Saturday, November 23, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Sometimes I have a day that I can look back on and be proud of the fact that I accomplished something meaningful with the boys. It doesn't happen every day unfortunately, but the other day it did and that made me happy. We made a "thankful tree" together and posted it on the sliding glass door by our table. The boys then got to write things they are thankful for on paper leaves and glue them to the door. They had a blast doing this and even Jonas joined in. Malachi did all the writing and Elliott was very opinionated about where each leaf should be placed. It is fun to look at the leaves and see the things our boys thought of, everything from family and friends to glue and pranks. All in all it was a successful project and we still have a bowl of leaves that the boys can fill out and hang as more things come to mind!
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Our middle man is four! It was so much fun on Monday morning to watch him come out of his room and see the balloons and presents on the kitchen table. "I bet I know what all that is for! Mine birfday!" He was so excited, although he did have some trouble understanding that he is already four even though his party isn't until Saturday and he can't read yet. Elliott is so much fun and everyone who knows him can tell you what a joy he is to be around. He's funny, thoughtful, helpful, energetic, independent and kind. We are so proud of the little boy he is and have big hopes for what's ahead of him!
Happy 4th birthday, Elliott Bruce. We love you!
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Our friends, Amy and Eli, continued their tradition and invited some of us to join them for trick or treat in their neighborhood. We are so thankful that we not only had a safe place to go and allow the kids to run along at their own pace, but also that we were able to spend the evening with friends. As you can see, there were quite a few kids we were following around! The big boys had a blast and came home with more candy than they'll be allowed to eat in a year and Jonas was happy to go to a house, get a treat and ride until he finished it and then start over. Definitely a fun night for all!