November 2008

Christmas Setup

November 29, 2008

We started our annual month-long (sometimes longer) Christmas setup today.

Drew really liked helping and the girls really liked touching everything they shouldn't. It's going to be a great Christmas!

Drew helping to lay out the ornaments

Tracy helping Lexi to place an ornament on the tree


November 27, 2008

We had a great Thanksgiving meal at the home of Tracy's parents today.

As usual the food and company were great, and the kids loved to play with everyone.

Jamie decided that since Tracy was wearing a gold leaf pin on her shirt that he would follow suit...sort of.

Jamie and "The Leaf"

Nini, Auntie Sarah and Nona

Auntie Sarah with Brie

Pomi with Brie

Pomi with Lexi

Brie driving Drew's little car
(lots of memories with that car)

Children's Museum

November 25, 2008

We took the three kids to the Children's Museum in downtown Denver today.

It was a little bit odd being back here with two girls that were playing the same as our little Drew used to. Now Drew was more interested in the "Big Kid" activities more than the baby room.

Although it is mostly contained, it is a lot of work to keep track of the three kids in this place. A lot of fun, but a lot of work.

Climbing the Bridge


Andrew showing off

Lexi admiring that cute little girl in the mirror

Three Little Veterinarians

Grocery Shopping


Drew the Fireman

Puppet Theatre

November 22, 2008

Somehow Drew got the idea today that he wanted to make a Puppet Theatre and some Puppets to go with it.

So, we did.

We got some GREAT video of the very brief but very cute puppet show that he performed.

The girls also really like going inside of the Theatre as Mitty tries his best to keep them out.

This is a fairly small but very fun project that will probably be in our house for a while.

All three kids before the show

Happy Face Puppet and Sad Face Puppet start the show

Surprised Face Puppet continues the show

Drew taking a bow after the show

Go Fish Concert

November 14, 2008

We had tickets on this cold November night to a Go Fish concert near our house.

Drew had never heard any of the music before, but these are three guys who sing more contemporary kids songs with Christian themes.

The concert turned out to be a lot of fun and we saw a lot of people we knew there, in addition to the Holland family who we were meeting there.

Meeting one of the Go Fish Guys

Brady's Birthday Party

November 9, 2008

We packed up the circus today and traveled North a few miles to Fort Collins to attend Brady's birthday party.

The weather was beautiful and the party was a lot of fun for everyone.

There were leaves to jump in and throw. There was cake to eat. There was a pinata to hit and candy to grab. There was even a tree swing. What more could you ask for?

Andrew LOVED the tree swing

Brielle poking her head through a plastic toy structure

Brady and his big sister Grace by a TracyCake

Pinata Anyone?

Drew's first real tree-climbing experience

Bath Robes

November 4, 2008

Grandpa has a tradition of buying each of his grandchildren a bath robe from Las Vegas.

The girls recently received their robes, so all three kids got to wear them for this first time today.

They all love them very much, and Drew likes his even more now that his sisters have them too.

Brie, Drew and Lexi in their bath robes

Raking Leaves

November 2, 2008

Lots of leaves to rake as the trees get bigger and bigger each year.

Drew helped Daddy rake leaves, for a few minutes.

Fun in the big pile of leaves