Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Santa Claus Parade

The official kick off to the Christmas holiday season in our house is the Santa Claus Parade. This year the parade was amazing; Lola loved all the clowns, the floats, and the marching bands.
It had to be the best year yet and of course we went and the fact that we watched the parade with Beej and Dylan only made Lola love it more.Break out the egg nog and the holy; it is official people Christmas is upon us!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Goofing Around

We have been busy; fall arrived and at our house that brings a whole bunch of raking. You would be surprised by the number of leaves that can fall on our tiny front yard.
Because summer is over we can finally turn on the oven and we have been enjoying lots of home cooking and baking. Lola continues to enjoy helping in the kitchen. We are looking forward to the day when we just sign over all the cooking and baking responsibility to her.We have also been doing a lot of crafts, a sort of warm up to the Christmas craft season. We have some pretty amazing crafts planned to keep us busy for the next month.

We are also slowly getting ready to welcome the new baby into our family. Because of this there has been lots of one on one Lola time filled with hugs, kisses and lots of silliness.
I'll try to keep you posted more regularly, but no promises.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fun with hats

Lola has had a long standing affinity to the cowboy hat. It began way before she was born when Oma bought her first cowboy hat.

Nowadays, her favourite hat is the one that looks like Jessie's
And there aren't nearly as many tears.
But, there are a lot of "Yee Haws".

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Alligator Pie

Our latest adventure in paper arts and craft projects, Alligator Pie.
Looks delicious, non?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Big Girl Room

Last weekend Mom and Dad sent me to visit Grandma and Grandpa for the weekend. While I was away they staged their very own episode of While You Were Out. They had designs to take me from the original Lola head quarters into my newly decorated big girl room all in one very busy weekend.This was what the started with; the office also known as the junk storage room.
Dad was in charge of painting.
Meaghan took care of the beautiful butterflies.
Mom was in charge of everything Sweedish (and there was a lot of it). She had some helpers too; Uncle Josh, Baba and Grandpa also joined in on the fun weekend of projects.
I knew as soon as the granny wagon pulled up to our house what Mom and Dad had been up to. I raced upstairs and found this.
A new super cool loft big girl bed.
With a special hiding area underneath for all my friends.
Bunny and I have moved right in and we love my new room. I can't wait for people to come over so that I can show it to them. Thanks to everyone who helped, Mom and Dad really appreciate all their hard work.

Saturday Night Shenanigans

Saturday night was the night for Halloween parties. Mom is normally all over this evening, but this year she decided to stay at home and go to bed early. Dad soldiered on and dressed up and headed out for the evening. With no Mom he decided to take Uncle Josh with him. Dad was the tooth fairy and Uncle Josh was Maverick.
Lookin' good boys!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Daddy - the final celebration of 2011

Dad's birthday is celebrate through out the entire month of October. The final celebration of his epic birthday festivities is always a (honorary) Dunton birthday celebration. Grandpa and Baba made a delicious dinner and as always there was the traditional birthday cake. Baba and I were in charge of the Smartie application and candle placement.
Happy birthday Daddy, I can't wait to celebrate you again next year!