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Christmas Card Making

The making of our Christmas card starts with test subjects and posses.  This happened last Sunday while L was at Sunday school.  Dave and Lexiloo posed for me so I could find where I wanted the camera and pose location.  Then I had to set the camera up.

Once L got home, I wanted a few pictures of the girls.  L is a pro when it comes to taking photos.  Lexiloo is getting there.  She still has many moments where she doesn't want to listen, but we do get some good shots.

The girls do have fun.

If I was to post all the photos of the shots with Dave in it, you would see Dave looks the exact same in each photo.   L, Lexiloo and I would have a different look while Dave has the same pose.

More photos of the girls

When Lexioo started to lose focus.  The girls wanted to take photos.

They each took turns taking photos. 

L's photo of Lexiloo.
Lexiloo's turn to take photos

Lexiloo's photo of L.
 The photo chosen for our Christmas cards.

Christmas Prep and Gingerbread Party

We've been prepping for the Christmas between all of L and A's activities.  I've been meaning to reupholster the dining room chairs and it was the best time.

The semi-before.  The chairs were pretty nasty.  It comes with living with a 3 year old who think the hair and table are her napkins.

I got tired at the end and had to enlist help.

Early December brought the annual gingerbread decorating party.  The house was pretty loud with 10 little girls singing to the Lion Kings songs and just laughing.  Most of the girls are in the school play this year.

The party included friends from L's old daycare and school besties.  Three little ones who are 3 and 4.   Siblings were invited {girl siblings}.

Christmas prep including the Advent Wreath.  

It also include tree hunting and tree decorating.

Christmas card prep will be in the next post.

Pumpkin Carving

31.Ocober2015 ~ The expression on Lexi's face is priceless.  She loved having Logan walk her home from daycare.

We carved pumpkins the day before Halloween while Van and Tuan visit.

Carving with three little ones will test your nerves...I should say three whiny kids.  Giving them a paint project worked for a while.

This was the first year L really got into it.  She chose a ghost.

The end results.


31October2015 ~ Cousins
Logan and Colin came and visited us for Halloween {plus their parents}.   
It's been a busy fall.  Fall soccer is coming to an end and winter soccer for L begins next week.  On top of this L is being evaluated for the swim team along with play practice, Brownies and Sunday school.  Skating lessons also start this week and Lexi's activity started last week.  She's doing Tot Soccer and taking swim lessons.  

This year L wanted to be Dorothy.  She had this picked out for a while.  Lexi wanted to be batman with a tutu.  We went through Pinterest and this was the costume she wanted me to pull together for her.  If you say batgirl she will correct you and say she is batman.  Logan and Colin chose Superman and the Flash.

Batman flying.

Pint size superheroes

A family of superheroes

Because the girls picked out their costume and didn't want coordinating costumes, Dave and I picked costumes to match them...Robin and Glinda the good witch.

Before trick or…

Three Year Old

27August2015 ~ Sassy Lexiloo
Lexiloo turns three today!  We're looking forward to this year and hope it's a lot calmer than this past year.  To mark this milestone, I took photos of at the Wayland beach.

I couldn't make up my mind on which photos to share so you are getting a lot of photos.  Most of them represent Lexiloo.  She's spirited, stubborn, quick witted and the most charming person to be around.  

She still has a blankie {or 4} which she calls "Baby" Favorite color: green Favorite food: steak Favorite treat: ice cream Favorite show: Super Why, Team Umizoomi Favorite dance: Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) Idol: her sister {when they aren't fitting}
This past year she potty trained at 28 months Loves to do crafts and is very resourceful and coordinated
Lexiloo has no fear of water and will jump right in.  She took to the water this summer loves to swim.    She started to appreciate amusement parks and hates to be left out.
She was a challenge and demandi…