Saturday, October 30, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
I used both bushels to make applesauce. I combine the sweet and tart apples together to make a nice sauce without having to add sugar or anything else! First I take out the stems of the apples and then I cook them in a pot. They end up looking like this:
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
"My jack-o-lantern grew out in the jungle. The jungle was as creepy as a spider. I went to the jungle on a boat and I didn't believe my eyes! I saw my scary as a bear jack-o-lantern. Then I went walking to this gate and I put my ear next to it. My ear heard elephants! I went home and made some hot chocolate. Then end."
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Mrs. Granicher had a pumpkin decorating contest at school. You could not carve the pumpkin, you could only decorate the outside. Ryan had a very clear idea of what he wanted to do. He wanted a bat pumpkin. So, off to Michael's we went. We got black spray paint, some craft foam, glitter glue, and googlie eyes. Ryan did most of the work himself - yes I did let him spray paint. He LOVED his pumpkin. He did not win the contest, but he had so much fun. Mrs. Granicher raised some much needed funds for her classroom, too. Happy Halloween!
The kids are still swimming here in October. The water is cold, but with it still reaching the 90s, it's plenty hot outside! After swimming last week, these girls hit the chalk. They made quite the mess while having lots of fun. Spencer tried to hose them off, but it didn't work. I wouldn't let them in the pool or house like that. Spencer ended up out there with a bucket full of soapy warm water to get them clean enough to come inside. They regretted going crazy with the chalk.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Ryan is playing soccer this season. I am so excited!! I love watching little kids play soccer. It was super hot today, but I was still happy to be sitting out there. Ryan was awesome!! He has a great coach, who happens to be the dad of one of Ryan's buddies from Pre-K. Ryan is number 7. They put six kids on the field at a time. They don't have positions, and they don't use a goalie. They just run around like a pack of maniacs for 45 minutes or so. By the end Ryan was exhausted and hot. He either ran or danced around for the entire time out there. He really is a crack up!
That same night I took Maddie out to the observatory in Upper Park. That place is fantastic! If you've never been there, it's worth staying up late to visit. It's open Thursday through Sunday starting at sunset. Maddie got to see all sorts of constellations and even the planet Jupiter and its moons up close. The people there are very knowledgeable and enjoy teaching others.