Sunday, October 30, 2011
Friday the kids got to dress up at school! The kindergartners had a big parade around the school. Aren't they cute?
After the parade, I volunteered in Austin's class while they had some spooky centers to learn about the five senses. They made some yummy witches brew to taste and loved it.
They also had to smell some mystery items and guess what was in the cup. Of course, our stinker Austin is peeking in this picture.
Then I had to say goodbye to Austin and head over to Ethan's classroom to volunteer for their Halloween centers. I was in charge of Bingo and it was great to get to know all the kids. Isn't our Ash Ketchum so cute?
Friday, October 28, 2011
The campground was gorgeous! There was a fun playground for the kids. Unfortunately, the bathroom facilities were under construction, so we were forced to use porta potties. Thanks to my dear friend Erica's efforts, we at least had one semi clean porta potty to use.
When we heard that the restrooms were out of order, my prankster husband decided to bring his own.
While everyone else climbed Enchanted Rock later that afternoon, Lauren and I took a nap in our tent.
Crazy girl woke up halfway through her nap and moved to the hard tent floor.
Scenes from our campground
The kids did great in the tent.
After the kids went to bed, we sat outside to enjoy the stars and conversation. That's when all the critters started coming out...
This grey fox, a raccoon, a deer, a squirrel and an armadillo all came up within 10 feet of us. It was crazy!
Despite a migraine, questionable porta potties and cactus spikes stuck in little hands, it was a wonderful weekend spent with dear friends. I love making special memories for our kids and will always remember our family's first tent camping experience!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
my sweet little girl
She is getting so big and is so much fun. I love that she can communicate now! She always makes me laugh.
Today I took full advantage of my 5 hours of kid free time. I cleaned and organized important things like Legos and Star Wars figurines.
I was so happy to see the kids reading together nicely, even if it is a Pokemon book.
Cold front & warm chilliEnough said after our scorching summer!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
This year our school had their Halloween Fall Fest a couple weeks before Halloween. I bought Lauren's peacock costume last year after Halloween and Austin picked out his Luke Skywalker costume. Ethan insisted on being Ash Ketchum, Pokemon trainer extraordinaire. Since his costume wasn't ready yet, we borrowed this awesome skeleton costume from Luke.
The kids were very excited to go to their very first Fall Fest. We had a great time Trunk or Treating. Constanze had a pirate trunk and it was so cool!
Monday, October 17, 2011
Ethan had a great game! He is a pro at staying with the ball and anticipating where it's going to go next.
We are so proud of our soccer players!