Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November is flying by..

We have done a lot more with sight words and math the last few weeks.
Here is our parking lot game:

We have been practicing sorting colors with Andy:

John bought a large white board from the hardware store and worked with Jay on some math> I think they drew bananas, lightsabers, pears, footballs and candy:)
They spend a lot of time being silly:

We can't help taking cute pictures of Andy sleeping:

Jack, Kyle and J.T. came over and we (they) worked hard on the cement pad for the shed.

Andy turns 2 1/2 this week and I can hardly believe how time has flown.

He is thinking....that he might want to go to Pizza Ranch for his half birthday:)
The blog posts are getting fewer and farther between because I am taking 2 masters classes and have school meetings and other stuff going on. I did get all the ingredients ready to throw beef/vegetable soup in the crock pot tomorrow morning though:) I'm already excited about it, even though I won't get home until 7:20 tomorrow night (just like tonight). Time flies...

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Kid costumes Halloween 2014

I saw something like this on a website, and decided we could do it, so we dressed up Andy one night for fun:

Andy also wanted to be Batman (because Jay was spiderman) and because he had a cute costume that Aunt Lori made:) Here he is at his school party with his balloon and streamer:

Here is Andy with his school girlfriend Pippa:
We went to an event in our town and Jay dared to take a picture with the spooky backdrop. Andy wouldn't get close.
Here are a few pictures of the kids together. It was a little chilly on Halloween night for trick or treating, so Andy was a cute little dinosaur.

Our Halloween Party 2014

We spent the 3 weeks before the party doing crafts, shopping at Goodwill 1/2 price days and decorating! It's amazing how many crafts are easy to do with kid in about 30 min. a night, or an hour on a Saturday afternoon. We got some pumpkins ready for the front door.
First we spent some time making toilet paper roll bats.
We made about 7 of these. We also colored a velumn poster I got from Goodwill.
We got some window clings, a glow in the dark spiderweb, some hanging lanterns and other window decorations. We moved some of them to different locations after the pictures.
I had a whole table with a black tablecloth, orange lights, a glass jar of glow sticks, and plush decorations but I forgot to take a picture. The kids painted some cardboard bunting I got from Michaels for $1.30. Totally easier than making it myself- plus the kids got an easy job that ended up being super cute (except the one that got painted sideways:)
I found these super cute favor baskets at Goodwill and we filled them with some random new toys we got at goodwill and a small bit of candy.
I also found some printable mason jars on pintrest (which were supposed to be for valentines day) and redesigned them for a Halloween gift for Jay's classmates. Normal spiders weren't sticking like we wanted, so when I got sling shot spiders 8-packs for .50 each (new) at Goodwill and got 4 packs. Then I attached them with string to make sure they would stay.
I had a bunch of activities for the kids to do, and when they completed it they could get a non-candy prize (yo-yo, cute notepad, paddle-ball).
This picture isn't clear, but is Jay taking his selfie with an adult:)
I got out some of the monster items from Jay's 1st birthday party:
I set the table with some Candy and other fun things. Then I added my pumpkin-looking cheese ball.
And I tried a few mummy pizzas before resorting to regular pizza because it was way easier.
Everyone had so much fun!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Days with Daddy

John has been doing so much with the boys on their day off together. Andy did get stung by a bee, but he was fine.
Sometimes they go shopping (it was cool to see this even though they didn't get it)
Sometimes they send me silly pictures.
Of course they have spent a lot of time at the skate park:
They get creative when it is raining...
When we needed to buy a new washing machine 6 months after buying a new dryer...they can double the fun!