Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Our first preschool social.

The boys started preschool this year (look for a separate post on how they are doing within a few days) and a couple of weeks ago we had our first get together with their classmates. The plan is to have monthly socials outside of school so that the kids can play and get to know each other better. This time we met at a pumpkin patch.  a good turn out. While waiting for everyone to arrive we fed some Texas Longhorns and goats then we all decided to start with the hayride.

Everyone in this wagon but a couple on the end were from our preschool class.

They boys having a snack while waiting for the hayride to start.

The sky grew darker and darker.

Just as the hayride came to a stop the temperature dropped 20 degrees (literally, Texas weather can be crazy) and the rain started to come down. We all hurried out on the field to pick our complimentary pumpkins and everyone ran for their cars. Luckily the boys had insisted on bringing their jackets, even though I thought it was too warm, and we put those on and took our time leaving. 

On our way to the car we stopped and took some pictures.

The boys being silly.

Unfortunaly our get together was cut short but it was great to meet all of the boy's friends and their mothers.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Happy Halloween!

The weekend before Halloween we went trick or treat in Frisco town square. The kids all got dressed up and were excited to get some candy. We bought spiderman costumes for the boys this year but it was a little chilly outside that day and we decided to go with their fireman costumes from last year so that they could wear warmer clothes underneath. Maddie quickly regretted wearing her costume once we got there seeing that there wasn't very many kids her age dressed up. She ended up not trick or treating at all and just walked behind us hoping to be going home as soon as possible :).

Lily, Lucas and Jacob ready to trick or treat.

Maddie didn't want to pose for pictures but let me take this one at least.

The boys have been very excited about Halloween and everything that goes with it. One of their favorite things to do have been to go to the Halloween store to look at different decorations. They got really fascinated by these scream masks and Michael ended up getting them a mask each.

On our way to school.

Halloween fell on a Wednesday this year. The girls had some friends over after school and I made some chocolate pudding snacks, while Michael made a witches brew with dry ice.

Maddie and Kaycee.

The boy's new spiderman costumes stayed in the closet because they decided they wanted to wear their screm masks. Since we didn't have a costume to go with their mask they ended up wearing black slacks and a black t-shirt.

This year Maddie went trick or treating alone with her friends. There was 4 of them to begin and then they picked up a few more friends on the way. Lily went with her best friend and their family and Michael and I walked around the block with the boys.

Trick or treat!

The boys and their loot.

Before trick or treating.

Afterwards they all hung out in Maddie's room, eating candy.

Lily and her loot.

After Halloween we thought we might be able to pick up some tombstones on sale for the boys. They call it skeleton doors and had been wanting to buy some. When we were not able to find any in the stores Michael and the boys went to Home Depot and got some plywood and spray paint. With my help they created these tombstones. The boys were thrilled and although our outside decorations have been taken down by now, the boys are still playing with their tombstones and some other Halloween decorations inside.