Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treat

It's the day all teachers love... Halloween - when all the kids are already reacting to the sugar high they know they're going to get tonight! Yesterday Kaitlyn's teacher asked me if I could bring 24 undecorated cupcakes for their Halloween party today. Being the Super-Mom that I am, I said No Problem. So Kaitlyn and I made cupcakes that afternoon before we went to get Rachael from school.
Then - wouldn't you know it - afer school Rachael said her class was having a party today too, and she needed to bring cupcakes. So we went and made more cupcakes! But these ones needed to be decorated. After all that (not to mention the field trip I went on with Rachael before lunch and the trip to Superstore to get more icing) I was exhausted. I know it doesn't really sound like a whole lot (don't forget about driving to school and back 3 times and making lunch and supper!), but the baby-making thing really wears me out these days. So Daddy made orange icing for Rachael's cupcakes. Then after supper I found the last few remnants of energy and iced the cupcakes to look like pumpkins. Being so pregnant-brained these days I didn't notice it was gel icing I'd got for the faces, but it still worked out ok. I almost didn't take a picture, after seeing all those beautiful cakes on other blogs (you know who you are!) but whatever. The kids don't care and this icing actually tastes good!
I was with Kaitlyn's class all morning today along with several other Moms. Between the French and English kindergarten classes we had about 15 centres set up for all the kids to go to - from face painting (where I was stationed) to cupcake decorating; jellybean pattern-making (and getting to eat them after) to oreo cookie spider-making; mask and hat crafts to pumpkin seed math and playdough. Plus a few others. It was go go go all morning, and the kids loved it! Then after lunch we carved the pumpkin Kaitlyn got from the pumpkin patch on her field trip a few weeks ago. She wanted it to just be a face this year. I don't remember the last time I made just a face, but it was so easy!
And now Daddy's off with the girls trick-or-treating and I'm home handing out candy. Kaitlyn finally decided to be a lion. I think it's because I painted the nose and whiskers on at school this morning. And Rachael dressed up like a bat. I've only had about 5 groups of kids so far, but it's still early. Though I think we'll have a lot of left overs. Candy anyone?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Can You Believe...

Can you believe we raked leaves just four days ago?
You can hardly see any grass out there! And look how many are still left on the trees! 'Tis the season, I guess.

The girls are excited about trick-or-treating on Friday. Rachael is dressing up like a bat and Kaitlyn's latest is she's going to be a bunny - though that's the fourth costume idea she's had in the last two weeks, so we'll see what she actually ends up wearing!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Family Pictures - More Pictures Added!

Gord came over today and took some family pictures of us. Here's a small sample of what he took:

Here's some more. Gord edited them for us to give it the "professional" look. Sure is nice having a photographer in the family!

Friday, October 24, 2008


The leaves have certainly started to fall on our back yard. I don't know how many times we've raked already, and the trees are still loaded! But instead of wasting such nice-looking leaves I decided to put them to good use.

Maybe this weekend we'll try and get a nice family picutre back there.

Rachael had her eyes closed in the pic of the two of them, so I photoshoped these two pictures together!

Her head was just not angled the same way to try and paste the eyes from this picture onto the other one.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Is Gramps Growing Chickens or Dinosaurs?

Check out the size of this egg!
We couldn't even close the egg carton lid!
Are you sure you aren't growing dinosaurs over there, Gramps?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Kaitlyn's First Field Trip

Kaitlyn went on her first field trip yesterday to The Apple Barn, and we didn't get rained on! After Monday's downpour we were a little worried. Mommy got to go along and be a helper. After we got off the bus the first thing we did was take a hay ride to the pumpkin field. The kids got to pick out their own pumpkin (as long as they could carry it!) and bring it back to school where they're going to be doing some things with it next week. After that we went in the store and saw some bees and how they make the apples; then we saw how they take those apples and make them into juice. We even got samples of apples and apple juice. Yummy! We also learned about pumpkins and how they grow, and then we got to go to the petting zoo. They had the cutest little baby goats there Rachael would have fallen in love with, but I couldn't for the life of me get Kaitlyn to stand beside an animal for a picture! Oh well. We still had lots of fun on our first field trip.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kaitlyn made this apple turkey with Mommy at school on Friday. She also made this turkey hat, and another turkey made by tracing hands that had to stay at school to decorate the classroom. Fun times in Kindergarten! Mommy's been Super School Mom this week - on Tuesday she went to help out in Rachael's class; Thursday she helped in Kaitlyn's class; Friday was Apple Turkey day and all the parents got invited to come, so I was there again; Monday is no school; and Tuesday Kaitlyn's class is going on a field trip to the Apple Barn, so Mommy will be going to school with Kaitlyn then, too!

Woah! It's Big!

Finally putting up with all those evenings and weekends of hubby working (Ok, there really haven't been that many) have paid off! I got paid for doing nothing!
Unfortunately, this will all go to help pay off the debt for building the house, so it's not like it's "fun" money or anything, but it sure does help!