Sunday, February 26, 2012

Thanksgiving 2011

Thanksgiving was uneventful this year, which was a welcomed change compared to last year!  We went to my parents' house for dinner, where we were joined by Michael's parents and my sister and her fiance.  We all brought dishes to contribute to the meal.  I made corn casserole, green bean casserole, and two appetizers--meatballs in a tangy cranberry sauce and butternut squash tarts.  The meal was yummy and Nate ate a ton.  Just like his parents, he loves Turkey Day.

This was the outfit he wore to school the week of Thanksgiving.  It was such a cute shirt I got from Lulu McGee.  It turned out so great...I'll definitely be ordering future shirts from her!

We brought several toys with us since we were going to be at my parent's all day.  My dad especially enjoyed playing with Nate's tent and their cat loves to play with it as well!

Kimmel checking out Nate's toys.
Nate checking out Kimmel's toys.  They get along well together!

Somehow, I neglected to get a group photo or any pics with anyone other than Abuelo from Thanksgiving.  Oh well...we were all there and all pretty much focused on this little guy, so this isn't exactly an inaccurate portrayal of our Thanksgiving!  We were happy to celebrate another year, and take some time out to be thankful for all of our blessings.

Happy Thanksgiving 2011!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Random Fall Happenings 2011

After cleaning off my camera memory card, I found a few random pics from other activities we were up to this Fall.  So, picture dump it is!

S's first birthday party.  Nate occupied himself by pushing around the alligator push toy all afternoon.

A couple of trips to the Arboretum to take pumpkin pictures!

 A little outdoor photo shoot with Ms. Amy, showcasing our awesome red chuck taylors.

Nate at some point realized he could climb into his wagon, which opened a whole new world of excitement for him.  And, we got a bunch of exercise pushing him back and forth across the room.

Snack time cutie!

More pumpkin pics with his girlfriend C.  Every single time we mention C's name, Nate does this gurgling C sound in his throat.  So cute.  These two just love each other's company!

A little outdoor photo fun.

Playing with homemade finger paints one weekend with mommy.  Thank you Pinterest!

Before school one morning.  Big boy!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Family Pics Fall 2011

The fabulous Jonnye Bower took our family pictures for Fall 2011 in anticipation of our annual holiday cards.  She managed to get some great shots yet again, in spite of a very wiggly toddler.  Here are a few of the shots we picked out to keep.

I don't think there is a better picture of my handsome boys!