Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Powell Family Christmas '09

We gathered at Nancy & Freddie's this year to celebrate with the cousins. The feast was completed with 'Nana's green ice cream (purposely heavy on creme de menthe?) and a visit from Santa-who brings a little early present for the kids! The kids all play great together(as you can see). We skipped over the annual viewing of Christmas Vacation in leiu of checking out Uncle Freddie's man cave...sorry I have no pics, but it can best be described as a PETA reps worst nightmare...enough fur on the walls to clothe the entire eskimo nation! Here is Elliott rearranging the ornaments; I'm going to hire him out next year..he loves decorating!
This picture of all 9 cooperative angels was quite a miracle! Anna,Lydia Joy, Grayce, Harris, Elliott, Joshua, Jackson, Ross, & Pete

Here are those same fallen angels in 2008, minus Pete. Jackson was born in 2000, & there has been a new baby every Christmas since. No pressure, guys, but we need a baby in a belly by February/March to keep this going! (I've done my part)

Awaiting anxiously for what's in the sack!

who is that masked man?

Santa and Aunt Nancy bond

thanksgiving '09

We spent the day with family. These are Jim's pictures from lunch. Check out Molly's festive bandanna and Pete's turkey bib. I would also ask you to completely ignore all food in Pete's hair, nose, clothes, etc. as he feels lately that these smearings just add to the feeding experience.
I'm not sure why Elliott was being jerked up-a-la-screaming-kid-in-grocery-store-style, but I CAN assure you that it was probably not the only time that day (terrible 3's?)!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Party '09 @ PLC

nothing sweeter than a group of 3 yr olds singing the 'lord we thank you' prayer before snack time!

with Ms. Dawn

with Ms. Stacy

Pete is 10 months old!

reason why the tree is caged

showing off the gingerbread house (or what's left of it)

Elliott singing 'Jesus loves me' and 'Jingle Bells' at church

Pete showing us 'how the little piggy goes'!

Snow on12/6

Jimmy's new bird feeder had quite an impact once the snow thawed!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

1 litttle, 2 little, 3 little...

Indians!!! When I dropped Elliott off at preschool, they were reading stories in the teepee. When I picked him up, he looked like this. And had plenty of new songs to share. Preschool is such fun!

Recuperating from stomach bug last week in his 'nest'. I'm jealous and wish I had a 'nest' and some Scooby Doo downtime!

9 months old!!!

using a big-boy cup

love my Daddy!

billy-bob baby (aka jethro)

proof that bad hair days happen to the best of us!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Fall Fun '09

can't you just hear the giggles..men and their noisy lawn tools!

Well, this started innocently as sliding down into a pile of leaves...but in true Powell boy fashion it quickly turned into a daredevil plunge.

scraping through the Halloween remnants...if only I had a dollar for everytime I heard 'can you give me some more Halloween gummies?' this season!

more blue-eyed cuteness!

Halloween '09

Harris was 'Captain Rex' from Star Wars, Pete was 'Mickey', and Elliott was...

the 'Creeper'. Inspired by a classic Scooby episode, Elliott was delighted with this 'creeper' mask. You would have thought he'd found the holy grail when he spotted this delightful finding at Walgreens. So scary, Harris refused to have his picture made with him. Elliott liked looking at it so much that he just held it and looked at it while he trick-or-treated. He truly enjoyed the creepy and ghoulish side of Halloween (at three!!!). We enjoyed our traditional cookout at the Parker's and hayride thru W.J.

Jackson's Napolean Dynamite was a favorite of mine (complete with moonboots!)..as was Kinley's Alice in Wonderland ...missed a lot of pictures this year...guess I was chasing kids. One of our favorite memories was wrapping up the night with Harris' friends from school...at Elliott's favorite version of a Halloween party. He hung out in their makeshift graveyard most of the night...absolutely delighted!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Random October Cuteness

Elliott's 1st classroom party...He sang '5 little pumpkins' the loudest of all!


Nerd Day for homecoming...he kept saying that he thought "nerd day" meant dressing up like little round pink and purple pieces of candy!