join us for Halloween in our neighborhood! Kaity used our old butterfly costume and Lexi went back to her Boo at the Zoo costume of a Cowgirl. It was a little warmer on Sunday night and Amy even joined us with her son Adam (the vampire). We now have a lot of candy in the house and a little girl who loves to Trick-or-Treat. Jill was a pumpkin - and a cute one at that!
On Monday, Brittany and I decided to try to take a few pictures of all 3 girls in their matching sweaters. I think we did ok for what we had to work with! Just wait until we have a 4th child to fit in there somewhere!!! Enjoy!