Friday, December 31, 2010

Bathtime Fun

Its so much fun in the bath now that Marshall can sit up and get around.  The other day my camera happened to be in the bathroom during bath time.  (Eleanor, how did this happen?)  Here's some of the fun!  Pictures of the new playhouse to come soon - ITS AWESOME!


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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Moving Forward

Marshall can now officially do the "the worm" and move himself forward. 

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Christmas 2010

Well, we were definitely all well remembered again this year.  Eleanor helped Mommy make and decorate gingerbread men to leave under the tree for Santa.






 


On Christmas Eve we had a yummy dinner with The Hoys at MarMar and JonJon's.  When we got home we left cookies and beer for Santa.  He must have enjoyed them, because he left some really nice presents!  



For Eleanor he left a pink guitar and in her stocking new bath stickers and magnetic shapes and letters for the fridge.  Marshall got a ride-on giraffe and in his stocking new bath toys and balls.  For both of them he left materials to build an indoor playhouse (along with a note asking Daddy and his power tools to help with construction) and a set of table and chairs to sit at.  The table even has a dry erase surface on top!  WOW! 







Mommy and Daddy got Eleanor a new big girl backpack and lunchbox and Marshall a big boy car seat.  They also got quite the haul from Granny Jill and Grandad.  Marshall got a blue bear-bear, sand toys, linking rings, and a ball.  Eleanor got finger puppets, sand toys, a ball, and her very own wallet with money in it!  Score! 

For lunch we traveled across the street to MarMar and JonJon's for brunch and more presents.  Santa remembered to stop there too and left Eleanor a new Baby Doll.  MarMar and JonJon must have some psychic connections with the Big Man in Red because they got Eleanor doll furniture.  Marshall has been wanting a new Merino Kids sleep sack so that his other one can be washed and his wish came true!  Not to mention all the wrapping paper one could eat.  (Too bad no one let him!)

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Playing Around the House




 Eleanor loves to sit in Marshall's bumbo seat and get "stuck".


 Marshall likes to "eat" whatever he can get his hands on.  And he's pretty well creeping.  He is definitely moving and getting where he wants to go.  No clubfoot is slowing him down.  I'm sure there will be no stopping him soon!  We have had to lower the bed since he was starting to pull up on his knees and stick his head over the top. 

We are all looking forward to Christmas!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A New Favorite

Here is one of Marshall's new favorite things.  Riding the bike around the house with Daddy.
Why are we not moving?  Let's get going!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Santa Sighting

Here are some pictures from visiting Santa at CSI.  Not quite the Christmas card-esque one from two years ago.  However, it is better than we did last year as we got nothing!


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Eleanor Singing

Here's Eleanor singing a Christmas song she learned at school and "Fruit Salad" by the Wiggles.  She also has "phone conversations" with Daddy, JonJon, MarMar, Uncle Sam, and Uncle Zach while "working" on her 'puter.
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Racing Car

Checking out the finished product
We have been saving toilet paper rolls lately so that Daddy and the kids can build something.  On Saturday Eleanor and Daddy were motivated to make a racing car.  If Mommy had helped Eleanor make the car it would not have been nearly as cool as Daddy's design!  The car included working wheels, a driver, and a rocket (small pop firework) to propel the car forward! 
The great thing with the rockets were that Daddy could add more!  (He is already thinking about how he can make a new and improved rocket...) This is the best take:
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Friday, December 3, 2010

Eleanorisms

I want to give Marshall is his "omeo".  oatmeal

When Eleanor is sick she gets "tygena". tylenol

Now that's it cold outside she wear "mininsoves". mitten-gloves

This weekend we are putting up our "mismis" tree. Christmas

Wearing Mommy's shoes and socks

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Yep, I'm Cute!





Marshall is a handsome guy!  Unfortunately he is just getting over another ear infection!  After seeing the doctor on Wednesday he will be getting ear tubes next week.   Eleanor went too to get her ears looked at and they looked "perfect".  
I am so ready for these guys to be caught up on sleep and not grumpy!  Mainly, because then I will be caught up on sleep and not grumpy!  Eleanor has pretty much recovered from her surgery and the big Thanksgiving weekend so here to hoping after his second surgery Marshall will start sleeping through the night again too!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New Family Photo

So I finally updated the family photo at the side.  We are still looking for a good one where we are all at lease semi looking at the camera at the same time, but this one is better than one when Eleanor was 2 months old. 
This was taken on Halloween.  In case you are wondering what the lines on my face are its Eleanor's artwork.  To let me paint whiskers on her, the deal was she got to paint them on Mommy.  It was a win-win.  Eleanor looked super cute as a kitty cat with whiskers and Mommy got a costume (Eleanor's artwork)!

November 2010 (123 photos), by Hannah Hammonds


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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Making Pie

Eleanor's Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie
I love making pies and am glad to already be sharing this fun with Eleanor.  It makes baking even more fun!  Here are some pictures of Eleanor's pumpkin pie she made for Thanksgiving Day and of her helping to make raisin pie for Leftover Night.  She actually made the pie crust and the pumpkin pie filling herself (Well, maybe she had a little help measuring, but she poured everything in the bowl!)
For her birthday she got her own baking set which included a pie plate and rolling pin that are "just her size".  It makes helping even more fun when you can use your own stuff!

She cut the "leaf" herself.  (With supervision)












Sunday, November 28, 2010

Only a Month Late...

Trick-or-Treat
Kitty Cat

Showing off her whiskers

Cute!

Quack, Quack!

With a little tail

From the side

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Big Foot

Marshall got new shoes and a bar last week.  We use the Dobb's Bar and with the longer length and getting ready to pull up and walk soon the new bar attaches to the shoe at a flatter angle to make these thing easier.  Because he's growing like a weed Daddy is checking and adjusting the bar length every two weeks now!  The new shoes (Mitchell Sandals) are much easier to put on and have quite a bit of growing room which makes Marshall look a little like Big Foot
Big Foot

Flatter bottom

Just a happy man!
 

Eleanor's Trip to the OR

Eleanor checking out what Elmo packed in her "packpack" (backpack)


Daddy reading Wheels on the Bus after getting her gown on



Smiling for the camera

Playing peekaboo with the curtain to her room

On her way to explore!