November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving (and Christmas) with the in-laws

Last weekend we made the trip up to Ohio to visit Mark's family. Since I will be fairly large and pregnant by Christmastime, we combined the trip to celebrate Christmas and Thanksgiving.

All the cousins. This picture took at least 45 shots. And yes, it is the best we got.

Noah was sort of obsessed with this Jeep. He even popped the hood to check out the engine. I seriously cannot get enough of this kid. 

Taylor can officially swing like a big girl. It sort of made me tear up when I realized that she can do it all by herself.

First official Christmas presents of the year. The kids were excited!

November 1, 2012


Who doesn't love dressing up in costumes? Well, actually I don't normally love to dress up, but our kids think it's sort of amazing. This year I was lame-o and did not have a costume. I am going to go ahead and play the pregnant card and use that as my excuse.

We had our 3rd annual neighborhood chili-cook off last weekend. All the peeps in the hood got together and let the kids run around like crazy people while we chatted it up and ate some yummy chili. I have yet to win the contest, but I am banking on next year.

Tay's preschool had a pumpkin patch day where her and all her classmates went and found a pumpkin with their name on it. I was able to go along and Tay was pretty excited that me and Noah came to watch.
According to Tay's teachers, she has a "best friend" in her class. The bottom right is of the girls with their pumpkins talking about who knows what :)

And then there was the BIG night, Halloween that is. And what did I do? Well, forgot my camera of course. Thankfully our wonderful friends took a picture of the Elliott clan.

And this has nothing to do with Halloween, but our friend, Raechel Myers, took family photos for us last weekend. She sent me this "sneak peek" and I am in love with it!