Looking back, this was a really long week, in a good way. On Monday we said goodbye to Nana and Grandpa John who returned to sunny, warm Florida. Work was intensely busy for me and Shaun has started back at H&R Bl*ck part-time.
We started our advent calendar, too, which is always a hit. Every year I think I'm going to plan something great and grandiose, but I'm just not the crafty, creative mom, so we continue with the $1 cardboard boxes that have a little chocolate in each door and really the kids couldn't be happier or more excited about it. :) However it happens, I'm so thankful to be counting down to Christmas!
Shaun sent the girls in to clean their room, which had stuff all over the floor. He was smart enough to remind them not to throw everything in the closet. Later, they proudly showed us their clean room...with stuff piled high on the window seats....they found a loophole!
Shaun's dad drove out from Chicago to be with the family for Thanksgiving and ended up in the hospital for four days with pneumonia. He was released on Monday so we went to spend some time with him before he drove back the next day. Shaun remembers his dad reading Fox in Socks a couple hundred times so we brought that for him to read to the girls....then Avery read it to him.
November 30After dance class Avery was instructing Amanda in the kitchen.
A rainy, windy day and Trot was NOT happy about having to go outside....but Amanda was!
We met for lunch to celebrate my dad's birthday.
We went to check out the ceremony location for a wedding I am photographing this week. The girls posed so I could do some test shots. I love it because these are classic outfits for them right now. Avery and Amanda wanted to get all dressed up because we had an outing to the nursing home (we don't get out much). Avery with her little pink sweater and now the scarf that she wears all the time and Amanda in her mismatched shoes, spinning, just because she can.
My fourth photoshoot of the week. Sweetness.