Monday, October 31, 2011

Day 304 - Sweet!

Today was candy day!  Earlier in the year, when planning for our homeschool, today was one of the days that I'd planned to take off.  It was great sleeping in a bit, and taking care of some things that really needed to be dealt with (like Alexis' room.)

Tonight, we went to our friends house and went  Trick-Or-Treating.  It was fun.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Day 303 - Lex and Emmy

These girls have been friends since birth!  Love them both so much!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Day 302 - Toy Land

Tonight, after the kids were in bed, I crept into their rooms to peek and make sure they were okay.  I do this every night.  :)  Anyway, I was quite amused because each of the big kids had their own little make-believe thing going on.  Alexis had her Barbies all neatly tucked into their bed with a washcloth over them, and Ty had his Lego Star Wars guys all ready for battle.  :)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Day 301 - Candy Day

Each year the kids get to Trick Or Treat at their Daddy's job.  It's always a really fun time.  Here is our Hobo, Kitty Cat and Baseball Player!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Day 300 - Beautiful

Love her!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Day 299 - Through Carsten's View

You can find odd things on your camera when you pull all the pictures off.  It looks like Carsten got a hold of mine at some point...  Good thing his nose was cleaned out!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Day 298 - Me

I took this today...  not sure if I like it or not,  :/

Monday, October 24, 2011

Day 297 - CARSTEN!

Our local library has a fantastic playroom.  Today Carsten put his name together!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Day 296 - Ummm...?

Sometimes a picture can say it all...!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Day 295 - Shoot.

No picture today.  :(

Friday, October 21, 2011

Day 294 - He Ain't Heavy...

... he's my brother.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Day 293 - American Girl Club

We made Indian Fry bread today in AG club!  I should have taken pictures of it, but I was too busy frying it up.  :)  Anyway, here is Alexis working on her dream catcher.  :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Day 292 - My Girl

Nothing but, my girl!  Here she is this afternoon with her quiz cards.  Love her!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Day 291 - Grandma Karen and her Grands

My mom was here for two days and spent some time with us.  She took these lovely pictures tonight with her first three grandkids.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Day 290 - A..E..I...

Carsten is learning how to read!  It's so awesome to see him sounding out the letters and blends and then realizing that they make words!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Day 289 - Toothless!

My oldest nephew lost his first tooth!  These boys are growing up!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Day 288 - Mmmn, Delicious!

Tonight we took a trip to the newly opened Mexican place in our city.  They were slammed and so we had to entertain ourselves while we waited for our food.  We played "I Spy" for a while and then Alexis took it to the next step...

Friday, October 14, 2011

Day 287 - Piano Lessons

And the older generation shall teach the younger generation - or something like that, right?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Day 286 - Inside, Outside...

... upside down!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Day 285 - "Thy Word have I hidden...

... in mine heart that I might not sin against thee."

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Day 284 - Crawfish?!

We've been enjoying BEAUTIFUL weather and today was no exception.  For our lunch break, we went to the Post Office and then to the local park.  There is a stream there and the kids kept shouting, "Mom, mom, look!  It's a lobster!!!!" ;)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Day 283 - Cousins, Friends

I met my sisters at the mall tonight... and we were able to snap this adorable one of Carsten & Dom!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Day 282 - Corn Maze

Well, I forgot to take pictures today, so I will just borrow some from yesterday.  Carsten's birthday was such a beautiful and warm day.  We went to the local orchard and "enjoyed" the Corn Maze.  This thing is nuts - the corn is over your head and the whole maze is 5 acres!  Not our  most brilliant move, let me tell you!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Day 281 - He's FIVE!

That's right, Carsten turned 5 today!  He's not a baby any more!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Day 280 - Toad in a Purse / School Pictures

My girl Alexis is such a mix of prissy, fancy girl and tomboy!  Check out her purse this afternoon at the park: 

I also took school pictures today.  It was such a gorgeous day.  We found the toad while taking the pictures!
Carsten, Kindergarten!
Tyrus, Fourth Grade!

Alexis, Second Grade!
All three kiddos!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Day 279 - Artist Impressions

The kids learned about the famous painter Paul Cézanne today in Art Class.  Cézanne was famous for pictures of "depth" and so the kids looked at his paintings and still life images of pumpkins, hay stacks & apples we'd created and made a fantastic attempt at creating a painting in his style.  It was so neat to watch them!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Day 278 - Journal Time

 Each day, the kids get to write in their own personal journal.  Sometimes I give them a topic, and other times they are free to write what ever they wish.  Today, their topic was "My Favorite Time of the Day is...."

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Day 277 - Weirdo.

Who sleeps like this?  Seriously?  :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Day 276 - Bummer.

I forgot.  Can you forgive me?

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Day 275 - Gettin' Ready

Carsten is sick today (fever and cough) so he's home with me.  Here's all three kids this morning before the big kids left to go to church with their dad.

The story of the band-aid, in case you were curious - I took the kids to McDonald's playland yesterday to burn off some energy and Alexis somehow hit her head inside of it.  She came out, calm as could be and told me she'd hit her head.  What she didn't see (that I did!) was the ton of blood streaming down her face.  I calmly took her to the bathroom to clean her up and she saw the blood and freaked out.  All is well now that we have a band-aid.  :)