Saturday, December 31, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Avery and I tried out a new hairstyle for church, which is why her hair was in rags for the Christmas Eve pictures :) I think it turned out super pretty, but the pictures don't do it justice! (I found it here)
Colour mixing goggles. Unicorn hairclip holder.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
I don’t know about you, but we are all pretty excited about Christmas in our house I love being a mom, especially at Christmas time!!
I do not know why I have been absent from blogger for over 2 months… I’m sorry! I haven’t even been logging in, so, besides the people I’m friends with on facebook, I haven’t even been reading any blogs, so I have a lot of catching up to do!!!! I have every intention of being a regular blogger again now though But for now, here are a couple of pictures of Avery and Brogan with Santa!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
(Yes, I know this is late, but I had to do it anyway, because I was so proud of my handiwork!!)
Months and months before halloween, Avery, Brogan and I had discussed their costumes and had decided on a Cat in the Hat theme! I had a lot of fun figuring out how to turn Gabe and the children into the Cat, Thing 1, Thing 2, and Fish. I was really pleased with how they turned out, I just wish I’d been able to get a couple of better pictures!! (These were taken at the Trunk n Treat at church.)
Excited to go trick or treating!! (I didn’t get any good pictures of Oliver as Fish… isn’t that sad??!)
Thing 1 and Thing 2!!
I made the costumes out of red fleece, with a zipper in the back, and padding in the neck. I got red mittens from the dollar store, which I was going to attach to the sleeves with red ribbon, but ran out of time! The wording I made by printing onto iron-on transfers, which I ironed onto white felt, and then ironed onto the fleece. The wigs were the most time-consuming part, but I love them! I used 1/2” elastic and grosgrain ribbon to make a base, and then tied on strips of blue tulle until they were nice and fluffy
My 6’4” husband wore a 20” tall hat, and then added to his height even more by roller blading around the parking lot! I may have made his tail a little too long, since it still dragged on the ground even when he was in roller blades…! Oh well. I think he looked just like the Cat in the Hat, although I should have taken a moment to plan out his make up before I did it…
The trunk of our van, when I sat and handed out candy. Notice the ghost hanging on the right – Avery and Brogan and I made that one out of paper mache and rags. It had a face too, but it must have turned around just before I took this picture.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Oliver had been working on walking for quite a while before his birthday! While Avery and I were in Texas for her surgery, Oliver started walking across rooms, and these days he spends more time walking than crawling! He loves being on his feet, and sometimes walks around clapping and squealing with excitement over the fact that he's walking! He still hasn't quite figured out what to do with his arms, which is pretty entertaining!! Sometimes he swings them back and front together as he walks, and sometimes they hang stiffly at his sides! But anyway, here's a little video showing how he's been getting more and more steady on his feet these past few weeks :)
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Here's the good news though - Avery is doing well! And here are a whole bunch of pictures and (later) videos to prove it!! (Except these first two...)
Look at the way she's standing at the sink! Look at her legs! Look at her posture! Isn't it beautiful? :) And look at how my sweet boy tucked the baby doll into bed before he went to sleep :)
And here are my two sick boys. Round one. They both got sick with colds during the first week away, and then again the second week. And then they were both perfectly healthy whenever we were home, in their own bedrooms, with Gabe around!! But really, that, and the fact that I had to miss half of her ABM sessions to keep the boys from being a distraction, were the only things that made the weeks away slightly difficult. My children are all super stars.
Avery strapping her braces on before bed, and working in therapy with Catherine during her second intensive week.
On September 26th it was time for Avery to get her casts cut off!! She was very excited, and was prepared for the noise :)
To celebrate, we went and got Bubblecake :) And then we went home, and Avery played in the bath for about an hour and a half!! She went to bed a very happy girl.