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Way Back When-esday

So, this isn’t a way-back photo (it’s from November), but it’s a way-back technique…so that counts, right?

We got silhouettes done of the kids as gifts to the grandparents this year. (This is actually a scan of the finished, framed project … I didn’t want to take it out of the frame!)

We went to our local library and each kid sat for about 5 – 10 minutes while Jean snip-snipped away at the paper. She was amazing to watch! She had an adjustable chair set up so she could position the kid to the height she needed and then a portable DVD player (with a fish DVD playing – lots of action) set up so that your child would look in the right direction. And then her hands just flew across the paper. I was quite impressed.

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Go on over to see who else is playing – and join in too!

I Can’t Believe My Kids Got a Bedroom Suite Before I Did…

BUT … they needed it more 🙂 (Poor kiddos – almost 5 and still in their cribs-turned-toddler-beds…)

For Christmas, we got Burke and Maggie an entire new bedroom suite. Including BUNK BEDS!! The whole set was delivered today. To say they are excited about this is an understatement. (I can hear all 3 kids playing in there with Nanny Jessica right now, actually!)

All 3 Kids on the Top Bunk

Going Up the Steps!

(This bunk bed has stairs instead of a ladder. Each step is a drawer as well!)

The Entire Suite

We got them: a tall dresser (Burke’s), a wide dresser with mirror (Maggie’s), the bunk bed with stairs, and a desk with hutch and a chair. (The desk needs to be pushed over a little in this picture…)

Merry Christmas Burke and Maggie!!

Sneak Preview

Mike’s gift to me!! So excited!!! 🙂 …review in a few weeks after I’ve used it for a bit…

Merry Christmas!!

Makes My Monday: A Pageant, A Nut, and A Tickle

There was a children’s pageant at our church yesterday. Since Maggie is the only one who will go to Sunday school – she was the only one in it! While Mike was at work, I took all 3 kids with me. Thank goodness I sat beside VP so I could sneak up and see that Maggie was okay in the front while leaving the boys with her. (She also took the following picture on my phone 🙂 Thanks VP!!) We didn’t make it through the whole thing, but we did get to see Maggie’s part.

Maggie's in the front behind the banister with a green dress and a blue scarf

Before the pageant, we hit Target and purchased a much-asked-for-after-Saturday-night Nutcracker. Maggie was dancing around with it this morning 🙂

Dancing with the Nutcracker

And lastly, Maggie was a big girl today and got her hair washed before getting it cut…except that she couldn’t stop giggling because it ticked. Which totally cracked me and Ms. Hairdresser up.

It Tickles!!

Who knew I’d be talking about Maggie for all of those? 😉 All three, totally Make My Monday.

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Head on over to see what else makes people’s Mondays (there are always some really good ones!)

Baby Picture Sundays

This week’s theme is: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas. Fun!!

We did a whole bunch of Christmas things yesterday. First, we decorated the tree.

This goes right here...

Perfect.

Where do these go?

I'll show you!

Then, Maggie and I got ready to go to a local-ish production of the Nutcracker. (Maggie’s first time!!) It wasn’t professional, but it wasn’t some mom-an-pop production either. (Only 4 ballerinas fell… 😉 )

Off to the Nutcracker

We were in the 3rd row!!

Soooo sick - but loving the show

I asked Maggie at intermission if she wanted to go home or watch more. She DEFINITELY wanted more. (She wanted more when the show was over LOL!) She’s got a major cold though, so she was quite the trooper…especially as the show started at 6pm…close to bed time!

And … it turned out that one of my former Girl Scouts was in the production! She was pretty good too 🙂

One of My Former Girl Scouts

And what were the boys doing while we were off gallivanting? Putting the train together!

Trains!

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Fx4: Creche

This creche was handed down to me this year. It’s the one I grew up with … I remember playing with it for long spurts of time when I was little. I have it up on the mantle this year, but I hope to make it more accessible to the kids when they get a little older.

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Way Back When-esday

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Go on over to see who else is playing – and join in too!

In honor of Halloween, I’m posting the costumes of year’s past.

2005

Halloween 2005
(Maggie and Burke)

2006

2006
(Burke and Maggie)

2007

2007
(Maggie)

2007

2007
(Burke)

2007

2007
(Logan)

2008

2008
(Burke and Maggie)

2008

2008
(Logan)

Halloween Preview

As you saw in yesterday’s post, we hit a Halloween party yesterday. And today was our town’s Horribles Parade. (Have I mentioned that I love our town? 🙂 ) Between the two, the kids have had so much fun – without any candy!!

Twins Club Halloween Party

Ridin' Around

Ridin' Around

"I'm an Elephant!"

"I'm an Elephant!"

In the Bouncy House

In the Bouncy House

Random Shot of Lots of People

Random Shot of Lots of People

Town Horribles Parade

Waiting for the Parade to Start

Waiting for the Parade to Start

Still an Elephant!

Still an Elephant!

"I'm a GOOD Knight"

"I'm a GOOD Knight"

Random Shot of Lots of People

Random Shot of Lots of People

After the Parade

When the parade was over, instead of waiting in line for the candy that the kids didn’t need, we stopped at the park to play in the leaves.

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Saturday Snapshot: Party Time!

On our way to the twins club Halloween party. LOTS of fun…more pictures later 🙂

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Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one too. Go over and have a look at what others are doing on this chilly Saturday.