The Espositos are in full holiday mode.
We did some traveling in November (pictures to come), and returned in time for Thanksgiving. We nibbled and ate. Drank and ate. Watched football and ate.

On Friday we decorated the house for Christmas (Kim). I also washed piles of laundry.
Loads of fun (I couldn't resist the pun). Now I'm a poet. I have to stop myself.
Later in the day, Eric chopped down our Christmas tree. We highly recommend Jarrettsville Nursery. This was our second successful, yet cold, year in a row.

Saturday we saw the new Disney movie, FROZEN. It is SO, SO good!!! Go see it.

Sunday was filled with more food and the return of Ballerina Twinkle! 
{For those of you who don't know, she is our Elf, on the shelf}

We hope everyone had a delicious Thanksgiving holiday.


Well, another Halloween has come and gone.
October was filled with the community Halloween Parade and costume contest, a lot of birthday celebrations, our annual trip to Webers Farm and of course, Trick or Treating!

This was the first year Lyla had full control (well, almost full control) over her costume. A wicked witch she was!

 These two were proud grandma's because....Lyla won the costume contest for her age division!!
{My dad swears we are paying the judges off, I promise we are not.
 She is just so stinkin cute!}

This woman was dressed up as a crazy, candy snatching, lady.
 Oh wait, that's my mom.

Lyla won a gift card to Toys R Us!!! 

We enjoyed lots of goodies with Papa and the great grandparents for their birthdays.

 Makenzies party was a blast. The little princess turned three.
 The kids had fun bouncing around in their costumes.

And here are pictures from Webers....

This was the first year Lyla could go down the hill slide all by herself, she had a blast!

This was also the first year Lyla Grace really got 'into' Trick or Treating. Aunt Laura stopped by to help give out some candy. After we ate pizza with Pop and Marmee (don't worry Marti, your pilgram pictures are safe with me),  we went out to find Lylas girlfriends. Once all the kids got together, they were off running from one house to the next. We really enjoyed ourselves watching her have such a good time.

 We hope everyone had a spooktacular Halloween!


Name: Cooper
Breed: Goldendoodle
Caramel curls and brown eyes

Loved by Lyla & Makenna

Reward if found:
Chocolate Chip Cookies


Play date at the Baltimore Zoo.

The weather has been beautiful this week, and we took advantage of it by spending an entire day at the Zoo.

We went with Lylas friend Lucie and her mom Anne. Lyla and Lucie have the best time together. They are both silly, spunky and their differences compliment each other so well.

Like I said, the weather was great. We enjoyed all of the animal exhibits, the carousal, a train ride and treats.

**Parent/Play date idea**
I made sure to take a lot of pictures at the Zoo. The next time the girls are together, they are going to make a mini scrapbook of their day together!


Happy Half Birthday Lyla Grace!

 Lyla started her half birthday with her Papa and Mommom. When she woke up from her sleepover, Papa made her four and half pancakes, of course.

Lyla and I went to Church while Eric had to work for a little in the morning. When he came home, he had a surprise for Lyla. He told her he was going to make her an outside playhouse! Lyla and I were equally excited.

So, they spent a few hours working on their new project.

In the evening we had the rainbow Pizza Party.
Thank you Target for having 'rainbow' supplies.

Thank you Dominos for having delicious gluten free pizza!

Brownies were her dessert request.

She recently bought her first Lego set. The Lego Friends set for girls is adorable.

Her Lego Friends now have an outside playhouse, and soon Lyla will have one of her own!