samantha liz

November 2013 archive

Nearing the end, I find myself repeating things. {aka: 47/52/3013}

As we have only 5 weeks left to 2013, I sit back and realize that things just happen again and again in life, in slightly different ways.

Molly lost both her front teeth {the ones that have been hanging on for weeks} in the matter of two days.
47/52/Portrait -Tooth Fairy Revisited.

I talked her into giving the tooth fairy a break and combining both teeth for one visit.
Two Front Teeth

Once I was downloading the photos from my camera, I realized that, yup, I’ve done this before… specifically on week 19.
19/52/Life - First Tooth Fairy Visit.

I’m loving her new smile.
Beautiful New Smile

Speaking of smiling… check this out…
47/52/Life - Who is this big boy?

Who is this big kid? He pulled a stool over to the refrigerator, climbed up and took a cake from the shelf, set it on the counter, and then called me over, saying “Mommy! I can eat this?”
Mommy? I want this.

Seriously?

Who could say no to that face??
Silly Boy

Razor Pro

Since moving to our new home back in the beginning of Autumn, the kids have enjoyed the sidewalks of our neighborhood more than I ever thought they would.
Prepped for riding.

Practically overnight, Thomas has improved so much with his razor riding.
Focused.

With the improvement, came laser focus.
46/52/Portrait - Seriously awesome.

…and precision…
He's got this.

There are days when I look at the boy he has grown into and ask myself, “Who is this young man in front of me?”
46/52/Life - When did my boy get so serious?

Then he catches my eyes, and smiles, and I am reminded that it’s still Thomas.
But, thankfully, he's still Thomas.

I just sit back in awe. Loving watching him grow.

Falling for Fall

Well, the kids have officially had their first Autumn memory in the backyard.
45/52/Life - Childhood Memories

The apple tree let go of it’s last leaves, which means a pile was made and jumped in…
One of my favorite parts of Autumn.

And laid in…
She can make a cozy bed.

And adorned as hats…
She can wear them like a hat.

And well, fell, just as they are supposed to…
45/52/Portrait - Leaves; All the cool girls are wearing them this season.

Happy Halloween 2013

If you’ve been following me on instagram {**cough** stalker **cough**} you’ve seen that I’ve been busy this october making costumes for the kids. You would have also seen that I finished in time {yay!} and all three were ready to trick or treat on All Hallows’ Eve.

Introducing…

The Pumpkin King! {Jack Skellington; Nightmare Before Christmas}
Jack, The Pumpkin King

Sofia the First {of Disney Junior fame}
Sofia the First

I upsized the spin around dress and made the skirt portion a complete circle petal skirt, for maximum spinning.
spin

and… Fix-it Felix, Jr. {Wreck it Ralph}
Fix-it Felix, Jr.

They posed for pictures a bit and even did a couple classic character moves. {Check out Jack with his scary face}
44/52/Life - They never break character.

Smiles abound

Then, we announced “It’s trick or treating time!!”
Let's go trick or treating!

First, we went to Grandma and Grandpa’s House.
44/52/Portrait - Trick or Treat!

Then, around their neighborhood.
Trick Or Treating

Finally, we finished up at home, properly gorging on candy snacks and appropriately passing out on the couch before the night was through.
I'd call it a Halloween success. :) And with that, good night all. <3
Another year, another Halloween success. :)

Happy Halloween!!