Friday, October 31, 2008

Kids on Parade - Event #2

Actually, this was event #1, just posted in the wrong order. Here is Ian's class parading in their finery and pumpkin hunting in the school yard.

Kids on Parade - Event #1

A very well protected Kindergarten class...lots of super heros here!

The first of many events on a very, very long day. HT has an all school Halloween parade, followed by assembly and a class party.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Got Box Tops?

Recently yet another way to support Nate's school was brought to my attention. Box Tops for Education.

The Box Tops for Education program began in 1996 and has since helped schools nationwide earn more than $250 million. Each school can earn up to $60,000 annually ($20,000 for each program) by participating in the three programs, which include: Box Tops Marketplace, Box Tops Clipping, and Box Tops Reading Room.

I've only recently started paying attention to my boxes and cans to see if they have boxtops. Why don't you too? Throwing away a box top is like trashing a dime. Last year Holy Trinity raised $684. Not great, but not bad for a tiny school of around 250.

Take a moment and snip them out, won't you please? I'll send ya a stamp if you send them my way.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

It's the Great Pumkin DKNI!

Baggenstos Pumpkin Patch-a family fav. patch and farm
The hay ride to the patch is the best part

Ok, so they grow them elsewhere on the farm and bring them all to one big field - sure makes it easy to find the perfect pumpkins!

Mama love

Daddy love
Brotherly loveIan cruising for the right one

Nate found his over and over and over

Hay maze mastered in minutes
They even have animals on the farm

We thought the sheep was the cutest. ;-)

How tall this fall? Part 1

How tall this fall? Part 2

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Run Baby Run!

On your marks, get set, GO!
Getting marked for each lap
4 down and feeling good
Lap 11, going strong. Look at those red cheeks!
The official count

Words can not express how proud we are of Nate for his efforts at the Jog A Thon this morning! The kindergarten class ran for 30 minutes starting at 10am. Today was the perfect weather day - not a cloud in the sky, beautiful and sunny. This is definitely not typical Oregon weather for October 22!

Nate ran the entire 30 minutes and completed 12 laps (although when I count the hash marks on his bib I count 13) which is about 2.2 miles - a lap is 1/5 mile. Truly amazing that these little kids can run like that. He was very proud of himself as well!

Ian and I were there to cheer him and the other kids on and walked much of the time too.

Thank you to everyone for your generous pledges!

From the mouth of Ian

Conversation while getting dressed this morning...

Mom: Where are your socks Ian?
Ian: I took them off.
Mom: How come?
Ian: Because Nate didn't have any on.
Mom: (puzzled look)
Ian: And I do everything Nate does. Nate is sooooo cool!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Mohawk Mania

For at least four years I have been begging Nate to let me spike his hair - especially after a new haircut. I think one of the first sentences he every learned was "no spiky guy hair mommy!" I mean, we even have to comb it down immediately after a bath God forbid it dry slightly spiky.

So yesterday afternoon after he took a bath (great afternoon activity! Kills boredom AND they get clean!) he asked for not just spiky hair but a MOHAWK! I did my best with his fine, thick hair and some Jacques Hair Jam.

Now he wants one every day. I looked in the school handbook and it says "boys hair must have modest hairstyles and of natural color." Whaddaya think?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

But wait, they both know it?

The boys though it was so funny that they both had learned the same song in school so they agreed to do a performance for the camera. For actors pay, of course, said Nate.

5 Little Pumpkins, Ian's hiccough version

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Super Squirrel Sunday

Dave working hard on the first feeder
Ian's design
Nate's design
It's warm enough for a picnic
The sugar cookie experiment

The only way to top Super Saturday last weekend, is to have Super Sunday this weekend. And boy oh boy, did Oregon weather cooperate.

In an effort to lure back Nutter, our beloved backyard squirrel, we decided to make squirrel corn cob feeders like the ones we have seen at the pet store. Dave made 3, each designed by Nate, Ian and us. Now, we lie in wait for Nutter to return and hopefully bring his friends. Can't beat that for winter entertainment.

Friday, October 10, 2008

The Truth Hurts

We're getting our money's worth out of our Halloween costumes this year. Red Ranger and Mini Red Ranger are roaming the halls on a regular basis around here.

Tonight Mini Ranger tells me "Hey mommy, my Power Ranger boobies are as big as yours!"


The truth hurts sometimes. ;-)