Monday, December 5, 2016

November wrap-up

Though we're well into December already, I wanted to share a few more pictures from last month. We had amazing weather and spent every minute of our free time outside. I know we will not be doing the same in the coming months so we are doing our best to take advantage of it!

Eleanor has been very adamant about choosing her own outfits these days.

We are biking everywhere to enjoy the last of the decent weather before the really cold stuff sets in. We even got a new bike seat from a friend whose kids outgrew it!

Our crew voted in the girls' first presidential election this month.

Eleanor said she was thankful for Jesus at school.

We tailgated at the first home basketball game of the season. Jane spent the whole time eating crayons and chalk.

The girls have been struggling with sleep a bit at the late basketball games this year. Eleanor actually fell asleep in Chris' lap and Jane was very, very close.

Our friends had their annual Chili-con-carnival and Chris performed well but did not come in first place, much to his dismay - we'll work this winter on next year's entry.

We've been taking nature walks on the trails behind our neighborhood (also while we are in my favorite season and before the weather turns too cold that the girls are more miserable than happy).

Jane started walking in October but really took off in November. She doesn't crawl at all anymore and loves to run around with the big girls. In fact, I think the reason she actually started getting motivated was watching a bunch of girls Eleanor's age run around the church during our church's 40 year celebration one weekend.

I volunteered in Eleanor's class one day this month and she had a blast showing me all of her stuff.

I came outside one day and both the girls had gone to work doing yardwork. Jane was mowing and Eleanor was raking.

We had some plumbing issues right before Thanksgiving. Chris learned quite a bit about plumbing but we eventually had to hire a professional because the issues were too great. That was a bummer.

We are already celebrating Advent and enjoying the Christmas season, but I am sad to see November go, it may be my favorite month of the year.

1 comment:

Dorothy said...

E has quite the style! Sorry about the plumbing issues. No fun there. Jane is off and running!