We had much to be thankful for in November.Our family is in good health. Patrick has a wonderful job and is doing well in school. We have the things that we need and some extra. We are very blessed. Here are some of the things that we did this month.
Seth had his friends over and we painted the table with shaving cream.
Seth has been refusing to wear pants lately. If I put them on, he takes them off. One day, he must have gotten cold because I found him like this on the couch.
Seth climbed his first tree.
In early Novemeber, Joslyn's preschool took a field trip to Tolmachoff Farms. The kids loved getting to pick their own vegetables, riding the train, sliding down the slide and seeing the farm animals. Seth even got to feed the goat a zucchini. He giggled pretty hard about that.
Joss and her friend playing together at the farm.
We had so much fun that by the end of the day Seth was totally worn out, not to mention filthy.
Here is all the produce that we came home with. It was delicious.
Joss has gotten really good at coloring pictures. She is able to stay in the lines and even pick out all the different colors.
One day while they were watching a movie, I looked over and saw Seth and Joslyn holding feet. It was pretty sweet.
Every once in a while, between all the fighting, they show me that they really do love each other.
One night we went to the park to say goodbye to some friends that were moving away. It was fun getting to play at the park even in the rain.
Seth has started to play with Joss's dolls.
Joss loves to color and draw. One day I came over to see what she had drawn and I found this. I asked her what it was a picture of and she told me it was her cousin Hayden.
My Thanksgiving decorations. Joslyn loves the countdown that my Mom made for us. Each day we have a different way to show our gratitude for the blessings in our lives.
Seth loves my drinks. It doesn't matter what is in it, usually water. Everyday, at least once, he steals my drink. At least he is drinking lots of water.
I made this shirt for Joss using two of my old T-shirts.
One weekend in November it was actually cold enough that I could put Joss in long sleeves. She is so cute.
Joss and Seth love to help me cook. Here is a picture of them helping me make some gingerdoodles.
A gingerdoodle is a cookie that is half gingersnap and half snickerdoodle. They are delicious.
The kids love riding these carts at Home Depot. Seth even yells "Weeeeeee!" the whole time.
Joss loves hiding. I often find her tucked into small spaces.
Joss got this pilgrim hat at her Thanksgiving Friendship Feast at preschool. She loves it so much that when her teacher asked her what she was thankful for she said, "my pilgrim hat".
Here is Joss in the shirt I made her on Thanksgiving.
The boys went outside to play football on Thanksgiving and got the ball stuck up in the tree. Luckily, Patrick was there to climb up and get it.
It was my year to make the turkey this year. I decided to use the recipe from Our Best Bites. They brine it, bag it and inject it. It was yummy.
The morning after Thanksgiving we had a special visitor come to live with us. His name is Danger. He is our elf on the shelf. He was really nice and even brought us snow-covered donuts to celebrate his arrival. He also gave the kids fun socks to help keep their toes warm in the winter.
Later that morning, I went to a craft day with some of my Aunt's and cousins. I had found this nativity that I wanted to make and we all decided to make one together. It was great getting to see my family and interesting to see how all of our projects turned out just a little different from each others.
Another project that I made this month was these pictures. I found the pattern online and printed it out. It is made from paper so I traced it, cut out the shapes and glued them together. It was pretty easy and I love them.
Each year my mom makes her grandkids a special ornament for Christmas. Here are all of the ornaments that she has made for Joslyn and Seth.
Seth tries to hide his smiles sometimes. Here is his little smirky non-smile.
One afternoon, Seth woke up with the worst bed head I have ever seen. It was crazy! Luckily, it was pretty easy to comb through.
Joss was so excited when we had this big box. She spent hours coloring it and pretending it was a rocket ship.