Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Brody's Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast

Brody's Kindergarten class hosted a Thanksgiving Feast for the Pre-K classes. The Kindergartners dressed as Pilgrims, and the Pre-K classes dressed as Indians. They were adorable, and I think that they actually learned a lot from doing this!

As the Pre-K classes came into the gym, Brody's class lined up and said "Thank you for coming to our Thanksgiving Feast." I was busy taking pictures, and when I looked over to find Colby, he was at the end of the line welcoming the Pre-K kids like he was one of the Kindergartners. He is too funny!

Nenny and Pa's Thanksgiving

As we have done for the last several years, we got together with Nenny's extended family the Saturday before Thanksgiving. We all met at Joan's house and had a great time! We only get to see many of these family members once a year, so we always look forward to this day. Pa has been experiencing some serious health issues recently, so we are very thankful that he was able to be there and that he was feeling well!! God is good!!

Fun in the Leaves

One Sunday after church, Brody decided that he wanted to have a leaf fight. I'm not even sure where he came up with this idea, but luckily, the tree in our front yard had dropped plenty of leaves to accommodate this. This is actually the first year that this tree has had this many leaves. We planted it 5 years ago soon after Brody was born. It is crazy to see how big the tree and Brody have gotten over the last 5 years!

We all had a lot of fun playing in these leaves!! Who knew leaves could be so much fun?? These are the little moments that I will cherish forever...the smiles and laughs are amazing.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Tom Turkey

Brody's Kindergarten teachers, Ms. Jennifer and Ms. Becky, sent home a project last week for the whole family to work on together. Our instructions were to disguise Tom Turkey as creatively as possible to keep him from being eaten as Thanksgiving dinner. The only guideline was to be sure that his eyes still showed. After discussing several different ideas, Jason convinced us that a Christmas wreath was the best way to disguise him. I think he was right!

We had so much fun working on this together as a family, and Brody did a great job disguising Tom Turkey. I think he will be safe this Thanksgiving!!

Fall 2011 Soccer Comes to an End

Brody's fourth soccer season has come to an end, and the Grey Team Sharks celebrated with a party at Chik-fil-a. The team ate, played, and got their trophies, which is always a highlight for the kids. We will really miss Coach Tyson next season. He is a great coach, and Brody learned a lot from him.

We are very proud of you Brody for another great soccer season!!

Trick or Treat

Halloween night was so much fun this year!!! Jeremy, Tammy, Emilee, Kylee, and Nana came over for chili, hot dogs, and chips and cheese before we all headed out to trick or treat. The boys were super excited about going door to door, and I was super excited seeing them both so happy! Halloween is such a fun and stress free holiday, which makes me absolutely love it!!!

Brody had a lot of fun handing out candy to other trick or treaters during dinner. He was so funny counting out exactly 3 pieces for each person. He said it had to be fair!!

Brody and the ghost windsock that he made during his school party

Darth Vader, Storm Trooper, and 2 cute Senoritas

Me and my boys!

First Stop: Mr. Woody's House

Tasting a few of their treats!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Brody's Kindergarten Halloween Party

At the beginning of the school year, we had to sign up to help with one holiday party. I am so happy that I signed up for Halloween! There were five of us moms that worked together, and I think the party turned out great! It is much easier to plan a party when you can split up the responsibilities between 5 people!! The kids seemed to really enjoy themselves, and I know I had a great time preparing for and attending the party! These are the times I'm reminded of how truly blessed I am to be a stay-at-home mom.


Craft: A Ghost Windsock...

Games: Balloon Pop, Pumpkin Bowling, and Eyeball Relay...