Saturday, October 29, 2011
This was such a fun recital! I was missing about 8 students though, and I was missing all of my flute students:( But it was still a really great recital and everyone did so well! Afterwards we had food (including a really fun cauldron of pink lemonade potion using dry ice), parachute games, balloons, glowsticks, and face painting. Unfortunately I don't have many great pictures of the party because, like I say every year, I wish there could be three of me!
This year for preschool it is just Ben and other friend. I really like it! They play really well together and I've never had to intervene like I did last year with more friends. For our little Halloween party we made cereal treat pumpkins, had orange crackers, and orange milk. We decorated a paper pumpkin, did a little school work and then played. It was so fun!
This was Ben's first friend birthday party. He is really into Ghostbusters, so since it's Halloween time it was super easy to find a bunch of ghost decorations. I was having a hard time getting those ghost cake pops to stay on their sticks, so I did cake balls for the rest, and actually ended up liking those better. I bought a ghost cookie cutter and made peanut butter sandwiches for everyone, and decorated the plate with ghost peeps. For the cookies I took Nutter Butters and dipped them in white chocolate and then used a gel icing for the eyes and mouth. The purple cookies were from a package.
Last year we went to the World's largest corn maze on a double date. It was so much fun we wanted to do it again. So this year for my birthday we invited eight others to come join in the fun. It was a blast, and such a fun birthday! We have such a fun group of friends! Afterwards we went to my friend Nikki's house for ice cream and games. I'm thinking we should make this a tradition!
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Katelyn 12 years old and 57". She's tall enough this year to go on all the rides at an amusement park, guess we'll have to get some season passes soon!
I really love Fall! I love how the leaves change colors. I love how the weather starts to get cooler. I love pumpkin patches, pumpkin pies, Halloween, Thanksgiving, I just really love Fall!
This pumpkin patch was a lot of fun. We did a hay ride, mazes, got pumpkins, and had a really great time.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Katelyn got a new outfit to wear for her birthday party, skinny jeans, shirt, vest, hat, and a shawl!
Our friend Nikki made this cake for Katelyn! She made a bed because it was a sleep over:) Isn't it beautiful!!
Katelyn's table spread. Chips, goodie bags, torilla roll ups, veggie tray, sodas, and the pizzas weren't here yet when I took te picture.
Katelyn's friends at her party (minus one who came late).
We love Katelyn so much, and we are so proud of her. She is a sweet, thoughtful, caring, loving, generous, and just plain fantastic young woman. (AAAAHHH she's officially a young woman now!) We are so lucky she is in our family. She is literally the BEST daughter a mom and dad could wish for!