Monday, October 16, 2017

Showdown 5K

Sweet Daughter was working toward her first spinner medal for running. She had to complete 3 races in a race series that included up to 4 runs. Showdown was her 3rd run!

Before the race, excited to get started (and cold)

Yes she seriously looks like she just skips through the course

So, how did she do? Come back tomorrow!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Autumn Photos

Our kids are rarely cooperative with the wooden signs you are supposed to stick your face through for pictures. However these they agreed to do without any argument!

Sweet Son

Sweet Daughter

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Family at the Pumpkin Patch

The pumpkin patch had some cute photo areas set up. Here are some of my favorites. (Clearly we weren't dressed for Fall or cute photos, but we were all clean and covered so I count it as a win.)

These pumpkins were big

Random doorway set up in the middle of some pumpkins

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Old Truck

Every kid loves cars they can climb all over so this old truck was a great place for photos.


Hold pumpkins so we can tell what season it is, haha!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Corn maze and pumpkin patch

The kids wanted to do a giant corn maze so this year we went to a different pumpkin patch than we normally do.

Inside the maze
We let the kids lead us - each got to lead for 3 turns then they switched. We still made it out faster than the average time. I wish it had lasted longer!

They had a pumpkin patch, but they were extremely expensive and after spending money to get there and for the maze we left without buying one.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Lego line

The kids worked together to create a security line for their Lego people. (Is it bad to admit this isn't even all of their minifigs?)

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Finished Pumpkins

We love Halloween, in case you didn't realize it. Here are the finished pumpkins all done by the kids.

Melted crayons, painted "doughnut"

Olaf! Get your head back on

That's better.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Painting Pumpkins

He knew exactly what he wanted to do and it required buying 3 pumpkins and multiple cans of spray paint. Yes, I'm the crazy mom who trusted my 7 year old with spray paint - he was closely supervised and outside in a well ventilated area.

First experience spray painting

This is going to take awhile.

Days later, still painting

Come back on Wednesday to see the finished result which is really cute.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Painting a pumpkin

Carved pumpkins don't last very long before rotting. However, whole painted pumpkins allow for creativity and a much longer display time. She picked a white pumpkin and got to work.

Painting the top pink

 Getting ready to add more colors

 Her finished pumpkin
(doughnut with pink icing and sprinkles)