Sunday, October 31, 2010

It's Pumpkin Time!!!

Last night we finally got around to decorating some pumpkins. The girls LOVE doing this. We are not allowed to carve them though, aprrarently it's "killing them". Thank you Charlie Brown! LOL Anyhow, here are some pictures of our adventures....and you know me, I had to post them all! Madalyn was being a clown!
The pumpkin on the left is "Mommy's", made by Madalyn.  
The pumpkin on the right is "Daddy's", made by Marissa.

Madalyn's pumpkin, made by her and Marissa's pumpkin, made by her!
Aren't they cute???  

I'm personally a huge fan of the Mr. Potato Head pieces to decorate pumpkins.  I need to find some more so they can have some more variety.
I hope you all enjoyed your day!
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Homeschooling Craft Day

My biggest fear when I started homeschooling is that Marissa would lack in the social areas of her life.  Probably because that is what EVERYONE tells me when I say that we are homeschooling!  Either that or they will never be able to make it through college after homeschooling.  Regardless, I have joined two homeschooling groups.  I LOVE IT!!!  The kids have a blast together and so do the moms.  On Tuesday, my friend Aubrey put together a rag doll craft.  She stayed up till midnight (or later) sewing the majority of the dollies and preparing them for stuffing.  The girls had so much fun with this project.  It was definitely a big hit with my two!
Stuffing their "dollies"

The best picture I could get of Marissa and her dollie 
(affectionately named "Marissa")
Madalyn wasn't cooperating either (her dollies' name changes on a moment by moment basis

Most of the girls and their dollies
Just about the whole clan!
I can't wait till our next craft day!!!
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I went to my parents house to spend some time with Cristale and Casen while they are here visiting. We had a great time and I got to bond with both him and Cristale. He reminds me so much of his Daddy and of course that makes me miss him more, but hopefully he won't be gone too much longer! Casen absolutely loved the girls. Although we couldn't get the three of them to cooperate and be awake all at the same time for a picture, LOL. We are going to work on that next time!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Nature Hike

Thursday we went on a nature hike with some friends after school.  It was a beautiful day and the Black River was really flowing.  The leaves were in the midst of changing colors and the scenery was just to die for!

Marissa and Hayleigh
Aunt Laurie and Madalyn...Madalyn's personal assistant

When we got to this part, I got super nervous.  I could take pictures but the girls had to sit still.  I was sweating like crazy the whole time!

Again I tried to get a cute picture, but they just weren't having it!
And it gets worse...
Ok, Mommy gives up!
But I still got one!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Our first field trip!

One of my biggest concerns when I decided to start home schooling was that my kids would feel alone.  I joined a home schooling group, although I didn't think it would amount to much.  I was pleasantly surprised!  There were quite a few other kids my kid's ages that belonged to the group already.  We planned quite a few field trips together as a group so that the kids to have some time together.  Last week we took our first field trip as homeschoolers!  It was so much fun and we had a great turn out.  I didn't get a ton of pictures, due to the amount of kids that turned out and the lack of space in the areas.  We went to an Apple Cider Mill and learned how apple cider is made!  The girls LOVED it!!!  They even got a doughnut and cup of cider after the tour was done.  They enjoyed making some new friends and having a morning out!    

Marissa and Madalyn with their new buddy
Isn't it beautiful?

Tried so hard to get a cute picture, but they were preoccupied!
A little better...
...There we go!

Lost Madalyn again

Monday, October 18, 2010

Wedding Pictures!

Remember when I wrote the post on 25 things?  Remember how I said that I didn't have any wedding photos?  Well that has all changed now!  Although I got married in the middle of a snow storm, and now I have beautiful outside photos!  I'm in love with them and am having a hard time choosing some to print off.  I thought I would share them with you all!  You can find more work from our photographer here or here.

 I'm pretty sure this is my favorite...
 ...or this one!