On Thursday, Noah’s school went “all out” to have a big fall party. We rode a hay ride, picked pumpkins, went trick-or-treating, did a Halloween craft and then ate yummy goodies! Of course the kids wore their costumes, and they were too cute!
Daddy took the day off work to take part in the festivities with us. Here we are in the carpool line.
Ms. Dayna, the preschool director, always greets us with a smile
Noah and his friends waiting for the hayride
Sweet Ella Rae dressed up as Dorothy
The pumpkin patch
Noah had trouble just choosing ONE!
Swinging with their pumpkins
Yep, this is the one!
(Since we have gotten the pumpkin home, he carries it around everywhere!)
Checking out his loot after trick-or-treating.
Somehow his candy mysteriously disappeared while his back was turned
Craft time with Ms. Laura – they painted their hands three colors to make…
Happy Halloween, Celebration friends! See you next week.
Noah got a package this week from Grandma Nancy and Grand-pops. Well, wouldn’t you know there was a costume in there! Noah was ecstatic about having something else to wear around the house other than normal clothes! I think we’ll have him wear this for trick-or-treat.
Ooh, I like THIS!
Mama, I’m a race car driver!
Please tell me I don’t have to take this off!
Over the weekend, our neighborhood had their annual fall festival. It was a beautiful day, and we all had so much fun!
Noah was so excited to see the bounce house with slide.
“Let’s do it again!”
He had so much fun that after a while, I had to crawl in the bounce house to get him out
Monkey Joe was even there!
Noah also got to ride a pony and then we tasted all the chili in the Chili Cook-off (Noah just ate a bowl of shredded cheese – good Wisconsin boy!). We went to the bake sale and Noah went on the Bus Fair (a school bus with ball pit, zip line and other fun games inside). Noah cried when he spent one ticket on a box of popcorn and then spilled it in the trash because he wanted to see it POUR! All in all, there were more smiles than tears, and we can’t wait to go back next year.
Happy Fall, Y’all!
Daddy had a tennis match Saturday morning also, so we got to watch him play a little tennis (they won!)
Monday we went to our annual “Mommy and Me” Halloween party in our neighborhood. We read Halloween stories, sang songs, paraded through the meeting house. We also had a Halloween craft and snack. It was so fun to see all the kids dressed up. Noah dressed like his favorite character:
Thomas: “Hello everybody! Welcome to the Island of Sodor!”
Noah even brought some of his special train friends from home.
After a few minutes of trying to push his trains around the meeting house in his costume, Noah decided the costume was too much of a hindrance for the work that needed to be done.
Noah loves his girl, Hailey. As soon as he saw her, they started playing ring-around-the-rosie
Little sister, Hannah, joined in too!
She did NOT want to be left out
Last Sunday, a group of adults from our church challenged the youth to a friendly game of football. Greg went out to play, and Noah and I went to cheer him on. It was a little tough because Noah didn’t understand what the “field” was and so wanted to run with Daddy. So as a distraction, we played on the playground
Here I come
Yet another physics lesson to be learned on the playground – static electricity
Last week, I dropped Noah off to sit with girlfriends Hailey and Hannah in the carpool line while I went to get a much-needed massage. Their mommy took a picture of Noah being a good friend. Now he won’t stop asking, “Noah go in Hailey’s car?”
“Ooey gooey” is apparently the technical term of what you scoop out of a pumpkin when you have a little guy helping with the work. Last year we didn’t carve pumpkins, so this is the first time Noah was able to really take part in this fun Halloween tradition.
Up from a nap and ready to work (after a snack, of course)
“Ooh Mama, ooey gooey in there!”
Noah tries the scooping but decides he doesn’t really like it
He got distracted by running “big black choo choo” up my arm while I did the dirty work
Showing Daddy how the lid works
So, maybe Noah wasn’t ready for pumpkin carving. Instead, he and Daddy went for a pizza while I got down to business. Voila! The finished product:
Neighborhood pumpkin judges, we’ll be ready for you Thursday at 8!
Noah and I had a picnic at the playground last Saturday. Who knew learning Physics could be so fun?!
Noah learned about gravity and centrifugal force while pushing me around on the wheel
Noah learned about levers while trying to lift buckets of sand, and as the fulcrum changes, it requires more or less force.
Using your feet for leverage = less work
“Who cares about Physics, Mama – I’m using my hands!”
(He looks like such a big kid until you see his Mickey Mouse underwear hanging out the back of his pants)
A group of mommies from our neighborhood got together last week for dinner, corn maze and conversation that didn’t include someone pulling on our pant legs for attention. We were a-maized (ha ha) at how easy it is to get lost in a corn field at night!
Instead of a sandbox, they have a corn box with all the shelled corn that has been harvested
It was funny to tell Noah the next day that I got lost in the corn with (left to right): Hailey and Hannah’s mommy, Tyler and Ben’s mommy, Kelly and Kate’s mommy, Ella Rae and Alden’s mommy and Summer’s mommy.
Last Friday, Noah’s friends Ella Rae and Alden came over to play for the morning. After playing with water, Ella Rae wanted to change out of her wet clothes, but she wanted to match Noah’s yellow shirt and denim shorts. Together she and Noah picked out a new outfit for her to wear. Too cute: