The big news in November was that Lizzy started walking (finally!) at 18 months. She also has become very into dolls and is shown here holding her baby. She loves to kiss her baby and pull her pacifer in and out. Lizzy is all girl and fun to watch after having 2 boys...
Ashley worked with the Young Women to donate a tree to the Festival of Trees this year. The Festival benefits Primary Childrens Hospital. 800 trees are donated and sold and all the money goes to the hospital.
Ashley's neighbor Barb, donated these cute little Thomas Kinkade house ornaments to the tree. So, several of the Young Women went shopping and decorated the tree themselves. Barb was also able get the Thomas Kinkade gallery to donate a painting to go along with the tree.
Lizzy and Nathan love to play with Tinker Toys. Nathan loves to build things and create "Bam Machines".
It seems like many of our Tinker Toys have been disappearing lately. Ashley asked Dave about it and he said that he's been throwing them away! He can't stand to have them all over our floors. It's been tough love, but Nathan is learning (very reluctantly) how to pick up his toys.
For Thanksgiving, we spent the day at Dave's sister Linda's house with her family. We had a small celebration this year with just our two families. Our kids had so much fun playing with their cousins.
On Thanksgiving morning we built gingerbread houses out of graham crackers. (Notice the splint-- Daniel fractured his wrist at Dane's Birthday party).
Uncle Dane came to visit for his birthday. We had so much fun spending time with him! This was his birthday cake from Baskin Robbins!
The boys were getting a bit rowdy at Mimi's so we sent them outside to play. Daniel was playing on the neighbor's swingset and fell of the monkeybars onto his wrist. Ashley had the leave the party early with him to get xrays and we found out he had a minor buckle fracture. He has to wear the splint for a month. (He was pretty excited until he realized it got in the way of his art projects!)
This is a pretty common face right now on Daniel (When we ask him to do something he doesn't want to do). It's even gotten him a taste of tabasco sauce!
Rachel 6 months. She is SO tiny and petite. She's is by far our smallest baby-- she's only 30th percentile for height and 15 th for weight. The Dr. Says she's not gaining enough weight so we are working on getting her to eat more.
Ashley is really enjoying having her friend Emily back in Utah. Here she is making baby Rachel laugh.