Thursday, November 30, 2006


So, my kids officially do not like snow! Tommy didn't go outside today until I went to pick up Anna and he cried the entire time! Anna couldn't wait to get into the snow when she got home from school, but she was outside for a total of 3 minutes until she came in and professed, "I don't want it to ever snow again! It's too cold!"

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

Wow! Snow in November! I LOVE days like this because they don't happen very often! We had a ton of rain last night and were disapointed to wake up to a wet day, instead of a winter wonderland of ice and snow like they promised last night on the news! But, the snow finally came around 11am, and hopefully we'll get more! This picture was taken at noon, and I'll post more when we get more accumulation.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Some Pictures From the Parade

Anna's class sitting in the median watching the parade and chanting, "USA! USA! USA!"
The front of the parade with the first graders leading it off.
The cool biker guys.
Anna posing for me, with her friend Jose Antonio in the background.

Patriotic Parade

On Friday, November 10, Anna's school had a Patriotic Parade, and it was really fun! They had all the parents, grandparents or any relative who are firemen, policemen, paramedics, or armed forces come march in the parade in full uniform. It was neat to see the pride in the kids' faces as they marched with them! They had a motorcycle brigade, 3 police cars, a firetruck, a float with war vets, several cars with various school officials, 3 motorcycle cops, and all the children in the school marched in between. All the kids wore red, white, and blue and had made flags or banners to wave. The Kindergardeners got to watch all of the parade from the street, and joined in at the end. Papaw's name was also put on the Wall of Rememberance with other members of the armed forces that have passed. We had a lot of fun and we look forward to the parade next year!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Tommy the chef

Here's Tommy's Halloween costume. I decided to make him a chef, or a little baker as Anna calls him, so I could incorporate his beloved spoon into his costume. This is about the best picture I could get of him that night! He was a little hyped up on candy, as you can see in his hand, and the excitement of Halloween in general made it almost impossible for him to stand still. This was taken on our front porch where he was entranced with our super-cool, fiberoptic cat that would light up and move (thanks mom!).

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Anna's Halloween Costume

This year I decided to buy Anna's costume instead of make it. So, we talked about what she wanted to be for Halloween, and she said she wanted to be Cinderella, then changed her mind, and wanted to be Aurora, and changed her mind AGAIN, and ended up wanting to be every Disney princess or Fairytopia, or anything that was pink or sparkly! I ended up taking her to Toys R Us and it took her only about 5 minutes to decide on this Fairytopia outfit. Gosh, I wonder why?