Saturday, November 15, 2014

MNKL Fall Photoshoot

M took our family out to a local orchard and then a nearby park to take our family photos. He is getting really good at taking portraits. I love how these turned out! Sorry for the picture overload you are about to see.















M took L after church one day to take pictures of her. They turned out very well. I think she would make a great model, she is a natural. I just wish I knew how to get her into it. 






Saturday, November 8, 2014

Arrowhead Lake

While I was away scrapbooking, M took the girls to Arrowhead Lake up near Sisters. They hiked nine miles in three and a half hours. They had a good time and enjoyed playing in the snow and drinking from a spring.

Arrowhead Lake
 

North and Middle Sister.

Drinking from the spring.
North Sister





Opposite side of Arrowhead Lake.
 

Friday, October 31, 2014

All Hallows Eve

Since there was no school on Halloween this year we had some friends over for a party. We decorated cupcakes, made masks and watched Sleepy Hollow, the old cartoon version. The kids had a blast together.


 After they headed home we started getting the girls ready for trick or treating with our best friends. We had mummy dogs for dinner before putting the final touches on the girls outfits.
K so badly wanted to be a zombie this year and she definitely has the zombie look down! L went as a pirate zombie princess. I think their makeup turned out really good.






We went through three quarters of our neighborhood this year. Usually we don't even get through half of it. The girls got a huge haul to sort through. We always let them pick out their favorites, generally about 20 pieces or so, and then put the rest in the trick or treat bowl to hand out. It was a fun night and they got so many compliments on their outfits.


Here is a pic M took of me that night.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Yellow Headband Test

L had her yellow headband test and she performed well. She did her form with Mr. Hawks and then her one steps. She is moving along nicely and loves Taekwondo.

video



Class Halloween Pary

With Halloween being on a Friday this year, the school decided to be closed so L had her class party on Thursday. I was asked to make a healthy treat to bring to share with the class. I found these cute pumpkins and ghosts on Pinterest.

They made spider headbands and played bingo followed by a snack of cookies and fruit. The kids had some very cute costumes. L dressed as a pirate.


Friday, October 17, 2014

Orchard Field Trip

I helped chaperone the first grade field trip to a local farm. We learned about different types of apples, ate an apple, picked pumpkins to take home and had a picnic. The weather wasn't too bad, a little rainy but not too chilly. The kids had a blast stomping through the mud puddles in the pumpkin patch.


Silly faces with Abby and Aegis.
Apple face

Look at those pumpkins!
 


The whole class.