Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thankgiving

Honestly, this year has not been an easy one for us. Two days ago, Nathan was hit by a drunk driver at 11 am in the morning. He had dropped Price off at therapy and was by himself, thank the Lord. His car was jammed into an electrical pole and completely totaled. By the grace of God, he walked away without a scratch. The driver and passenger of the other car were completely passed out as they were forced into the police car.

We have so much to be thankful for even when times are tough. And I know that our tough is nothing compared to so many people. We have our family, our friends, health, and most importantly the love of our Father who has carried us through every step of the way.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thankful for...

Ellery had her first homework assignment this week. She had to decorate a wreath for Thanksgiving which had little sentences on it she had to complete.

I am thankful for my family, Jesus, and my friends.

I am thankful for my family because they love me.

I am thankful for going to Bevo games!

That last one just threw me for a loop. She's so funny! She sure does love going to the games though, and this weekend will be our last one for awhile!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Free time

Price's physical therapist is out of town this week so we took the week completely off from therapy. I was determined to make the most of it, and so today I took the kids to the zoo. The weather was gorgeous and we had a great time. We even rode the train for the first time.

Unfortunately, this is all I have to show from it.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Princess and Superman

A couple of months ago Ellery told me she wanted to be the Little Mermaid for Halloween. It sounded great to me, so I purchased a mermaid costume and a cute little crab costume for Price. Then, about a month ago she changed her mind and said she wanted to dress up like Aurora. She has been a little obsessed with Sleeping Beauty so we went to the Disney store and found an Aurora costume, complete with shoes and matching crown. I asked her if she needed a wand, but Ellery was adamant that Aurora did not carry a wand. The girl knows her princesses.

Friday at school Ellery wore her Aurora costume and the kids had a little parade. They waved at all the cars that were honking as they passed by. It was cute.

On Saturday, Ellery was still sleeping when Madi Kate came over with her family. I let Madi wake up Ellery. She was wearing her Cinderella costume and I guess Ellery decided that she wanted to match, because she came downstairs with her Cinderella dress in-hand. She also picked a wand and tiara out of her dress up chest to go with it.

Our new neighborhood is famous for it's Halloween. When we moved in, it was one of the first things our neighbors talked to us about, saying it was a lot like Mardi Gras. They barricade the streets so that is a pretty safe place to be. Honestly, I was excited because after living in a gated community with no trick-or-treaters, I was ready for some action! We were not disappointed. It was definitely a fun night of meeting new neighbors. It was Ellery's first time to trick or treat and although she seemed to enjoy herself, I think she had more fun handing out candy to the hundreds of kids who came to our door. Tiffany, Emery, Price, Madi Kate, and I all set out on the porch most of the night. I bought 4 big bags of candy at Costco and still ran out! I will know to buy some more next year. At one point, a little boy came to the door with a scary mask on and Tiffany caught Ellery saying under her breath, "I'm not scared, I'm not scared."

I am pretty sure this is the cutest Superman I have ever seen. Check him out in his new ride.

Oh, and to top of the weekend, Nathan took Ellery to see the muscial Mary Poppins on Sunday night. This makes me so happy because I so clearly remember doing the same thing with my sister and dad growing up. Ellery told me this morning that she liked Mary Poppins better than the Wiggles or Dora - pretty big statement! They had to leave at intermission because Ellery was falling asleep in her chair. Sweet thing.

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