Monday, October 29, 2012

Our Week in Pics

This week we had Daddy's Night at Isabella's school. We are blessed with a school that truly celebrates family. It was a night of pizza and fun activities. 
Isabella was giddy with excitement.  
Heartfelt thanks to the teachers and staff for the great event!

Joseph had his first professional haircut.
We got an early start to trick-or-treating at our neighborhood shopping center.  
The kids had a blast.  While Michael was hesitant about wearing his pirate costume,
 he soon warmed up to the idea once he saw candy was involved.

Wishing you a fun filled Halloween and last week of October!


As we start to enter the holiday season, it is the perfect time to get into the giving spirit.  If you have been blessed with "enough" please share with those who are struggling to get by. While it may be convenient to reach in your wallet and hand over a few dollars, do not under estimate the gift of your time as well. Here are a few suggestions where you can give a hand up:
  • Drop off last year's sweaters and jackets your children have outgrown to Goodwill/Salvation Army
  • Fill a bag and donate nonperishables for a Holiday Dinner (mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, etc.)
  • Volunteer your time to your child's school
  • Write and send holiday cards for a senior citizen in your community
  • Donate books to your public library
  • Give blood
  • Purchase a gift for a child in need (visit your local church for gender, ages, and specific needs)
  • Collect socks for a homeless shelter
  • Walk or Run for a cause
  • Hold a garage or yard sale and donate the earnings to a charity of your choice
  • Bring some treats to your neighborhood police/fire department
  • Take an assortment of puzzles and games (checkers, Connect Four, and Uno) to your local after school care facility
  • Adopt a soldier

Above all, BE the change you want to see in the world!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Our Week in Pics

It was an eventful week!  
We: celebrated grandma's birthday, said farewell to our bunnies, visited Tanaka Farms, endured some rain ( hooray!), prepped our consignment items, visited with Uncle Steffen while watching debates and devouring carne asada tacos, and had a breakfast tea 
(and a thousand other little moments) 
It was a great week.
 Happy Birthday Mrs. Vukojevich XO

 Thumper and Buttercup found a new home!

 Let's hit the road...Tanaka Farms Bound!
100+ Items for Consignment
Ready Bake Cookies!  Are they not cute?
Breakfast Tea

 Don't JUDGE my bed head (literally, this is REAL life) and ensemble! XO

Friday, October 19, 2012

Tanaka Farms Visit

I could not resist chaperoning for Isabella's 
class field trip to Tanaka Farms.   

To venture out without the boys is a rare and special treat.  

We couldn't get out the door fast enough!  Isabella was so excited, she barely ate and was dressed in record speed. A quick goodbye to the boys and daddy and we headed off to school. 

Isabella and I were greeted by happy faces and once we were all accounted for we caravanned to Tanaka Farms.

Here are a few of our favorite snapshots:

 Petting Zoo, Isabella's  Fave
 Say, "Pumpkin!"
 Class Picture
 Vegetable Picking
 "The Perfect Pumpkin"

It was great to witness the dynamics and the personalities of all the children.  What a precious group of kids too! If the chance to volunteer for your child's class is presented, take advantage of it.  You will learn a lot from the experience.  However, the best benefit by far is engaging in your child's learning!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Our Week in Pics

As a new feature to our blog, I will be posting "Our Week in Pics" from time to time.  
Not all of my snapshots warrant a post of their own.  
However, some snapshots capture the mood, activity, and moments worth revisiting. 
 You know, the highs, lows, and all the in between happenings of family life.
Wishing all you loves a great week ahead!
Craft Time!
Scarecrow by Mommy
Pumpkin Bread Mmmm!
Dishwasher Michael 
Fire Captain!
Mini Pizza Making
Flowers From Hubs
Mustached Leftover Pizza Bandit?
Pajamas, Movie & Halloween BINGO
Great Target Dollar Bin Find!