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Thursday, November 3, 2011


For Halloween this year we decided we should take Braden trick or treating for the first time. We usually just hung out with our friends or family or did ward truck or treats. This year we wanted Braden to go with his best pal Kyle to load up on candy. Saturday we joined the Stucki's who joined the Wall's at a trunk or treat...since our wards was on Halloween we chose to do this one. Then on Halloween we all set out in our neighborhood to fill up our candy buckets....and we scored....lots and lots of candy! Way too much candy. Since I never buy any Braden thought this was totally cool. We had to stop by our house to off load our first buckle fulls oh and the candy the moms had stashed in our pockets.
Brandon and Brian went back to our own houses to pass out candy while Becca, the kids, and I went out. Since Braden chose to dress up as a knight this year, it was only fitting to have Emmitt be a dragon. We then went back to the Stucki's to sort candy and enjoy and "adult" treat....cookie dough, Oreo, brownie bar Brian and I made. I little rich but fun to make!
Earlier that day Braden and I did carve a couple pumpkins...Braden was our photographer for this event so excuse my photo where I chose not to get ready for the day until after pumpkin carving.

Braden is posing like he is getting out the guts....but in reality he was to grossed out to do this part, so mom got to do it. He did do an excellent job of coloring on the pumpkins with markers. I guess we took no pics of the finished products. Braden had requested a bat and a scary face. So I attempted to carve the requests. Happy Halloween.

PreSchool Fun

For H this week we learned about hands, houses, and hot dogs, or and horses! We worked on counting things up to 20 and we made hot dogs in a blanket. The kids all loved learning about how to make dough and what yeast was. While our dough was resting we painted paper hot dogs and build a house out of an H. Then when our dough was ready we rolled it and wrapped it around our hot dogs....this was a fun lunch. These two were very proud of their hot dogs.

In October we took the kids to Lattin's Cider Mill for a field trip!
A few good apples!
Hallie and Braden a couple of cute pumpkins!
I love these big trikes
During D week we made Doughnuts, yum. We shook them in white bags filled with cinnamon and sugar and sprinkles. Hallie is for sure the girl in the group, measuring everything very carefully.
We also painted ducks, these kids LOVE to paint....I think because it involves getting a little messy, thank goodness for washable paint.

Here we are before we played a game involving our senses. They eat took a turn choosing something to observe with the senses to discover what it was. Some things were a little tricky like butternut squash and basil (braden totally got that one though...my little chef must know mommy loves to cook with fresh basil). Hallie was the most brave and tasted everything, I sure tricked them with the salt they all thought was sugar. This was a pretty fun one!

Pumpkin Patch...

One sunny October day a few weeks back the boys and I meet Grammy, Auntie Meg, Kaylee, and Emma at the pumpkin patch here in Lacey. This place has the best petting zoo ever! No one guarding the animals (like the fair), you can just go in and out of their little homes as you please. The kids loved it! Emmitt especially liked the goats! No fear! I realized I mostly took pics of Emmitt this time instead of Braden, which is okay because Braden is usually front and center in all the other photos.

Grammy and the babes!
Emmitt just thought the goats were so funny!
He also thought they needed some more food.
The kids all loved riding in the wheel barrows. We didn't get a picture of the soft fuzzy caterpillar we found...but I spotted a furry little guy near the barns and all the kids that it was pretty cool!
We took a hay ride around the pumpkin patch, and Braden was a little scared but as long as he was holding grams hand he was a ok!

Not sure if Emmitt liked the slide or not...I think there was a little smile in there.
Braden couldn't get enough of the ducks floating down the river...pump pump pump! Those things are a work out for your arm! Sure glad we have running water.
Emmitt found these holes fascinating...he loved getting his foot stuck in the holes! Strange child.
We also enjoyed a little pumpkin bowling! Emmitt totally picked up this pumpkin and carried it around, well he made it like three steps but it was super heavy for him.