This morning I had the pleasure of helping out at the boys school for Math and Science Pumpkin Day! They had been talking excitedly about this all week!!
And I have to say- It was a BLAST! However it made me miss teaching all the more! *sigh* Anyway...All 4 first grade classrooms got together to do fun math and science activities using pumpkins! There were 8 stations that the kids rotated through.
Which thrilled me because I got to work with all my boys and didn't have to choose whose classroom I was going to help in. I hate when that happens! I'm too much of a fairness monitor, I guess. We had lots of fun!! They did lots of fun things like a sink/float activity, estimation pumpkin seeds, weighing pumpkins, sorting candy, etc. It was very well organized and their teachers did a fantastic job putting it all together! You could tell they worked very hard. We are lucky to be at such a great school!!
And in case you are wondering why everyone (except a few- like Mr. Orange Josh) is wearing red- it was red ribbon week at school. Each day they had to dress a certain way. One day was pajama day, one day was favortie sports team shirt/jersey, etc. Today was wear red day.
Halloween is coming!! And we are getting really excited about it! The boys have their costumes picked out. I have candy bought...which may or may not make it to Halloween. Stupid chocolate addiction. Pumpkins are on the porch. And the decorations are up. Anyway....the other day my mom invited us to go to the Children's Museum because they had their Halloween haunted house set up. The museum does this attraction every year. We have been before and the boys seem to love it. So we went again! We started upstairs.... I had kind of forgot that they had this exhibit now. These used to be in Richmond Gordman- an old clothing store my mom used to shop in. She would shop while us kids would play on these awesome animals. Great memories...but I seriously can't imagine doing that today with my kids. They also had a dinosaur exhibit. But my boys have never really been into dinosaurs so we didn't spend too much time there either. We spent most of the time in the ball area and, of course, at the Halloween area. Which was an awesome time! Haunted house, strobe lights, and a maze! What more could kids ask for? Towards the end of our visit, my mom painted the boys faces....Halloween style! Alex: Zach Josh: I think she did an awesome job! Never knew she had that talent! It was a great day!!
Yesterday we got "BOOed!" by a neighbor. Have I mentioned lately how much I love this neighborhood? :) We are so lucky to live where we do! We got a bag of candy on our doorstep with this sign: The instructions are to pass it on to 2 more people! You are supposed to leave candy on someones doorstep, ring the bell and run. Its supposed to be anonymous. Good luck with that! Three 7 yr old boys each had their own way of going things. It made me laugh! I have to admit it's quite fun.
Today the boys are super excited because they are going to their very first non-school sponsored Halloween party!! Let the holiday fun begin!!
The boys latest obsession has been bug catching...... They have spent numerous hours out back catching all types of bugs....and may have brought the "cool" ones inside to show me...which most likely led to me screaming "NO BUGS IN THE HOUSE!" They have had tons of fun doing this....they have caught bees, moths, spiders, praying mantis, wasps, lady bugs, grass hoppers and a few others that we have been unable to identify. Alex has been catching bugs too....but not as much as Josh and Zach. Here is what Alex has been up to: Lots of fun stuff going on around here! Never a dull moment- and I wouldn't have it any other way!