Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Fall Brings...

Fall brings...
The end of soccer season! Jake, Sis, and Parker all played this year. Jake improved a ton this season and played goalie a lot which was fun (and nerve-racking) to watch! Sis didn't love soccer, but improved so much through the weeks. Parker was on the younger side to play, but did ok. Next year will be better for him when he's a little older!
It was a great season, but it is nice to have some time at home on Saturday mornings:)
Fall also means Fire Safety Month. The kids had a teacher work day one week, so we got to meet up with friends to learn all about fire safety! We saw the fire trucks, tried on the fire gear and even had a surprise helicopter fly in!  
Fall means...Pumpkins at Preschool!
Parker had fun doing all sorts of pumpkin activities at school last week. They got to taste pumpkin muffins and seeds and then got to pick out a pumpkin to take home!
Fall also brings lots of festivals!
We went to one this past weekend and Brooklyn's friend Chloe came with us!
The kids got to paint pumpkins, bounce in the bounce houses, and play games!
Emery loved playing the games for the candy! The candy wouldn't even make it to her bag, it went right in her mouth! Ha!
Fall is such a fun time of year! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Pumpkin Patch Pictures

This past Friday my big kids had a half day at school. We decided that a trip to the pumpkin patch would make for a fun afternoon!
We went to a patch right down the road from us. We saw some animals, jumped the haystacks and snapped a few pictures!
Here are a few of my favorites! Love these cute kids with my WHOLE heart:)

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Growing up I remember celebrating Grandparents Day at school. We would send special invitations to them inviting them to come and spend some time with us in our classrooms! My Grandparents were always a part and I still remember those moments to this day!
A few weeks ago, Parker's preschool hosted Grandparents Day...
His class sang some sweet songs for them, prepared a light breakfast, and made them some sweet crafts to treasure forever!
Just last week my big kids celebrated Grandparents Day too! 
It was such a nice morning! Grandparents arrived right after drop off for a delicious continental breakfast and then enjoyed a program where each grade preformed. They were then dismissed to see around the classrooms where they received some sweet gifts! 
We are so thankful for wonderful grandparents! My kids are blessed to be loved by so many and
I know my kids will remember these special days forever too!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Falling Into a Busy October!

October is one of my most favorite months! It is always FULL of fall fun and we know that cooler weather is on the way:)
Here is what we have been up to lately...
Last week I was able to help out at the school as Brooklyn's class celebrated Johnny Appleseed!
The kinders studied about him all week and then enjoyed an afternoon of fun as they rotated around several apple stations tasting, touching, crafting and reading about apples!
Then last Saturday night Brooklyn was invited to her first Daddy/Daughter dance at the school! It was a Western theme. They had dinner, dancing, and lots of fun!
These two had the best time together! Brooklyn danced the night away with her sweet new friends!
Jake and Sis each had field trips on the calendar too!
Jake went to the apple orchard with his class. Matt took the day off of work and went with him. They picked apples, enjoyed a hayride, and even made and tasted their very own apple cider!
I got to go with Brooklyn's class to ImaginOn to see "A Year With Frog and Toad"! It was such a great little play! We really enjoyed it! After it was over we went with a big group to enjoy a pizza lunch at Brixx! 
And that's not all:)
Parker celebrated a special PINK day at preschool. It is a day set aside to honor his teacher, Mrs. Bernie! She is a 6 year breast cancer survivor!
We are well into the swing of fall and busier than ever! 
Looking forward to more fall fun coming up!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Aw Shucks!!!

The little ones and I had a fun morning together this week. We made a visit to Aw Shucks Farm!
We had never toured this farm before, but they were having a special preschool day, so we decided to check it out before it even opens to the public for the fall season!
 The kids got to participate in the Little Hands Farm Tour. It was just perfect for my two!
We learned how to plant corn, saw lots of farm animals, and even got to feed some goats!
We learned about chicken eggs and got to collect our own too! The kids LOVED it (especially because we just tried fresh chicken eggs for the first time last week)!
 Check out these pig's names:)
They had LOTS of bunny rabbits for us to see!
Each preschooler got to pick out a pumpkin to take home!
These were the perfect size for little hands and our guide said they were sweet pumpkins...
just perfect for pies! 
They had to "pay" for their pumpkins with their "Aw Shucks Bucks" that they earned from taking care of the farm! So cute!
 The kids got to enjoy a tractor ride around the farm and then spent lots of time on the playground areas! 
Lot's of swings, slides, forts, and tree houses to explore!
We finished up our day with a picnic lunch and made it back just in time to pick up the big kids from school. The only thing that would have made our day better is if they were with us!
Welcome Fall!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Two Year Check Up

This past week I took Emery to the doctor for her two year check up!
Weight: 27.8lbs. (65%)
Height: 35 3/4 in (90%)
Head Circumference: 47 1/4 cm. (50%)

Dr. B asked me several questions and took a good look at my girl! She is looking great!
She did have to get one shot in her little leg, but the nurse was super quick! Emery cried for a second, but was ok after a few hugs from Parker and I!
It must have gotten sore later on in the afternoon though because she kept saying "boo boo" and pointing to her leg. So sad:(

Love my girl and I am so thankful she is healthy and strong!

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Fair is Here!

Today I took my little ones to the fair for preschool day!
I was really looking forward to the day, but knew I would miss my big kids being with me. I almost pulled them out of school for the day, but Matt convinced me to just enjoy my time with the little two. I LOVE this day. It's such a fun morning and one of my most favorite outings that I get to do with my kids!
We invited a few friends to come with us which made our day even better!
We spent the morning visiting a few different stations. 
We learned about honey bees, butterflies, and gardening and Parker and I even saw a chicken get loose! One of the fair workers had to catch him and put him back in his cage:)
Our favorite station was the petting zoo (and seeing the pregnant pot belly pig)!
My kids loved petting the animals and seeing them up nice and close:)
Emery was way braver than I thought she would be!
After we did all of the inside things we headed outside for our most favorite part...
We got to watch Robinson's Racing Pigs! 
It is always a treat to watch those pigs run the track or swim a lap for an Oreo cookie!
It was a sweet day with my little ones at the fair!
We LOVE when the fair comes to town!