Here's a quick recap of the month using cell phone photos:
We hung out at the zoo.
A sweet coworker of Jamie's made Gisèle a red hat to match her red coat.
She loves it and wears it anytime the weather is cold enough.
I took a macaron class at Sur La Table and loved it! I wish my ovens were newer and baked more evenly. I'm still going to try them at home, but I'm not optimistic!
|My table's yummy accident - these three stuck together when baking, so we filled them with three different fillings.|
I discovered that Gisèle sits exactly like I do. Here's blurry evidence, taken quickly at a stoplight while on our way to her gymnastics class:
We spent a fun day at the park downtown; we rode the train, played at the playground, played with a ball (Miles) and rode a bike (Gisèle), ate lunch, and visited some of our favorite animals at the zoo.
|Miles loved the train!|
|The weather was gorgeous; all of the animals were basking in the sun.|
|The chimps were enjoying snack time while we were there.|
|This was taken right after this crazy chimp threw his poop, then his toys (2 rubber balls) at everyone watching. He put on quite a show!|
A friend brought over 12 garbage bags (huge ones!) full of clothes her son and daughter had outgrown. I spent 3 days sorting through them all and then reorganizing the kids' closets & dressers to try to get everything to fit.
|Miles discovered a heretofore unknown love of footie pjs when he found some in his dresser. Of course, we then discovered his feet are abnormally large for his age, and the other 2 pairs had to be quickly hidden since his toes were curled up inside the feet.|
|Gisèle discovered a love of hairbows.|
Miles continued his love affair with hoods.
Jamie went away on a men's weekend with our church, and the kids and I had a fun time together, including lunch at a "hamburger restaurant" at their request, followed by ice cream sundaes.
I stayed home from work one day, not feeling good, and Gisèle brought me a heart-shaped card covered with X's & O's, some flowers, and candy.
Miles showed us how talented he is - he can wink!
Now we prepare for February!