Saturday, November 22, 2008

Grandma's Visit

I haven't seen my kids act that way in months. The way they act when Grandma is around. Suddenly they share what they are up to, what they like, randomly start talking about school, and I learn so much about my own kids after they've been talking to Grandma. There's something about her that they feel comfortable enough to act this way . . . and I do too. I think it's because when you tell her something new, or new to her, she acts like it's the most important thing she's heard in about 4 months. She asks for details, and relates it to something else, and shows clear understanding of what you mean. Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's what it is about her . . . you just feel important.

Here is the hat Eden "loomed" with Gramma. Ilai made one too. He was really into it, actually. He gave it to one of Hannah's dolls though, as it was too small for him to wear. Now he sports a Green Bay hat with a "G" on it - G for Grandma, the one who bought it for him, and autographed it before she left (by request).
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Dedicated to Ellen

Can you guess who these eyes belong to? I'll give you a hint . . . they're not mine, but Anela thinks they are.

The rest of these were taken for a project Aunt Janet is doing for Papa for Christmas. (I hope he isn't reading this blog!!)
Ellen asked for updates, as she was tired of seeing Halloween pictures 5 days shy of Thanksgiving. Some people are so impatient. Love you Bellendy!
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Uncle Tyler and Aunt Kelley

The title of "coolest uncle and aunt" currently go to: TYLER AND KELLEY!!

And the title of "Best Dog" currently belongs to Daisy. (Don't take it personally Shadow or Lady.)
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Saturday, November 08, 2008

The Halloween Post

She's GREEN!!!!!!!

It turns out Ilai and the third-grade boys devised a plan to all dress as football players at school. Then, I caught them playing tackle football at recess . . . their one chance!!

The best part of the night - sorting the loot!

What's black and white and "read" all over? Aunt Kelley! Eden was thoroughly embarrassed that her aunt would wear the homemade wig in Costco! But after all of the wonderful compliments, she quickly became her hero.

The lady just GAVE me some "cannee"!?

Fo'ou must have had a spare moment or two at work, constructing his new rebar creation for us . . . It's Rebar Man . . . look for him every year.

Everyone else was way too slow.