Wait, did November even happen? Because at Halloween, I blinked and suddenly it's December 3rd. What a blur. Am I the only one to feel this way? The end of the year goes into hyper speed and I don't like it.
Chelsea had her first ride on the Griffith Park Carousel.
It's a rite of passage in our house.
I think Nate isn't particularly happy that Chelsea gets to play with his "younger" toys that I've been saving in the garage. I hear "hey, that's mine" a lot. He pushes her around the yard in this police car a tad too aggressively....oh boy.
The ONLY good think about living near an airport is that on holidays such as Veterans Day, you get to see some pretty cool planes fly above your house.
Old house meets new paint. Yippee! We went from terrible tan (I guess that's what it was) to gorgeous gray. I channeled my inner-gardener and prettied up the front too. Isn't that bench divine? My talented hubby made it for me. We needed a place for kiddos to remove their sand-filled shoes after school. Love it!
The nice thing about gray walls is that
it makes a nice backdrop for portraits!
Our new backyard adventure: T-Ball!
Man boils oil. Man slowly lowers turkey into hot oil.
Turkey cooks in 45 minutes. Best. Turkey. Ever.
New fried turkey fans.
We made a "thankful" tree and added leaves to it every night to show that, even when you're having a not-so-hot day, there's always stuff to be grateful for. The leaves said things like: Churros, running water, our health, playing baseball, family time, Jesus, etc. Nate's pointing to his favorite leaf that said Darth Vader and Samurai. Oh-kay....
Here's a preview of how I'll be decorating my toddler-friendly Christmas tree this year. I found cardboard drink coasters at Ikea that resemble Christmas bulbs (99 cents for 10). Thanks to my trusty hole punch, I now have unbreakable ornaments! Chelsea will still probably put them in her mouth -- I wonder what Swedish cardboard tastes like??