Saturday, November 19, 2011
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
This year for Halloween Raleigh chose to be....a sparkly butterfly!! It was close choice between the butterfly and a chicken, but sparkles tend to trump feathers quite often at our house. Ha! Of course she had to test out the costume in the store. Meaning, she flapped her wings and hopped all over the store. Many people stopped and watched and even laughed (hopefully it was in amusement of her great moves and not shock). She was so excited to say "Trick or Treat" to all of the animals on Noah's Ark at school. Thad was a pumpkin, and spent the whole day avoiding the camera...he was not nearly as excited as his big sister was.
Look at the air that cute butterfly is getting!!
Check out those sparkly butterfly wings
Precious in Pink!!
Friday, November 04, 2011
Even though things are a little bit crazy around here these days and sometimes just making it through the day without any broken bones and too many trips to time out is a miracle, we still try to have a couple times a week that we do a special activity with Raleigh. We had been meaning to carve a pumpkin for a couple of weeks and finally had the chance to make it happen! Raleigh was very excited about "doing her craft," but once we got the pumpkin open and she could see what was inside her excitement faded to being grossed out. She then became the project manager. She was very concerned with what the face of her pumpkin looked like, but didn't want to help until we started carving (Raleigh with a knife should make anyone nervous!) We had an awesome time carving her "girl pumpkin." I can't wait for next year when little man can carve one too (I have a feeling he will be a little bit more hands on than our project manager).
Raleigh is ready to carve her beautiful pumpkin
Thad is pretty excited as well...just look at him!!
Raleigh quickly became the "project manager" and began looking for Christmas presents that she wanted while someone else did all the "yucky" work.
Thad fell asleep being bossy as well. Ha!
The end result is our beautiful "girl pumpkin" just like the project manager wanted!!