Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Sadie


One year old

Two years old

Three years old

Four years old
We LOVE you Sadie Rose!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Princess for the Day

The most coveted day of preschool. Bring the snack day. Your Mom gets to be the helper. You get to be the leader of the line. Sadie also changed up her Halloween costume. She chose a princess get-up today.

Here she is listening to and following along with "The Acorn Song."
My favorite part is the chorus: I'm a nut, nut, nut. (banging hand on head while making a knocking sound.)

The other fringe benefit to bringing the snack is leading the grace song and passing out the snack (grapes and carrots). Sadie made sure each kid said "yes please" or " no, thank you."
She takes her job very seriously.

Jack-o-lanterns & Other Scary Things

Maren's jack-o-lantern complete with mustache and beard.

Sadie's spooky guy.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tot Treks on the Beach

Trekkers explored the beach today. First we had to figure out how to find the beach, so we headed towards the water.

Trekkers were ready for some serious beach combing. Kids LOVE finding things.

Unfortunately, we found lots of glass and old nails on our beach. We had to talk about how to select and handle items carefully.

We built picture frames to invite the creative process.
I love how inviting the blank slate looks.

Trekkers dug right in!

"Ghost army airplane"

"A volcano that is exploding but the lava dried all up."

Next, it was "the stick project." "Sand finders" to the rescue! We unearthed three rather large logs. It was a fine example of the satisfaction kids find in physical work- digging, hauling, pushing, pulling.

"We could hike all the way to that city!"

Let the climbing begin!

Trekkers discovered how to climb up AND get back down.

So little time and so much to climb!

Maybe it was all the looking for beach treasure, but trekkers were very observant.
"What makes these curves?"
A small stream emptying into the ocean we discovered.

"I found the bottom of a tree!"
"These roots should be in the dirt!"

"I found a bench!"
"Can I sit with you?"

Monday, October 24, 2011

Kincaid Beach Bonfire

To celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary the family hiked down to the beach for a bonfire.

It was a perfect day.

We caught the last of the sun before it went behind the clouds.

Steve the new sock monkey came along.

Charlie was in pure Lab form.
The combination of water and sticks and dirt turned him into SUPER LAB!


digging in the dirt and


made Charlie a happy dog.

It was a lot of fun for all of us.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Married twelve years today.


" Look Mom, I can make octopuses."

St. Mary's Creative Playschool Halloween Carnival

Family fun at the SMCP Halloween Carnival.
Sadie loved the slime.

Sadie with Ms. Stuart, her teacher.

Fishing for treasures.

The cupcake walk


and face paint of course!

Crafty for Halloween

Maren and I got crafty in preparation for Maren's Halloween Fest at school with gnomes and yarn pumpkins and

leaf fairies.