Monday, December 23, 2013

November in a Nutshell

One of these days I'll stop playing catch-up and just be caught up...that day is not today.  I am soooo tempted to skip November, but I couldn't possibly since that is the month my first-born got baptized!  So, instead, you'll get a few slapped-together pictures with or without captions and we'll call it a day.  Anyway, November was a busy month, culminating in a huge Thanksgiving family visit for Ezra's baptism.  I, in typical fashion, was too busy chasing the chillun' around and baking 50 million pies to take any pictures.  Luckily I swiped some baptism pictures from family, so you'll at least get to put names with faces, for a change. Enjoy!

At the start of the month, Ezra was lucky enough to go with Spencer to the Church's 100 year anniversary of their Boy Scouting connection-thingy (don't ask for details...I'm tired).  What a fun first activity!  Ezra is BEYOND thrilled to be a cub scout.  He's been waiting anxiously since going with Spencer to an occasional cub scout activity when he was a den leader a few years ago.

 My handsome boys

Mid-month we took a Saturday afternoon trip to the Kemper Museum of Modern Art.  That stranger in the middle is one of the girls' besties, Lilly (she lives next door).  The boys, however, refused to cooperate for a picture. just get an estrogen-laden one instead.

Here's a few random pictures from sometime during the month.  Most of which were taken by and/or with Georgia when she stole my camera to document every nook and crevice in my house.

My scrawny, scrawny baby at 2 months, 3 weeks.
We're working our darndest to get some meat on them bones.

The kids were lucky enough to have Spencer's parents here for their Grandparent's Day, which fell on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.  They got to watch the kids in each of their classrooms perform a little program and then got to join them for lunch.  They claim they've never seen our kids eat so much as they do during lunch at school.  Knowing how picky they are at home (especially Ezra), I'm not surprised!  I guess that's the perk of homemade lunches...I only pack things I know they'll eat!

a full-mouthed Ezra and Grandpa

Grandma and Miss G

Georgie and Grandpa

And FINALLY...the baptism!!!
(thanks to my mom-in-law, Eric, and Stephanie for providing 99.9% of the baptismal pictures.  I was too harried to take them myself)

All in white :)

Ez and his bestie, Liam
(who oddly makes Ezra look like a midget)

 Georgia, Ella (cousin), and Scarlett

Most of the mowglis together in their finery
(minus Everly, Oak, and Fischer)

 Everly (cousin), Uncle Phillip, and Ezra

 Mimi, Grandad, and Ezra

Cooper (cousin) and Fischer

Spencer and me with our eldest

All 4 of my boys

A real-live successful family picture

Uncle Phil, Auntie Steph, and Ezzie boy

Waiting to action to start

Ezra with his idol, Uncle Eric (one of the other EE Lifferths)

Ezzie and Grandpa

A rare smiley picture of Oak

The man of the hour
Congrats, Ezra Emil!!!


bethany0marie said...

Oh my goodness - what a handsome baptismal boy! Congrats!

Liberty Applegate said...

Oh, this is fabulousness!! I love the pictures, especially the ones taken by your resident photographer, Georgia. I'm so proud of Ez and adore seeing each of the pictures. He's so handsome and getting so big. I love each moment of your borrowed pictures. Thsnk you for sharing!!

Natalie said...

I love the family picture from the baptism! That should go on your photo wall! And I'm glad you used some more of that super cute black and red fabric to make Fischer a blanket. The one you made for Reed is my favorite!