Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Visitors

Everything is more fun when Grandma and Grandpa are around! We're so lucky they came to visit for Christmas!

So far we've done a lot of playing in the play room:

We took them on a tour of our town, went grocery shopping (exciting!), and stopped by the ward Christmas party. They babysat the girls while Roo and I watched 'The Hobbit'. (During the movie, the fire alarm went off and we were evacuated to stand outside in the freezing rain for 40 minutes until the coast was clear and we could go finish our movie. We didn't get home until 1:30 am, but mom waited up. Having the grandparents babysit is the best!)

On Christmas Eve day, we drove out to look at the temple:

Friday, December 14, 2012

Getting Ready for Christmas

We can't wait for Christmas!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


November has come and gone without one single blog post from us. Let me reassure my readers (both of you) that we are still alive. It's just that without the milestone of Thanksgiving (which we did not celebrate since we now live in a country that forgoes giving thanks), November is quite an ordinary month. Nevertheless, let me get you up-to-date on our goings on:

Water conservationists will be pleased to know that we can now bathe our babies in one bath. And those water conservationists (and lovers of cuteness, in general) will be further pleased to know that this makes for the cutest sight in all of England, possibly even the world:

This picture was taken on the day our heaters broke. It is getting cold here, so broken heaters are not fun. We bundled up, cuddled with the rice bag (on Penny's feet), and baked a cake to warm up the kitchen until the heaters were fixed.
Baking the cake warmed the house, and licking the beaters warmed the soul.

Also, I made this quilt for Penny as a Christmas gift. I'm working on a pillow pouf seat for Esmé.  I'm practically a pioneer woman, minus the bonnet. And the buffalo chips.

We also celebrated Guy Fawkes Day (you know, the day where they burn an effigy of Guy Fawkes on giant bonfires because he tried to blow up Parliament. Awesome.) We rode a Ferris Wheel at the Fall Fair and watched loud fireworks, which Esmé loved!

Esme has learned to pray. She thanks the Lord every day for the Ferris Wheel.

We also celebrated the end of the Twilight Saga by seeing the last movie on a date to our local cinema (Roo and I were perhaps celebrating for different reasons... :)

Penny is on the verge of crawling--an exciting, yet daunting prospect considering we have three flights of stairs, a step into the kitchen, and two small steps in the hallway.

Esmé fell all the way down one flight of the aforementioned staircases. She survived.

Penny is getting one tooth--an exciting, yet daunting prospect considering I'm still nursing her...

We watched a lot of Donald Duck cartoons on You Tube and jumped on the bed while listening to the "Ewok song".

So that sums it up. Bring on December!