Monday, November 22, 2010

A field trip, a smart board, and the end of soccer season

One Friday in October, the kids and I went on a field trip to our "neighbor Suzie's" library at her school. The kids had a wonderful time seeing where she works and visiting with her in her favorite domain, her library! Karis and Noah loved looking at all the books. Karis was introduced to a smart board, a board that she got to do some of her favorite computer games with. Noah really liked the pointer finger pen that Ms. Suzie had, but he was more interested in the fire truck in the library. Ms. Suzie read Noah books in the fire engine and played with the kids on the smart board.

Thanks so much "neighbor Suzie" for showing us your FUN library.
Karis' soccer seasoned finished at the beginning of November. Her team improved over the season, and we enjoyed seeing her play, learn, and understand more of the game. The experience was good, and we are all looking forward to soccer in the spring.
My little goalie throwing the ball to her teammates.
We are gearing up for Thanksgiving, doing our "thankful tree" every night, reading books and singing songs about Thanksgiving, and getting ready for our Thanksgiving day meal with our friend Joseph. More pictures to come about our holiday, hope you all have a wonderful, enjoyable, Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 05, 2010


Family night last week was super hero night: The Incredibles came to dinner! After much thought and (trying to be creative), the only thing I made for the night were masks for all of us. We wore them for awhile and it was fun, but the mask gave me a BIG headache! The night started with us decorating our cupcakes with an "I" out of candy corn. We then ate homemade pizza (I figured we could be like the Ninja Turtles) and our cupcakes. After posing for some pictures, we watched the movie The Incredibles, which is one of our favorite ones.

Bob (Mr. Incredible) and Dash

The Incredibles in action! Watch out, we are ready for battle!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Princess Tea Party

Our second themed family night was all for Karis: Princess Tea Party Night. I pulled out all the stops, at least all that I knew of to put on a full fledged tea party for dinner. Karis and I dressed in our princess clothes, and Noah and Justin dressed in nice clothes.

My little princess and me dressed for our tea party.
Thanks to my friend Lori, I made scones for the first time. They were absolutely yummy! I also made my Aunt Barbara's tea cakes which were also fantastic! We had hot tea, a vegetable tray with ranch dip and fruit.

Tea anyone?

Yummy scones, one of my new favorite things.

We tried to get the kids to stick out their pinky while drinking the tea, not so easy for Noah. It was fun being silly and trying to be English!

Family photo!
Up next: super hero night. Family themed nights are so fun. We watched Cinderella after tea and all enjoyed the family classic, even Noah said "that was good Mommy."