Saturday, November 28, 2015

Noshing in November (and other Novelties)

My tardy blogging trend continues... =0/

Here are some more random catch ups on our life:

Lots of food this month (hence the "noshing" - to eat food enthusiastically)

Yummy pork carnitas on carrot "tacos" with homemade refried beans

The pork carnitas also went into my first Posole (a spicy Mexican soup with fresh veggies on top)

More magnatile creations!
(Seriously, people, this toy NEVER gets old!)

I was impressed that this stood up on it's own!

Caleb's "slanted tent" ;)

My favorite salad right now - spinach, quinoa, pomegranate, walnuts and homemade sesame dressing

We let Keenan and Moriah spend the night in their "secret hut", the area under our stairs that is a fun little room with a door (they loved it and actually slept really well!)

That same night I went up to check on Caleb, who I assumed had been asleep for a long time.   When I opened the door, he didn't even notice me, as he read books in his bed with a headlamp.  This is his guilty look caught on camera when Philip took a picture =)

We have recently discovered (and love) coloring pages designed for adults.  They are much more detailed and the kids really enjoy them!

Caleb working on an airplane

Moriah's floral design

This one was mine.   I decided to have each member of our family color a section =)

Keenan's was a page full of gears!

Caleb's finished airplane

Beautiful flowers

See how much he loves me?   He even humored me and colored his own section (all blue and yellow, of course)

On a Sunday afternoon we went to our friend's, the Doolittles, to have pizza baked in their pizza oven - how fun!

When we showed up, Moriah and Jillian were dressed almost the same!

First pizza going in the oven

It only takes about four minutes to bake!

...tada!   They had every topping imaginable, so each person could have their own personalized pizza!

On November 21st, we got our very first tiny bit of SNOW!

The kids were thrilled!   Lots more to come, we hope!

That evening we celebrated "Friendsgiving" with a bunch of our friends and their neighbors!  What a great evening!

The food was amazing!

One of the kid's tables (the little girl to Moriah's right is named Moriah as well)

Lots of great people

Our table


The hostesses, Lindsay and Micheala!

Keenan and Jade spent most of the evening by the fire pit =)

Okay, just a few more things to catch up on before our Thanksgiving trip!

1 comment:

Mom W. said...

Yay, Joia posted on her blog!!! ;) So good to see all the fun pics!!! I hope you are having a great time away with Philip's family!!!