Saturday, November 28, 2009

An Non-Traditional Thanksgiving

This year we decided to do something a little different this year for Thanksgiving. We took the girls on a min-trip to Texarkana. We went and stayed at a hotel with an indoor swimming pool. The girls love to swim and this gave them an opportunity to swim while mommy did some Black Friday shopping.
We had a nice, relaxing, drama-free time.
We had celebrated traditional Thanksgiving at home earlier in the week, so we took the girls to eat at Cracker Barrel on Thanksgiving Day.

The hotel we stayed in had a huge indoor pool. The girls had such a good time swimming.

Doesn't this pic say "exciting"!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23, 2009

My, umm... I Mean, Halle's School Project

Halle had an assignment last week to design a clothespin into a person from her ancestry or indian or pilgrim. Since we have indian in our family on both sides, we decided to make an indian girl.

I had so much fun designing this girl that I almost forgot to include Halle in the project! Anyway, I thought it turned out cute and Halle loved it!

Field Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

This year, Halle's grade planned a day at the Pumpkin Patch for their field trip. We were suppose to go the week before Halloween, but due to rain it was postponed.
We went 2 weeks ago to Garner Family Farms in Hot Springs. It turned out to be a gorgeous day, and the kids had a lot of fun.
When we arrived, the teachers all divided the kids up among the adult help that was there. I was in charge of Halle and 2 other little girls in the class. We pretty much got to go at our own pace and let the girls play where they wanted to .
We all gathered back together for a hayride and lunch.

This is a pic of the girls at the petting zoo.

They had a little playground area with tire swings. Halle had fun swinging on the tire swing. She was the only one who didn't need help getting on. I think it is her long legs!

At the end of the trip, they gave the parents little gold nuggets to go and throw in the creek. Then, the kids came and got to pan for gold. They had a blast doing this - even though they were soaked when they were through.

Halloween 2009

It is terrible that I am just now posting our Halloween pics from this year. We have been crazy-busy! I am working more now and I do not have a lot of free time.

Our Halloween was fun. Halle was RagedayAnn and Kennadi was Dora the Explorer. I now some of you saw her pics. She was hilarious in that wig. It came with the costume, but I didn't think it quite looked like Dora. It more resembled a hooker wig to me! Everyone thought it was a riot! I can't believe she actually kept it on the whole night. That thing was heavy!

We went to our church for Trunk or Treat. The girls had a fun night.