Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Preschool, Pillows, Portland, Pumpkins and PTO

We've been having lots of fun lately. Here are the boys dressed up with some of their friends.
Ty is doing a little preschool group like last year, where we switch off with who teaches. Here are his first day pictures.

pillows: This really isn't about pillows (but I did use that word in my title since the others started with a "p". Silly me). Anyway, Karter FINALLY lost his first tooth and was SO excited about it. Of course he put it under his pillow.

We got to go to Portland for a long weekend (Kollan had a Conference). It was so fun (even though I got SO lost a couple of time driving around!) The boys and I got to do a lot of fun things.
First, we saw old friends! ( I wish I would've arranged beforehand to see more friends from our former life living near Portland) But we did get to see Leslie and her kiddos, which was SO great! Afterwards I took the boys to a super fun pizza place with the biggest slides!
We spent the next day riding the max to the Portland children's museum. There was a big Lego Castle exhibit, so the boys were super into that.
It's so amazing to see what can be made out of tiny little legos. They were made by "lego Master Builders." Wouldn't that be an awesome job?!

We spent so many hours in this room making castles! It was fun for all 3 of us.
Karter's first castle.
Karter the knight

The water works room

Ty's hat kept falling off and we'd laugh each time, so I was glad I got a quick shot of him laughing.

Ty LOVES putting shapes together.
Paint your own face.

One of Ty's favorites!

And back to the lego room again!
I just love this picture!! Ty loved the smiley face legos, so we made a pyramid.
Haha, Karter wanted a serious picture with his big castle.
I love this one!
October came so quickly- Pumpkin Time!!
Karter attempted his first year of carving, and he loved that we baked the seeds.
Ty painted 3 different faces on his pumpkin.
The finished products!

Our PTO made a fun fall carnival for the students and families, and it turned out to be a lot of fun. I made some golf putting holes and also this "feed the Monsters" game.
The boys got their picture taken with Frankenstein.
(Ty said this was his favorite game. ??)

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

August in a glance

In August, we took a quick weekend trip up to Washington.
First, we visited my Uncle Doug, Aunt Marsha, and cousin Heidi.
They took us to a Renaissance Fair and it was a pretty big thing.
The boys enjoyed getting knighted by a "queen."

The equestrian acrobats were pretty amazing.
Afterwards, we had a fun picnic!
And a beautiful walk.

The boys were SUPER excited to travel by ferry.

We got delayed while we waited for an ambulance to board.

We were so glad we got to see my Dad for his birthday.
First he let the boys play with his web camera program, as you can see they laughed and laughed.
I love this picture of my Dad and the boys!

And lastly, at the end of August, school started again.
Here is my big 2nd grader!
I love the excitement on the first day of school.
Karter has a nice brand new school to go to!
He even gets to sit by one of his favorite friends!
Here is our first-day-of-school-blizzard tradition picture.