Sunday, November 27, 2011

Gobble Gobble

How is it already after Thanksgiving?! My mom and step-dad were here for the holiday (Grandma and Pop), and we had a delicious feast followed by a couple of days in Branson - shopping and such. Sydney was a doll the whole time and it was obvious she loved having them here. There were many comments about kidnapping her and taking her back to Virginia.  :-)  It wasn't as hard saying goodbye this time because my mom will be back in two short months to meet baby Collin!
 Sydney brought home this adorable project last week. They are always doing the cutest things in her class.
We got home Saturday evening and decorated for Christmas! In my opinion, there are few things better than relaxing in the evening with the Christmas tree lighting the house. And today I made good progress wrapping gifts. Sydney had fun decorating, too, and she loved inspecting each and every ornament as we unpacked them. :)
This will be our last Christmas as a family of three, and it's hard to even imagine what next year will be like at this time! Here's one final pic from my phone of Grandma and Sydney on the playground near our condo in Branson. Not great photo quality, but a sweet moment.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Nursery - ready for viewing :)

It has been so much fun getting sweet Collin's room ready for his arrival. We are losing our guest room, so decided on including a twin bed with the crib in the room. Eventually, Sydney's crib will transition into a full-size bed and we'll have more guest options - aside from the blow-up mattress that can fit in our den - but for now she sleeps so well, and we are not going to mess with a good system! So, we essentially will have two nurseries for awhile longer. It's so fun to go into the hallway with the kids' rooms and see girl to one side and boy to the other. I hope our new addition likes his home :)

Credit goes to Elle Bee Designs for the Collin sign above the crib. I'm so fortunate to have such talented designers right in my office!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Farewell, Super Girl

This will be my last Halloween-related post for 2011. We had so much fun this year! Here are a few pictures from Sydney's school's fall carnival and a few from trick-or-treating. I love the photo of her on the playground ... like she was about to take flight. :)

During trick-or-treating, she was shy for the first few houses but then caught on and wanted to go all night! Heaven help the people who just left a bowl of candy sitting out on the porch. She wanted ALL of it.