Saturday, November 30, 2013

November 2013

Nothing was documented in November. Soccer wrapped up, weather got cold, leaves totally disappeared, Thanksgiving happened with 20+ people from 5 families, and Luann took a picture of some unidentified object:

Monday, November 25, 2013

A Kindergarten Thanksgiving

What is Thanksgiving without a concert put on by kindergarteners dressed up as pilgrims and Indians? Follow that up with Thanksgiving themed craft projects and the holiday is complete. What a fun way to celebrate with my little guys. Mr. S was so brave to get up there and be with him. Love that boy!

He's very intent on his work. I love Kindergarten.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veteran's Day Hike...That Ended Tragically

The kids had Veteran's Day off, so we went on a hike. Chad was working (the bum). So we went off on our own with some friends. We had a lot of fun and the kids toughed it out at the end. There may have been a bit of complaining toward the end as we trudged up a fairly steep hill. I guess that means we need to do more hiking!

This craziness only happened pre-hike. They were pretty worn out at the end.
Unfortunately this fun little adventure will always mark a fairly embarrassing and painful mishap for me. One little girl had to use the restroom and we chose to go home to do so instead of going in the woods. By the time we were home, someone was a bit desperate and had been letting me know for a while. I should have just stopped at Target. But we were almost home! I rushed up to the door to let her in the house and tripped in a hole in the ground. Down I went right onto the concrete steps, skinning my hand and hitting my head.

Thank goodness for fantastic neighbors who dropped everything to take me to urgent care. I was fine. No concussion or broken bones. My hand wound took a few weeks to recover. The gauze wrapping made it look worse than it actually was. But it is something I'll always remember. The kids kindly put cones in the front yard to prevent any further tripping incidents on the way to the front door.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Halloween 2014

Just the yearly post on how the children made out for Halloween.
There was too much candy as always. G-man got to go with some neighbors to the rich area of town, and ended up getting tons of candy, including a number of full-size candy bars. That is just not right, that I have to help him eat them up. The other kids did just fine getting their stash, and did finally get sick of the candy. Kind of.
The little boys got to re-enact Star Ways, and totally loved the costumes, and have worn the outfits for weeks. JW even slept in his Darth Vader costume multiple times. And the classic move JW does is the Dark Force lightening from his hand. He totally gets into the action!
The side note on this one is that I love how the grass is soft enough to have bear feet on. Water is a miracle!