z made this for aunt c & j, who was having a myringotomy. everything went smoothly! j can hear really well now- that's great!
Thursday, October 10, 2013
i made j caulk some areas around the awning attachments as instructed a couple years ago by the awning guy, as the weather was actually clear last saturday evening. glad to have that done! a couple of spots in the gutter needed caulking, too. bam! one more thing marked off on the long list of house chores!
|daddy at work|
this is one massive movie of this year's visit to the plumper pumpkin patch, hosted by intel. we went last saturday morning, and then i taught three group classes in the afternoon. a busy day for mommy!!! so glad that weekend is over. this will not be the only pumpkin patch visit of the season. z has a field trip next friday to lakeview farms. if weather behaves, perhaps we can fit in one more visit and go to our favorite canby patch!
this is a photo of what our trash can looked like after making the favors for z's upcoming birthday party. j put them all together while i was doing the kids' bathtime. all these packets went toward "magic playdough." you can't tell what color it will be until you finish making it, and the kool aid gives it a nice scent.
s & i hit the ever after sale last month to stock up on 3t size clothes for her for the winter. i found this brand new back pack and lunch box for a cut rate price!
|cute little apple knee socks that match the apple outfit below. her chunky little legs are SO adorable!!!|
|the apple outfit. she ended up wearing this for her first day of school.|
|another cute outfit. boots came from neighbor s next door. we've had them for 2 years, just waiting for s to grow into them, and they finally fit!|
one morning in september, i got up early and ran the color run with j & m. this was a really busy day! i had the race in the morning; we met up with some friends moving away for lunch at burgerville; i taught two group classes; a baby sitter came & got oriented with our house; we went to our friends' house warming party; and we showed up for a surprise 40th birthday party. whew! long day!
|this is actually pre-race, too.|
|what orange hair i have! happy, and at home.|
while in vegas, j & i met up with my friend, bobby yang, and his wife, misti. bobby & i were roommates one year while i was doing graduate school at the university of michigan in ann arbor. he's a violinist with his own band, and also often performs in kevin costner's band. check bobby out at bobby yang. after meeting for lunch, we went to play some mini golf.
the kiss golf place had a wedding chapel, where everyone was allowed to watch the weddings.
there were lots of black lights inside - classy joint!
here's a little video of our last hole.
on labor day weekend, we finally used our plane tickets to vegas which we didn't get to use last december because s got me sick. we were supposed to go as a group for a friend's 30th birthday, but i caught the stomach flu the night before we were to leave. my mom got sick, too. so, we finally got to use the tickets. it was nice to get away.
|hurray for free time!|
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
|looking up at big brother|
|striking a pose|
i didn't like the lady bug costume, so i returned it. it wasn't warm enough or big enough, and she really liked z's costume, so i got her her own spiderman costume. we will have big spiderman and mini spidergirl on halloween.
|here s is dressed for her very first day of school! she is wearing the backpack for fun.|
s isn't going to school by herself. she's doing one day a week, and i go with her. it only lasts 2 hours. next week they will start taking the parents out for a parent talk for a small portion of that time.
|her brand new back pack, and it has a matching lunch box (which is the only part we really use).|
|s and big brother, z. she's wearing her little apple hat, which doesn't really fit with the pigtails.|
Monday, October 07, 2013
this was a busy saturday. luckily j chose this weekend to stain the new siding (from replacing our bedroom window in the spring), because it was nothing but torrential downpours for the next couple of weekends. j was busy with stuff outside, and i was busy baking cupcakes & roasting veggies inside.
|i made j wear a harness, so he used the couch as an anchor.|
|it's a long way down!|
|super z with a banana cupcake|
random silly video...