Thursday, October 31, 2013
School, cousins, friends...Oh My! Halloween was a fun filled day and by the end we were all ready for bed. I was lucky enough to get the afternoon off from work so that I could help out with the boys' party at school. They all got to dress up in their costumes and parade across the stage in front of the whole school during a special assembly. The teachers all dressed up like hippies and the 5th graders did a dance to "What did the fox say". During their party they got to decorate cookies, make foam pumpkins and wrap each other up like mummies in toilet paper which was a BIG hit! They left on a sugar high from all the snacks and with goody bags. After school we hung out a nana and papa's house for a bit before making our rounds out to grandma & grandpa Dodge's house, Aunt Tia's and Aunt Calli's. Our icing on the cake was the most insane trick-or-treating I've ever experienced. Alden, Calli and I get trick-or-treating rock star awards just for making through the crowd, smoke machine, flying bats and light show without losing one child. Parent of the year award right hear for coming home with the same number of kids that we left with. That might not seem like a big deal to you if you've never trick-or-treated the neighborhood that the Forrester family is currently living in. Carmen handed out 800 pieces of candy that night!
Saturday, October 26, 2013
This was Murray's first experience with trick-or-treating so what better way to show him what it's all about than to take him downtown and throw him in a crowd of hundreds of costumed children right? With only a little bit of drizzle it turned out to be a fine morning for a bit of Halloween fun!
Friday, October 25, 2013
The boys had their last soccer game last weekend and Mason got 3 goals! We celebrated afterwards with a team pizza party. The boys had so much fun this season that they weren't ready for it to end! They are bummed that they have to wait until spring to start up again.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
We had Tamara Hamiliton take some fall photos of us this year and love love love how they turned out! This is something I've been wanting to do for the last few years and have just never got around to it. Here is a preview of some of the pics....
Sunday, October 6, 2013
What an amazing autumn day! It was the perfect day to spend at Bauman farm as a family. The boys had a blast with all the fall activities and of course it wouldn't be Bauman's without some apple cider donuts and some fresh apple cider to drink.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
It was beautiful sunny day and what better way to spend it than outside playing soccer! This was the first game this season that James was able to make it to so the boys were excited and their coach was just excited to finally get some help.
More points for home depot. They're great at keep our kids happy now if they could just do as good of a job selling building supplies! The boys made airplanes this month for the home depot project and as a bonus they had a race car out front that the kids could climb in. The sign said climb on in and Brock took it literally!
The fire stations had their annual open houses today and we made it to two of the four stations. The boys were most excited about their ride in the fire truck at the downtown station. They also got to spray one of the smaller hoses and climb all over the vehicles and equipment. The police car and boat happen to be out home depot. The boys thought it was so cool that the police boat was "just like papa's" but now think papa's would be way cooler with lights :)
As soon as the boys found out that they get awards and recognition for exercising through a program at school they are on the workout band wagon! They ran straight into the living room and yelled "mom get out Shaun T we want to get a punch in our card!" They are probably the only kids in their kindergarten class getting points by doing the insanity videos :)