Thursday, November 29, 2012

November 5, 6, 7

Nov 5: Bedtime Pictures
Clark snuggles his frog doll when he sleeps.

Nov 6

Nov 7
Going down the slide by himself!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

November 3, 4... And a Bonus Picture

Nov 3
My girls.
Still at the pants-optional phase of life.
Nov 4
Looking like rock stars.
He rock-starred so hard that his glasses almost flew off.
Doesn't need glasses to look cool.
This is our first ever picture with Kimani, taken December 5, 2010.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Halloween, Nov 1 and 2... And a Bonus Picture

Oct 31
They deserve all the candies.
Nov 1
Clark piloting a plastic space ship.
Elise sorting dried pasta in the sink of a play-kitchen.
Nov 2
The kids just watched Elliot and me vote. Never to early to learn about civics!
Now that the adoption is finalized, I can post old pictures of Eric and Kimani. Here is one from December 26, 2010. Elise is sitting in her Aunt Katie's lap and I am holding Eric. This was taken shortly after Eric and Kimani joined our family.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Oct 27 (again), 28, 29, 30

Oct 27
Kids at the pumpkin patch.
Oct 28

Oct 29
All of the kids have gone through a phase where they love mittens. Here's Clark's.
Oct 30
When Clark was a newborn, Elise would always ask to hold "her" baby. Every once in a while, she'll remember back to that time and ask me, "Can I hold my baby?" She's always laughing when she says this now. She knows it's funny  because Clark is literally almost as big as she is.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Oct 25, 26, and 27

Oct 25
Elise is mad that there isn't any more pudding. Not counting the pudding still on her face, that is.
Oct 26
More cuteness!
Oct 27
Not sure why none of the kids have a shirt on in this picture. Honestly, I'm just glad they're all still wearing pants. (Although Elise's pants are clearly in jeopardy.)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Oct 22, 23, 24

Oct 22
Eric and Clark building a train out of blocks. They both love trains.

Elliot took Kimani to the hospital to have her tonsils removed in the morning on Oct 22. I brought the rest of the kids to visit her a few hours after her surgery. Here, Elliot, Elise, and Kimani are watching Kimani's favorite TV show (Yo Gabba Gabba) on Elliot's computer.
Oct 23
Clark sleeping.
Elise enjoying the slide on a bounce house that was set up during her gymnastics class.
Oct 24 
They look so much alike!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

October 20 and 21: Playground

Oct 20
Not sure why Clark is in this strange and unnatural position. My guess is that Elliot snapped this picture mid-temper tantrum.
Crummy lighting, but that's Elise on a swing.

Oct 21
Back at the playground again the next day. Clark in a baby swing.
Elise on her noble steed.
Kimani spends about 95% of her time on playgrounds in the swings.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Our Adoption is Final! We're a Family Forever!

We are so happy to announce our adoption yesterday of Eric and Kimani. They've been a part of our family for almost two years already, but now it's legal-- we are a family forever. We love you so much, Eric and Kimani!

Monday, November 12, 2012

October 19: Art

The kids creating art at an art museum.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

October 16, 17, 18

Oct 16

Oct 17
Mall walkers.
Oct 18
Peekaboo under some sheer fabric.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

October 14 and 15

October 14
October 15

Thursday, November 08, 2012

October 11, 12, 13

Oct 11
Xylophone, electric guitar, harmonica... you might be looking at the next famous family rock band!
Oct 12
Oct 13
With the reptiles at the zoo.