Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dress Up

 
 
OK...so I'm not a huge fan of Halloween...didn't grow up 'celebrating' this holiday and I'm not completely against it.  I just hate the fight with candy and the costumes...and them wanting to do scary things...I don't want them to wear scary things and I fear I'm running out of time on that one.  I'm holding out for as long as I possibly can!
 
Here is Ian, Captain Jack...we tried coffee grounds as a beard...he didn't really like or want to be we talked him into it.  Afterwards when he was getting it off his poor skin, for like a week, was all welted and bumpy from the coffee grounds! Oh I felt so bad...lol but he looked good.  Kinda like wearing high heeled shoes right?  No??? OK
 Here is Lee...he was Mario again...he looks completely thrilled right?
 Dah nanana nanan ana Batman!!!! I asked where Robin was and Batman told me Robin was having some wardrobe issues and won't be joining us tonight...how sad! He (Eli) said he really wanted Charlie and Mighty to have a Robin costume so they could be his side kicks...even the baby needs someone to boss around! HA!
 Autobots...ROLL OUT! I can hear you guys singing the music for when they transform...don't say you aren't!  This is Dru
 ...and oh my goodness!  Look who got into it and dressed up herself!  Sadly I was missing my wiener......dog....nope missing my wiener...and the condiments weren't to be found.  I was the lone wolf in the lone pack...very sad...don't you think?


...oh...and WAY too much candy yet again....seriously why do we do this every year!?! Who NEEDS that much candy??? I certainly don't and I DON'T need it at home!! Makes me wonder why we are all trying to figure out why we are all are obese or our kids are??? On another note...the person who invented mini candies...bite size...should be drug out in the street and S-H-O-T!!! It's impossible to have just 1 or a serving!!  Have you tried?

Monday, October 15, 2012

Cute Lil' Punkins

Today was the Kindergarten field trip to the pumpkin patch!  Woot! Woot!
Truly a red letter day here...why you ask? Well, it's the first one for Dru as a Kinder!  They road the bus and everything!  Of course we love the patch we went to also, that always helps!
 
Eli and I met Dru and his classmates at the patch and we went around with his class and discovered and experienced things together...and with a whole bunch of rowdy Kinders...LOUD! We had so much fun petting the farm animals, going down slides and figuring out mazes.  Of course there was the corn pit (and this year we managed to only bring a quarter of the pit home and not all of it...progress people!). 
 
We do of course know the highlight of the day of course is taking the tractor ride to the place where the pumpkins are!  We have arrived!!
 
Dru picked out his right away and he did good! Nice and round with a great stem!
Tag a long here picked one out too...he took a little more time browsing and finally came upon this one. A good choice I think.

 Dru was such a wonderful big brother on his field trip with his class.  I love seeing glimmers of this when I least expect it...gives me such hope that when they are older they all will have a relationship with each other...I hope for ones better than what I have.  Dru made sure that Eli wasn't left out on any fun things and made sure he got a turn on rides and treats.  Good job Dru! 
 When it was time for Dru to leave and go back to school, Sparky here wasn't ready to go and so we stuck around for a bit.  We really did luck out on weather earlier today because it got ugly later on.  Eli spent a lot of time on this horse and what you can't see is the cow (fake) that he is trying really hard to rope.  He eventually did get it and then could have spent forever mastering it...I had to be the bad guy and make him leave. 
We had a good day and I'm glad I was able to go on this field trip and be there for Dru on his first one, although I think he would have done fine.  They were so busy he wouldn't have noticed if we weren't there...I don't think.

 

Harvest Picture

Just fooling around with pictures
 
 Corn kernels in the corn pit! The kids love this part of the field trip to the Pumpkin Patch!  That and I'm pretty sure I washed a whole corn field after that.
 I love this picture...I had a creative moment to get a different perspective.  I have moments!