Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!!!

We have already had several "trick or treating" events (Nate's office, the zoo, preschool). Since we've had lots of practice, we should be doing great today!

Candy snatcher....

She was crying because she couldn't open it and she just ate the wrapper.

Josie was really into the decorations at Nate's office. Ella was really into running into peoples offices and telling them all about how she was an ostrich and that she was four and that she really likes candy. Too bad it has taken her 2 days to eat 1/2 a mini box of nerds which she calls "crumby gummies."

Anyone who comes to our house will be required to eat 5 pieces of candy before you leave.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

This is what an ostrich costume looks like...

I thought I'd really be able to critique the costume better if we saw a real ostrich. The real ones were too far away for photo ops, but this statue was pretty cooperative. (my camera was still set from the dark pumpkin walk the night before, so they are horrible, but still the best you could see of the costume...)

She wore the beak on her forehead since she couldn't breathe through it. I did not make the beak. Despite what the picture looks like, she loved the costume.

She had a poofy butt with white feathers on the back too. Everyone at the zoo knew she was an ostrich right away!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

pumpkin walk

We stayed up past bedtime to go on a jack o lantern walk through the woods one night.

The child's eye view I think was better than our view. We basically saw tops of lots of pumpkins. Some were carved really cool though.

Inside the wildlife center you could pet snakes though so that was exciting for everyone.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Salon Party

Ella went to a party for one of her preschool friends at a nail salon.

Who would have thought watching paint dry would be so fun?!

They all got flower designs on their fingers!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Last weekend....

Nate had a special helper for shingling the roof on the wood shed.

Josie thought she was helping too but she couldn't find them.

The girls took some breaks to play.

And to have a popcorn party (the best popcorn party ever!).

Maybe next weekend, we'll wash that door window.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

So big

Josie thinks that she is a big girl and that she is going to take over Ella's seat at the table.

She also has learned from her sister where the lollipops are located.

"Who me?!"

Sunday, October 20, 2013

New Header

I knew we were overdue for a fall header. I was feeling like it was just a matter of time before someone (most likely Tif) was going to comment on the beach scene still up at the end of October, so I thought we better take some pictures with our pumpkins.