Monday, November 23, 2009
On Saturday, our sweet little girl turned 4! Ellery is such a sweet little person and we are so proud of what a great big sister she has become. She LOVES to dress-up and has quite an imagination. Most days we are pretending to be Ariel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Tinkerbell, or some other character from one of her books. Her party was naturally a princess theme, which included a surprise visit from "the real Ariel." Ellery has not stopped talking about this since Saturday, but already informed us that next year Ariel could bring her friend, Sleeping Beauty(what!!???, daddy is NOT going to go for that)!!!!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Look at this little angel face. . . it can be a bit deceptive as he will often go from this face to a COMPLETE MELTDOWN! I sware I don't even know what sets this child off(o.k, maybe it is caused by a certain little girl in our house). We are amazed at how incredibly different he is from Ellery. This boy needs ACTION and is in constant motion. . . .generally chasing Ellery and her friends around. He is changing daily and we are both delighted and saddened by the constant growth of our sweet little boy.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Trying to keep up with big sister.
Soccer has been drastically better since the first game. We discussed the dynamics at great length and Ellery finally gets that she has to run after the ball if she wants to kick it. This sounds like a simple task but imagine: Since birth we have been asking and encouraging her to share and take turns. She has finally learned to do these things and expects others to return the favor. Then suddenly we throw her into this sport where no one is sharing and everyone is out for themselves(remember this is pee-wee soccer). We underestimated the impact that this would have on our sweet little girl, but she is now holding her own and even scored two goals!
Monday, November 02, 2009
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Halloween brought a pre-party, trick-or-treating, and then a post party in our neighborhood. The children had a ball and were so sweet to watch. Dane caught onto the whole concept after a few houses, but insisted on holding a minimum of two pieces of candy the entire night. One house even made fresh cotton candy for the children--we are so blessed to live in such a great neighborhood!