Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving Break!

We just got through with our Thanksgiving break. The kids and I had a whole week off! Even though it was a long break, it was jammed pack and went by way too fast. I had a dentist appointment, Elic had his first year check, I had a haircut, I saw a movie with my mommy, we had Thanksgiving in Columbia with family and friends, did a little Black Friday shopping, got a mani and pedi with my best friend and mom, decorated the house for Christmas...the list goes on and on!

On Thanksgiving Day we had some dear friends whose plans fell through and they had nobody to spend the holiday with. So we invited them to join us at one of our Thanksgiving meals with Connor's family! These friends are so dear to us and we are blessed to have been able to share the holiday together :)

Ellison and Ava...having fun on Thanksgiving
The kiddos at granddaddy and Jen's house
Sarah and Danny
Me and my dear sweet friend, Nikki
Liza and Carly
Josh and Connor

After our first stop at granddaddy and Jen's house we then went to Meme and Papa's house for feast #2!
Ellison and her daddy
Aunt Sarah and niece
Bubby and daddy
Aunt Heather and Ellison
Love my girl...
Ellison busting a move
Having fun!
Trying to get a sibling photo
The 2 cutest little turkeys

The day after Thanksgiving we pulled out the Christmas decorations! This year Uncle GoGo (my brother) bought Ellison a very purplicious Christmas tree for Ellison to put in her room. It has been a HUGE hit!
Ellison and her purple tree, thanks GoGo!
Bubby and mommy while decorating!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Birthday Parties :)

We have been busy celebrating birthdays with our friends! We went to a birthday party at Home Depot...it was SO cute. All the kids got to make projects that the birthday girl picked out. There was hammering, gluing and decorating with stickers. They played "place the tool in the tool box :)" We saw LOTS of dear friends and had a fun time catching up with everyone. Happy 5th Birthday to our sweet friend, Ava!

 Ellison all geared up ready to start her project!
 Helping daddy hammer away...
 On to decorating with stickers...
 So the past few weeks Ellison has started writing her name! She can do it without any help...she has a little trouble writing the letter S but we are working on it. SO proud of her :) This is a picture of her writing her name on her project :)
 Playing the game "place the tool in the tool box!"
 Ellison's turn...
 Eating cake with our friend Marin!


Another one of Ellison's friends celebrated her 4th birthday! Lucy invited her dear friends from school over to her house to decorate cookies and play. These four girls have SO much fun together since they have all been together for the past 3 years at Walker WEE Care. They rule the school :) Happy 4th Birthday Lucy!
 Decorating cookies!
 Ellison decorating...
 Showing off their bling
 Sweet friends...
Ellison and Lucy the Birthday Girl!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Trying to catch up!

So I know I am WAY behind...I am going to do a quick post with mainly photos taken these past couple of weeks since Elic's birthday weekend...we have been busy and had LOTS of fun!

My big girl...
Having fun at a family day event...

Bubby and daddy!

We did Thanksgiving with my family early this year because my Uncle and brother were both in town at the same time...
GUE with the kiddos...
Uncle GoGo and our mommy :)
The best brother and sister team!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Family Party!

I am behind (surprise) so 2 Sundays ago we celebrated Elic's 1st Birthday with all of our families! It was also his actual birthday :) Once again we were blessed with a gorgeous day. Everyone came over, we had yummy food, great conversations, Elic had tons of presents (as well as his sister :)....all in all it was a great birthday weekend celebration! I still can't believe my little man is 1 whole year old! We go to the doctor on Tuesday for his well check so I will be posting about that :) Enjoy some more photos!