Friday, November 30, 2012


We had some family pics taken by Casey Zweifel that turned out so cute!!

As usual, the kids weren't super cooperative, but we survived.

We made a trip to Sacramento and got all the grandkids together for Great-Grandma Perry (GG). 

for Grandma and Grandpa Perry, too.

 We had a little shower for baby Emily. Ivy was glued to the cupcakes, as usual.

 They recently finished a new park not too far from us that's pretty fantastic. My favorite part is that there's astro-turf stuff instead of tan-bark or rocks, and I don't have to worry about the baby putting things in her mouth.

 Here's a few of our sweet Sophie. She's growing up so fast and loves Kindergarten! (She also looks a lot like me when I was little.)
 This was the year I "mastered" French macarons. Ivy was a great helper. We did a lot of kitchen projects while Soph was in school. Dipping pretzels in chocolate is one of her favorite things to do!

Here's our silly little Mimi. This girl only stays still when she's sleeping. She's started to climb me when I hold her. Awesome.

 We spent Thanksgiving at my parents' house this year. Yay! Mimi cried practically the entire 10-hour trip, to and from Idaho. The kids got into the old disks in my mom's office, and we had a good supply of Reed's chocolate milk to last us the weekend. Almost.

Lots of card games, unabashedly licking serving spoons, endless mashed potatoes, and piles of books to read.

 We had to make our pilgrimage to Cafe Rio for a shredded chicken salad. (My fav ever.)

 Happy Birthday to my little Ivy! I can't believe she turned 4!

Also, that s'more cake was the bomb. (From the Smitten Kitchen Cookbook.)

Right before we left the girls got to ride Rhumba around the yard.

Time to prep for Christmas! We got our Christmas book advent set up, our elf "Snowball" came out, the tree was put up, and Sophie had fun playing "Rapunzel" with some gold ribbon lying around.