Thursday, December 11, 2008

Big shoes to fill ~

Ella LOVES shoes.....looking at them, playing with them, wearing them....just like me! She found Emma's shoes (that look just like a pair she has) in the kitchen the other night, and immediately sat down and tried to put them on! She was working hard, but couldn't understand what the problem was! It won't be long before Emma's shoes will fit her perfectly. Those are definitely going to be "big shoes to fill", in every sense of the meaning!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Naughty and Nice....

.....can you tell which is which?

This was our first attempt at a Christmas picture, and it actually started out pretty good. Ella managed to sit still long enough for me to snap a few good ones and then she was ready play! She kept trying to stand up in the chair. It was when she got in trouble for doing so that she had a "major meltdown" (as Emma would say). Emma just sat there, in the same pose and same smile, in hopes that maybe El would settle down and put an end to the "photoshoot" didn't happen. At least we got one good shot!

Such a hard life ~

Sleepover ~

Emma's friend Abby spent the night a couple of weekends ago! She was so excited since this was her first "real" sleepover (I guess the 9 girls she had spend the night for her bday don't count!) We did the usual "sleepover"stuff.....ordered pizza, went to the movie store, then to the grocery store to get the necessary items needed to make ice cream cookie sandwiches (which Ella enjoyed, as well). They finally crashed around midnight!

Finally....An Update ~

We've had so much going on lately, I've been neglecting my blogging duties! I definitely have a lot to catch up on, starting with Thanksgiving!

The entire second grade at Cary Woods had a Thanksgiving feast just like the Pilgrims and Indians! They each got to choose whether they wanted to be a Pilgrim or an Indian.....Indians seemed to be the popular choice! They lined the hall with brown paper and they all sat together to have their "feast". Very Cute!!!

As for family, we spent this Thanksgiving in Birmingham. Emma and Ella got to spend time with their cousins, Ava and Cakes, I was able to see my grandparents, parents, and sisters all at the same time.....which is rare! We had a great time. Poor Cakes wasn't quite sure what to think of Ella Reid! Cakes is more of the "quiet type", where El is more the "tazmanian devil" type. It made for a very interesting Thanksgiving!