We (Ladybug, Froggy, and I) took a trip out to Wyoming to visit grandparents in November.
|My grandpa who is 94 years old. He is one of the main reasons why we made the trip.|
|My grandmother on my mom's side is another very good reason why we went home.|
|And we got to visit my grandmother on my father's side as well. It's been so long since I've gotten to see her so this was a very nice treat.|
|This is my beautiful mother. It was nice to spend time with her, and I can't wait until she gets a chance to come out here and visit everyone.|
We also celebrated birthdays. Fritter turned 7 if you can believe it. I can't. We had a little party for him at the park.
|Fritter loves airplanes and rockets and space and so I made these little snack rockets for the party.|
|The boys that came to the party all received airplanes, and the girls got bubbles.|
|The only picture of Fritter's rocket cake.|
My Ladybug turned 5 at the end of November and so we decided to have a little "girl only" tea party for her.
|Complete with pottery painting.|
|Her cupcake cake.|
We spent time watching Fritter play soccer. It was quite a lot of fun this year, since he's really grown to understand and enjoy the game.
|At practice. Fritter was a shepherd (he's in the blue shirt on the left) and Ladybug was an angel (in the white shirt on the right).|
|The kids did most of the tree decorating themselves. We didn't have the energy to tell them to put one ornament per branch.|
|We made salt dough hand prints for Daddy's Christmas present (and ornaments with the left over dough).|
|We played with nativity sets.|
|St. Nicholas paid us a visit on his feast day and brought books, slippers, and chocolate.|
|We participated in a Jesse Tree Swap which was a lot of fun. There were so many great ornaments it's hard to pick a favorite.|
|My contribution to the swap (Adam and Eve). I call this picture "The Snow Ball".|
|We managed to get a decent family picture taken and Christmas cards mailed out to arrive after Christmas Day. I'm very thankful Christmas lasts longer than one day!|
|Froggy celebrated his first Christmas!|
|Sunflower got a new quilt made by Mommy. (So did Froggy, but of course no pictures. Maybe in a future post.)|
|Sunflower also got her first haircut!|
|We went to Zoo Lights on New Years Day.|
|And we visited dangerous places with signs that told us to KEEP OUT!|
|Froggy explored his inner Daniel Boone.|