Monday, November 9, 2015

Sunday Afternoon Bowling

Yesterday we celebrated a beautiful day by spending a few hours inside a bowling alley with our cousins.  It was a lot of fun (albeit expensive!) but everyone seemed to have a good time.

Harper had trouble getting the ball all the way down the lane (3 times!!) but she ended up winning the last kids game.  The last picture shows the scores of the two grownup games.  To be clear, Stevie and I (U and K on the screen) are way better at bowling than Chelsea and Mike (A and M on the screen).

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Some of Shyla's Work

This morning Stevie and I cleaned out (half of) the garage!  We made a lot of progress even though there's still much more to be done.  I came across some of Shyla's projects so I decided to archive them through the blog instead of letting them get even more destroyed with another move.  These projects were actually from Kindergarten and the Behavior Form is from first trimester of first grade.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Finally, the Halloween festivities are over (can you feel the relief?).  It was another great Halloween.  We had a Sophia the First, Dorothy, and Mrs. Potato Head.  Last week Harper got to wear her costume to school to go trick-or-treating at Cienega with VIP, Shyla got to dress up on Thursday for her annual parade around Cougar Court, and I had got to dress up on Friday with the rest of my students and staff.

For the actual holiday, we first went to Grandma and Grandpa's for their annual cul-de-sac potluck.  The kids played and it's nice to see everyone.  We didn't stay long this year, however, because as of last year the girls figured out that there is more to trick-or-treating then visiting the 3 houses that are participating.

So, we went to a party at a friend's house.  They shut down the street for great trick-or-treating.  Visiting the houses was great, but the party was really crowded and Shyla got extremely overwhelmed.  We called it quits pretty early but still needed all day Sunday to recover.

Off to begin another busy week....

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Friday night fro-yo!

What do you do when the temperature drops and it pours rain all day?  Go get some yummy frozen yogurt, of course!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Skate Night!

My school just held our first Skate Night in years which meant it was the first opportunity for Shyla and Harper to strap on skates and give it a try.  It resulted in a delightful mixture of terror and pride.  I was so proud of both girls for not giving up, even though they continued to fall, and fall, and fall.

As you can see below, the day was saved by one of my friend's daughters who helped Shyla almost all-night.  They both did great!  Shyla even made it around the main rink a few times and Harper made it around once (holding onto the wall the whole time).

It was a hilarious and late night but I can guarantee we'll be back!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Fall Festival

Last week we attended the Fall Festival at Mesquite with Lilly, Zackary, Grandma, and Grandpa.  We got off to a slow start due to the Haunted House being incredibly dark (for all of us) and overly scary (for the kids).  Other than that, however, it was a fun evening!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Make A Difference Day

Each year my school participates in the National Make A Difference Day.  We all pitched in to help this year.  The girls helped sort old books, Stevie framed the mirror in our staff restroom, and I walked around and took pictures.
We have over 120 volunteers!  This was more than ever and, as a result, we ran out of pizza.  So we took one for the team and went to Chuy's for lunch instead with Becky and Kelly.