School Halloween parade - Elsa and Bumblebee. Our first foray into face paint, since no masks were allowed.
For the real Halloween we did Elsa's hair up right and turned it white(ish). She was very pleased!
Eli's full costume. We particularly loved the mask!
Ethan's pumpkin was "Frankenstein," according to him
Thanksgiving at Joy school - the kids got the entire week off elementary school so they all joined in at home preschool and made lovely turkeys.
For Christmas the big kids got costumes - I found them on after-Halloween clearance, but there wasn't anything great in Ethan's size. He just loves wearing the boy's old dinosaur costumes, thuugh, so that works well. The boys are Power Ranger Dino Charge, a new P.R. show that merges their obsession with dino's and Rangers. Caroline is, of course, Anna from Frozen Fever.
Christmas Eve for mom and dad. A silent night...
Eli showing off his new kitty ornament from Debbie and John
We enjoyed our Christmas advent Calendar! So special
Mom's homemade Christmas advent - each envelope contained an activity, like making gratitude bags, learning verses to Christmas songs, reading scriptures, shopping from the Angel tree at church, cutting out snowflakes, etc.
Flying or not, he had a great time!
Grandpa giving Amelia a push
Patrick gets a good start down the hill
Joe and Caroline about to take the plunge
The sledding crew before heading out - it was sooooo cold that day!
Ethan playing in the snow back home
Patrick, Eli, and Amelia
Snuggeling at home in the couch. I couldn't believe they all fit!
This was Thanksgiving week at the Zoo Lights in Pueblo. We went with my parents on the last night of good weather that week, and it was a great show!
Not even cold enough for a real coat!
If you made it to the end of this, you have my respect! Hope you enjoyed a ridiculous amount of pictures of my kids and family being regular kids and a regular family, because we sure had fun making the memories together :)