November 2013 – Part 3- End of November

November 26th

My Birthday!

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Sibling couch snuggles!

On my birthday we also had Layla’s very first Parent Teacher Conference.  She was doing great and excelling in all areas of the curriculum!  Just as we expected!  It was a wonderful birthday gift!

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Thankful Thanksgiving gifts for Layla’s Kindergarten Teachers Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Templeton!  Oatmeal cranberry cookies and notes that Layla wanted to write to them about why she was thankful for each of them!

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November 27th

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Kneading dough with Daddy!

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November 28th                                

39 Weeks Pregnant

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Thanksgiving dinner at Nonna and Papa’s

 

 

 

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I am sad there are no pictures of my dad and Donna on this particular Thanksgiving!  My dad was grumpy and trying to get dinner out and we didn’t end up ever doing any family photos with them:(

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Sam getting after his turkey leg!

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Lay and Sam peeking down on the dining room table from Nonna and Papa’s landing.

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A really cool turkey craft Layla made all on her own!  Her artistic vision and execution!

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Our Elf is back!  We are so excited to have another fun holiday season with Eli!

November 29th

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Going to see Frozen!

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Picking out our Christmas Tree!

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My last pregnancy and the last opportunity to do a belly cast of my pregnant belly!

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November 2013 – Part 2

November 6th

36 Weeks Pregnant

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November 8th

Happy Birthday Guy!

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November 11th

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Yum!  Chocolate cupcakes!

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Cheese!

November 13th

Kindergarten Native American Day!

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In Kindergarten at South O the Kindergarten teachers put together a special day celebrating Native Americans and their traditional ways of life.  Layla loved it and I had a fun time participating and helping too.

She chose the Native American name Spring Flower!

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Making clay pinch pots out of play-doh!   This is the center I ran for most of the day!

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Rubbing sticks together to “start a fire”

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Hanging out in front of the Tee-Pee Center around the “fire”

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Of course there had to be some math mixed into Native American Day!   Counting corn cereal to 100!

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Speer fishing in the “river”

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She caught a big one!

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Decorating an “animal hide”with traditional Native American symbols.

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Planting corn in little cups!

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Enjoying some silly snacks!  Buffalo dogs, beans, yams, corn tortilla chips!  “Very traditional” Native American foods of course!

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Putting the little ones to work massaging this pregnant mama’s tired feet!

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37 Weeks Pregnant

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November 20th

38 Weeks Pregnant!

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November 24th

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Teaching Layla how to make marinara sauce!  Here she is squishing the whole peeled tomatoes into the sauce!  Nesting and trying to get ready for baby number 3!

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It was time for a new picture of 4 sets of toes in the sand!  Soon we will be a party of 5!

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SURPRISE!!

Later that afternoon, I took a nap!  When I woke up Guy said Todd and Diane had something to tell me…  I walked in, half asleep, in my sweatpants and SURPRISE!  Guy threw me a surprise party!  My dad and Donna were there, Todd and Diane, Courtney and Arden, Valerie…  All of my very best and most wonderful family and friends!  A very sweet gesture from Guy!

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Me and my dad!  He is always there, for every celebration!

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Being sung happy birthday!

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Lots of help blowing out my candles!

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Sam hanging out with his Papa!

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Getting silly with the streamers!

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It was a wonderful surprise!