Monday, December 5, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

Well now that we are into the Christmas season I am posting about Thanksgiving!
Typical...oh well.
As I have said before I love this holiday because it is simple.
Thankfulness. Food. Friends and Family.
What's not to love?
Went to my parents this year.
Unfortunately my siblings and their families could not make it.
We had a wonderful time though! 

 Pink Ball. They made this game up and play every time we go!

 The lake was waaaaay down due to the lack of rain.
 We got to spend some time with Julia's BFF Haley and her family as they were visiting near by.

 I woke up to this beautiful sight Thanksgiving morning!

 Where's the water???
 The dogs came too!

Love these people and loved this weekend!
Thanks Mom and Dad!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Halloween 2016

This year Halloween was a little different as we missed Julia.
And Sam had plans.
But we still did all the things we love to do on this oh so fun day!

Our go to local Pumpkin Patch was not open this year so sadly we had to find a new place. And we were minus the Bigs. Made my heart hurt.

  The kids team up-Julia's to the left went solo and Xin and Jaida to the right. They did this entirely by themselves!
Sam and Lulu's work of art complete with slimy boogers coming out of the nose!

 Julia came home to join us and brought a friend for dinner. Love that this tradition means something to her!

  The Upper School has a contest between the grades. Each grade decorates their hallway and dresses accordingly. This year the Freshman did a jungle theme, It was really good!

The Middle and Lower schools have a parade  through the campus and even up into the Upper School halls. Lulu said "All the people "knowed" me. GuGu's friends and Sissy's friends. They all kept calling my name." Said with eyes rolling and as if she was a bit bothered by all the attention and "fame" ! HA!!!

The Lower School then has a carnival with games, cake walk, food, prizes, face painting and hay rides. 

The big night arrived and a mermaid princess, hotdog and "cute" witch filled their buckets with oodles of sugared treats. (While sweating in the 80 plus degrees)

 Sorting through and trading their loot.
And thats a wrap on Halloween!