We are ready for Christmas! The tree is up and the house is decorated. We all just love this time of year! We also have started a new tradition. Anita bought us the Elf on the Shelf. The kids named our elf, Fala- after FDR's dog, which they learned about on our NY trip. Fala is a troublemaker though so in the morning the kids get such a kick out of seeing what Fala gets into during the night.
Night Two- Cookies & Milk
Decorating The Tree
What a beautiful sight!
One train just isn't enough around the tree.
The Christmas Wreath I Made. I just think it needs a bow.
We went to NY for Thanksgiving and had a great time. We had a fun time visiting family and the kids came home overloaded with early Christmas presents. We also went to FDR's house, Hyde Park, which was really interesting!
Visiting The Artsy Shops of Warwick
Hugs For Bena
The Kids With Mimi
Where The Roosevelt's Are Burried
The Entrance To Hyde Park (FDR's Home)
FDR's Desk from the Oval Office.
Hanging Out With Eleanor & Franklin
Troy, Grandma, & The Roosevelt's
We finally found Rosalie a Rosie The Riveter shirt.
Aunt Barbara and Troy
Our Handy Man With His Tool Belt
Frank, Rosalie, Aunt Nancy, & Bena
Rosalie Loved Sitting With Great Grandpa Gleb
Outside The Lodge
Love This Pic of Christina and Rosalie Looking In The Water
Family Pic With Walt Whitman
The Way Grandpa Dave Walks Rosalie
Troy Loved His Hess Truck
Here are just some recent pictures that I haven't uploaded.
Rosalie In A Bonnet. This picture reminds me so much of Little House On The Prairie.
Wearing Daddy's Football Helmet
On The Car Ride To New York
We had such a fun day between making couch cushion towers and spending the rest of the time outside on this beautiful day.
Love this picture of our handsome little man
Rosalie Saving Jessie
Today was beautiful! We wanted to get our Christmas card picture taken so we went to Colonial Williamsburg with Kellie and Brian and got tons and tons of great pics. I am keeping the Christmas card picture a secret until you get your card . A special THANKS to Kellie and Brian for taking so many of these.
This is the top item on Troy's Christmas wishlist. I have a feeling Santa is going to bring this.
I have no idea why she looks so mad here but I can't get over how cute she looks!
Troy and Brian in the stocks.
Rosalie in the stocks.
Bests Friends for 12 Years and counting...
I have to say, this year our Fall is the most beautiful we have had. Even though it was a bit chilly, we went to the park and I took some cute pics of the kids in the foliage.
Guada took this picture. It is... AMAZING
My Grandma made these dolls for me when I was little. I love seeing Rosalie play with them now.
Mommy's cousin, Ian with his wife Melissa and kids Liam, Calvin, and Annie stopped on there way to Florida. It was a great visit! Troy and Rosalie just loved playing with their cousins. We went to Yankee Candle, Merchant Square and walked around Colonial Williamsburg a little. I don't think the kids cared what we did, they just had so much fun together.
Calvin Lovin' On His Little Cousin
Catching The Indoor Snow
Trying To Catch It On His Tongue
These Two Were Inseparable
Wardrobe Change, Thanks For Sharing Cousin Annie!
Our baby look so much older in this pic!
I just love this picture! And Rosalie's expression makes me laugh every time that I look at it.
Grandma and Peepa came to visit. We all had so much fun! Troy loves to help Peepa around the house doing odd jobs that involve tools and their tradition of going grocery shopping for a months supply of snacks. They also made the coolest stuffed animal "cage" for the kids. I saw it online and fell in love with it so Peepa made them for the grandchildren.