Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A month in the life: November 2014

November has been a busy month for us, but fun!

It started with Daddy taking the boys to build at the Home Depot Kids Workshop.  They made palette coasters this month.

He also took them one evening to redeem their Pizza Hut Book-It coupons.  Another afternoon we went over their great-grandmother's house (my paternal grandmother) to make cookies with Granny and some of their cousins.

While the bigger kids were outdoors playing, Eleanor was taking a fall walk with my cousin.  She's slowly coming along with the stranger-anxiety thing.  

The husband and I are in charge of the Children's Christmas program this year.  We want to end with a slideshow of the kids, so I've been taking pictures every week of all the kids, from nursery through elementary!  I promise I have pictures of more than just my kids, but I won't be sharing on here for privacy.

We had an ultrasound at 32 weeks, as I was measuring large and they wanted a peek at baby and fluids.  Baby Girl looks great, has some hair, was measuring in the 65th percentile (so not too big, but considering I don't exactly make "small" newborns...) and has the same nose as the other kids and the same pouty lips as her sister.  We are getting so excited to meet her, but a little stressed as surprisingly there's still a lot to do to get ready for her arrival!

Although . . . I think we might actually have a name for her that we both love!  For the record, Eleanor's wasn't chosen until my due date.

Emory is doing good in Sparks now, and even participates when they sing songs!

Emory went through a brief stage where he was fascinated with the Human Body.  He looked at this book daily, asked me to read it to him at bedtime, and tried to draw from it into his personal sketch book.

And of course Eleanor likes to join our homeschooling studies.  Sometimes she appears to have attitude.  I think it was supposed to be a crazy smile though!

For school, we have learned about Turtles for our Ninja Turtle unit study.  We're still doing things here and there with this between other units, but hopefully I'll get around to sharing more of it eventually!

We've done a lot of cooking for "school" too as we rowed Little Nino's Pizzeria.

We also rowed Cranberry Thanksgiving, and Elliott loved the cranberry bread so much he requested we make it again for Thanksgiving dinner!

We also did a mini-study on Squanto.

This art was from Cranberry Thanksgiving.  It's in the post I linked to, but I adored it so much I had to share it here too.

Eleanor has been joining us for some of our easier art/craft projects lately.  This was the LEGO print Indian Corn that's all over Pinterest.  We did this with Squanto, because he is often "known" for helping the pilgrims learn to efficiently plant corn.

Some of us dressed up to help Daddy cook Thanksgiving dishes!  Not me, I was on cleaning duty.

We spent part of Thanksgiving day with my family, and part of the day with Husband's family.  It was awesome!  We also celebrated Elliott's 8th birthday a little early.

So he's been keeping busy with an erector set . . . and we're going to be building a robot soon.

And the boys love fooseball!  Eleanor's "job" is to retrieve the ball when someone scores and put it back into play.  She thinks this is awesome!

I went out for Small Business Saturday with some of the ladies in the family again.  The girls' room, when we get it finished, will be Raggedy Ann/Andy themed, and I found this cute plaque.  While not exactly Raggedy Ann, it still has that sweet vintage charm!

Then of course I hit up the used book stores.  I didn't find as much as usual, but I found a few things to add to our home library.  Elliott is super excited about his new cookbook!

The boys insisted I get a picture of the three of them together.  Only Eleanor cooperated!  This was the "best" they gave me!

Hard to believe it's already December!  I have a huge to-do list that includes Christmas schooling and "nesting" activities!  I guess I should get busy on those!

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  1. Congratulations on the newbie to the family! I have 2 boys and 2 girls and count myself double blessed.

    1. Thank you! We're so excited and can't wait for her arrival!