Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving in Chicago

This Thanksgiving, Per and Elsa dedicated some serious time to catching up with cousins, Jack and Gus. Part of the festivities were spent at the Shedd Aquarium in downtown Chicago. What else but beluga whales could transfix four kids under the age of 5 for more than 10 seconds?

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Free to be you and me

One morning last week when I went in to wake up Elsa:

Jacinta: Oh Elsa, you are so pretty!

Elsa (grumpy): Don wanna be pwetty...

Jacinta: But Elsa, you are. You're so beautiful!

Elsa (still grumpy): Don wanna be byoo-tee-foh.

(long pause)

Elsa: Jus wanna be Elsa.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Per's lyin' in which wardrobe?

Last night we finished reading the last chapter of "The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe". This morning Per would not come out of the living room cabinet. His reason for NOT disappearing to a far-off land? The adults in the house are killing the magic. Too true. Too true.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Fall activities!

In an effort to catch up on nearly a year, here is a Halloween photo dump. 

Per and Elsa in a haunted straw maze (momma was too scared to make it all the way through the maze...)

Momma just can't seem to remember to wear a more appropriate color for photos of pumpkins and leaves (yikes!)

 And, speaking of leaves...

Guess who picked the pumpkin theme this year?

A knight and "his" dragon. Elsa wanted to be "Puff", but Per insisted on a fire-breathing dragon, "Smaug" (and, no, this is not Per's T-rex costume from last year recycled...check the blog post, you'll see).


The Sunday before Halloween...

Despite their mother’s protests, Per AND Elsa decided to go to a Halloween party dressed as Superman (well, Superman and Supergirl). Upon arrival, their two friends (and brothers) ripped open their coats to reveal two more supermen. I guess some things were just made to last...