Friday, November 30, 2012

Day 334

We went to dinner at Red Robin with our friends to help our favorite little guy, Riley, celebrate his 6th Birthday!!!!
The whole crew!
Riley shared his birthday sundae with Ella....TRUE LOVE!!!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Day 333

We had a great time tonight visiting with our friend Brad. He was our next door neighbor and great friend when we lived at Malmstrom Air Force Base, in Great Falls, MT. We hadn't seen him in over 8 years, since Hunter was 2 months old! He was here working at the base for 2 days. It was fun remembering all the funny/crazy stuff we did back then!!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Day 332

It was a long day today. Ella had her 8 week follow-up from her eye surgery. Annnnnnd she has to have surgery again, in 2 weeks. The doctor isn't sure if the muscle is still tightened or not, (Ella got hit really hard in the side of the head, over that eye, by a soccer ball at Hunter's game 1 week after surgery) or if another muscle needs to be adjusted. Whatever the cause I am pissed off. Seriously the poor kid needs a break. Then I had an Endoscopy while Ella was at school and then she had occupational therapy after that. Here she is with Robin, and apparently her foot in her shirt.
And my Hunter guy in his jammies

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Day 331

The kids were invited to come and get their pictures taken with the horses that they ride on at Equine TLC! They are trying to raise money to build an indoor arena to do horse back riding therapy....and let me tell you, after freezing our booties off today it is SO needed!!!! The kids had fun riding for a couple of minutes and Ella LOVED being a "model!"

Ella on Griffin with Mrs Gail (the sweet lady that owns and runs Equine TLC)

Just as Hunter climbed onto Chief, who is such a pretty horse, my camera battery decided to protest the cold.
I did mange to warm the battery up enough to get this pic
and this one.  They were trying to interview Ella, but she got "scared" so Big Brave Bubba came and stood with her even though he had no desire to be interviewed.  It was pretty funny, I don't think interviews are Ella's thing : )
But modeling....that is her thing. At least for today. When we got home she said "get you camera, take my picture with Pink Buddy,"

Monday, November 26, 2012

Day 330

After dinner dance show. The kid cracks me up.

Her adoring audience

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Day 329

Today we hung out at home! I'm sad the 4 day weekend is over and the kiddos go back to school tomorrow : ( Ella playing with her doll house

Hunter playing in the backyard!

Day 328

Oops!!!! I forgot to post yesterday. I did take a picture though : ) The kids and I went to the movies and saw Wreck It Ralph. It was cute! Then we came home and cleaned house and ended the day watching a movie at home!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Day 327

The kids and I had a good day at home! We stayed in our jammies all day, decorated the tree/house, played some games and watched some movies!

Day 326

Happy Thanksgiving!!! We had a GREAT day today!!! We all have so much to be thankful for!

We started the day with Chris putting up the Christmas tree.  We typically decorate it the day after Thanksgiving and because Chris works tomorrow I made him put it up today so the kids and I can decorate tomorrow : )  It is Hunter's year to put the star on the top...the kids trade off each year.
Then we headed to Nana and Grandpa's house.  We played and then ate WAY too much and then played somemore and then ate dessert and felt miserable!  The perfect Thanksgiving!  The food was so yummy and we all had a good time!!!
Ella modeling her pilgrim hat she made at school.
Hunter and his turkey he made at school and his turkey he drew at Nana's.
Pie time!
Hunter does not like pie so he had ice cream and egg nog.
Right before we were 10:30, the kiddos opened their ornaments that (Great) Grandmom sent (a yearly tradition from my childhood!)
Ella was so excited to get a Rapunzel ornament...and one with her name on it too!

And Hunter was happy to get another very loud guitar : )

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Day 325

The kids both got out of school early today!!! We headed over to our friends house this afternoon for dinner and some games. We always have a great time, the parents and the kids!

Hunter and Rex being total goofballs!
Ella and Riley being sweet : )  These two seriously love eachother, it's so cute!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Day 324

Ella brought home her "Happy Skanksgiving" book that she made at school. She is very proud of herself!

Hunter went to the Y with Daddy today and then spent some time playing on the IPad after his bath!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Day 323

Today Hunter and I worked the Book Fair at his school for 3 hours....well he played and I stood behind the cash register : ) Then I had his parent teacher conference, which was awesome as always. He continues to be excellent at math, a very advanced reader, awesome at spelling and best of all "extremely kind and warm hearted" towards all of his classmates. I am so proud of my boy!!!

Ella had a relaxing evening after the boys headed off to Boy Scouts and we watched a new princess movie that was on Disney. She was super excited that her cup matched her jammies!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Day 322

Ella and I went to Disney Princesses on Ice this afternoon!

Ella in a Lego princess carriage : )
Practicing her princess wave!
I LOVED watching her face during the show....she was SO happy!
Ella and her friend Bella
She smiled the whole time, she was SO well behaved and didn't even need her headphones to make it quieter.  Total success!!!
Hunter got to stay with Nana and Grandpa, so of course he had a good time!  Here he is with a "race car" made out of Tinker Toys.

Day 321

Today was gymnastics day!!! I can't believe how good Ella is strong she is! Wow!

You can't really tell but she is holding herself up on this bar!  She continues to love it!!!

Later in the afternoon the kiddos and I went swimming at the Y for 2 hours.  They wore me OUT!!!!  After baths they ate the caramel apple Nana got them yesterday : )

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Day 320

Ella and "Pink Buddy" who is her constant side kick at home these days.

And her goofball brother also posing with Pink Buddy. Crazy kid.