Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

We had a nice Thanksgiving with Diane, Clyde and Lance this year at their house. Seth made a couple of pieces of artwork to prepare for Thanksgiving:

From school, Seth is thankful for "My Family, School, God, My House, Weekends, Life"

Seth made this at home, tracing his hand to make a turkey. We laughed because his beak seems to be on top of his head!
Seth also had an assignment at school to plan a Thanksgiving meal. He had to make an invitation, a guest list and plan the meal using a budget of $150. Then he had to display everything he did on a poster. I helped him a lot with this project and it was a lot of fun. Isabelle wanted to make a poster for this project too. The following picture is Isabelle's poster. Seth's had to be turned in at school.

Friday, November 22, 2013

PlayGroup Update

Parker has really been having a good time at PlayGroup. He is certainly the most timid one in the group, but he is beginning to participate in the group activities more, such as Circle Time where they sing songs and listen to a book. Today, for the first time, he did the motions and movements for the songs we sang! He also interacted with one of the instructors for the first time - Parker rolled pumpkins down a slide to the instructor then went with her to pick them up and do it again!

Rolling pumpkins down the slide

A favorite activity - the train table

Hammering golf tees into Styrofoam - brilliant!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

School Pictures 2013-2014

School pictures are in!

Isabelle is picture-perfect for 5th grade. I french-braid her hair and wet it every night so that it is wavy for the day:

And... Seth's 2nd grade photo:

A re-take is in order! Though Seth likes this picture, I just can't accept that I paid $25 for it! So his re-take will be in a couple of weeks.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Straight A's

Isabelle brought home her first report card from Hayes Intermediate School today. This is the first year she receives letter grades. I am proud to report she received all A's and is on the Honor Roll!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Parker Turns 3!!

This sweet little guy turned 3 today! We couldn't ask for a better son! We celebrated with family, presents, cake and ice cream.

Opening presents

Lori, Sarah and Jon


Seth, Shane and Jacob assisting with presents

This card from Aunt Lori played a song

Time to sing Happy Birthday

We signed the white board for Parker


Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy Halloween!

The weather was rainy but fairly warm for this year's Trick-or-Treat. Grandma Diane joined us this year and all the kids got a good share of candy! Parker didn't say trick-or-treat to anyone, but he had a lot of fun going up to all the houses and getting candy.

Zombie Seth

Fireman Parker