Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Substitute Teacher

I'm a little behind with my blog postings but this one I thought needed to be done. In early November I had a wisdom tooth pulled out which required Gary to take a day off from work and stay home with the kids as well as be the teacher for the day. Before his first day of teaching school I made sure the kids' school work was in order and easy to follow as well as some science experiments. My kids just love doing science experiments - usually because they are messy and totally hands on! This would be no different. The object of this experiment was to show how some fairly "weak" materials, uncooked spaghetti noodles and marshmallows could be used to build a stable/strong structure. Here are the results and the scientists (prior to the demolition and eating of the marshmallows). Ok, well Drew had to be bribed with a few marshmallows before construction was completed hence the sticky face.

Dishwasher in Training

Since Drew always wants to do what his big sisters do why wouldn't he want to help mommy with the dishes! I guess you can't start them too early eh? Plus not only does he rinse the dishes well but he also adequately soaks the floor allowing for a little pre-rinse soak before I bust out the mop. During this round of dish washing he was so distracted with the job at hand he didn't even notice (or squirm) when I trimmed his hair. He looks so much older with his new cut! Enjoy the pictures.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Halloween 2010

Sorry for the super belated post with Halloween pictures but I figured better late than never, right? The Allen family ame over to trick-or-treat with the kids which has sort of become an annual tradition. The kids played, ate pizza and got ready for a night out in the neighborhood. This was Drew's first time going around the neighborhood and he caught on quickly! This year the kids designed their own costumes and helped me to sew them. We had a blast working together on this project and were very happy with the results. Kami was a cowgirl, Rian was a mermaid and Drew was a cowboy. The pictures I took weren't the greatest but I think they give a little idea as to how the kids looked. Enjoy!