Sunday, November 13, 2011


Tonight we had a great FHE. Shane put together a homemade pictionary game. After singing a few songs, we all took turns drawing pictures for each other. It was a hit. Emma's favorite thing to do right now is draw pictures, so she thought it was amazing. Even Henry had a turn. When he was done, we'd all say "YAY" and he'd clap his little hands. After the game we finished the last two chapters of "Charlotte's Web". It was a fun book, now to pick our next family read. We kept Henry busy by popping some popcorn, and the munching kept him focused.

Henry discovered the little vents above and below the fireplace, and has decided he loves shoving anything and everything he can fit in there. Shane had to tape them up, after he shoved 10 little glow sticks in there last night. We turned off the lights and we could see the dim glow in the darkness. The bad thing is we can't figure out how to get in there to take them out. Oh, well.

Levi continues to sleep fairly well. We're down to only one wake-up in the night, and he always goes right back to sleep. He still doesn't go to sleep until fairly late, but I'm not bothered since once he's down, he's down for good. He'll sleep until about 9:00 the next day. Shane generally gets lots of sleep in the morning, since Levi's such a good little baby.

Emma started attending a dance club at school. She stays after school for an hour on Mondays and dances with her friends. Its very fun. Between that, and her other dances she now has dance 3 days a week. A good excercise schedule! (Now I just need to do the same thing!) We're going to start her in Basketball in December also. I think she'll love that and hopefully it will help her see some of the benefits of being tall.

Life is good here right now! We planned our December schedule and we have alot that we love about this time of year. Can't wait to spend so much time with family and friends this season. I can't believe its getting so close.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

FHE: Carving Pumpkins

The final product. BOOooooooo!

Happy carvers.

Such concentration. Emma sticks out her tongue when she's working on something just like my oder brother used to. She reminds me of him sometimes. :)

On Sunday evening, we finally got around to carving the pumpkins we picked up at the farm. Emma and Shane did most of the work, while Henry, Levi and I supported them and made cookies. :) I think they turned out great!

At the Trunk or Treat

Visiting with the Nobles

The kids and their buddies.

Princess Emma

Little Prince Charming

Ready for Candy!