Monday, November 29, 2010

Slumber Party

Austin had one of his best buds over tonight to stay the night. Nick is still out of town and I am sure Austin is tired of play with me and his sis every night. Here are some pictures of them while they are watching their movie and eating some popcorn. This is one of my favorite things to do in the Winter…snuggle up to a good movie with some hot chocolate or wassail with the fire going. I would prefer something other than Batman though.

Ryan & Austin

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

The Price Household has so many things to be thankful for. I am sure Nick is really realizing this during his visit to India this week. Nick you were definitely missed! I am so thankful for all of our friends and family. Thanks for always being there!

We had Thanksgiving at my parents house this year. My mom always hosts Thanksgiving. We usually alternate spending the holiday with Nick’s family and then mine the next. Nick was out of the country this year so we were at my parents. We had all the traditional dishes but this year and we had 10 pies!!! I think that was close to about half a pie for every person.


It was really cold so the kids mainly stayed inside playing the Wii. I wasn’t feeling well and then Vivi woke up from her nap with a 101 fever and screaming her head off. We had plans to take to her to checked out…everyone was closed and then she crashed in the car and woke up just fine!!!! It was a miraculous recovery thank goodness.

Here are some pictures from our day.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Movies and Papa’s House

We went to see the new Disney movie, Tangled this afternoon. I highly recommend it! I laughed and worked up a few tears. Austin and I went with his cousin Aiden and his mom, Shea and newborn baby brother. I guess I had never read the story of Rapine. I finally heard about it when I was a nanny in college. Anyways, I was 30 years old before I ever knew the fairy tale story of Rapine. I guess she just wasn’t my favorite princess growing up???

After the movie we headed over to Nick’s dads house for some fun. Austin loves to run in his huge back yard. I would love to have a bigger backyard but Nick and I don’t like the yard work! Papa got a new four wheeler so he took Austin and Aiden for a ride…I was a little nervous but he went pretty slow. Austin loves time with his Papa Ken.

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Vivian fell asleep in the car yesterday which rarely happens…had to post this pic. So beautiful! Love those lashes.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

At the grandparents

We arrived to my parents today after what seemed like a 10 hour drive (only 2 hours).  I immediately unloaded the car and got Vivian down for her afternoon nap. I thought I had the monitor turned all the way up in case she didn’t fall asleep but it was definitely turned down. I went in to check on her and this is what I found. The diapers were in a package on top of the pink bag. She had pooped and I guess she was trying to get the diapers herself. She never took a nap so we went shopping at Kohl’s instead. She is a high maintenance napper and needs blackout drapes. I may have to go and get some for her room at my parents.


Meanwhile, Austin and papa had fun on the tractor. I used to ride my grandpas enormous tractor when I was little girl. Love it! Wasn’t quite like the movie Can’t By Me Love with Patrick Dempsey but was fun.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

How does “Chef Austin” make a turkey?


Thanksgiving Feast on the Mayflower

I had lunch with both kiddos at school today. Vivian dressed up as an Indian and Austin was a pilgrim. The director rented one of those Mayflower trailers and we ate lunch on it.


I enjoyed my one on one time with each kid. I don’t get much one on one time with them. Austin calls our alone time a date. So cute. Here are some pictures of our day on the Mayflower.

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Funday...what the kids r up to

So I was able to take a few pictures of the kiddos today before church. As you can see they are growing like weeds.

As you can also see, Vivian has learned to smile when I tell her to say cheese. The only thing is she thinks she needs to close her eyes.

Maybe I will go back to just playing peek a boo with the camera because I love those brown eyes and definitely want to see them. She has also learned how to throw a fit when she doesn't get her way. But she is more independent than Austin was at this age. She likes to do things her way. She refuses to let us feed her. Below is a pic from today after she fed herself mashed potatoes.

We are starting to tell her "no" more often and she says "no" to everything. She is defintely sweet but not the angel she once was. Two's are just around the corner...terrific twos, right.

I made these traceable worksheets for Austin about a year in a half ago. They include his numbers, letters, and his name to trace. He has gotten pretty good at them and recently will do about 5 worksheets at a time. I so don't mind it, I would rather him be doing worksheets than playing the Wii or with cars anyday.

He is also really into reading his poetry book that they made at school. Each week they get a new sheet with 3 sentences (with pictures next to them) that go with that weeks letter. I think this is brilliant. Just two months ago he started pre-k not wanting to read and now he is reading his poetry book. It is definitely a self confidence issue for Austin. If he thinks he can't do it he won't try or will want help, but once he does it he wants to do it over and over and over.

Here is an example of one of the pages.

A is for alligator...picture of an alligator
A is for ants. (picture of an ant)
A is for apples on my pants (picture of a pair of pants)

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