Sunday, November 30, 2014

Pumpkin Patch Year Six

The Pumpkin Patch tradition with The Hendersons is my favorite.  It is probably less about the pumpkins and much more about them spending the night and the togetherness, haha.  Either way, we were going strong for year six and I just couldn't believe it when I realized another sweet baby (GIRL) will join us next year! The girls all play so well together and it just makes my heart so happy.  We did some Legos and some coloring- lots of babies and dress up.  Some lounging and snuggling. 

Last year we almost ROASTED and this year it was pretty chilly.  Perfect weather and we almost had the place to ourselves. 

The girls LOVE this mulch mountain.  Crazy messy and smooshy and hilarious.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Soccer Season, Take One

 My sweet little Leesey decided she wanted to play soccer.  I told her that she would have to give up gymnastics or dance and she gave up gymnastics without a second look back.  Which totally surprised me because I thought she was LOVING her gymnastics class.  Kids just always keep ya guessing.  Part of their charm, haha.  SO, we signed her up for soccer at church and long story short, I ended up being the coach.  With Ross's "help." 

It was such a great season (once I got over the fact that they were three and couldn't quite follow along with all the drills I asked them to do) for Elise and her friends.  She ended up knowing several kids on her team and several on the other.  In fact, she never ever wanted to kick the ball away from the people she knew on the other team.  Super cute and frustrating, ha.  She has such a sweet little spirit.  Family even came over and supported her for several games!

Elise is incredibly fast and scored several goals throughout the season.  It is exhilarating watching your kid out there trying hard and running for the ball.  My competitive/ proud mom/ sports fanatic self was out in full force.  I am immensely proud of my girl for trying something new!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Fair Time (x2)

Somehow we have started this tradition of going to the fair in our town and THEN going to the fair in Harrison with Mom and Dad.  I'm not sure why I've kept this spoiling up, other than it is so fun to go twice, hehe. We started out the fair festivities on a Thursday evening and the weather was perfectly overcast.  The girls were beyond pumped to get started.
 They rode a few rides together but then Amelia the daredevil couldn't wait to break off and spend a few of her tickets on some "big kid" rides with her Daddy.

 Elise was content to watch Amelia on the bigger rides, but did try this one with us.  She was NOT happy, lol.  I think she will be a low thrill seeker like me. 

The next weekend the fair was in Boone County, and we dusted off our boots for round two.  Of course, this fair is a little cooler to the girls because Gam and Gamp were there.  They make everything cooler.
 Thankfully Mom and I were exempt from the spinny rides!

 Elise looked so adorable in this little getup.  She always tucks her arms right in her armpits when she poses for a picture.
 This should be the poster for spoiling your grandkids at the fair.  The girls were elated to play like three games each and win all these prizes.  Haha, I wouldn't change a bit of it.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Big Girls

Poor long-legged Amelia was at the very end of her toddler bed.  So, I finally bit the bullet and got some twin beds for the girls.  It took a ton of research to find a way to fit these in the world's smallest bedroom, but they fit and the girls LOVE them.  They both have been sleeping in them so well. 

When G came to help us out the first week of school, they couldn't wait to show her.

Elise started a more serious ballet class and is loving it.  (We switched studios, but that is another post for another time).