Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Beauty Bath

This is what happens when Mommy goes inside for 2 minutes....and leaves Daddy to monitor...

I knew the boys were playing in the extra large dirt pile by the pond.  I had already warned them that I was not going to let them change clothes either - at least not until they were ready to come inside.  I was attempting to pack and catch up on laundry before our Disney World trip and I REALLY didn't want extra laundry to do.   

The boys obviously had gotten a little muddy while playing in the dirt pile and they wanted to wash their shoes off.  Yeah right.  They wanted to get soaked.

I went inside for a few minutes to check on Kade, who was still napping.

And this is what I saw when I came back out...Keagan completely submerged in a mud bath, with his clothes on and Kellen completely naked...(I will spare you those pics).

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So if you are wondering whether or not I gave in and gave them new clothes.....I will have you know I DID NOT give in...Daddy made them go naked out by the woods and hung the muddy wet clothes out by the fire.  Good thing we live in the country!  The clothes dried pretty quickly and they had fun doing what boys like to do.  

Thursday, November 15, 2012

field trips and pumpkin patches

The month of October was filled with several field trips.  I was so excited that I was able to go with all 3 boys.  
I have always looked forward to the days that I would be able to go on field trips with my children.  

The first trip was Kellen's Kindergarten class to a pumpkin patch about an hour away.  We took a bus and tried to occupy the kids the best we could. 

Kellen and his friend Braden
I got to share my bus seat with these 2 houligans!!

Kellen with several classmates.  There are 14 in his class.

All the moms split up and took 4-5 children each to watch over.  It was a little difficult since there were so many activities to do.  

All the kids got to pick their own pumpkins

Preschool and Kindergarten combined

The following week Keagan and Kade's preschool class went to a different pumpkin patch.  

They loved the "train" ride pulled by the 4-wheeler

Kade LOVED the pumpkin sling shot
(that is one of Kade's teachers...miss Kendra)

We ended up not carving pumpkins this year.  Kade ended up picking a pumpkin that was the size of his hand, Keagan's was green, and Kellen decorated his at school....so they were a little difficult to carve.  Then we went to Disney over Halloween! So things were a little crazy around here and I was a tad bit preoccupied.

I did love spending time with their classes and getting to know some of their friends.  I feel blessed that I had this opportunity with them.  

Happy Fall!