Instead of a Fall/Halloween Party at Charlotte's preschool, they do a Razorback party. It happened on a day that Matt was out of town at a conference and we had to take the big kids to school. Then Charlotte and I headed to Ricks for breakfast before dropping her at school. We love to have breakfast there -- we like to sit in the back and watch them decorate the cakes.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Now that my house is decorated for Christmas, I guess I'll blog about Halloween. Ha!
The kids had a great Halloween this year! We had a busy day that Thursday with a party at charlotte's school and tumbling for both Madeleine & Charlotte that day. By the time we got home, it was time to change and head out into the neighborhood. We went as Darth Vader (with an awesome talking mask!), a Native American, and a bumblebee.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Well times seems to be flying by at a scary speed this fall! The kids have been busy at school and Charlotte and I have been keeping busy too. :)
Madeleine did the announcements at her school one morning. Her teacher texted me this picture and told me she did a great job!
Monday, November 11, 2013
The kids had a Friday off from school at the end of October and Matt took a day off and we headed to Branson for the weekend. It was so good to get away for a few days. The stretch of school from Labor Day to Thanksgiving gets long -- one of the reasons we are excited about being on a CLC calendar next year -- a week off in October! Woohoo! But, for this year we enjoyed our long weekend.
It was actually a very cold start to the morning. We got up super early and drove to Branson on Friday. We stopped to "fuel up" at the Pancake House that we love in Branson before heading to Silver Dollar City. And, brrrrrrr, it was cold out! But, it was not crowded at all! We had the place to ourselves -- we were able to walk up and ride most rides which was wonderful! We rode all of our favorites several times! And, the Scogins were there and we met up with them and rode some together!
We stayed at Castle Rock this time which was a new hotel for us. And, it was great!! It had an indoor waterpark that was so cool. The water was nice and warm and perfect. I called as we left SDC to see what was the earliest we could check in and they said our room was ready so we headed to the hotel. We quickly checked in and changed and headed to try out the water park. It was perfect for our kids at their age -- just enough to keep them happy and small enough that I felt like they were safe. We will definitely be doing this again!
One of the things that Madeleine & Harrison really wanted to do that weekend was the Titanic Museum. It was so neat! I would do it again sometime. It really catered to kids even though it was so nice inside. They had their own listening tour and there were things that they could touch and explore -- turning the captains wheel and touching a real iceburg were some of their favs. The workers (dressed as captains) also catered to the kids and at one point one of them came over and told the kids a really neat story about a boy named "Jack" on the ship. They kept them interested in what happened that night.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Madeleine's softball season came to a close at the end of October and we celebrated with a team party at a local pizza spot. We had a big room to ourselves, lots of pizza and then the girls got their trophies. It turned out really great and I had fun planning it with my friend Sharon! I'm so thankful for this season that Madeleine had -- she had a some great coaches and a great group of girls to play with! All the parents were in it for their kids to have fun and learn and we certainly weren't very competitive.