Friday, October 31, 2014

Real Trick or Treating

I have heard in previous years that St. Wendel is a great place to trick or treat, and this year, Dallas heard the talk at school as well.  Doug and I decided the kiddos were big enough to take this year and give it a try.  Wouldn't you know, we pick the coldest Halloween to walk around town and knock on doors!  Oh, well.  Dallas and Reba had a blast, and they came home with quite a load of goodies.

The kiddos had to go up to the door and knock on their own.  They did an awesome job!

Check out those bagful of candy!
Hopefully, next year it will be warmer.

Until next time...

Reba's Class Party

I was able to help this morning in Reba's classroom for her Halloween party. Since the holiday actually fell on a school day, she was able to dress in her costume.

Reba and her best buddy, Calvin, making hand-print bats
Playing Bingo
Group photo!  Excuse the other moms' cameras...I'm sure you know how it can be
Until next time...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sliding at Kelsay Farms

I forgot to upload this video with the post from our trip to Kelsay Farms.  The kiddos thought this was a pretty weird slide!
Until next time...

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Trunk or Treat

This afternoon was our church's annual Trunk or Treat event.  We love taking the kiddos because we it is a safe area for trick or treating, we see lots of people we know, there are snacks, and a few games.  We lucked out once again this year, and had a gorgeous afternoon to go.

My trick-or-treaters...a red crayon, a puppy, and an owl
Gathering some goodies!
I also love that our priest dresses up and participates in the fun!
After visiting all the trunks, we grabbed some popcorn and drinks and headed inside to try our hands at Bingo.  We decided to leave after I won (4-corners)!
Until next time...

Friday, October 24, 2014

Starring Julianne

I thought I would share a couple videos I have recently captured of Sugar.

Julianne attempting to stand on her own
August 13

My Sugar-babe really can laugh!
August 30

Making progress on standing
October 12

Our little field helper! Julianne has taken an interest in this combine.  It was Daddy's when he was a kiddo.
October 13

Julianne is really good at feeding herself these days.  She also loves to "blow" her nose and make it go "beep, beep".
October 22

We have noticed Julianne starting to initiate peek-a-boo games.  She also will clap along with pat-a-cake, even though she doesn't play along in the video.
October 24
Until next time...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


This is Julianne's newest way to enjoy her meals...

Reba keeps reminding her we don't put our feet on the day she'll listen.  Right?

Until next time...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Tonight was Dallas' parent/teacher conference.  Unfortunately, Doug wasn't able to attend, so I had all three kiddos in tow.  Dallas and Reba sat nicely outside the classroom, while Julianne and I chatted with Mrs. Schuler.  Overall it was a great conference, and I couldn't be more proud of all the accomplishments Dallas is making in school.

Before heading to the conference, Reba had to catch a little nap.  She made the bed herself!
Outside of Dallas' class, there were multiple projects the class had completed.  Here are a few of the things Dallas has done thus far...

Portraits created to go with the story, "Arlo Needs Glasses"
Repetitive shapes (circles)
My Scarecrow...
The scarecrow described in the above picture
The students also made Jack-o-lantern faces according to how they answered the following questions.

Apparently, Dallas has never had pumpkin seeds, doesn't know if he likes pumpkin pie, likes happy jack-o-lanterns, and caramel apples are his favorite fall treat!

Until next time...

Fun Day at Kelsay Farms

To end the weekend visit, Pa-paw and Ma-maw treated the kiddos with a trip to Kelsay Farms near Whiteland.  I think it is safe to say that everyone had a blast!  Thanks for remembering your cameras Ma-maw and Aunt Lisa.  Enjoy a *few* of the photos from our afternoon on the farm!

Until next time...

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Baby Lambs

Since Doug is out of town for work, I took the kiddos north to visit Pa-paw and Ma-maw for the weekend.  (I was itching to see the newest baby lambs!)

Pa-paw has been building paper airplanes for the kiddos, and Dallas is getting pretty good at flying them.  Then he figured out how to land them up on the shelf with Pa-paw's tractors...needless to say, he had to get them down too.
Here's the newest addition to our flock!  A natural colored Dorset! Pa-paw has decided to call him Cracker-Jack.  Dallas is hoping we get him at our house to show next summer.
Reba loved being able to love on one of her babies for next summer.

While we were out in the barn, Aunt Lisa noticed there was a new baby in pasture.  Dallas was thrilled to be able to bring it up to the barn.
Ma-maw working her "baby whisperer" magic on Julianne.  She is one of the few who can actually rock that girl to sleep!
Until next time...