Sunday, November 28, 2010

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

John and Tanya Gough (good friends in NYC).

Alton Brown from The Food Network.

Jimmy Fallon and his late night crew.

Spider-Man= Memphis' hero

Woke up at 2:30am. Left our house at 3:30am. Caught the 4am Ferry from Staten Island to Manhattan. Carried 10lbs of food, two camping chairs, 4 blankets, snow pants, camera, jackets, hats and lots of water all on a double stroller. Arrived at our viewing spot at 5:30am. We were up front and had the best seats in the house. We got McDonald's around 6:30am and took naps until the parade started at 9:30am. It was the coolest thing to be in front and to be so close to the balloons and floats. The kids loved it. I have to admit though that it was very loooooong like two hours long. We were all very happy to see Santa at the end which meant the parade was over!

Merrick's Pajama Day & Class Party

I couldn't resist making Merrick some Thanksgiving pajamas for his Pajama Day at school. It was the day before Thanksgiving break so they were going to have a Thanksgiving party on that day too.
I transferred a picture of a turkey he had colored in class onto a t-shirt.

Some turkey print pajama bottoms.

Merrick and Ms. K (his teacher). She had each of the kids come up and talk about what they were thankful for and Merrick said "I'm thankful for my big turkey feast" which I'm assuming was the party in his classroom.

Merrick bringing me his "Thankful for:" picture which consisted of a hand print in paint that was turned into a turkey. That smile just melts my heart.

Sewing Bug

I've got the sewing bug again and it's all for little girl dresses. I've failed to mention over these past five months that we're pregnant with baby #3 and the doctor says he'd put money on it that
it's a girl. I will find out for sure what we're having on Wednesday but for now a MAYBE on the girl is just FINE with me. I love my boys and I will probably have plenty more rambunctious little bambinos in the future but for now a girl will suit our family just fine. I made these little dresses for one of my friends who has two daughters.

Turkey hats at Playgroup

Getting ready for Thanksgiving with some cute turkey hats a friend of mine put together for playgroup.

Fun Stuff

The boys doing one of their favorite things: Face Painting.

Bobo the Sock Monkey, the newest addition to our family.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween 2010

Halloween Day (Sunday)

Church Trunk-or-Treat (Saturday)

We hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween weekend. My two little skeletons sure did.

Merrick's Quilt

I finally finished it. Yeahhh! I made this log cabin quilt for Merrick with pictures of all the people who love him to keep him warm and snug when he had to take naps at school. He goes to a pretty fancy public pre-school and although I love the school it's an all day program and I worry that he will miss us after being home all these years. So I decided to make him a special blanket, something that he can look at if he doesn't feel too tired or can cover him up if he does decide to get a little shut eye (which he does by the way, so they say). I, of course, was very nervous with the assembly of an actual quilt so each step in the process took a month to complete but I finally got the bias tape on and sent in with Merrick today. I hope that when he lays down for nap time with his new blanket that he will know how special he is and how much his family, near and far, loves him.