Thursday, October 29, 2009

hair skills

Gamma is here visiting and had the privilege to have Jacob do her hair. I'm not sure when I should get worried about this boy. Would it be the hair dressing skills or the fact that he is always in his underwear or maybe that he likes it on backwards? Hmmm.... Right now I am just going to blame it on that fact that he is two.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween 10K

Well - I did it! I ran my first 10K (6.2 miles) and I did it with a great friend. The race was put on by an Irish pub so needless to say the drinks were flowing early on and everyone was in great spirits. Some of the costumes were hilarious and best of all I had fun!

Before leaving the house. Do you think I had a little too much coffee already?

Check out the girl behind the "Irishman". She was a sorority girl. It was a riot!

Right after we crossed the finish line.

We got a picture with the winner of the "Best Irish Costume." Can you imagine running in that?

Costumes, drinks and good times galore!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

school art

Elizabeth came home today with her face painted. In their art class they have to design what they are going to paint and then in a mirror, emulate their drawing. She was so proud of what she did but I couldn't get her to smile for the life of me because she was afraid the paint would crack.

Friday, October 16, 2009

my little flower

Last night Elizabeth had her 1st grade play, The Garden Patch. She played the part of a flower. Unfortunately I wasn't able to go see it because I was home with sick kids but Mike was able to get some video for me. She was feeling a little under the weather but didn't want to miss her play. She did great and was just so darn cute! Love that school and those kids!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

mini-me soccer

And of course the boys want to be like their big sister so I signed them up for Mini-Me Soccer which is a clinic type activity where they learn soccer skills through the use of games. These clinics meet once a week for an hour and are for ages 2-5. SO very cute to watch! AJ and Jacob were on different "teams" so I had to run back and forth to watch them but they both said they had a wonderful time. And having fun is all that matters in the end!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

in full swing

Fall soccer has started here and is now in full swing. Elizabeth is on an under eight all girls team this year. Her coaches are great and are teaching so many new skills this year and Elizabeth is learning a lot! She is playing right defender this season but really is holding out for goalie. Go Monkey's!

Jacob did his best to get his picture taken instead of Elizabeth. Little turkey!

Friday, October 9, 2009

corn festival

Elizabeth and AJ got to go over to her school with daddy for their Seminole Corn Festival. Their first priority was to get their hair colored and their faces painted. The did a lot of other activities that night but I think that was the highlight as those were the only pictures that came home with them. :)

cake contest

Every other year Elizabeth's school has their Seminole Corn Festival to raise money for the school. This year they had a cake contest for the kids. They were asked to decorate their own cakes. While Elizabeth was at school i made two bundt cakes and put them together to form a pumpkin. Once she got home, she got right to work on frosting the cake with orange frosting. She then stuck a green ice cream cone in the middle for the stem and I put some green frosting in a ziplock baggy for her to pipe on as the vine.

I think she did a great job and it turned out really cute. Unfortunately when I went to drop the cake off in the morning for her I realized that there were a lot more cakes with parent "assistance" than not so she didn't place but she was proud of it and that is all that matters!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

what? it's fall?

With temps in the high 80's and the humidity at (well I don't know what it was but it was sticky) AJ's school kicked off fall with a field trip across the street to the pumpkin patch.

The kids were greeted with a story about fall and Halloween. All were very intrigued.

Followed by making their very own paper bag pumpkins. They filled orange paper bags with newspaper and then tied green pipe cleaners around the top to form the pumpkin.

AJ really got into the crumpling of the paper.

Afterwards they had a snack.
And then headed over to the experiment station where they learned about floating and sinking and that something has to have air in it to be able to float. Who knew?
Last but not least they got to pick out their very own pumpkin to take home with them. AJ of course tried for the biggest one he could find but we end up settling on something a little more reasonable.
Despite the heat and the unreasonable amount of sweat, all in all it was a fun trip to the pumpkin patch. Now if it would only start to feel like fall.