Friday, October 17, 2014

Why did we think this would be the easy one?


Hat day was a hit for my kindergartners today...they all looked so adorable!


While the munchkins were at school, Grandma and I got the final sewing session done, Jason even helped a little.

The kiddos got home and we were still working away.


I got a start on the Mayor's hat...I am really procrastinating on the hat and Jack's bat tie thingy. Need to get on it, we have to wear these for the first time in a week.

Haddie's Mummy costume is finally done, this one took longer...and was a bigger PITA, than we expected. We ripped a sheet into strips, then sewed the strips onto a turtle neck and pair of sweats. Sounds easy right? Well it wasn't...Grandma was this close to throwing her machine a time or two LOL. It came out great though, so the aggravation was worth it in the end.

Miss Hayden loves her costume!

Sassy thing LOL.

Sisters...they look fabulous! I can't wait for everyone to get all dressed up next week!

When the sewing was finally done, the kiddos did some reading to Grandma. She was pretty impressed too :)

Jericho's preschool class was part of the half time show for the Homecoming football game, so we all got to go have fun for a couple hours. The rain started coming down about when the game started, so we only lasted until after the half time show was over, but the kids had a great time.

Go Warriors...they ended up losing, but we didn't tell the kids LOL.


We were not there even 5 minutes before the kids started asking for snacks...guess they have a favorite part of going to football games. Actually a little Lily funny.... Hayden was standing up blocking my view, I asked her to sit down. She got grumpy and told me she likes standing up. Then Lily looked around Hayden and said to me "I like eating snacks" LOL.

Mmm!

Half time...all the kiddos got to walk on the field then around the track with each other.

They were funny, you would think they have all been on parade floats before with all the expert wavers we had in the group.


Cutie pies!


We were all soaked by the time we made it home, but the night was a success for sure!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Shopping trip.

We did a lot of running around today after the kiddos got out of school. Including a hair cut for Little Man. We really like him in the surfer shag but his hair is still baby thin, we thought cutting it really short might help get rid of more of that baby stuff. It makes him look so different.
Jericho has been really busy at preschool...he loves it, I just hope he is behaving, haven't had any feedback really. Hopefully no news = good news.

The trio's first order of books from school. I remember these things from when I was a kid, crazy how some things don't change. We read to the kids a lot, almost daily...tonight I let them try to read to me for the first time, I was super surprised at how well they did. Lily and Xander were almost reading, Haddie did pretty well too, but being a perfectionist doing anything that she doesn't know for sure that she will do great at is really hard for her. I was impressed, especially since we have never really tried to teach them to read at home and they are only about a month into Kindergarten and here they are trying to read.

Tomorrow is hat day at the trio's school. So while we were out adding to our preps and stock piles (yes, we are one of those families that thinks this is just the tip of the Ebola iceberg and that things are going to get worse before they get better...having a good 4 months of food stocked up helps me feel a tiny bit better) we got the kiddos some new hats. Jericho found the perfect hat for himself...our little minion LOL.

Lily Bug loves a good fedora, so she found one of those...I was trying my best to talk Haddie into this cute hat but she wasn't going for it. She wanted a cat one, so I let her get the one she wanted. Then I went back and bought this hat anyway LOL...it is going to look sure cute in pictures.

Hayden's hat of choice...later she ended up finding a Hello Kitty fedora, so we now have a small collection of hats. I should have bought myself one...but then I love how they look on other people and worry they look silly on me so I almost never wear one.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Last rose of the year.

A little DIY project today. We wanted to give the kids a spot to put their backpacks and sweatshirts after school...that is not the floor. Jason went to work on a simple little rack.


Jericho kept him company while he worked. He is such a pain, but he keeps us laughing.


I'm pretty sure this is our last rose for the year...and it is a beauty.

Homemade pizza dinner. Hayden insisted I take this photo, in fact she refused to eat until I did. I was confused, until she told me her pizza was decorated as a portrait of me. Thanks Haddie, let me take a picture of that masterpiece!

Nice job babe...good work. Dork LOL.























I better not find a backpack on the floor again dang it LOL.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Not too shabby, if I do say so myself.

I have been putting off working on Xander's Mayor from The Nightmare Before Christmas mask for his costume. We are starting to get down to the wire, so I bit the bullet today and got most of it done. It wasn't as hard as I was worried it would be.

Grandma found a lamp shade for about a buck...that helped take the pressure off, at $1 I could afford another if I screwed it up LOL.
Jason put the shade on Xander's head and drew small circles (in the mouth area) where his eyes are. He also put a bolt and nut through a baseball cap (with the bill cut off) and screwed it into the shade base, this way the shade can spin around for the two faced Mayor.

I free handed the Mayor's faces as best I could.
Happy Mayor.


Not so happy Mayor.
























I painted the shade with acrylic paint, it worked totally great...took a good 2 hours, but turned out pretty good.
























Working on the other face. Jason did not get the two sets of eyes spaced evenly on the front and back, hopefully no one will notice.
















Almost done, just gotta cut the black mouth out and replace it with some black see through fabric so Xan can see where the candy bowls are, and make his hat. It is not too shabby, I am no pro, but you can tell who he is supposed to be I think, so I'm happy LOL!
























Best of all he gets to spin his mask just like he wanted...he is super happy with it, and that is all that matters :)
























The trio had a jog-a-thon at school the other day, I didn't think the kindy kids were going to be doing it, but I guess I was wrong. They brought these certificates home, which told us how many laps around their soccer field everyone ran. Not too bad, I was especially impressed with Bug's 10 laps...anyone that knows her knows she is not our most athletic child LOL.
















Funny from a couple days ago...
This kid right here. He was just arguing with me about going out front by himself to play with the neighbor boy. As it is almost dinner time I said no. Xander pretty much growled at me "Mom, I'm 6 years old". Did he really just "I'm 6 years old" me??? LOL.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Pumpkin patch fun.

The kids had no school today, and the weather was supposed to be nice, so we decided to hit up the pumpkin patch with Grandma, Cousin Hailee and Grammy Jo. We have a couple more patch trips planned for this month, hopefully the weather cooperates as well as it did today, it was a lovely day.

We went back to our fave spot...we have been coming here for years. Last year, the year we went as the Potato Head family, back when the trio were 2, and their first time when the trio were 15 month old 3 little pigs. So many great memories here.

We pretty much always start out at the barn, the kids love seeing the animals...they had a few new ones this year.


The calf was super cute.

The bunny was a hit.

They love taking these pumpkin pics every year.

Off to play on the hay pyramid.


Jericho was making some pretty amazing jumps from bale to bale...he just had to do what the big kids were doing.

Of course he landed on his stomach then had to get himself up the rest of the way, but he was doing it. Little beast.

Cow ride with Grandma.

Jericho picked the caboose.


The girls make cute lil pumpkins.




While waiting for the hay ride out to the patch the kiddos amused themselves climbing gates.

I just love something about this pic.
Haddie is for sure our Ninja Warrior, she was "walking" down the gate flipping from facing forward to facing back.

They entertained themselves for a good 10 minutes, even cranky Bug...she was in a mood, again.



Such a grumpy Bug.

Hay ride out to the pumpkins.

We weren't really looking for pumpkins quite yet, but the kids each got a baby one to take home.


Our attempt at a family pic, will have to try again on our next patch visit.

The girls had fun getting to hang out.

Cousins!

We take this pic every year that we come here. This year they had moved the 3 head hole pumpkin, and we thought they had gotten rid of it, I was so bummed. We saw it out in the field, so we made our way over to take our traditional picture. They have grown up so much over the last 6 years...it is hard to believe these are the same kiddos sometimes.

Everyone spent a little time playing on an old tractor for a bit before we headed out to grab some dinner.



After 3 hours at the pumpkin patch this Momma needed a Margarita with dinner! The perfect ending to a perfect day!