Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Pie Feast

On Tuesday, I was able to help out in C's 2nd Grade Class with their Thanksgiving Pie Feast. I basically helped cut and serve pie to C and his classmates. The boys had made pilgrim hats and the girls made pilgrim collars. The teachers laid out a long piece of red paper in the hallway for a "table" for all the 2nd graders to sit at. They sang Thanksgiving songs and ate pie.

Here is C's class. He's in the middle wearing the red long-sleeved shirt and the cool pilgrim hat. - Family, Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Pie Feast

After their pie feast, his teacher turned on a Thanksgiving Cartoon for them to watch before they went home. It gave us parents and teachers a chance to clean-up. MK pulled out a chair to sit next to her big brother. - Family, Thanksgiving
C & MK

S came along with me as well. One of his Kindergarten friends was there with his mom, so they sat at a table in the back to play with each other. - Family, Thanksgiving
T and S

It was a fun afternoon and I was glad I was able to go help out. Because of my weird work schedule and the abundance of helpers, I haven't had a lot of opportunities to help inside the classroom. C was very glad to have me there and show off his little sisters to his friends. I should take advantage of this while I can before he realizes he should be embarrassed by me.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hello Gorgeous!

R and the kids play "Cut the Rope" on the iPad all the time. It's funny. A cookie is on a rope that you have to feed to a monster after collecting stars. Well, R had gotten pretty far on the game but then MK came along and erased it, so they've had to start all over again. The other night, R and the boys were playing, and R was having a difficult time with one level. He finally got it and C said "Hello Gorgeous!" S then said, "That's when a girl's lovin' you."

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical


I don't know if you are familiar with the book Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems, but it's hilarious. (He also wrote Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.) C & S brought this book home from their Preschool library on a regular basis. Well, apparently the book has been made into a musical. Who knew? I sure didn't. Not until R received an email from a local Arts Center with show times. Last night, I braved the storm and took C & S to see it. It was pretty funny, and the boys loved it.

Here are C & S waiting for the play to start. Like the VERY big smiles? They were excited. We sat up on the balcony, which they said was "so cool." - Family
C and S before the show
The play was only an hour long, which was perfect for the kids. It was very well done and very fun. I was impressed by the solo Trixi sang when she realizes that Knuffle Bunny is missing. The entire song is gibberish. I can't imagine trying to remember a song like that. The puppeteers brought out a life sized Knuffle Bunny that she danced with. It was hilarious.

After the play, they had a cupcake dessert. S was loving his cupcake. Can you tell? - Family
S enjoying his cupcake

C enjoyed his cupcake as well. He's just being silly. Not surprising. - Family
C enjoying this cupcake

We had a great time. I was really impressed by the staff working at the venue as well. They made a point to greet each child and talk to them like grown-ups. I heard them call the children "gentlemen" and "ladies." They made a point to make the evening an event to remember for each child.

After the show, we had to pick up the next 2 books in the "Knuffle Bunny" Series and a stuffed "Knuffle Bunny" for each boy. - Family
S and C cuddling the Knuffle Bunny

I'm so glad I got to go with them to the Play. Usually, R takes the boys out on big things since he doesn't always get to spend so much time with them. But, R wanted to have a "Daddy-Daughter Date" with MK and let me have a special night with the boys.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


I know this is late in the making, but the only pictures I got of the kids in their Halloween costumes were on my phone, and I was having trouble getting them off. It turned out to be some data problem that R had to call our service provider about and they fixed it right away. So, now I'm able to get to those photos. Now that I'm looking at this funny picture, I can see that they are all squinting in the sunlight. But it was like nailing down a shadow trying to get these three kids to stand still long enough to get a picture, so I'll just be glad with what I have.

Superman, Bumblebee, Pizza
S is Superman. He will even flex his muscles for you. MK was a bumblebee. She loved to show off her stinger. She'd push her bum out and point to the stinger there. C was a slice of pizza. He said his classmates chased him around the playground wanting to eat him. They all loved their costumes and practiced a lot during the month in preparation for the big day, which was a marathon of sorts. C & S celebrated Halloween at school on Thursday, Oct 28th since they had no school on the 29th. Then, on Friday I took the kids by my work briefly to show them off before heading to the big bash at R's work. That was a party! Each department transformed their work areas into fun....I don't know what to call it....places to tour. There was a traditional haunted "house", Shrek, a winter wonderland complete with slide (That was R's team), disco, mario kart, Sesame Street, Nintendo, etc. It was crazy. We all had so much fun. We took the kids trick-or-treating on Saturday (living in a religious area, everyone celebrates on Saturday instead of Sunday.) Sunday, we went to visit Boppi for his birthday.

I love this picture of MK. It was taken at R's work party while we were waiting to enter one of the buildings. - Family, Halloween
MK the Bumblebee

I've always loved Halloween. It's fun to dress up and play. As a kid, I loved the candy and spending time with my dad as he took us trick-or-treating on his birthday.
 photo tw_1.jpg  photo fb_1.jpg  photo ins_1.jpg  photo bl_1.jpg  photo tum_1.jpg  photo gplus_1.jpg  photo pin.jpg  photo yt.jpg