Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Thanksgiving this year was super fun for me...cause I got to host it!!  :)  My parents flew in for a little over a week and then Kristie and her family came up for a few days over the actual holiday.  We had a great time, of course.  The kids had a blast with their cousins and were spoiled by Omi and Opi :).  And I was feeling 'less' sick, finally coming out of the first trimester.  So life was good.

Lots of unorganized pictures...don't feel like rearranging this time...
Walking around downtown
Violet became a pro on the swings, thanks to Opi!
The bad part?  Once she's on there you will NOT get her off!
My parents treated us to a super fun night seeing Ka, a Cirque Du Soleil show.  What a great show and now a great memory!  Thanks mom & dad!
Of course I had to take a picture of the table :).  I was very proud of the placemats I decided to make a few days before Thanksgiving!
My mom entertaining the kids...she's just so good at it!
14 wks...seeing a little baby bump there!

My parents got this sweet little go-cart for Sawyer as an early Christmas present...Nate then took it a step further and built a jumpseat for Violet.  They have a blast riding this thing around...and it's quite the work-out for Sawyer!
Shortly after Thanksgiving Sawyer got to bring 'Beariffic' home from preschool.  Beariffic stayed with us for the weekend and we had a fun time documenting that time together.
Oh you know, just hanging out in his Halloween costume reading Christmas books while I get out all the Christmas decorations
Sawyer's preschool teachers are so awesome and creative.  This was the turkey he brought home for Thanksgiving :)

Thanksgiving dinner...yummy
Dad made his famous Chocolate Chip Cookies for us...(and bought me new cookie sheets/cooling racks!)
The boys were very interested in the jump seat DIY
After a while we ditched the chairs and left the boosters on the ground.  Love these girls!
And their feet!!!
Somehow this always morphs into a choke hold...boys will be boys.  Poor Violet.  (but they did a great job on their Thankful Tree!)
Creepy Las Vegas Superheroes...Violet's the only one with an appropriate expression on her face!
Sometimes it's nice to have the garage to yourself!

Walking into the Casino to go to a Buffett!

Everyone had a turn :)

As you can was a great week :)


Kristie said...

That really was a fun week! I need to catch up and blog about everything soon too! love you :)

Sabine Schindler said...

It really was a fun week! Glad we could come out and spend so much quality time with you!! Thanks for hosting it! :o)