Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Madeleine loved the floats where they had the pageant princesses and queens. Lily liked the color guards and cheerleaders that walked along with the bands. Stormy the pig, "farmer" Santa, the guys who pick up poop behind the horses, and the clowns were also a big hit.
We bailed a little bit after 11 to head to soccer practice. They didn't seem to mind, and I liked getting out of downtown ahead of the crowds.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
So I remembered a picture of my uncle Ken jumping out of a helicopter. So I told her that Grandpa Dave's brother Ken was in the Army, and he jumped out of helicopters. I figured she could wrap her mind around that.
She thought about it a minute and said, "Was the driver mad at him?"
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Then for the fourth year in a row they came with me to work for the Global Knowledge Halloween festivities. Keeping them from getting bored this year was the "Wizard of Oz" show put on by accounting. The poor girls stalked Dorothy and were super excited to raid their treasure chest of gifts.
Then it was off to daycare for the annual parade. We marched down to the Tree of Life church again where they handed out some candy and then around the pond at the retirement community. It was only in the 60's, but the humidity was so high all of us were sweating by the time it was over.
Friday night we carved our pumpkins from the pumpkin patch. The one on the left is their teacher Ms. Rebecca. When I joked about doing a pumpkin of her, she thought I was kidding.
Saturday morning we hit the TMOTT party at 10. Madeleine promptly settled in to the coloring area and would have been there all morning. Lily got bored fairly quickly, so we covered her in tattoos and let her play pin-the-face-on-the mummy. I liked seeing all the little kids in their costumes, but it was really crowded, so I didn't get to check everyone out.
Trick or treating itself went well. We went up to the other end of the neighborhood first. Quite a few kids were already out, which was new for us. We'd always been the first ones. Lily decided she liked "girl" houses better than "boy" houses. But we did my whole parents' street before doing a couple houses on our own. They liked to say "Happy Trick or Treat!"