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:

Friday, October 17, 2014


Fall has definitely arrived here in Northern Colorado! We woke up yesterday to a yard covered in a blanket of leaves. The crazy part is none of them are from our trees. We raked them all up and I am sure there will be more this weekend.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Future Star

Buster is all about football right now. It really bothered him on Sunday that he does not have an "away" jersey. He made due with his orange one. Then there was complaining that looking like a real player is nearly impossible without pads and a helmet....I think I know what Santa might be bringing!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sleep Tight

It's easy to sleep at night just knowing that we have this little ninja looking after the house. Have I mentioned how much I love this little boy??!!