Sunday, November 22, 2015

Jumping into a leaf pile

I hope to get the blog caught up this week. We'll see if that happens or not. But here are a bunch of pictures of the kids having fun in the leaves. They helped me rake up the leaves in the backyard a couple of days ago and spent some time jumping into the pile. Once they got tired of that they even helped scoop up the leaves and put them into our yard waste container.

Layla's class field trip to Magness Memorial Tree Farm

Back at the beginning of October, the two kindergarten classes at Layla's school went on a field trip to Magness Memorial Tree farm. I got to attend with Layla while my mom watch Malakai. Layla was so excited to have me to herself. There are only 11 kids in Layla's class and below is a picture of her entire class. 

The tour guide gave the kids a lot of great information and I thought did a good job of explaining things in a way they understood. For most of the tour I was so far back in the group that I couldn't hear him very well. All the kindergarten students were up in the front with the tour guide and the parents walked behind them. Below the tour guide is showing the kids a small lizard that had been hiding under some wood.

We walked through an open field and the tour guide told us to look for snakes. So the kids started walking around. I happened to see a small baby snake slither past Mrs. Muldoon's (Layla's teacher) shoe, so she called the tour guide over and he caught it. The kids were so excited! It was such a little snake that it's a little hard to see in his hand.

Layla took the last three pictures. She wanted to remember the picnic area for some reason.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Batman and a Fairy Ballerina

I'll get more pictures and posts up since I know I have a lot of catching up. But for now here are some fun pictures of Malakai and Layla. Malakai decided to be Batman for Halloween. When his costume arrived he was very excited to try it on. He wanted me to take pictures of his different moves.

Layla decided she was going to be a Fairy Ballerina for Halloween.


The same day that I went apple gathering with my dad I also took the kids to a birthday party. I spent an hour and a half gathering apples with my dad. We then went back to my parents house where my mom was watching the kids. I hurriedly got the kids in the car and we headed off to the birthday party that Layla was invited to. This was her friend Jake and they were in the same preschool class together last year. Jake is the one friend she talked about frequently over the summer and was sad that she wasn't going to see him anymore. I found out that Jake and Layla were going to be in the same kindergarten class the day we met Layla's teachers. It was great watching those two see each other.

Anyway, when Layla got invited to Jake's birthday she desperately wanted to go, so we did. It was a bowling party and my kids have never been bowling. They had no idea what to do and were not happy about having to wear the bowling shoes. Layla was the first one to finally join in. Sanaa sat on a chair whining about the shoes for at least 15 minutes. Malakai was fine with the shoes but scared of the ball and rolling it down the lane. 

But eventually all 3 kids relaxed. Sanaa put the shoes on and commented on how they weren't so bad after all. I helped Malakai roll his first ball down the lane and then after that he wanted to do it by himself. The kids had a blast! And by the end of the party were begging me to go bowling again.

I didn't even pull out the parking lot before Layla and Malakai were asleep. They were very tired after their busy day of playing at grandma's and bowling!