Here are some of the things that kept us busy in the last few weeks:
Here is a project that the girls and I did this year. A friend had these on her front porch, and Katie loved them, so we came home and raided our recycling bin. They are milk jugs, with holes cut in the back, and drawn on with Sharpie:
|Katie and her creations.|
Cute, easy, fun, and CHEAP! All the hallmarks of a good craft.
Abby and Emma had their first costume parade and class party last Friday. I was scheduled to help with the party, and Mrs. B. said that Katie could join in the fun. First of all, Brianna, Brittany, and Maddie came with us to watch the parade. After dropping them off at home, Katie and I went back, and spent the whole day at kindergarten.
|Maddie Mouse, watching the parade.|
|Super Girl Katie at the parade.|
|Emma, decorating a cupcake and a cookie.|
|Abby, making a pinata bag.|
|And the one and ONLY picture of me in my costume. Out of focus, but documentation nonetheless!|
|Here's Katie, playing Halloween bingo. Emma is on her other side.|
Then, of course, was party time! Picture 26 kids, all at their tables, eating plates of pure sugar and drinking juice. Halloween music played nonstop, and there was plenty of chattering. LOTS of fun. Katie got to sit next to Emma, and they fixed a plate of goodies for her too. And since that wasn't enough, they also got to break a pinata, with each kid in class getting 3 swings at the pumpkin. Apparently, the pinata didn't hold enough candy, so the teacher gave each mom a bag of candy to sprinkle on the floor for the kids to pick up. At dismissal time, 3 of the kids handed out treat bags to the entire class. We hardly needed to go trick or treating!
Saturday found Brittany and the 3 kids carving pumpkins.
And on Sunday, Don helped Maddie with her pumpkin:
Sunday night, of course, was trick or treating. Each year, we seem to go a little further around the neighborhood. This year, we were out for about an hour, and each of the 4 kids got plenty of candy. Here is a group shot of them before we went out:
And here is the one shot I took of them out and about:
Hope your Halloween was fun! Talk to you again soon!