Friday, October 31, 2008

Pumpkin Faces

The kids were so excited to carve pumpkins! Its funny that Andrew and I ended up doing most of the scooping, and carving! They all turned out pretty cute. Nobody cut any of their fingers off, either! We roasted the seeds, yummy!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Pumpkin Press

Last week we took the kids to the pumpkin patch. The kids wanted to take home a truckload of pumpkins........we didn't. They also enjoyed the five golden retrievers wandering around the farm.



Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Oliver lost his first tooth. He was soooo scared to lose it. Will it bleed? Will it hurt? Andrea got story books about losing teeth to ease the worries. One book it talked about different fables around the world. In mexico they have a tooth mouse and in many countries there is the tooth fairy. Oliver decided that the tooth mouse was going to take his tooth...... and believed it. All of the kids believed Oliver. then one night there it just came out. We put in a small flour sack and put it under the pillow and he was determined to catch the tooth mouse when it came. Lily was sure that she would hear the mouse and would just run right in to Olivers room and catch the tooth mouse. They didn't hear the tooth mouse! When oliver woke up he started moping, "the tooth mouse didn't come". They were all excited and amazed that the tooth mouse was so quiet and that he could put all those coins and candy in that sack.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

fireworks at dads and lads

Dads and Lads

Oliver and I had an awesome time at Dads and Lads. He got to shoot the B.B. gun and the 22 and bow and arrow. He also got to throw the tomahawk and knife. there was a fireworks display and lots of making fires and stomping in the woods and last of all a blackhawk helicopter flew in and Oliver spent about an hour going over every inch of the interior.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

as fun as a barrel of apples

Apple pickin'

We had a good ol' time. The kids really loved it. We only had an hour and a half to pick 4 bushels(8 paper grocery sacks), next year we will make a day of it.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Who Ever Thought Laundry Could Be So Much Fun?


I'm putting a new look on a dental clinic. The inside is almost done but the outside has a long way to go

Monday, October 6, 2008

the great (turtle) escape

turtle relocation program

Lily found a turtle in our back yard by the swingset. We kept it for a while in our terrarium and then took it to a park called ritter springs out by fantastic caverns. it's a turtle wonderland(second only to the nature center). Lily would only let it go for the possibility that she might be able to come back and see some baby turtles. Luckily the turtle has a hard shell to protect itself from ellis. and we climbed a few trees while we were there.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Hush little baby

mantis fun

We had many mantis in our yard this year. The kids love playing with them. We are hoping to have even more next year. Many of the mantis got much bigger than what are on the picture, we just didn't get any pictures of them.