Friday, October 9, 2015

Kindergarten Field Trip!

Today, all 80 kindergartners took a trip to the pumpkin patch. It was Elizabeth's first time on a bus! You would have thought the bus ride was the field trip she was so excited. She AND all the other 79 kindergartners. The energy level was a bit ridiculous. 

Pulling out of the parking lot at school. 

We arrived at the pumpkin patch!

Part of my group searching for the perfect pumpkin. 

This is the one she chose. It had to be small enough that they could carry it on their own. 

Despite it being October, it was really warm out. We were all pretty darn hot in our light jackets. The 3 years we've lived here has been 3 years of being hot at the pumpkin patch. Seems a bit weird!

Her class! 4 classes came on the trip. 

Charlotte waiting to get on the bus. 

Elizabeth is getting tall!

Sitting with her pumpkin on the bus ride home. 

Making some silly faces. 

This is how excited she was! 

Monday, September 28, 2015


Here were the kids leaving for school this morning. They decided it was a WSU day! Very cute! 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Walking School Bus

This year, the kids are going to a new school. Our district built a new elementary school so they had to change the boundaries of many of the schools. Our neighborhood was included in the changes. Nathan had to switch schools as a 2nd grader. It worked out for Elizabeth as she is just starting school. 
Our new school is a walking school which means there is no bus to pick up or bring the kids home from school. The parents have to find their own way to get the kids to school. 
Several families in our neighborhood decided to set up a "Walking School Bus." We take turns walking our group of kids to and from school. We've got several kindergartners and don't feel they are able to walk by themselves yet. 
I snapped a quick picture on the way to school on Friday. Some days, we have more kids, some days we have less. 
It will be interesting to see what happens when the cold weather comes. I don't want to be out on those mornings! We might drive the kids then. 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

More Bathtub Hairstyles

Elizabeth just loves to do these fun hairstyles by swirling her hair around in the bath tub and then seeing what comes up! Here is her latest style. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Find the Elephant

We have been having the most beautiful evenings!

The kids have been playing and riding bikes after school. 

Everyone's grass is finally looking green again! 

Moving hoses to spray down the sidewalk chalk on the driveway. 

She sprayed, but the chalk wasn't coming off fast enough. 

She got closer. 

And very close. 

It was hard work. 

Did anyone see an elephant in the pictures? 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Civil War Reenactment

A Civil War Reenactment came to town! We decided to go check it out. 

Papa and Gram came down. We had a picnic in the park! Jeremy came a little bit later. 

Here are the kids watching the battle with their ears covered up. The cannons were very loud! The Union soldiers are shooting their cannon at the Confederate soldiers. 
Nathan was very impressed with the battle. He said it was way better than he thought it would be. There were guys riding around on horses shooting guns. People were falling over like they'd been shot. Nathan really enjoyed it!

The Confederate soldiers were across the park with their cannon, horses, and guns. 

Nathan wore a Union hat that the grandparents bought when they were in Vicksburg!

Abraham Lincoln held a question and answer session after the battle. 

Elizabeth wanted to wear her fancy hat that day since Nathan was wearing his Union soldier hat. 

Checking out the cannon. The guys there told Nathan he's almost old enough to sign up for reenactments. He would get to fire the cannon!

They had a whole Civil War tent village set up. We toured these. 

Elizabeth liked this fancy bedroom set up in a tent. 

They held a "fashion" show and we got to learn about the dresses of the time. We also got to learn about the soldier's uniforms.  Nathan thought it was interesting. Elizabeth wasn't as impressed.