The tree is up...

After we slept off our turkey coma, we mustered up some energy to put up the Christmas tree. As you can see, Leroy was there to supervise again this year. In case you missed it, here is the video from last year where he made his star appearance. It is amazing to see how much Charlotte has grown and changed in the past year. We laughed the most at her hair.



Happy Thanksgiving

So much to be thankful for this year



New Kicks

I saw these shoes when I was in Huntington Beach and I fell in love with them. I wanted to buy every pair they had for Charlotte. I am pretty cheap when it comes to shoes since kids outgrow them so fast so $30 was a pretty hefty price tag.

I decided to pass on them. When I went back to my room I looked up the company and found out that for each shoe that is purchased, they donate one pair to a child in need. I found this very inspiring that the Toms company is so dedicated to helping those that are less fortunate. So I went back to the store and picked up a pair.


Tricks and Treats

Let me preface this by saying that Halloween is my all time favorite holiday. We used to go all out decorating when I was kid. I still remember the snickers and milkyway ghosts and pumpkins that we used to set out. I love Halloween for the decorations, the little kids romping around in their costumes, and the fresh cool fall air.

This year we had some friends over to decorate Halloween cookies. Their attention spans lasted a whole five minutes...but that was to be expected. It went a little something like this: Mom spreads frosting on the cookie, toddler dumps an exuberant amount of sprinkles on the cookie, toddler eats two bites out of the cookie, toddler goes for the frosting.

Halloween party.

Frosting monster.

On Halloween day we went over to the Urbansky's and had some more Halloween treats. Then we went on base to get our trick or treating on. Charlotte wasn't a fan of walking to the doorsteps...or course she had to be carried. But she sure did enjoy the chocolate, the puppies running around in costumes, and the lollipops.