Monday, October 28, 2013

Fall Break Randoms

We survived two weeks of taking care of the class turtle, Flapjack!  It was a good experience for Brooke, but we have no plans to do it again any time soon or to get one of our own. 

 Trip to the pumpkin patch!  Still haven't carved those suckers...

 Trunk or Treat!!
 Charlotte and her crew!
 Couldn't resist this cute couple...I liked their car but really wanted a picture of them! lol
 Brooke and Ella

Conner Scairie take 2

 Our second trip to Conner Scairie was a success, except only half of us ending up riding the Headless Horseman hayride in the dark.  Nathan watched Sleepy Hollow with Brooke and she had nightmares for days and refused to get on the ride again.  We still hung out with them in line.  I think Charlotte loved the ride better in the dark and it sounds like it was pretty exciting!

 Charlotte walked the runway at Beautisha's fashion show.

 Nathan was a good sport and tried to go down the ramp with Charlotte.
 We had a story time with Holly Ween. 
 Nathan got his pictures taken with the other mayoral candidates. 


Children's Museum and Haunted House

We took a quick trip to the Children's Museum during Fall Break.  We didn't see a lot, because it was pretty crowded!  We had a whole crew with us because my Aunt Saundra and Uncle Richard were visiting from Utah.  My mom, dad, Lauren, and Nathan came along too. 

 Hula hoop rockstars. 

 Waiting in a long line for the Haunted House. 
 We met a new friend in line.  This little 6 year old boy was the cutest.  I can't remember his name and even if I did I would probably butcher the spelling. 
I won free tickets to the Haunted House so I was pretty excited about taking my kids.  They had a lights on time and a lights off time. I really thought my kids could handle the lights off so that is when we went.  Bad mistake!!  My kids were scared to death and will probably never go to another haunted house again.  Oh well.  Learning experiences.  (Our friend was pretty scared too)

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Conner Scairie

We had a fun time at Conner Scairie (Prairie) during the Headless Horseman event.  We were first in line at the gate to get the earliest ticket time possible so we could have a daylight ride.  Some people in our family were too spooked to go when it was dark.  I think that person decided it would be ok to go back when it's dark, so we may be making another trip!

We played lots of fun games and took our picture with most of the Mayoral Candidates.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

4 F's

 1.  Football!  It's over.  Charlotte's team lost in the playoffs, but  Brooke's lost in the Super Bowl.  They both had a fabulous time cheering, but we are glad to have our Saturday's back. 
 2. Field Trip!  I chaperoned a 2nd grade field trip with my favorite second grader.  We took a train ride through Cicero, and then toured some of our community hot spots.  The library, fire station, police station, post office.  It was pretty fun!

 Not a great picture, but the train goes over the lake.  I think that's pretty cool.
 3.  Flapjack!  Brooke is pet sitting her class turtle for Fall Break.  His name is Flapjack and he's a cute little thing.  We are having so much fun playing with him and watching him. 

 4.  Food!  We made a dutch oven dinner in our garden.  And when I say we, I really mean Nathan.  Ha!  It was his idea.  We had dessert too.  An apple crisp.  Yum!
 Of course, if we're eating outside it means we will have neighborhood friends over to help us eat.  :-)

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