Sunday, November 30, 2008

Ff is for fall!

Our camera was broken this week so I don't have many photos to post but we did Ff is for Fall and Feathers (the turkey kind:)!!

Crafts and activities: Feathers on F, flowers, fish, feet on f (using stencils which was a GREAT fine motor activity), finger painting, trip to see fish at the pet store, fun with the farm/farmer, making a flag (Korean and American), looking at fire trucks and firefighters, finding flowers, playing leapFrog, making fruit loop F's, and looking for groups of four and five foxes in the forest.

Foods: food, fruits, french fries, fruit loops, fried chicken, french toast, fajitas, Fritos, fudge fondue for fruit

Saturday, November 29, 2008

"tap" dancing

Recently Cailey saw some kids who were AMAZING at tap dancing and has started ummm..."tapping" all over the place! I've tried to teach her how to REALLY tap dance (I did it for years when I was younger) but she wanted no part of it! It is HILARIOUS because she really thinks she's a prodigy! I've never seen her like this...she's asked me to video tape it and show it to all my friends when they come over! Every time someone comes over she shows off her 'dancing'. VERY CUTE!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Turkey Day 2008

celebrating with friends

TONS of food

waiting for the turkey to 'rest'
because Braden said it 'worked

25 lbs of goodness

perfect weather to play in the
leaves....ALL day

checking out the daddies

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tt is for turkey!

tons of turkeys!


toothbrush painting

Tt's with toothpicks

T is for tape!


tile T's

tea party with friends!

Tt is for Turkey and Thanksgiving

toast, tacos, tangerines, tomatoes, turkey, tortilla, tortellini, toffee, tea
Crafts and Activities:
Making a tent with the table, tea parties, tons of tiles and toothpicks, taping and painting a T, making a turkey and a tree!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pizza Night!

The other night Brian had to work late and Anthony was out of town so Beth and the kids came over for dinner. The kids played, made pizza (even rolled out their own dough!), played some more, ate pizza, and played even more:). It was a great time for Beth and I to catch up and the kids to get some play time with great friends!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Traditions cont.

We continued our tradition after the parade and going out for lunch by coming home and decorating the tree! We have two for the kids and their ornaments, and our regular one. The kids have made SO many ornaments that their tree is almost full! Once again, the 'baby' got to put the angel on the tree:).

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Christmas Parade

Yesterday we continued our tradition of going to the Christmas parade downtown and decorating our Christmas tree. It was COLD (we're talking MA cold) so I spent the night before getting the kids clothes ready for the next day. They each had on 4 or 5 shirts, 4 pairs of pants, 4 pairs of socks, and of course hats, coats, gloves, and scarves. It took me an HOUR to get them dressed that morning:)! They didn't complain about anything being cold except for their feet...and I felt the cold there too. I guess when it's that cold and you are sitting for two hours it's hard (even with a ton of socks on) to keep your feet warm. I'm SO glad we didn't let the cold keep us from going because we had a blast! The kids loved the marching bands, dance team, and tiny ponies the best. Oh...and in the last picture we were about to leave but saw the Chick Fil A float so we HAD to stay so Kinsey could see her 'bok, bok moo'! Sidenote: Kinsey no longer says cow or moo....when she sees a cow she says, "bok, bok, moo." I think maybe we should cut down on the CFA:).

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Penn Holderness and Cailey learning all about
the green screen

the anchors, Bill Fitzgerald and Melanie Sanders

Cailey took a weather class in our co op this fall and they ended it with an AWESOME field trip! The kids went to NBC Studios for a tour from none other than the Wes Hohenstein, the weather man! (We don't watch the news so I honestly had no idea who the people were, but it was still cool!) They met the Penn Holderness, the sports guy, lots of producers, and the anchors for the six and seven o'clock news. Best of all they were allowed to sit in the studio and watch the LIVE 6:00 news!! The kids had to be very quiet and did a fabulous job. Cailey's FAVORITE part was being on camera. At one point Wes told her that she had to go back with everyone else because she kept sneaking to where she could be seen on camera...what a ham:)!!

such a special time to spend with
just Cailey

Thursday, November 20, 2008

shake, shake, shake HALLELUJAH!

Cailey had a 'mini' Kidz Praise concert last Sunday evening and was VERY excited to be singing on the stage into the microphones! She's looking forward to singing a full Christmas concert in a couple of weeks.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Ll is for leaves

making ladybug thumbprints

licking lots of lollipops

leaf crafts

going on a Ll letter tile hunt!

Foods this week:
lettuce, lunch, lima beans, lasagna, licorice, lemonade, lemons, limes, lollipops

Crafts and Activities:
leaf rubbings, ladybug L's, leaf crafts, making L's out of lollipops, Lion hunt around the house