Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

Look what was just dropped off at our front door :) Not literally dropped. Handed. 
Have I mentioned we have the NICEST neighbors ever?!

We'll be celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow evening with my folks, but this was a sweet surprise today! Guess we'll have a little Thanksiving today after all :)

That's his "open the crayon box Mommy" face. 

Cleaning up the backyard has been the chore of the day. Well, The Husband's chore. I've stayed inside with the kiddos ;). You know, because someone needs to, right? Thanks, Dad, for letting him use the chainsaw!

He's never still lol! I kept trying to get a shot of his outfit (my favorite! I love those little consignment shop-find jeans!), but he wouldn't stop moving. Oh well :)

And, because it's Thanksgiving, which means it's fall (although it's not very fall-ish weather today here in these parts), I thought I'd fix some Hot Dr. Pepper (half a can to a whole can of Dr. Pepper heated in a mug; drop in a few slices of lemon, stir, enjoy the fizzy goodness!) while the little ones nap. 
Well, this little one just woke up ;)

Anywho. My drink will have to wait. 

Is that a thing where you're from? It's so tasty, and I grew up with my parents making it on cold fall/winter nights as a special treat.  I'm not sure where they got the idea from, but it's a tradition I plan on keeping (even if The Husband thinks it's weird!). 


Ok, both kids are napping now, so I'm going to enjoy my drink and the beautiful, quiet afternoon.  Maybe I'll start re-reading The Fault in our Stars ;)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Our Stars

A month ago, The Husband and I watched the movie The Fault in our Stars.
Great movie. I'll watch it again. 
Two days ago, I started reading the book The Fault in our Stars. I'm two chapters from the end, and I'm already thinking about reading it again. I want my own copy (I'm reading the library's copy that I had to wait months for) that I can highlight and make notes in.
Because, y'all. 
This. Book. Is. Allkindsofamazing. 

It's one of the funniest, most-insightful, raw, and just beautiful books I've ever read. 

(Jack and I are looking out the window as I type, and the fall leaves are so pretty...)

I've giggled out loud and cried, and all I keep thinking is that I wish I were reading this with someone, so we could laugh and smile and sigh at the same moments. I'm going to beg The Husband to let me read it out loud to him when I start over :). 
If you haven't read it, do it! Go now. I'll wait. 
I have so many quotes I want to pour over again and again and write down and memorize and place on sticky notes around the house. Do you have a favorite? Or five?

And just because. 
This boy. He keeps signing "all done", and I keep taking his picture :)

And this girl. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Love = Jack and Ella

Jack loves Ella. 
He's started giving her kisses today. He doesn't even give us kisses. 
He's also tried giving her toys to hold and gets a little frustrated when she doesn't take them. But, he loves sitting next to her and offering to share his toys :)

Jack also has started to pretend, and I think it's so cute. 
He pretends to stir something and then gives it to me to "taste" haha. 

So, this is the only way I can take pictures--through the blog--so they aren't the best quality, but I'm glad I got them :D Plus, I'm loving her stripes!