Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Fun Filled Fall Family Weekend

We were so thankful to have a weekend without much to do but just rest and spend time together. On Friday night I made Mummy Meatloaf...or I tried to anyway. At least it tasted good.
Then we made caramel apples.

After bath the kids settled down with their apples for movie night.

Saturday morning was Pumpkin Day!
We must always start Pumpkin Day with pumpkin shaped pancakes.
We spent the morning at a birthday party and then came home to make Jack-o-lantern pizzas.

After rest it was time to carve pumpkins.
The kids helped a lot more this year.
John Curtis loved the mess!

Then we decorated cupcakes with all the goodies Grammy had sent in a care package to take to our friends' house for dinner.

I got out of trying to be creative for dinner when the Barkers invited us over for chili and S'mores on the back porch. A perfect ending to a wonderful fall Saturday.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

School Festivals and Parties

Sophie's School's Fall Festival Thursday Night:

John Curtis's Class Party Friday Morning:

Friday, October 29, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sophie at the Pumpkin Patch

We obviously have a shortage of field trip spots in our town. On Monday Sophie's class went to the Pumpkin Patch that she has been taking field trips to since she was 3. I blogged about it here in kindergarten and here in preschool. It is at the church where I now work so I got to run out and take a few pictures while my kids were on the playground.

Doesn't she look thrilled to be there again? Actually she was very excited...just listening intently to a Halloween story.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dancing with my Little Man (In His Underwear)

While life has gotten in the way of us watching Dancing with the Stars as much as we used to, we still like to catch it when we can. I had forgotten Taylor took these pictures one Monday night and just found them on the camera. I love John Curtis's smile in all of them. I will keep these pictures to remind me one day that he once looked at me like that.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Lesson from Veggie Tales

Yesterday was a bad day...a really long bad day...a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Okay, it wasn't really that bad, but you know what I mean. Before we went to church I let the kids watch an old Veggie Tales that we hadn't watched in a while. I was unloading the dishwasher when I heard Junior Asparagus singing a beautiful song. I stopped and came into the living room and watched it. It almost made my cry (that's the kind of day I'm talking about). It was such a sweet reminder of God's love for me. I couldn't find any video of it, but here are the lyrics. Be encouraged by Junior Asparagus today!

In my bed I start to pray
And tell God all about my day

I woke up in my little bed
And put my hat upon my head
Cleaned my room and cleared my dishes
Told Mom breakfast was delicious

I went to school, learned something new
I tried to follow every rule
I studied my vocabulary
Had some fun with Bob and Larry

And so it's good to know
How much you love me
It's true, the Bible says you do
You really love me
Your love was with me all throughout my day

I somehow overlooked my bed
It seems my dog is underfed
Forgot to change my underclothes
Watched one too many TV shows

I had some trouble sharing toys
And during rest time, made some noise
The walls are not for coloring
Sometimes I'm off-key when I sing

And so it's good to know
How much you love me
It's true, the Bible says you do
You really love me
Your love was with me all throughout my day

In my bed so quietly
I rest in knowing
God loves me.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Sock Hop

I need to warn you upfront that I might have gone a little overboard with pictures and video on this post. I just couldn't resist, though. Sophie's school had a sock hop today. They have been working so hard on the dances during P.E. and her G-Momma made her this adorable poodle skirt. It was really cute. I know the last video is really long, but it still makes me laugh out loud when I watch it.