Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! I gave Tori the choice of a ladybug or a disney princess and she chose the ladybug over and over. She had a party at school on Friday. She really enjoyed the treats, especially the cupcake which she ate only the frosting off of with her finger. It was so cute to see the little ones parade around the preschool.

On Halloween we took her around the neighborhood with the wagon. She went to about 10 houses and then she wanted to come back home to see Ashley and Bryan (they were giving out candy). She was a little nervous at first but quickly got the hang of saying Trick or Treat. Her eyes grew really big when someone gave her more than one treat! She also enjoyed tasting the treats...she likes lollipops a lot!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pumpkin Patch and Carving Pumpkins

We took Tori to the pumpkin patch downtown. She was very excited to see the pony ride. She rode the ponies twice! Once on the big pony and once on the little pony. She was laughing so hard at one point because the pony kept making a funny noise with his nose. She must have picked up 20 little pumpkins before she settled on one.

Tori was excited to carve the pumpkins. She chose the shapes of each part...a great 0pportunity to teach about shapes. She also told us which shapes to cut out. Mike told me I need to go back to teaching...I do miss it! Tori didn't like how the inside of the pumpkin felt, but she worked hard to get all the seeds out (which Mike kept adding more when she got to the last few).

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Homecoming and Other Tidbits About the Kids

This month is almost over and here some pictures of the kids. Mrs. B. came to visit... The kids took her down to our lake to feed the ducks.

Nick had homecoming at his high school. This year Nick and his buddies wore vests to show their favorite flavor of Monster...Nick likes the green the best. This year they went as a group without official dates and they had a great time.

Tori got a really cool helper stool to use when she helps us at the counter. I love how sturdy it is and she loves to help so its a winner. She always says "Helping mommy, Helping daddy"... when she helps us to cook!

Ashley and I are taking sewing lessons and we both finished our first outfit for Tori. This is the adorable jumper Ashley made. She also took this really cool picture of Brian fishing at the lake in our neighborhood at sunset.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Ashley's Cupcake Tutu Set...too sweet!

Big Brother Fun

I'm not sure who is having more fun with the Dora house Tori got for her birthday.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Segwaying around Washington DC

Ashley and Mike took a short trip to Washington DC for a father & daughter trip. They left on Tuesday and returned lated Wednesday night. They saw many sights on their Segway tour...a very cool way to see DC. They also visited the Holocaust Museum which was very emotional.