Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pumpkin Carving

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Painting Field Trip

We have been blessed to participate in several field trips so far this year and today was another. We spent the afternoon at Studio Vino, learning painting techniques and also painting a fall themed picture. The kids LOVED it. Buster shocked me with his ability to not only stay still, but also paint an awesome picture! This is definitely something we will do again.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Creepy Walk Part 1

This afternoon we took the kids to the Creepy Walk in the Woods (for kids). It was fairy tale themed and the kids had a good time. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Field Trip

Today was our much anticipated school field trip to the Butterfly Pavilion! We were up bright and early and even Buster commented on the fact that it was still dark. We arrived early and enjoyed the nature trail in the cool morning.
Once inside, it was straight to the insect room. We did a year long unit on insects and I was pleasantly surprised at how much everyone remembered. It was amazing to see these huge spiders!
Another big hit was the giant hermit crabs and the starfish. Everyone but Buster enjoyed petting one.
The three middle girls all took a turn holding Rosie the Tarantula. I decided to give it a try too. She was soft an fuzzy, but still super creepy.

It was such a fun day and a great start to the weekend!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

My Shadows!

I am never lonely on Wednesdays. I always have these two with me wherever I go!

Fun Stuff

Today was "fake injury" day at LEAP school.  The kids planned for a couple of weeks what their injuries would be, and decided on a mix between broken arms, black eyes, and a knee injury. They had fun thinking things up, and I was relieved these injuries were all fake!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Beautiful Fall!

It's likely that summer will always be my first love, but the older I get the closer I grow to Fall.  Last year was unsettling with the flood, several moves, crazy high winds, and freezing cold temperatures, leaving me feeling like I missed out on something. This year is more than making up for it! The older girls and I went for a little walk this afternoon and here is just a bit of what we saw: