Sunday, December 25, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A 'Big Girl' Week

Big Girl, Lucy, got her ears pierced this week!  I have been thinking about this for a while, but I wanted to wait until Lucy asked to make sure that she was really up for it.  About 6 months ago her friends told her that they got theirs done and it HURT.  After that Lucy didn't mention it for a few months.  However, now she was sure she wanted to do it, so we talked about it some more and watched a video about how to take care of them and even watched a few 'youtube' videos of other little girls getting theirs done.  Then we made the big trip to the store to get it done.  Thankfully, they had two people working so they could do both ears at the same time.  It did hurt and it took a few minutes for the tears to stop trickling,
Here she is after she got them done.  She said it hurt, but she was still glad she did it.

Here she is the next morning!

 She wanted to wear all of her hair pulled back so everyone could see the new earrings.

Big Girl, Ellen, gave up her pacifier this week!  Yay!  She finally found something that was worth trading it for:

Sunday, December 4, 2011

O Christmas Tree

For a third year, we went to Hampton Hills Tree Farm to cut down a Christmas Tree.  This year, we found our tree pretty quickly and Jer and the girls got right to work.
Lucy and Bella carried the tree to the car by themselves!
 Ellen and Elizabeth pretended to help.
 Then the Carters found their perfect tree and Ted got to work.
 The ladies sent it over.
 The girls recruited Lucille to help this time.
Jer recruited a little help to tie our tree to the car.
 Then got another helper.
 And then the shenanigans really started.
 Hans and Ellen are pretty good behind the wheel.
We finished our tree hunt with a horse drawn sleigh ride.  Um, I mean, a mule drawn wagon ride?
The kids didn't seem to mind.
The whole gang was happy.  What a fun day!