Monday, November 30, 2015

November recap

We've had a super busy month of home renovations and assorted activities.

My dad came to visit for a week to help us install new sliding glass doors.  We all loved having him here.

Then the kids and I got a cold.  The silver lining is that Andrew learned how to wipe his own nose and Allie got to work on her selfie skills.

Allie also learned how to get dressed all by herself.  It's been difficult for her to get more fitted shirts on and off but she's figured it out and is very proud.  Here is her first independent outfit:

Two weeks ago we started an addition onto our house so Allie and Andrew will have their own rooms.  We all moved downstairs to sleep in the playroom while our upstairs is under construction.  After sleeping in a room with Andrew for two weeks, I totally get why Allie wants him out. 

Andrew, however, loves having his crib downstairs because it means his blanket and pacifier aren't banished to his room upstairs.  He's kind of a junkie.

Last week we went to a hockey game to watch the kids' Uncle Blake play.  The kids stayed with a babysitter and it was a lot of fun to have some time out with Jonathan in midst of all of the house chaos... even if he refused to take a selfie with me. 

We hosted Thanksgiving dinner at our house for some of our friends and their kids.  There were 12 people total (6 adults and 6 kids), a lot of chaos, and a lot of fun.  Andrew even got a little jealous of my holding a little girl and insisted on being held too...

... and then he started kissing her.  Geez Andrew.

We took advantage of the warm weather and played at the park for a couple of hours the next day.  It felt like late Spring with the high-60s temperatures and warm breeze.  It was fantastic.

Yesterday Allie was invited over to her BFF Abby's family's house to put up Christmas decorations.  She loved it.

Then we started setting up Christmas decorations.  Allie says all she wants for Christmas is a tree and lights.  Her  little pink tree is tiding her over until we get the real thing next weekend.

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous post! Really enjoyed the photos. Allie's got to be the biggest ham ever! Love from Gama