Friday, November 28, 2008

2008 Christmas Tree Outing

The day after Thanksgiving we went on an outing to find our perfect Christmas tree. Before we left our house, Hannah was ready with a backpack full of things to do "on the train" (our adventure last year was to Fillmore for a train ride to cut down our own tree), but thankfully, she was ok with the new experience we had planned this year. We began by having lunch with Gramma, Grampop, and Uncle Eric and Northwoods Inn. After lunch, we went to get our tree... the first tree stand we passed was empty, however, there are many street corners with tree stands, so it wasn't hard to find one full of trees from Oregon! Mommy enjoyed decorating the tree with Hannah. She's so grown up now and can handle even the most delicate of ornaments... Alyssa on the other hand... delicate ornaments were hung high!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

2008 Preschool Thanksgiving

Hannah's preschool has a fun little Thanksgiving "feast" for all the kiddos to enjoy together. When I asked Hannah about the table centerpiece and why she was thankful for her cousins, she talked about visiting her girl cousins in Tampa and how her boys cousins came out to see her this summer. She has found a special bond with Kirsten, Taylor, Nicole, Ryan, Zach, Alex, Emily, Abby and Noah and talks about them often. We wish we lived closer!

Friday, November 21, 2008

2008 11 A Day at Daddy's work

The girls spent the afternoon checking out daddy's new office...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

2008 11 Mom's Day at Preschool

It was time for mommy to spend the day at preschool with Hannah. It's the one time of year I let her paint my fingernails... eight nails were red, two were purple. We had a wonderful time. Hannah did have a hard time leaving that day. She insisted that there was another circle time even though we checked with her teacher, Mrs. Cheryl, before leaving. She also didn't want to leave without the picture they took of us together. They were behind in the printing and it was promised that we would have it that following Monday. You gotta love her outfit too... it was a hot day and she insisted on wearing heavy RED tights with her blue-green sun dress!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

2008 11 Descanso Gardens w/ Gramma

Gramma had Veterans Day off, so we went to Descanso Gardens together.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

2008 November Election Day

I took Hannah with me to vote on this very special election day. What made is even more special was having our dear friends, the Virzi's step in line behind us as we checked in. It was Aisha's first time voting as a US citizen as she only recently became a citizen.

Saturday, November 01, 2008