Saturday, December 15, 2012

Fall Fun

So I posted most of this post a couple months ago and just figured I wasn't popular since no one commented...  well I came to put up another one and it wasn't even here!  Super weird.  So anyway, here is a quick rundown of our fall.
We went to our ward Trunk or Treat.  Little E loved it.
E is SO shy so talking to people is not really something she does.  Well I told her she wouldn't get any candy unless she said "trick-or-treat" and "thank you".  We role-played it like crazy and it totally worked!  We had to prod her at every car, but she said them!
Eliza was "Thomas Train" for Halloween.  She LOVES this book she has about Thomas and can read the whole thing to herself so I thought it would be fun for her to be Thomas.  And she LOVED it.  She watched me make the whole thing and was SO excited about it.  I thought it turned out pretty great for $5.

Camille was our little flower.

Below is a pic of Eliza two years ago... what do you think?  Are they twins?

Eliza still could care less about eating candy (woot!), but she LOVED unwrapping each piece and organizing it.  :)  (notice the suckers!)

We went to a ranch that had a bunch of free kid activities.  It was a blast.

Here is a picture of Albuquerque in the Fall... it is SO gorgeous.  The weather here is a.m.a.z.i.n.g. thus far!
We went on a walk along the Rio Grande!  This is a special picture because it is the first time we did something as a family when Aaron didn't have a CPA test looming over his head!  HE HAS PASSED ALL FOUR TESTS!!! WOOOOOOHOOO!!!  We are so happy he studied so hard so that we are done!  He's done almost nothing since April except study; we are grateful it paid off!
And Thanksgiving!  My parents and two sisters came down!

 Here's our cute little turkey Camille.
Here's Eliza a couple years ago which is why we did the picture.  :)  Eliza is definitely MUCH fatter than Camille is, but Camille is longer.  We think they're looking more and more alike.

We decorated our little trees.  E LOVED it.  :)  I found a big tree for $25 at Thrift Town a couple weeks later; so exciting!!

 Camille loved sucking on anything she could get her hands on.  :)
The day after Thanksgiving, we rode the Sandia Tram.  It's a 15 minute ride to the top of the mountain.  It used to be the longest in the world, but now Armenia has a longer one even though they won't admit it.  Good ol' Mexico pride.  We live in Mexico... just the New one.  :)

And now Christmas is upon us!  Aaron mentioned a few weeks weeks ago that this is the first time he's been really excited for Christmas for years.  It's the first time that Christmas hasn't meant finals.  We've done lots of things as a family and enjoyed not having the over-hanging stress of tests.  I am aching for those families who will have unopened presents under their tree as a result of the massacre yesterday and pray they can be comforted.  We are so grateful for our little family.


The Williamsons said...

So cute. The tram looks so fun!

*Aliese* said...

Weird...I actually remember commenting on this post previously! Crazy Blogger. I love the kiddos in the Crock Pot picture comparison-even better that they're wearing the same top!

Shanna said...

Looks like you are enjoying this time of year. Keep having fun and those little girls are sure adorable! Merry Christmas- Shanna

Sarah said...

love the train costume! no finals - YIPEE!!! :D