Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cassi leaves her lunchboxes at school all the time. 
I finally reminded her to grab them; there were 5!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

We made this "All About Me" poster for Cassi when she was in preschool.
While we were cleaning out the back room we noticed it had seen better days.
She decided to pull off all the photos but before she did it she took several pictures of it to remember it. 
Going clockwise from top left, they say...Having fun with my big sister, My best friend is Ashley, My favorite colors are pink and purple, I think watermelon is the yummiest, One tough chick, Making snow angels at preschool, The first  Holmes' family picture of 2004, I like to play "house" at preschool with Ashley, I also like to 'teeter totter' with Olivia and Tehya, Max is my pal, Daddy and me, 5 years old today. Holy cow time goes fast!

Monday, November 28, 2011

The water was so high and the the sun beautiful. 
Life really is a wonderful thing isn't it?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cassi and Cali made a snow machine track around the yard and and through the trees. 
Cassi just looks like she knows what she is doing, doesn't she? Cali too. 
They both did really well and handled their machines with confidence! 
 Cori went out too but decided school work was more her speed for the day.  

Saturday, November 26, 2011

A few years ago I told my kids about this new thing called planking. 
They acted like I was crazy and thought it was the dumbest thing they had ever heard of.
Now, all of a sudden, they think it's so cool!
I talked Cassi into plankin' at the WalMart- it was pretty funny.

Friday, November 25, 2011

All day shopping makes us girls hungry...I didn't say we'd would eat nutritiously. 
Priorities people...find the best deal!  :)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Grandpa is always trying something new. 
This year he put stuffing in a light weight terry cloth towel and cooked it in the turkey.
It was confusing to everyone and he found that quite funny. I love, love, love this picture of my Daddy laughing. 
It's a memory I hope to have my whole life long!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cori asks, "Who is Jennifer Hatch?"  "I don't know", I said. 
"Well, your walking around in her name tag."
I am guessing it was a you had to be there moment but it sure was funny. 
We wear these name tags at school when we volunteer and I hardly ever wear mine- 
much to the chagrin of the administration. 
I guess even when I get it right, it's wrong! :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cali wanted to take a treat to her class on the day we were doing Turkey crafts with her classmates.
This turned out so cute and she was able to make all the feathers by herself.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The tree is up! It isn't decorated but it is up! 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Grandpa and I went shopping for Thanksgiving. We found these brussel sprouts on a stalk.
I didn't know that's how they grew. Crazy stuff.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Cali and were finally able to do some crafting. We recycled a newspaper to make this darling tree.
It is far cuter in person!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cali sold a bunch of wrapping paper. Here she is making a delivery to Miss Holly's car.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The day after the storm and the trees are still bending. I am afraid this one may never be the same. 
10:00 am

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

We had a horrible wind storm. I moved the cars back a bit in the driveway- afraid of a falling tree.
I was trying to show you the 50-75 mph winds but you can't really see it here.

Monday, November 14, 2011

This my friends is how my daughter's little mind works. 
She said "Mom, I am working on a project that needs a lot of tape.
 I decided to put them on my face to make it easier to get a piece when I need it."
 Umm, ok Sweety, great idea!  :)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I take a lot of pictures of us by stretching my hand out.  It's a big joke that I never like the first one as I have a double chin. Today I said, "Wait, lets take another one." then I lifted the camera above us.
We both burst out laughing as we knew there would be no double chin. <3 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

We had a tree crush our shed outside when we had the really bad wind storms.
Scott dug around and found a box of his beer cans that had gotten crushed.  
After unwrapping them all over the kitchen it appears most of them survived the tree fairly well,
 but looking at all the rest it's evident that outside in a box probably isn't the best place to store them. :(

Friday, November 11, 2011

Cori's leadership class encouraged all the students to dress to represent a veteran. 
The girls did well; Cori dressed in Scott's flight jacket that once belonged to his Uncle Bob and Cassi wore Scott's TILLMAN jersey. 
I think it was a proud moment for Scott.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

She is /always busy making something.
And always has to have a snack to give her energy. :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Scott bought Cori dribble goggles. they help her learn to dribble the basketball while looking up!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I had to drive tonight in a fog like I've never seen.  
Thank goodness for those white lines on the right side of the road.
Cassi was really freaked out trying to get this picture.

Monday, November 7, 2011

I made my first Christmas present today. This is going to Florida for my baby brother Patrick.
I hope he likes it, 'cause I love it!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Wren and Cali were having fun throwing snow my direction.
This picture was taken from the safety of my car. :)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Mmmm, you know it's holiday time when these start making more appearances.

Friday, November 4, 2011

I gave Cali some chalk pastels to draw with. It seems they are a bit messy.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Cassi getting some in depth explanation regarding her tumbling!
We Lacy, Cassi's tumbling coach.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

That money Grandma gave Cali is the gift that keeps on giving. :)
I would not buy these shoes for her so she pulled the "I have money left from Grandma" card 
and therefor we left the store with them!
Can't help but love a girl who knows what she wants!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Beautiful Sunset tonight! Interestingly, I took photos of the sunrise today as well.