November came and went in a whirl. It actually all started in September. We found out our ice maker line had been leaking under the house and had flooded the crawlspace so much that it had destroyed the insulation and the sub-floors of the house. This meant that the floors in most of the house had to be ripped out, dried out, then replaced. Thankfully, it was all covered by insurance, however, it was during one of the busiest 'Thomas Seasons' of the year! So in mid October, we packed up and moved to a rental (a dear friend's house whom we are so incredibly grateful for!). Our house was packed up and then ripped up for 2 months. The girls really did so well with all the transitions and moving, however, in some pictures you will notice that Ada still has her paci...we decided to wait till all the craziness was over to attempt the removal of that object. Didn't want to scar her more than we needed to at this point :)
So, that leads us to November. Thanksgiving parties, fall, birthday parties and of course, Santa!!
Abigail is very much my little Diva...she's so into accessories and picking out her own clothes! She usually does a really great job but sometimes I have to reign her back in when she chooses something that's a little too daring of an outfit :) She has this way of choosing an outfit, she lays out each piece until she has what she visioned.
The rental house we are staying out is awesome for fall! The trees are losing their leaves like crazy and the weather has been absolutely perfect for playing outside! The girls had never seen so many leaves and each time we are out, they beg for huge leaf piles to jump in!
Can you find Ada?
The backyard was also great for driving around friends! Abby Thomas and Abby Colson had so much fun!
Some morning fun with Daddy!
LOVE this! She totally disappeared into the leaves after that jump!
Some people bury their Daddys in the sand, we bury them in leaves!!
Halloween this year was so very interesting. Abby really had a hard time narrowing down her costume and what she wanted to be..so she was something different every day and for every event! As long as it wasn't too far out in her little imagination, I let her go with it! Day one was Treats in the Streets. It's a big event in our little town where all the shops downtown have candy and trick or treating for the kids. She went as a 'Fairy Tinkerbell Princess' which was basically a Tinkerbell costume. Then for Day two, the Trunk or Treat carnival at church, she was a Snowman which she picked out herself. It was a pink sweatsuit with a hat and scarf. Not sure how it justified a Snowman but whatever floats your boat! For the third event, the school party, she went as a black cat. This was by far the most interesting for mommy. She had seen the costume in a restaurant the night before and was set on being one. Soooo mommy went home, made ears to attach to a headband and tail and called her a cat :) Thankfully, the fourth and final Trick or Treating, she decided to just go with an outfit in her dress-up clothes and she was Princess Aurora. Abigail actually walked quite a ways in her little pink, plastic shoes before Mommy could convince her to put on the pink boots I had brought :)
Abby Thomas and Abby Colson
The whole little gang doing their Trick or Treating downtown
Ada loved riding the ponies!
Abby was able to ride all by herself and she thought she was big time!
And I just thought this was cute - Ada and the pony shared a hairstyle :)
As soon as I heard Yo Gabba Gabba was going to be in town I ordered our tickets! Yo Gabba Gabba is a favorite tv show of both of my girls and I knew they would LOVE to see them in person! We told Abby right away that we were going and she was soooo excited! Although, Mommy and Daddy were probably more excited than she was!!
Here she is as we were getting ready for the show - so excited!!
Even though Ada doesn't look too thrilled she was jumping all over with excitement! From this picture though, Mommy and Daddy are overly excited :) We even had shirts with the gang on them!
Mommy, Abby and a Muno cutout
Waiting for the show to start!
We had AWESOME seats! Only 7 rows back and a great view of the stage!! It was an incredible show and kept the kids entertained the entire time! *When DJ Lance came out, the Daddy was starstruck...he couldn't believe he was seeing the real people from the tv show :)