Monthly Archives: November 2012

Grandparents’ Day / Veterans’ Day

Ben’s school honored grandparents and veterans last Friday with a program performed by the 1st through 3rd grade classes.  Each classroom also honored grandparents.  In Ben’s class, each student was assigned to give a short speech about a special family member.  The students decorated their desks with memorabilia representing that person.  Ben chose to do […]

Halloween 2012

On the eve of Halloween, Walt’s Kindergarten class had their fall party and were able to give the costumes a trial run. Since Halloween fell on Wednesday this year, and Anna Katherine was busy with her youth group activities, I decided to take the boys downtown for “Trunk-or-Treating.”  Several local churches hosted the event, and […]

Pumpkin Carving

I usually let Shannon handle to carving of the pumpkins.  Last year Anna Katherine took over the art work.  She basically free-handed the faces.  But with my man in Texas and AK busy with extracurriular activities, I had to put on my big girl tool belt and get with it.  Which meant I took the […]

The Pumpkin Patch

It makes me a little sad thinking this may have been the last Pumpkin Patch field trip.  (Unless Walt’s first grade class goes, and that hasn’t happened with my other two.) We had a beautiful day of weather and were especially grateful for the sunshine, after it had rained buckets the day before.  We all […]

The Fall

Walt had a scary fall on October 10th that reminded me how things can change in the blink of an eye.  Recently I’ve heard of several tragic accidents involving young children, with parents or grandparents within arm’s reach.  Accidents happen so quickly, and there seems no rhyme or reason behind them.  All we can do […]