Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving 2008

Our little Pilgrim

Placemat from Preschool Friendship Feast

"Gobble, Gobble!"

Mom: "Jackson, what are you Thankful for?"
Jackson: "Rattlesnakes, ants and nice spiders....oh and juice."
Mom: "Ellee say, Happy Thanksgiving"
Ellee: "Happy Tanks!"

We are so very Thankful for all of our Family & Friends!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Preschoolers and Beyond

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Build A Bear

Grandma McGowan took us to Build A Bear!

We had so much fun!

Ellee picked a bear and Jackson picked a dog.

Stuffing the animals

Jackson putting the hearts in

Giving the animals a bath

The final result:

A Ballerina Bear & an Iron Man Dog

Thank You Grandma!

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Dumpster Diving

Let me start off by saying that Ellee had just finished a waffle, cereal and banana breakfast.
Well I needed to finish getting ready so I let Ellee and Jackson play downstairs, which usually is fine. This particular day was a little different. Lately, Jackson has been good about telling us when Ellee is up to something she shouldn't be doing. However, today he didn't.
Shawn ran downstairs to get something for work and yelled up to me, "Sara come down here!"
I ran down and he said he found Ellee sitting at the table eating the two ends of the bread and the bread bag was on the floor next to her. He then said, didn't you throw those away?
Um...yes, I did.
Apparently Ellee went and fished the bread bag out of the garbage and got the bread out, sat at the table and started eating. I'm telling you, this girl loves carbs and will do anything to eat more of them!
Disgusting? Well yes! But thank goodness the bread was in the bag.
She obviously doesn't want to be wasteful....
Thank You for the reminder Ellee!
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My Little Helper

Yummy rice crispy treats!
Jackson: "They have smashmellows in it!"
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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Preschool Work

"Sammy the Scarecrow"

I have been having a really hard time throwing things away lately. Especially Jackson's Preschool work. How can any Mom throw away their child's "hardwork?" So I decided to start taking pictures of it.
I will be saving a few of my favorites however!
(Shhhh!!!.....don't tell Shawn:))

Jackson's work hanging in the playroom

I have to take something down to put his next masterpiece up!

We truly have an artist on our hands:)
Jackson said he didn't get to use paint brushes on this painting. Just wheels and marbles and I'm guessing fingers. (Can't you tell?)

Jackson, The Spider!

Yep, you read that right. "Slithering Rattlesnake"

Jackson truly loves preschool. Whenever I pick him up, I always ask, "what did you do at school?"

Jackson, "I played with the Buzz Light Year, he has wings!"

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Dinner & Shades

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My Boys & Girl

My Boys.....looking tough and trying not to laugh!

And.....My Girl!

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Daddy-O took Jackson to the pet store and got him a fish.
Jackson decided to name him Bumble Bee (I believe after the transformer?)
I often find Jackson talking to his cute! He also looks foward to feeding him dinner with Daddy every night.
I'm glad this isn't my deal (I don't like cleaning fish bowls, tanks etc.)
Thank You Daddy-O!
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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Happy Halloween

I thought I would back track and show
Halloween 2007
Keep your eyes "peeled" Monkey on the loose!

Nana and Papa Pedersen had a Halloween Party for the Grandkids!

They had a Haunted House for the kids to play in!
They all loved it!

Our Cousins

The Lion and Dorothy

Our Cousins
Scooby Doo and Ariel

Halloween is FINALLY here!
"To Infinity and Beyond!"
"Trick or Treat"

I didn't dress up this year

And my personal Favorite.......
I never thought I would see the day.......
Boy, how kids change you!
"They come in adult sizes too!
Don't be jealous!"

Buzz Senior and Buzz Junior

We had alot of fun this year!