Monday, October 16, 2017

October Weekending

Friday while this was playing

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we planned out our next week... all of us girls in the family room felt like Heaven. I chose Halloween stickers...

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Anna chose Pumpkin Spice

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We ate homemade pizza and breadsticks

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Saturday Anna was at Vivace (orchestra) and Abigail relaxed.

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Saturday afternoon we did some October exploring...

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Stone walls and big pine trees... Connecticut

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... on our way to the smallest, sweetest little town fair.

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Sunday we were at Mass and then Scott build some things in my classroom. Then there was pie baking.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Safety Patrol

Today was the Safety Patrol Ceremony at Abigail's school. It is a sweet, little ceremony where they recognize 5th graders who are on the Safety Patrol team.

(this was Anna's 4 years ago)

Abigail chose a special October dress to wear.

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She looks so little to me among that sea of 5th graders.

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Adore this one. Adore. That's Mr. O'Brien and he loves my Abigail. This one picture even though you can't see her too well shows such happiness.

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(I guess grey leggings are "in" right now)
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It's blurry but she was so thrilled.

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Reading the Safety Patrol pledge.

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Daddy pinning her badge on.

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I was just so happy that I got to be there and to my school on time!

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We love our teachers!

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Candy Apples

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We checked another fun fall activity off of our bucket list. 

We started with fresh apples from our apple picking

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... boiled the candy

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and carefully dipped the apples in

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And opened our mouths W I D E

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Yes, for half of them we used real sticks from our backyard!

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Back to School Blessing

(this was back in early September)

Each year we have a special dinner outside to celebrate 'back to school'. It's not just a pretty dinner that we get all dressed up for. It's purpose is to introduce our girls to the 'theme' for our family for this school year. God is the focus of our theme always and Scott and I spend some time praying and letting God direct us as we choose a theme.

2016 is here

2015 is here

This year with all of the changes in our family we chose "The Great Adventure" for so many reasons.

One was that we have loved listening to Steven Curtis Chapman (we went to the concert at the beginning of the summer).

We started by decorating a table outside in our backyard.

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And the girls got all dressed up

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I set the table all pretty

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We had a simple dinner of baked ziti

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We enjoyed dinner so much after the hustle and bustle of getting home from Disney, setting up a classroom, and having the first 3 days of school.

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The cake was topped with flowers. (I found a vase cake topper on line)

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After dinner Scott presented to the girls our message for the year... the Great Adventure.

We listened to the song, and then talked about how God was leading us this year into so much great unknown and how to trust Him, let Him lead the way, and go joyfully.

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And then they unwrapped their back to school stained glass stars.

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For our high school freshman

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It came out stunning this year.

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And then it was Abigai Mei's turn.

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I love watching their eyes light up.

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And then we ate vanilla cake with 'butter' cream frosting.

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It was an absolutly delightful evening.

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