Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Week!

We began Halloween week with trunk or treat at our church. Colby was so excited to have his friend Jaden come over. She borrowed his shirt, hat, and boots from 3 years ago! They had blast playing before Awana began.
Emma invited her friend MaKinley. She has tumbling on Wednesdays so MaKinley just me us there. Our theme was Hoe Down and we served 102 children I believe. I had 23 cubbies (3/4 year olds)! We trunk or treated the cars, decorated pumpkins, had dirt cups with worms, and a lesson. What fun!
Thursday night Colby got his medal for playing soccer. His dad was his coach.
One last huddle!

Friday ended with class parties. As always bonus Grandma Penny came. Colby dressed as Darth Vader for school, but will be a scarecrow for Halloween.

Here is his friend Jaden again. Her mother will be so proud:)
Grandma Cindy was there too. Emma is a tiger/cat this year. She changes her mind daily and is quite in love with her mask and tail, so I'm happy to let her be.
Mandie and I always do Bat Centers during this week. With the help of Mrs. Garrett, we have 3 different centers. Mine is the bat cave. It's a ton of garbage bags all taped together to make a huge cave. There is a tube with a fan to blow it up.
The kids love it! I read nonfiction bat stories and one fantasy story just for fun. Then we go on a "spooky" bear hunt.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fall Fun

We had a blustery blast on our fall field trip this year. It was very windy and slightly chilly but we were reluctant to postpone. Have you ever sat at school all day with 20 6 year olds that were expecting a field trip? Me either, but it's not on my list of things to try. My mom came with to be Emma's right hand man. It was mom's birthday and she was so great to go with and freeze for her granddaughter. Thanks Mom!
We had a great time jumping in the straw pile. This is one of my favorite field trips because of the good old fashion fun that takes place!
Apple bobbing.

Playing telephone....
Carving a pumpkin.
We also went through a corn maze, played a corn game, made a scarecrow, and played pin the tail on the donkey.
I am extremely appreciative to all the room parents who jumped in to help and donated supplies.
Thanks everyone!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A trip to see Lorn Lorn....

We had a Friday off and went to visit Aunt Lauren. We messed around her campus for a while. Checked out her bed. And then went shopping. It was a gorgeous day!
Emma wanted to be a lion by the column.
Colby joined in.
Both of them guarding Turley Hall!
Running up the awesome hill....we want to sled here!

We had a little fun at the fountain. Can you believe we wore sandals and shorts on October 22nd??
Group photo shot!
This is the point in the day when my daughter became obsessed with fire extinguishers! Strange.
Different one.
And yet another one.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Pumpkin' Patch

We took a trip to Kathy's Pumpkin Patch in Iowa a couple of weekends ago. It was a great time. The weather was you can see.
On our way in the maze!

Colby loved hiding and jumping out at us.
Emma and Natalee headed around a corner.

Jumping on the haybales!
Favorite spot: the corn pool!
Natalee loved it! And colby was great with her.

We made ropes!
What a fun memory:)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You:)

Emma's dance recital date has already been set!!
When: Saturday, May 21st
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Baldwin Hall

Also, she will have a parent watch night on November 1st and 3rd. Any Grandma's or Aunties that want to tag along to watch her at practice are welcome. Both nights practice starts at 4:30.
This year Emma is taking jazz, ballet, and her favorite....tumbling!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A trip to Big Sky Country

A quick weekend getaway! What a fun time. Vance and I and my mom and Lauren headed to Montana for a weekend. We saw my cousin get married. It is my goal to see all of my first cousins get married. So far I am 3 for 3 on my moms side and 2 for 3 on my dad's side. It was a beautiful September day in the gorgeous state of Montana. They had an outdoor wedding and couldn't have ordered a prettier day!

The views were breathtaking! This is their wedding site. We had to get a few pictures too!

A picture headed back to Spokane to fly home. Still curious about the huge slab of asphalt down below.

We took the scenic way back. I thought all the shades of blue were unbelievable.
But nothing can beat a Missouri sunset:)