Friday, November 26, 2010

Old Man Winter

Wow! It's been a month since I've posted, and usual, at my parents' house, I'm not really able to make a much of a blog post. Sorry! But here in pictures is what we've been up to (excluding Halloween, which I forgot to upload pictures for) as of late:

We've been going to the beach! And doing a lot of frolicking

We've visited apple orchards, pumpkin patches and farmyards to enjoy the wonderful and fruitful season of Fall. We've been hugging sheep
And kissing goats!

Can it be? Anja's THREE!!! We had a party for her at our house the Sunday before her birthday.
I made a fabric garland

And String Monster cupcakes (upon request).

We've been wearing Christmas pajamas for more than a month.
On Anja's "very birthday" we gave her a few small presents at breakfast
Followed by a bus ride with Daddy to Barnes & Noble, lunch at Chick-Fil-A, then a little outing to the library to apply and receive her VERY OWN LIBRARY CARD! In Anja's mind, this makes her a legitimate human being.
I've been snuggling Theodore.

And Greta.
And doing a little bit of crafting.

(I made the sweater, not the bunny.)
Matching jumpers, anyone?
We've had other family birthdays!
We've been doing lots and lots and lots of art.

And just as much story reading.

Happy Thanksgiving!
And just today we travelled down to Crawfordsville to choose a Christmas tree from our favorite tree farm. They big hairy men gave the girls candy canes, and they were delighted!
And along with the first Sunday of Advent comes the first of the absolutely winter weather. Brrrrr!!! I'm not sure I'm ready for this. I'm not sure I'm ready for Advent either. I've got a lot of Christmas presents on my "handmade" list, and a frighteningly short amount of time to get all of them completed. Yikes!
I hope all of my readers are doing well and had a happy Halloween and a happy Thanksgiving. Both our holidays were wonderful. The girls were Woodland Princesses for Halloween! Lots of fun. I can hardly believe that Anja is three years old. Craziness. But have I mentioned how much I love having two girls so close together???


Emily said...

So lovely!

Maryanne said...

I just noticed you updated! The girls are growing up! Have I ever said how adorable I think your family is?!?!?!

Lady Caitie in the Pretty City said...

Oh my gosh, Annie! Your girls are so gorgeous! You have suuuch a cute family! Love it! I miss your posts!!

Loan said...

Hey! I sent you a fb message too...thought I'd try here too. Loved seeing you at Mass! Wanna plan a playdate?