Thursday, November 19, 2009

Kylie and Megan came home from school today having talked about Thanksgiving. Megan had a pilgrim hat and Kylie had an Indian feather hat and a vest. They looked so cute I had to take a picture of them together.

Molly wasn't going to be left out...

They also know all about the pilgrims and Indians and what happened at the first meal they had together. Have I told you all how much I love them being in school? They love it and they are learning so much! I remember being in school and loving it. A big thanks to 2 wonderful teachers, Mrs. Young and Mrs. Salas!
Christmas is officially here in the Knight home. Last week we decorated our Christmas tree for family home evening and how lovely it is! We had a few minor setbacks such as our pre-lit tree not doing the "lit" part and missing ornaments, but we worked it out and have a beautiful tree decorated by Matt and I and the girls. Molly even got into decorating although most of her ornaments came FROM the tree instead of going ON the tree.

The kids I babysit and Molly have completely undecorated one side of our tree from about halfway up but we have a nice pile going under the tree of ornaments that have been removed. Every once in a while Kylie and Megan will get a bug and put them back on the tree. I have decided I won't really enjoy the season if I worry about a perfect tree, so kids, have fun! I love turning the lights on at night and have gotten many comments of, "Oh, you already put up your tree?!?!?!" To which I reply, "Absolutely! The Christmas season is too short and I am a Christmas nut!" Bring it on! The sights, smells, sounds and feelings...I love it all! The girls will go to school and come home to MORE Christmas decorations and wonder where I keep getting them all! Their biggest concern is the fact that I still haven't gotten the candy to fill the candy's a rough life!

On a blog of a very dear friend of mine (yes you, Terrianne) I read a comment that said the average person gets only 80 Christmases. She then related that number to other numbers in our lives such as the number of cookies we eat, the number of diapers I have get the idea. 80 really is such a small number and I am going to milk this glorious season for all I can get out of it. If that means I get a few odd looks...I can take it.

Merry Christmas!

Can you see how blue Molly's eyes are? It is crazy!!

Can you still hear the bells ring? (Polar Express) I am glad Meg can!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Carving Pumpkins

One of my favorite parts of the fall season is the pumpkins! I love the colors and smells and of course carving. We got each of the girls their own pumpkin to carve and I let them help me carve and tell me the shape of each part...eyes, nose and mouth. They suggested some pretty crazy shapes but I told them my cutting ability was limited. They had a ton of fun and we got some really great pictures.


Halloween this year was so much fun. The girls were so excited and even Molly enjoyed it...she has a bit of a sweet tooth! Molly only cried a little bit when we put her in her costume. Kylie was Sharpay from High School Musical, Megan was Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, and Molly was a butterfly. We trick-or-treated around the neighborhood and then came home to hand out candy. The girls had a fabulous night and are enjoying their treats.