Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Kris's parents got us a video camera for Christmas last year. Of course, when I tried to turn it on this morning, the battery was dead. I whipped out my old digital camera at the last minute and was able to catch a bit of Elly's reaction when she saw the Christmas tree all lit up! Unfortunately, I didn't get her huge GASP and grin when she spotted it! It was priceless! It's not the best quality of video but you get the idea. The REAL video camera is charging as I type this. It will be ready to go for Christmas morning when Elly discovers the treats the big jolly guy left her...that is if she is a good girl for the remainder of the holiday season :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It's official...

It's Christmas time in the Roebuck household! I usually try to wait until after Thanksgiving but this year I decided to get a little jump start. Elly and I are making our way to Granbury tomorrow afternoon to get ready for...drum roll first ever Thanksgiving preparation! I will be doing the TURKEY!!! My friend Ali and I took a Turkey Day cooking class a few weeks back so I'm fairly confident in my ability to turn out an edible main course. To ease myself in slowly, I will be doing this under the strict supervision of my mother ;)

The finished product! I'm still without a tree topper :( I just can't seem to find one I like. They all seem so gaudy!

We actually have our first gift under the tree! Thanks Gallemore's Elly can't wait to rip into it! Literally...she's been eyeing it ever since I brought it home last week :) I'm curious to see what kind of trouble cutie will get into with the tree this year.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Decisions, decisions...

After finding the perfect holiday dress for Cuite (GAP $5.00!), I've been wanting to get out to try to snap a few shots for our family Christmas card. Well, lets face it...Elly's Christmas card. Nobody really cares much for Kris and me anymore ;) The beautiful weather is fading fast, so I took full advantage of the beautiful afternoon. The minute Kris walked in the door, I told him to turn right back around. Actually, I think it came out more like this, "Turn around! We're losing the light!!!!!" We headed out to TCU where Elly hammed it up with EVERY student that passed by! She would wave and yell "Hiiiii!" If they would humor her with a hello in return, she would run off and try to follow them back to their dorm. Needless to say, she was pooped and had an early bedtime tonight!

With a bit of editing, I think I got a few keepers. I'll keep the big winner a secret. You'll just have to wait to get the masterpiece in the old school way...snail mail! I guess this kicks off the holiday season for the Roebuck family :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010


I came across some pictures from our weekend away and forgot to post one of my favorites! For our last morning in Greune, we decided to hit up the local donut shop before we made our way out of town. What better way for Elly to experience her first donut than at the Texas staple...Shipley's!

I'll take a sprinkle please...and don't forget the chocolate milk!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Pumpkin For Our Punkin

I was determined to get our little punkin out to a pumpkin patch this year! We tried a few weeks ago and got rained out. Last weekend was our last chance to make it out to the sticks to visit Mainstay Farm. I had it all planned out perfectly. Elly was up early so I figured we'd do an early lunch, followed with a nap, then head out around 1:30 or 2. Elly, who makes her own plans, decided she didn't need a nap. So, needless to say, our pumpkin hunting didn't last too long. She did enjoy picking up all the mini pumpkins and moving them all over the place. As the seconds ticked, she decided to start throwing the mini pumpkins. We decided it was time to move on to the next activity...the hay ride! Surprisingly, she did really well. Miss Independent does NOT like to sit still, especially in my lap. We had a snack and sippy cup, which kept her pretty happy. All in all it was a good day and I got some pictures to prove we made it there. I'm already looking forward to next year. There were lots of fun activities for older kids that Elly will love. See you in a year Mainstay Farm!

One of Elly's favorite games...jump to daddy! "Ready...Set...GO!"
Ok...maybe not. This is a little high!
Hay ride with mommy!

We didn't even get out of the parking lot before Elly decided she DID need a nap :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010

October has come and gone and cutie girl has another Halloween under her belt! It turned out to be a great night with lots of family and wonderful friends. Elly stayed up WAY too late (proven by the two hand fulls of MY hair she yanked out in the midst of an "up too late tantrum") but it was well worth it. It's way past MY bedtime, so here's a mini post and a few pictures of my little cheerleader ready to make her way out in search of all that sugary goodness! We actually didn't do any trick-or-treating. Elly was quite content putting candy in other kids bags and attempting the occasional escape with the family that seemed a little bit cooler than her own. I think I need to invest in one of those harness/leash contraptions that they try to make "cute" by making the leash into some kind of animal tail :)

Too cool for school...

Enough with the pictures it's time to trick-or-treat!

Come on mom! I'm going with or without you!