Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Grandparent's Day

Yesterday at school, Clara celebrated Grandparent's Day.  None of her Grandparents could make it, so I thought I could catch them up here.  First we got to watch all the kindergarten classes sing 2 songs.  Here is just a small sampling of one of the songs.
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Next we headed to her classroom for cookies and things.  Clara read a book that she made about a pilgrim hunting a turkey.  Here is a picture of Clara holding the picture she drew of her and her grandparents.
We then got to go over some questions so Clara could get to know her grandparents better.  Since you guys didn't get to be there, I was wondering if you would either comment on my blog your answers, or email them to me if you don't want everyone else reading about you.  I'll then go over them with Clara so she can know each grandparent better.

Here are the questions from Grandparent's Day:
1. When were you born and how old are you now?
2. Where did you live when you were little (Kindergarten age)?
3. What was different about your house than the ones we live in now?
4. Are there things we use now that we didn't have then?
5. Did you have any pets?
6. What were they and tell me about your favorite one.
7. Who was your favorite teacher and why?
8. Did you like school?
9. Who was your favorite teacher and why?
10.  Were you a good student?
11. What was your favorite subject?
12. What games did you play at recess?
13. How did you dress?
14. How did you get to school?
15. What was your favorite food?
16. What was the first thing you learned how to cook?
17.  What did you want to be when you grew up?
18. What was my mom/dad like when they were my age?
19. Can you tell me a funny story about my mom/dad?
20. What makes you proud about my mom/dad?
21. Is there anything special you want to tell me about what you think about me or things you hope for me?

Monday, November 25, 2013

Fun and Relaxation

Clara and I put together a Little People town in our toy room.  I'm trying to do better at spending more quality time with my kids and even letting them pick the activity.  So Clara picked Little People.  I loved making up stories with her to act out.
 Now that Joseph is walking, he is seeming so grown up.  He follows Clara around and wants to do everything she does.  Luckily, she doesn't mind most of the time.
And as we were finishing up dinner the other night, Joe decided to relax by putting his foot up on the table.  As I came over, I had to laugh at his little belly hanging out too.

Monday, November 18, 2013

All About Joseph

He's walking!  We've been excitedly waiting for this day for quite a while now and are thrilled to announce that he is officially walking.
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Joseph has also started putting cloths on his head.  Because we laughed the first time he did this, he now thinks he is the funniest person ever.
Joseph also got to go play in the snow for the first time.  There wasn't a lot of snow, but since Clara was so excited to go play in some snow, we took Joe with us.  He loved being outside and just kept giggling.  Here is a picture of our first snow man of the year.  Since there wasn't a ton of snow, we have a baby snowman.
And lastly, some pictures of him walking.  I love how happy he is in the first picture and how much he's concentrating in the second picture.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Poor Joe and Happy Clara

During our grocery store visit Monday morning, Joseph fell asleep in the shopping cart!
2 days later, I discovered a rash all over his torso.  Come to find out, he's been so sleepy due to a virus he's been struggling to overcome.  His poor little body was having such a hard time fighting it that he broke out it in a terrible rash.  Since it was just a virus, there was nothing the dr could to for him.  I felt so bad for my poor little guy.
Clara had a 1950's party at school to celebrate the 50th day of school.  I made her this scarf to wear so she could be dressed up as a girl from the 50's.  She had such a fun day at school learning "new" dances called the mashed potato, twist, and the swim.  She thought they were all hilarious and hasn't stopped doing any of them since.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Happy Halloween

Here are the pictures of my Fairy Princess and Circus Monkey:
We started the day bright and early with a little girl who was so excited to wear her costume to school and be in a costume parade.  She was ready to go an hour and a half before it was time to leave.

I sent her off to school and then drove Joseph and I to the school 10 min later.  I was glad I got there early because I had to park a few blocks away and then walk to the school.  It was crowded with beaming parents and students!  But I loved getting to go to my first school costume parade.

After school, we got to drive up to Jeremy's work where they were having a trick or treat.  It's always fun to see where Daddy works and meet who he works with.  Clara was fascinated by the fog machine they had outside the building.
We then came home and got to go trick or treating with Clara's best friend and the friend's mom.  The adults had fun walking from house to house visiting while the kids were running from door to door.  Clara not only always said "Thank-you" to everyone who gave her things, but she also wished them a Happy Halloween as she ran away.

After trick-or-treating around our neighborhood, we headed to a Halloween Block Party.  I love that we have such friendly neighbors who like getting together to just visit and meet new people.

I think we celebrated Halloween this  year more than any other year.  Usually it seems to be a holiday that just goes by.  I'm glad we had so many fun things to do this year.