Sunday, December 25, 2011


Posted by PicasaElizabeth and Caroline both got prarie girl dresses. Elizabeth was excited to find baby Jesus in the manger this morning! My favorite of her toys is the big rainbow. And Elizabeth and her babies have been hanging out all day.

I loved how excited Elizabeth got as she went through her gifts. When she pulled out a Reeses Christmas tree, she said, "I asked for this!" And same for her watch. And she was so excited to get her own "Molly."

Saturday, December 24, 2011

A few pre-Christmas videos

Uncle Coach gives the girls some tackling practice:

And Elizabeth talks in her sleep about food. (She does this pretty much every.darn.night. but since we were in the car, I could record her.)

Pre-Christmas Cheer

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Christmas Eve Pageant

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Merry Christmas 2011

Posted by PicasaSanta has visited, and once again, mommy feel like this will be the best Christmas ever!

Elizabeth is getting a Bitty Twin American Girl doll, a doctor kit, and a Little House on the Prairie dress/bonnet/apron. She and her sister are sharing the beautiful large wooden rainbow, that big peppermint hatbox filled with arts and crafts supplies, and the big family gift -- a Wii -- along with Mario and Just Dance 3 games.

After opening gifts today from Poppy and Nana, the Boatners, and the Bindels, these girls have hours and hours -- make that days and days worth of new fun to have with this stuff! Fun times!

Merry Bindel Christmas

Posted by PicasaElizabeth had a great time celebrating Christmas with the Bindels. She played with Pepi, napped with Mary Clare, played with the big girls, and got another baby (or baby sister, as she calls them).

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas party swim

Elizabeth's traditional Tango Christmas party swim pic with Ella and boyfriend-of-the-moment See last year's.

Christmas Party (COOKIES!)

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Shopping with Mama

A little trip to Tuesday Morning turns into a fun outing of trying out chairs and insisting on having her picture taken in each one.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

She looks so grown up in this picture!

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Christmas Production at Preschool

Getting the kids settled. Elizabeth was ready to rock!

Itsy Bitsy Spider (you'll hear Elizabeth at the beginning)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

And cake lover, too

Caroline lost her first tooth this evening. As I was getting the girls in to bed tonight, making sure Caroline had put her tooth out, Elizabeth asked me:

"Mommy, does the tooth fairy bring cake?"

Hopeful girl.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Jolly Old Saint Nick

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Chocolate lover

Without a doubt, Elizabeth likes chocolate.

After her cousin's birthday party (where she tried some Cool Ranch Doritos that she did not like), her Uncle Tony asked, "What are your favorite kind of chips, then?"

She didn't even have to think before replying, "Chocolate."


When I was baking before Thanksgiving, I tried out a beer bread recipe. Elizabeth, as is the routine, asked to lick the beater. After a lick, she handed it back to me asking, "Mommy, can you turn this in to chocolate for me?"


After returning home from a trip to the grocery store, Elizabeth ran in to John's office. "Daddy, we're home! she chirped. "It was good. We got chocolate."

(She may look like her daddy, but she got her mama's chocolate-tooth!)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving Fun

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Paper-shredding fun

Fat lip

tumble off the ol playhouse

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

dressing up in mommy's clothes

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Preschool Halloween Party

The inaugural class of LOL Kids' Day Out

Elizabeth and her buddy Sydney (who was having a not-so-good-day

Luke Sleepwalker, pooped from a fun morning

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Thursday, October 20, 2011