Archive for October, 2010

Apples and Donuts

I have always wanted to do the donut activity and this halloween was the right time.

The kids thought it was pretty funny!
Then I brought out some buckets for a lil apple bobbing fun!

Tony got all the apples out of his bucket first….but I think, with the smiles I saw, they were all winners!

October 31, 2010 at 11:29 pm Leave a comment

b-ball & carving

Fall B-Ball is almost over, the team seems to be working well together.

Carving many, many pumpkins to make our home aglow

Decorated some halloween cookies!

October 30, 2010 at 11:04 pm Leave a comment

Happiest whoopie cushion ever

Now, Not only is Nick a Whoopie Cushion, but he has a remote control fart machine…..not just one fart machine, but two. I mean if you are going to go….go big or go home, right? Am I right? Joy beyond belief my friends, joy beyond belief!

He marched in the costume parade with his head held high. Another class chanted as he walked by “whoopie cushion, whoopie cushion“, it was a proud moment for that lil dude! A little fart humor can go a long way, my friend!

October 29, 2010 at 7:02 pm Leave a comment

Family Pumpkin Day

Willy Wonka was Joe’s Substitute Teacher today and just like Mr. Richards….Willy is a fun guy! The kids had a normal morning, then after recess they had Family Pumpkin Day. pumpkins were measured, weighed, and floated. They were treated like the stars of the show! Hubba and I made a great little photo location and took a picture with each kid and their special family member!

October 29, 2010 at 6:44 pm Leave a comment

Returned 6th Grader

“Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.” ~Anthony Brandt

I cried when he left, I cried when he returned…..I should have bought stock in Kleenex when I gave birth to Tony 12 yrs. ago……who new that having a baby made you a cry baby? He is showing Hubba the ball we mailed him. I was so excited it made it. I just wrote the address on the ball and it said, “Have a ball at science camp!” He had fun, and he was happy to be home! The camp counselor gave everyone a Nickname and Tony’s was Colonel because he likes war movies.

October 29, 2010 at 6:32 pm Leave a comment

Fab4 and the teriffic2

Playdate day (yeah I called it a playdate and not ‘hanging out’, I’m old school). Logan and Joe nerfed it up, while Sam D., Dane, Nick, and Jack, biked, bounced, and belly laughed until football practice.

Then Nick and Joe got boo’d by a dog….Leroy Brown to be exact! The boys were tickled, Joe played with the whistle, Nick snagged the erasers and they snapped the glowsticks for sleepy time!

October 28, 2010 at 5:58 pm Leave a comment

Camp Spy

The PTA President and the Principal went to the Science Camp to see if the kids were enjoying it Yesterday. This was the first year our school has tried this location. I handed the PTA President my camera and said, “snap away”! She did, and I got some great shots of many kids….but none of Tony. Turns out, Tony was one of ten kids(out of 100+) who completed the 12 mile hike with his teacher, the principal and some classmates. I’m proud of him for challenging himself, I’m hoping this speaks for his future drive in life. The others kids got to zip line, swim, enjoy archery and shoot bb guns while Tony was on the hike. They saw a rattlesnake and the camp counselor picked up a tarantula!

Proud, but missing him like crazy!

October 28, 2010 at 5:41 pm 2 comments

Pumpkins Cakes

I’ve been promising Nick since Monday that we could make, and decorate, a pumpkin cake……it happened last night!

****note the unfiled howework in the picture behind Joe. Dude a wee behind!

October 27, 2010 at 5:27 pm Leave a comment

I spy with my lil eye

Nick working in a small group at school on a picnic bench. I was there to take pictures of technology items for the school’s charity website like this

October 26, 2010 at 11:15 pm Leave a comment


Headed away all week long, 6th grade science camp. I cried…..had to exit so Tony didn’t see my sadness. I didn’t know if he would miss us or not. Then we got the best surprise….Tony texted us at about 9:45pm, he was very good.Which made me very happy.

October 25, 2010 at 11:44 pm Leave a comment

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