Friday, November 23, 2012


The great thing about living in Oklahoma is that we have big trees that loose all their leaves.  The kids have had the time of their lives raking up all the leaves into a pile so they can jump into them over and over.  Lottie needs a little help jumping in but they all have a blast.

We were going to have some friends over for dinner so we decided to make a black forrest trifle.  It had cut up brownie, chocolate pudding, cherry pie filling, fresh whipped cream and some chocolate swirls.  It was so good.  Unfortunatley, our friends had to cancel, so we took it to Eric's work meeting the next day to share with every one.  We got rid of most of it just because it was too much for our family.

Lottie can fit most of her hair into a ponytail now.  I was so excited.  It was super cute!

Isn't she cute?

Porter had to disquise a turkey for school so they would be safe for Thanksgiving.  He decided on an army guy.

We finally got Eric's diploma from dental school and it is finally spelled correctly.

Adie had her 4th birthday and she wanted to have a Little Mermaid party.  I racked my brain trying to figure out a cake for her.  I finally figured out what I wanted to do and unfortunately started late doing it the night before and was up until 2am finishing it.  Lottie kept me company until 1 then I was on my own.  Even though it took so long I really liked how it turned out.

We have a fire pit in our back yard and the kids LOVE to go out and build fires.  And eat s'mores.  So we do it on a fairly regular basis.  Can you tell they are having fun?

 The other day I was looking for Lottie because she had been so quiet.  I found her on the side of the couch like this, fast asleep.  Poor baby, mom and dad don't put her in bed when she is tired.


Natalie said...

Miss you guys! Thanksgiving just wasn't the same this year without you. Wish we could have come and helped you eat your yummy black forest trifle you made! The Gardners are always dependable on things like that. Lexi still points out the direction to Porter and Addie's house and Tyson says he's not sure if we can visit because he heard you have tornadoes. He seems really concerned about you guys being safe!

Lynae said...

How do you make chocolate swirls? I made a french silk pie for thanksgiving, and we just shredded chocolate on top because I couldn't figure it out-or I might not have tried because I assumed I wouldn't be able to figure it out. :)