Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!!!

It's time to leave to trick or treat! A bunch of us always go out to a friends house to trick or treat. It's a 'tad' chaotic, but we wouldn't have it any other way. The kids and the adults have a fantastic time every year.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

2nd Annual Halloween Party!

What a blast! We had a great time last year and an even better time this year with great friends. We had close to 30 kids here with their parents...of course. The weather has been nice enough the last couple of years that we've had a fun time cracking open a pinata and the kids have had a lot of fun playing outside. =) We can't wait for next year! Mark your calendar!

After our party we ended up going across the street to the neighbor's for the party they were having. I was exhausted, but on the plus side we were able to take over all our extra goodies and that got them out of our house.

Friday, October 29, 2010

More Halloween Goodies

I made up some sugar cookies today. Finally found a recipe that we ALL like. I decorated them with Wilton Chocolate Melts and Wilton sprinkles. They were fantastic!

More cake balls...just decorated differently! These were so incredibly easy to make. I can't wait to try out more combinations.

Kolin had fun in the basement and made up a haunted tunnel. He added bat lights and Halloween colored lights to the ceiling. The kids loved it!

A day full of parties......

Karis and Brennan both had their Halloween parties at school today. I got the chance to check out both and everyone had a lot of fun. It's always neat to see what all the other kids are just never know what or who you might see.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Cake Ball Suckers

I had the intention of making them for Karis' preschool class party. After making them, Kolin and I decided they were much too good for the little kids and decided to give them to the teachers and save them for our Halloween party on Saturday.

Baby Eeyore #5

Last week our 3 year old preschool teacher asked if Ryanne would like to come to the 3 year old Halloween party at school. Of course I said yes. I went through our Halloween tote full of past costumes and broke out Eeyore. I can now say that all 5 kids have worn it. Baby boy will get the honor in a few years. =)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Taryn's Architecture Project

The 4th grade classes went on a field trip a few weeks ago to check out Dixon's downtown architecture. They then had to do a project in regards to what they saw. Taryn decided to make Dixon's arch out of marshmallows. She determined to use marshmallows and we finally figured something out. =)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010


This morning was our yearly preschool field trip to Selmi's. They have the BEST sweet corn, apples (especially honey crisp) and blueberries!

Today we feed the animals, went on a hay wagon ride, walked through the corn maze, got weighed on the pumpkin scale, played in the corn box (soooo much fun,) picked out a pumpkin, played outside, had a snack and then it was time to go home.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

4 Having Fun & 1 Hold Out

Kolin and I couldn't help but laugh at them today. Ryanne on Taryn's back with Brennan holding on and Karis holding Ryanne's hand just to make sure she wouldn't fall off and hurt herself.

The of course we've got the 11 year old who thinks the little people are a tad annoying.... She'd rather do her own thing.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Way To Go 6th Grade Junior Dukes!

Today was the Junior Dukes Classic game. The cheerleaders had new cheers and a new dance to show everyone during half time. The football team had yet to win a game and everyone was hopeful we could pull it off today. At least we really really really hoped!

In the end the boys were able to pull it off! I've never seen such excited kids and parents!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Cheese, Mommy!!!!

Ryanne and I were out and about this morning. I whipped out my camera to take a picture of something I found and immediately I heard: "Cheese, Mommy! Cheese!!!!!!" She loves to have her picture taken and I am more than happy to take it.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

If you can't find Ryanne...

But you hear her, make sure to check behind the kids bathroom door.

She will have taken the bag out of the box of cheese nips and her sippy cup into the bathroom for a quiet snack break.

My mom will love the fact that she is sitting right up against the door. This way the door cannot be fully opened up. (Something Ryanne's mommy used to do when she was little.)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

You think so?

Brennan: I'm not going to college?

Me: Oh Really? What are you going to do then?

Brennan: Sit and watch TV.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Front Yard Trees

I love the trees in our front yard. They are great at shading the house and giving us a little bit of privacy from some of the neighbors. I like watching the leaves change color, but at the same time I know that the leaves will be falling and my trees will be bare for way too long.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Crazy Busy!

Cheerleading and Volleyball are winding down for the season. Jadyn has had a great time doing both. She has a game later today and then the Classic is in a couple of weeks and will be the last day of the season. She has also started practice for the school play. They meet 3 days a week right after school for a couple of hours. The performance will be in December.

Taryn has her next sleep deprived EEG scheduled. She's been seizure free for 3 years now. All she needs to get off her meds is a normal sleep deprived EEG ON meds and then another normal sleep deprived EEG OFF meds. My fingers are crossed that this will be our year. I can't imagine walking into the dr's office and being told the 2nd test was abnormal again.

Brennan is doing well is 1st grade. His reading is getting better and he's able to sound out his words and put them all together without much help. He was having quite the time being able to sound out each letter, but when it came to putting them all together it just wasn't working for him. His teacher is great and we couldn't have asked for a better one for him. He keeps us laughing from one minute to the next with his antics.

Karis is in preschool 5 mornings a week. She's learning by leaps and bounds and is more than ready for Kindergarten. That darn late birthday really put a crimp in everything for her. =) There are days that she'll come home and tell ME what the teachers forgot to do that day. This girl really likes her regular schedule.

Ryanne is rotten.....She's still a sweet and adorable little girl, but oh my goodness is she giving Kolin and I a run for our money. We just keep reminding outselves that she's 2....just 2.

Kolin and I are doing great! Today is our 12th Anniversary! =) We get to spend it just as we did last a football game watching Jadyn cheer. Except this year we will NOT be picking up another puppy to add to our household.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Doesn't every little girl

need her own dune buggy?