Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Elaina has PIGGY-TAILS!!!

I think I am going to let Elaina's hair grow longer instead of cutting it. I put her hair up in pig tails this morning and she looks so cute.
Here she is giving Leroy a hug before leaving for school.
Cute piggie tails!!!

Wrinke nose!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008


Last Friday Elaina's cousins Kierstin, Laura and Cassidy all came over to make Christmas cookies with Gamma. Due to everyone's crazy schedules it was the only time all the girls could get together.
Elaina learned very quickly how things work when baking with Gamma. After Gamma poured the chocolate chips into the meausuring cup Gamma told Elaina she could try a couple of chocolate chips. She really liked that. Well we were making our Monster cookies and M & M's were next and they are Elaina's favorites. I wish I had a video camera to record what happened next. With the measuring cup in her right hand filled with M & M's she started to pour the M & M's into the bowl and her left hand appears and she swipes a handful of M & M's before she dumps the rest in the bowl. It was priceless. We were all laughing so hard.

Cousins Kierstin, Elaina and Cassidy snap a close up!!
After Elaina went to bed on a sugar high the big girls got to make Gingerbread Houses.
Sisters Kierstin and Laura smile as they make their gingerbread houses. These are the 7th, 8th and 9th gingerbread houses that Gamma has bought over the last three years and are the FIRST ones to be made. The previous 6 all got thrown away and were never made. They had a blast decorating them.

Here Laura poses with her gingerbread house. Great Job Girls!!!
After cleaning up the kitchen the big girls went downstairs to play scattergories with Aunt Judi. Everyone had a great time. Aunt Judi and Kierstin went to bed around 11:00 and Cassidy and Laura stayed up much later. When I came downstairs the next morning to wake the girls-they had to leave by 9:00 am-there were several more games that had been played: Mad Gab, Pictionary and Uno Attack.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Here are Elaina's school friends-they had a parade around the playground and I was trying to hide so she wouldn't see me. but the second she saw me she started crying and ran over to me so I had to walk her around for the parade.

Enjoying the treats Mommy made for her party. I dipped pretzels into white chocolate that I colored orange and added a green gumdrop for the stem and put them on a graham cracker.
My little Chicken

Trunk or Treat with our best friends Andrew and Christopher

Carving her pumpkin!!!