Saturday, December 5, 2009

Harrison wins the Fire Safety Poster Contest - again

Oh it is going to be a bad day when he doesn't win this poster contest. He came in 3rd place in Kindergarten, 1st in First grade and now 1st in Second grade. Unbelievable. This year instead of a dinner they had an assembly at school and lunch with the firefighters after. I don't have a picture of his poster yet but will add that later. It is the yellow one behind them.

Thanksgiving and more Thanksgiving....

These are from Avery's Thanksgiving program at school. She has watched so many of Harrison's that this was huge for her. And we lucked out because Harrison's school had the day off that day so he could come watch her. Now I should also say that leading up to this show was all kinds of drama. Avery did not under any circumstances want to be a Native American. Why? Honestly I have no idea but she was dead set against, she was not wearing a costume and she was not having a new name. Dan was here for part of it so he can attest to the fact that she was adamant about the whole thing. But slowly slowly slowly she decided this was a good idea and by the time it rolled around we had a very happily costumed little girl named Little Dancing Horse.

A gaggle of 4 yr olds

Big goofy grin, and she kept yelling "hi Harrison" randomly throughout....
And these are from Scott and Kelly's on Thanksgiving

Avery playing with Mackenzie
(Mackenzie, Denny, and Gracie are all so great about playing with my kids... they talk about it for weeks)

Avery loving the horses
Harrison would rather watch from here

And then the day after Thanksgiving we went down to Grandma Neenie's for another meal and family time.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Photo Shoot #1

First of all let me say I really love these pictures. I can't really put them on a Christmas card, well maybe I will you never know, but the truth is they really encompass so much of the way I see my kids. And I mean that in a good way. So maybe I will get them to sit and smile at the same time, maybe I won't... but this was our first attempt.