Tuesday, November 27, 2012


I have several things I want to share with you today.
Every year, instead of giving gifts to each other at Christmas, my family does a gift exchange at Thanksgiving. We call it Family Day. I thought I made a point to take a picture of each of the girls with a gift but apparently, in all the chaos, I forgot to take one of Claire.

I didn't make as much food this year as a couple of years ago, but I did make two pumpkin pies.
(P.S. This is the best pie crust recipe I've ever used.)
Eily made a Christmas list this year. It's hilarious. Click on the picture to enlarge it so you can read her gift ideas. I'm thinking I may borrow some of them for my list.

                           During all the water problems the other day, Aunt Sarah came and got Eily and Claire and took them to her house. Apparently she's updated her dress up supplies.

I've had some "proud/hooray/we've improved/I can see a difference" moments lately.
When we started the school year, Elaina's handwriting was horrible and she wrote almost all of her letters incorrectly. She'd start at the bottom or circle around the wrong direction. This paper is from her spelling test this morning. All letters were written neatly and correctly the first time and she made a 100% on her test!! Go Elaina!

Claire made her own bed this morning. It's looks perfect.

Elaina made her own bed this morning. It looks perfect.

Their housekeeping skills are greatly improving.
Hooray for Mama's helpers!

He's pretty special and I like him.


Debbi said...

great posts! loved all the pics and the list, test, and the part where you like Jason:)

Allicat's Alley said...

I think Eily likes barbie things.

JCrew Mama said...

Awwwwwww! I love this post. Very sweet.

Debbi said...

Eily's face while opening her gift....is MY favorite face that she has;) I love that look and how she is feeling when she has that look:)