Saturday, November 17, 2012

Christmas Wish Lists

Zoe has been talking about Christmas all month long.  The trees, the ornaments, the wrapped presents, the wreaths and other decorations, "the boot that holds the gold coins made out of milk chocolate."

I usually don't start thinking about a tree or other Christmas traditions until after Thanksgiving but her enthusiasm for the holiday has us all pointing out decorations on every car ride and drawing them on paper at home, breaking out the holiday music, and decorating then re-decorating our tree, several times over now, as we repeatedly take Zoe up on her suggestion of "Let's do Christmas!"

Also in anticipation of Christmas, again this year we've made up some wish/gift idea lists on Amazon. Zoe's is here and Neva's here.

Zoe's main requests were animal books and little animals (by which she means little hard plastic animals, such as the Safari Toobs and Schleich ones on the list).  What's on her list meets some specific requests of hers (no luck with a chinchilla!) but she'd probably be quite happy with other animal related gifts, too.

Here's to a lovely Thanksgiving and a joyful, love-filled December to soon follow.  Be back soon.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

October (Belated)

So here are October's photos, at long last.  This part of the year, from Halloween to the new year, always rushes by so fast, jumping from one holiday to the next.  The girls' Christmas wish lists are already underway (will post soon!).

Neva watching Zoe in a downpour.

Neva being cute.

Poking the camera.

We found out it's a boy(!).

Animals books Zoe picked out from the library.

Neva and snail.


Zoe and Neva looking at this here blog.

In Marble Falls, again.

This time we visited a pumpkin farm out there.

Where we fed goats.

And went through a corn maze.

Hanging gourds. 

Feeding chickens back at home (well, at the neighbor's house).

Two little snow owls Halloweening at the farmers market.

Playground visit.

More Halloweening.

After we took these photos we went trick-or-treating at Whole Foods, which worked out awesomely. Good treats and just the right amount, the kids really enjoyed it, and nothing there that was too spooky!