Monday, December 8, 2008

family time

I have not blogged in a while, we have been SO busy around here! I opened my new office, but I will make a separate post for that! :)
I have lots of recent family pics to share... may I just say I LOVE late fall right before Christmas, its my favorite time of year. I am glad the kids are enjoying the weather, we all love being outside right now.
Leilani saw this moon a couple weeks ago and said "Mommy, the moon is dirty!" sigh, kids say the cutest things.

Sunday, Russ hung Christmas lights on the house while the kids and I played in the leaves and in the park across the street. Leilani and Orion have never played in a large pile of leaves, ever. There is something so wrong about that! They LOVED it!

We make sure our kids know the value of manual labor, even Orion pitched in! ;)

Hmmmm which rock will taste better, I think I'll try both just in case.

Leilani was "supervising" Daddy hanging lights.

Tonight we started our Family Christmas Tree... I thought it would be fun to make and then bring out every year. Tomorrow Leilani will paint the lights and ornaments on it. I'll post a finished picture when its complete. Its our hand prints on a stretched canvas. Russell's and my hands are on the bottom, then Leilani's and Orion's hands at the top. Cheesy I know, but I love kids hand prints, they grow so fast!


Melissa said...

Such sweet pics! Love them "using" the rake. And what a cool Christmas tree - mind if I steal the idea? ;)

Mia's Mama said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your shots! and the Christmas tree with all your hands prints...will also be taking that wonderful idea ;)

Can't wait to hear all about your office!

Turpin Family said...

Awesome idea! I am stealing it!

Lora said...

I love that Christmas tree idea. I just might steal it myself.