Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all our readers!

Monday, December 20, 2010

More Santa Photos

Here are Alaina and Corinne's photos with Santa. Aren't they adorable?
Just for fun here is one of Olivia when she was Alaina's age. For the past two years she has been scared of the big guy so no photos. I wouldn't be surprised if it happens to Alaina next year and then Corinne will be on her own =)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Party

Today we went to the annual Christmas party held by the Down Syndrome Association located in Raleigh. We are fairly isolated where we live so it was nice to get together with other families for the day. Alaina was crawling all over the place as usual. We even met met a little boy who lives nearby so yay for new friends! Here Alaina is playing peek a boo with a nice lady...

It's one of her favorite games...

Olivia spent the entire time at the craft tables. She has an ongoing obsession with all things arts and crafts related. Our house is a constant mess of paper, crayons, and glue.

The only kid who wasn't a bit worried about Santa...

He was an AWESOME Santa! We ended up getting some great pics of Alaina and Corinne, but I'm waiting on an email for them. Olivia outright refused and I couldn't even get her in the same room with him. Haha, maybe next year=)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Pic Outtakes

Well that was fun! Every year Brian sets up our photo shoot for Christmas pictures. With every new addition it has become more of a challenge to get a good one. Thankfully everyone was pretty cooperative and we had my mom here to help.

Here's Alaina thinking about crying...

Full on crying...

Now Alaina's smiling, but Olivia has forgot hers...

Corinne's turn!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

So thankful for my three little turkeys!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It's that time again!

The time has come to rake the leaves out of our massive yard. Of course Olivia was ready to help with her little rake and came prepared in pajamas and rainboots. Unfortunately her pile ended up on Alaina who was not happy about it...
Stopping for important business...

Yay! The best part of all is jumping in the leaves!

The only one doing the actual work...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

50 Free Holiday Cards from Shutterfly

Christmas is fast approaching and it's time to start getting busy on our cards for this year. The past couple of years I would go to a store to order prints with pictures we take at home. This year it's going to be Shutterfly because then I don't even have to leave the house (haha). With three little ones it's the solution that makes sense. Shutterfly also has really neat designs for their holiday cards. You can pick between a traditional folded card or a flat stationary card.

So that's the easy part. The hard part is getting the actual pictures. Getting everyone dressed and cooperative this year will be a challenge. I'm thinking maybe just pictures of the girls, individually if they don't all sit together. Alaina is usually scooting out of the picture within a couple seconds so we will see =) Good thing is that the little girls already have dresses from Olivia so she's the only one in need of a new one. Can't wait to see the finished product! I'll be sure to post some outtakes here afterwards.

Some of my favorite shutterfly projects:

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Election Day

If you haven't already, please go vote. Alaina did!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Yesterday was busy! We ended up celebrating Halloween the whole weekend long.

First up was a birthday party for Alaina's friend Skyela who was turning 2. It was at a horse farm so Olivia got her first horse ride! I was surprised that she wasn't a bit scared to get up on this gigantic horse. . .

Riding high...

and then continuing with the horse theme Olivia dressed up as the cowgirl "Jessie" from Toy Story.

Our not so enthusiastic ladybug...

They've all got colds right now, even little Corinne. Takes a little bit of fun out of the holiday.
We trick or treated around our neighborhood and downtown where we live. It was fun seeing all the neat costumes and decorations. Then tonight there was a Halloween event at the church with games. The kids all had to play for their candy. Olivia made a bracelet, bookmark, and won a cupcake on the cake walk. Can't wait till next time! Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Staying Busy

The weather is great for getting out so that's just what we did yesterday. It keeps the girls busy without me going crazy trying to keep them occupied in the house. There is a neighbor down the road who sets up Halloween inflateables all over his yard so that was the first stop. It's a really cool set up with paths to walk through and Olivia loves it.
Alaina hasn't been scared over other Halloween decorations before, but she did not like the Gargoyle! Olivia wouldn't go near it either.

The jack o' lantern and pirate ship were fine though.

Last stop was the playground. Kind of muddy from the rain, but that's ok. Even though Alaina not walking she really gets around at the playground and has her own fun. She likes standing at the bottom of slide ladder waiting for Olivia. Because of course Olivia has to climb the slide and go down the ladder instead of the other way around. Alaina also likes the little playhouse there.
Good times!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Cute new pics

Some cute pics of the girls we had done. Unfortunately Sear's has started watermarking the pictures unless you pay for the digital rights. They were all so cooperative and adorable. Certainly rare for picture day!