Turkey Day!

7:24 PM

We traveled to Wisconsin on Tuesday for our Thanksgiving vacation. Avery had an allergy appointment on Wednesday, so it worked out perfectly!

Her appointment was very long, and also very good. She was able to increase her peanut, egg, and milk drops, and also all of her environmental drops as well! Yea!

We were so lucky that Uncle Josh came up from Indiana for Thanksgiving!

He also introduced us to a friend of his named Ellie, who the girls fell in love with (we all did, actually). And, Ellie brought along her HUGE dog named Zeek, too. Seriously, the dog is the size of a small pony.

Olivia has a special new friend!

We loved meeting you, Ellie!

For our yummy meal, Aunt Becky and Cousin Lilly came over to eat with us! It was so fun to see them and catch up! Avery had the idea to play Scrabble, and it was a lot of fun!

Avery busy tallying up the scores, while Bapa is having a snack!

The girls took Nana Dianne's camera during the day and took many silly photos, and also some silly videos as well. This one is hilarious! ;)

Now, onto our drive home. Olivia was complaining that her tummy hurt a bit. We ended up pulling over so she could go to the bathroom. Then, we pulled over a bit later for some lunch. She said that her tummy still hurt. And, well, she ended up throwing up over everything. I have never experienced a kit vomiting in the car before, and it was the grossest thing ever. I won't go into too many details, but rest assured that it took hours after we were home to get it all cleaned up. It was even stuck in the prongs of my wedding ring....yes it was. Here is Liv after she was all cleaned up at a gas station.

Our friend Buddy showed up today! We were doing laundry, and peeked over and saw him! So exciting! The girls are very excited!

our weekend....

1:59 PM

despite being a bit under the weather, we ventured out in the first snow of the season, to visit our college's "horse barn" petting zoo. Olivia has been quite smitten with horses since she before she was 2, so any time we are able to get her close to horses, we make every attempt!

there were so many fun animals to see. goats, cows, gerbils, pony's, camels, donkeys, sheep, and I'm sure I'm forgetting something!

it was quite chilly out as well, and with 2 girls feeling a bit sick, we bundled up real good!

I think Olivia would have stayed much longer if we would have let her.

a baby camel, even! In our small town! very neat to see that!

Olivia then got to put on a helmet, and go off to the horses! She had a fun time brushing them.

And this is "Solo". She got to ride on him for "2 circles".

she said "this is the best day of my life".

note to self: cold weather, and sick girls, will make their sickness even worse. this was the case.

After lunch and a little rest, the girls wanted to put up their Christmas trees. Olivia was in a very odd mood, and decided that it was just fine to have a backwards shirt and no pants on for this picture. That's my Olivia....
And Avery! The girls didn't finish, as they were really "pooped". I'm sure they'll finish here and there as the days go by.

I had made the girls Thanksgiving outfits (inspiration here here and here) to wear to church today, but ho hum...they were sick. I'm sure we'll find some time to wear them!


10:49 AM


first: Avery. She had to have her appliance removed last week because of an infection in it. We now have to go back in again this next week, do impressions again, and then they will re-fit her mouth with something.

second: Olivia. Her earring caught onto a blanket string, and began bleeding, and then infecting her ear. Mommy had to sit on her, while Olivia was screaming, to take the earrings out. We cleaned them up, and later that day we were able to put a different pair in. Olivia says she will not take her earrings out again until she is 16.


Avery: doing very well. getting great grades. helps out her classmates when they need help. she needs to improve on talking...she needs to do more of it! we are working with her on SPEAKING UP! crazy that MY child is quiet! She earned a book for her great conference. Also, she just brought home a Science test worth 100 points....she got an A+! she was so proud of herself and excited to show us!

Olivia: she also had a great conference. she is kind to her friends, sits and listens, knows her letters and what-not. she needs to improve on: playing with friends instead of teachers. Olivia also got to get a book for a special treat too!


field mice like to live in our garage
i have been a sewing mad woman
really enjoying white chocolate kit kats
we leave for WI in one week

Olivia Funnies

11:54 AM

While watching Camp Rock 2 with Olivia....

Olivia: "is God watching this with us?"

Mommy: "yup!"

Olivia: "I bet he's dancing"


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