Friday, November 29, 2013

November Happenings

This month Reanne participated in the 5th grade wax museum.  This is a project where the students study about and dress up as a person from history.  Reanne was Annie Oakley, which she was very excited about.  The 5th graders line the halls of school, where they are perfectly still until someone presses their "button".  Then they tell you about themselves.  Reanne did a great job.  
 Sierra turned 8 this year.  We finally had her friend party last Saturday.  I guess I didn't realize how many friends she had until they were all in my house.  The door bell kept ringing and ringing.  It was fun to meet them all.  That really is a cute age.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween 2013

Everyone I have talked with this year told me that they hate Halloween.  I like Halloween.  I have to admit that I didn't enjoy it as much this year because of how busy I was, but I like Halloween.

I like it because my kids like it and I like to see them happy.  I like how you can pretend you are someone different for one day and that you have an excuse to eat totally unhealthy for a little while.  I like to see people's creativity with costumes they have made and houses they have decorated.  I really like to see the smiles that adults have as they give out candy at the door to the kids.  I also love any excuse to form family traditions and spend time together.  It's rare that we are all together doing something fun these days.

This year Reanne was an Enderman from Minecraft, Sierra was the cutest pirate ever, and Grant was a Clone Trooper.
We also had our annual Halloween dinner, where we featured some new dishes.
 Swamp Creature Pot Pies
 Jello Worms
 Fruit Drink with a spooky hand
 Goblin Mouths
and Moldy Brain
Everything was a big hit and our tummies were very full.  Our Halloween dinners are kind of like Thanksgiving.  There are so many fun things to try, you want a little of everything.  And it is especially fun to share the night with family.  Thanks Mom and Tracy for contributing to the meal and sharing in our tradition.