We had a great Thanksgiving this year at my sisters house. My in-laws joined us in the Cajun fried turkey. The kids had a blast out there as usual. They would love to live in the Country like their Dad. The endless miles to roam and run, fishing lakes, and go-cart rides. It is definitely a peaceful place. We have so much to be thankful for this year. We are definitely blessed. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving as well.
This is probably one of my favorite things the girls preschool does besides the end of the year program. They were so cute and SOOOOO excited to have both Frank and I there to eat a Thanksgiving meal....Ellie especially.
Ellie's Placemat- I am thankful for my brother, my dad, my mom, my baby sister, my toys, and praying to God.
This Girl Loves her Daddy
Hadley and a few of her classmates...notice her little legs...all these kids in her class were born within 6 months of eachother....
G had his Thanksgiving feast today. It was really cute. Frank came and met us. I have been up at school a lot this week helping them get ready for today. We made HUGE teepee's for each class which was a lot of work. We let the kids sew the buffalo skin (crumpled paper bags that were tea stained). They also made their outfits, turkey place mats, and made a large Mayflower boat as a class.
The kids also took a "pretend" trip on the Mayflower. Each kid had to pack a bag of goodies from home that we thought the Pilgrims might have brought in their one bag on the boat. Gavin thought of great things, the real necessities. But my heart smiled when he got his bible and said they needed their bible so they could read about God while on the boat. I would definitely say that is a necessity!! And I had to laugh when he suggested Flowers. I looked puzzled and he said, because they'll be on the boat for a long time and they may stink, the flowers will make it smell better. :) I love him.
Wish I had my video camera today as they sang a sweet song before the feast, but I forgot it. It was a great end to a fun week at school. Here is our little Indian. He was stoked because after the Feast I took him home with me. Although he LOVES school, he loves starting the weekend early. :)
Ellie sits and watches us every night do G's homework. With that she has watched him read to us night after night and she has really been interested in learning. I haven't worked much with her as she still has more than a year and a half before Kindergarten. But I hate to hold her back when she's excited about it. This past spring she read a few bob books but the allure wore off so I didn't want to keep pushing. But tonight she was so proud of herself when reading this book. She kept wanting to read it to us over, and over, and over again. I just love this girl! She is so cute!
Doing Dot Art. Get a phone call and walk away for one second to return to her like this... She immediately gets ticked because she knows I am going to make her stop coloring her face like a clown and throws them at me... So I pick them up and tell her no. Tell her not to color her face, only the paper. Hand them back to her...and she goes straight for the face again... Gotta love her spunk! That's my girl. That's MY girl! LOL..
As I am helping Gavin make a turkey for school, Hadley walks in like this....
Gotta love her. Her teacher referred to her as "a trip" again today at pick up. Apparently she is a very funny little girl in class (like we didn't already know this about her..our little ham). If you can't tell, her new favorite place to explore is mommy's make up drawer in the bathroom when we are not looking. This girl does not take "no" too well. The second picture is her throwing the lipstick as she is mad that she got caught. That's my girl.
We did manage to finish making his turkey for school. He wanted to dress his turkey up as a superhero. He told me exactly what he wanted and I tried my best to make it happen with things we had around the house. I think he turned out pretty cute. I love doing homework, school projects, sight words and reading with the kiddos. It brings me back to my teacher days.
So without further ado, let me introduce you to, Super G- a turkey in disguise...
(And Yes, Gavin did PULL Out his other top tooth at school today, so now his top two, and bottom two are missing. He has a lisp now and it is cracking me up. Only when you are six is it cute to have so many teeth missing. The tooth fairy will be making ANOTHER trip to our house tonight.)
Gavin had an awesome birthday. His class field trip ended up being on his birthday, so after donuts and some cocoa from starbucks we all headed to the Oil Ranch. Frank took off work, and Ellie missed school so we all could go. The kids loved it.
Afterwards we headed home and I made dinner for our family. Gavin requested homeade spaghetti with meatballs and italian sausage. And he also wanted an Italian Cream cake. It was my first time to make it, and made it from scratch and although not pretty- it was probably the best cake I have ever made...and I bake a lot. After spending the night opening up presents from our family we did tent city in the gameroom.
Saturday morning he had a double header in Football. We headed to the sports park at 8am and were there until 10:30. At each game one player is awarded a medal and G got the medal this week at his last game. He was stoked.
After the game we took his three closest buds who are on his team to Mcdonalds for lunch. G always wants to eat there and I always tell him, "On your birthday." So we had lunch and then headed to see A Christmas Carol at the movie theater. They were excited and felt like big boys thinking they were seeing a scary movie but I would NOT recommend it for kids this age. The dialect was old school and it was a bit over their heads, but they didn't mind as they ate popcorn and drank gatorade. Then we headed home for some playtime after dancing wild in the car. We ate m&m ice cream sandwiches, played legos, and then went to the park. Boys, they are so funny. I was dying laughing when one of the boys was grabbing his private area. I asked if he was okay and he said, "Yeah, I just got Wood Miss Lacey...but don't worry..it's not REAL wood, my penis is just hard." Oh the joys of boys. I was dying laughing. G had an awesome sixth birthday. I am begining to realize after this party and Ellie's this past year, smaller parties are more fun, and less stressful. And the kids seem to enjoy it so much more. So here are a few pictures of G's big day/big weekend!! Hope you all had a great weekend as well!