Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Hallo-week!

This past week has been a blur of activity! Wednesday night was Adventurers at Forest Lake Church. The amazing mom that lead out in Daniel's group taught about the human body. Daniel is studying his shirt to give his "person" an Eager Beaver shirt, as well.

So sweet! The finished product says, "my body is a temple".

Moving on into homework time. We are still taking turns working with Megan. Keith has been doing math flashcards with her almost every night. She's showing huge improvements in math and in spelling.
Studying at the kitchen table. Grandma and Grandpa Holloway got a new dining room set and so we were lucky to get a larger table out of the deal. Our smaller kitchen table will go out in the garage for the kids to play on.

We kicked off Thursday night with a halloween-themed dinner. The kids started to make plans for Dress as Your Favorite Book Character day (the school's activity on Monday).

Sabbath morning found us with 2 sniffly kids and one with a horrific cough. So we opted to stay home from church and spend some time resting. Then we brought the kids to the park to fill up on Vitamin D and fresh air.

After the park, it was tub-time. Saturday night I put some glow sticks in the bathtub and let Megan have a special glowing bath followed with some cold medicine and she slept like a champ that night!

Sunday, I spent the day helping the boys clean their room. I put Joshua to work putting together spice racks from Ikea - they make awesome book shelves.

Up into the loft bed to hang the new shelf.

Daniel's finished shelf.

Joshua leveling his shelf.

The finished product!

That wasn't our only home improvement project. The rains pulled a gutter off the front of the house, and Keith had to go out to work on it.

Which brings us to Halloween day. While there are many different alternatives to trick-or-treating, we choose to visit our neighbors and socialize through the neighborhood. We've been committing ourselves to getting to know our neighbors better and have been spending time sitting around the firepit in the front yard at night.

A little pre-trick or treating dinner before Tinkerbelle goes to visit with Grandma and Grandpa.

Even Lilly gets into the spirit.

We visited a few of Grandma and Grandpa's neighbors to say hello, then we went around the corner to Keith's old neighborhood to visit some of the neighbors that watched Keith grow up. Finally, we hit up some of our neighbors that we are friends with. Overall, we probably visited with about a dozen families.

Keith stayed home and passed out peanut butter cups and glow bracelets.

It was a fun night.


Allen said...
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Allen said...

Sorry. Typo on the last comment.

Busy, busy week! Looks like the kids had fun dressing up for trick o' treating! What did Keith dress up as?