Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Eleanor Makes Cranberry Sauce

Eleanor loves to help me cook. Today I proposed letting her make the cranberry sauce all by herself. She jumped at the chance. I wrote out the recipe in pictures and made sure she understood what to do. She measured, mixed, stirred and told me to stop if I was helping too much.

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Rainy Day Fun

It doesn't rain here much.  So, when it does, there's always a sense of excitement (and mass hysteria).  I went to a baby shower this morning and while I was gone, Eleanor played in the rain.  Matt took some pictures of this joyful playtime.  I hope you enjoy them as much as Eleanor enjoyed the splashing.

 There's a clogged drain over in this corner.  It makes for great puddles.

 Eleanor recently taught herself to skip.  She now skips whenever she gets the chance and has so much fun doing so that sometimes I skip with her.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Halloween Fun

Last year we didn't get any Halloween pictures (maybe because Charlotte was about 6 weeks old at the time).  We got a couple hundred this year.  So, prepare yourself.  On Friday we took the girls to Fuller's Harvest Festival, where we celebrated the harvest of candy and Korean BBQ.  They had rides and games and cotton candy (which Eleanor said was "too sweet."  Bizarre).  Eleanor wore her octopus costume again.  Charlotte dressed as Ponyo.
Eleanor and her friend Max
On Halloween, we went with some friends to Montrose, where several stores were passing out candy.  There were hundreds of kids and adults dressed up.  Eleanor got creative with her costume and decided to be an octopus fairy.   I happened to have a Snow White costume, so I wore it.

Charlotte went as Ponyo again.  At one point two Japanese boys recognized her costume and got very excited.
There were some interesting and creative costumes.

 Matt particularly liked the militant telatubby.

 Here are some of the friends we went with.

 Eleanor was not that great at the Trick or Treating part.  She didn't want to fight her way through the crowd to get candy from strangers.  About half way through she asked to go home because she "had enough candy."

 There was a scary spider.
 And Max was there as well.