Wednesday, November 15, 2017

10 on 10: November 2017

1. Daylight savings made this early riser rise even earlier! But this morning he fell back asleep with me and I loved it.

2. Millie still loves making creations with paper plates. This is of her at a donut shop.

3. Bad head bonk for Harvey. Ice pack and more snuggles (and a shirtless brother).

4. Assessing the damage. This is such a dangerous age!

5. Max hadn't played with Play-Doh in a while and he was really excited to get his cars involved too.

6. More donut art from Millie. It seems she found the stickers leftover from Letter D week at preschool? This is our family eating donuts (minus Harvey apparently).

7. I cleaned the mirror and then he thought it looked so good he should lick it. And so he did.

8. Max has to get out every piece of his Halloween candy each time he's deciding which to eat.

9. Jumping after school.

10. Millie reads for at least 20 minutes a night, and this particular night she picked a book she knew Max would like to hear. Such a sweet girl.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Family pictures 2017

I'll just let these pictures speak for themselves. I love them! I love my family!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Wedding Date

Tyler and I got to go to the wedding of a family friend at the beginning of November. The ceremony was beautiful! Honestly some of the most beautiful music I've ever heard, and just a very sweet wedding. The reception was held in a tent in the groom's backyard, and it was incredible. This was their plan B after Hurricane Harvey flooded their original venue. Sure didn't look second choice to me! Seriously every detail was gorgeous. We had fun with Tyler's parents and Heidi and James there too.

Seriously, the flowers were everywhere and so pretty! We were all afraid to walk on this beautiful setup on the ground.

We ate a delicious and fancy dinner and enjoyed celebrating the happy couple.

The groom is big into fireworks and they put on the best firework show I've ever seen. It put Stadium of Fire to shame! 

Lots of good photo ops with all the beauty there. We left before getting a group pic with the family but I think the photographers took a few so I'll add them in once we get those. It was such a fun night!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Beginning November

Post Halloween coma.

Sharing a stroller ride.

Max loves to get magazines in the mail. We check the mail every afternoon while waiting for Millie to get off the bus from school, and Max always says, "Make sure there's a magazine in there!" Not really how mail works, buddy, but I'll do my best.

Harvey let Gigi hold him while I was around! Had to document!

We got Millie's school pictures back! Can't handle it. I was out of town when the pictures were taken so Tyler got her ready and did her hair like the rockstar that he is.

Sometimes Harvey wants to be held but I just can't at the moment, and he follows me around crying. I call it the trail of tears.

And sometimes he gets real dramatic and gives up before making it all the way to me. Such a hard life.

The boys and I brought Millie lunch one day. Max was so excited to see the action!

And Harvey tried to escape the stroller the whole time.

We were a few days late getting our thankful tree up but we eventually made it happen. Every year I say that next year I'll print out one of those cute ones people make but I'm never prepared enough and then I remember that I really like doing it by hand with the kids anyway.

Where else could you get this cute artist to do a family portrait??

Two of my handsome guys before church.

Cleaned out my church bag and found this sweet note from one of the kids that used to be in my class.

Harvey has really taken off walking! He gets so happy and proud of himself and it's adorable.

We were out of bread on a Monday morning, and improvised with pumpkin chocolate chip muffins for breakfast (and sent one in Millie's lunch). No one minded that.

Max looked at this giant cell tower (or whatever it is) and asked, "Is that the Eiffel Tower?" 

My view from scrubbing toilets. What a happy ham.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Halloween 2017

We're actually starting the night before with our traditional Halloween sugar cookies! The kids loved playing with their own chunks of dough.

At Millie's school they have "Dress Like a Book Character Day" and while Millie's Halloween costume (Cinderella) would have worked, Millie said she couldn't run fast in the dress and wanted to be something else. (Running has become very important to Millie since going to school. It seems that's all she does at recess!!) So she went as Little Red Riding Hood, since that costume is "basically just a cape" and it would help her run faster. Solid logic.

Then it was time for preschool! Max's cute friends all came over dressed up and we had a fun time doing Halloween activities and the letter H. Pretty amazing that H fell on the week of Halloween!

By the time Millie got home from school it was pouring rain! Bummer! I set up a little spot in our room to take some pictures of the kids in their costumes.

Millie as "the real Cinderella."

Max as Buzz Lightyear. "To infinity and beyond!"

And Harvey as a reluctant Woody.

"You've got a friend in me."

One of many outtakes. Harvey is difficult to photograph these days, unless he's in my arms.

We decided not to attempt trick-or-treating in our neighborhood and go right to Gigi and Poppy's house. Heidi, James, and Wes were there too. And apparently my kids were getting sick of pictures haha.

The kids really wanted to try to go to a few houses, so we put on our rain boots and grabbed umbrellas and went for it!

There weren't many people out. It was really raining hard!

We told the kids we'd do a few houses and then go back to Gigi and Poppy's house. Then the adults went in different rooms in the house and the kids went trick-or-treating inside. Had to get rid of our candy somehow!

Max kept giving candy to Wes. It was so sweet.

Poor Tyler was stuck on a bus trying to get home for several hours and missed the whole evening! Max was so happy to show off his candy when we met him at home. He kept sorting it into piles, finding matches, etc. It was cute how organized he was about it all.

It was definitely a Halloween to remember!