Monday, October 31, 2016


 The time we found an apple the size of my daughter's head. It fed a family of six. We were a bit disappointed because it was sort of mealy but it had an interesting lemon flavor. I can't think of the variety name at the moment.

Waffles for dinner! And an apple the size of Izzie's head.

 On Halloween, I took the girls to John's office so they could show off their costumes and we went out to lunch.

 Momma and Maddie at Five Guys Burger

 Daddy and Izzie

 We got to go to Music class in costume, then we went to the library, because it's fun to go do stuff in costume.

 Cards from Grandpa and Grandma in the mail!

 Somehow our traditional meal before we go trick or treating is messy red spaghetti. Not sure how that quite happened, but we've made spaghetti every year on Halloween.

 Dad about to take the kiddos out while I stay back to hand out candy.

And they are back with the loot.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

ACE Homeschool Halloween Party

 Maddie and Ellie
 Izzie and Twig

 Maddie at the ACE Halloween Party

 Maddie, Kiran and Izzie

 Halloween Bingo

What a fun group!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Halloween Costume Reveal

 Rainy fall day.

 Most of the time in Portland people don't use umbrellas, but we did have to walk fairly far and the kids love umbrellas.

 I didn't use an umbrella though, I'm becoming native!

 A few days later, I was sick in bed and the girls wanted to show me something outside, so they borrowed my phone to take a picture. I thought this was a cute accidental photo.

 Not sure what I'm looking at, but isn't it cool?

 Izzie reading me a story since I was too sick to get out of bed.

 Maddie trying out her Halloween costume. She likes to go classic. Black Cat it is this year.

 Izzie went as Lloyd Garmadon from Lego Ninjago. She had very exacting instructions.

 This is Lloyd Garmadon. She wanted to look "JUST like him, but not like a lego, like a real person would look if they were Lloyd Garmadon."

 Lego robotics class!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Columbia Springs Fiend Trip

 Maddie working in her cursive book.

 Lego Robot

 Izzie getting a tooth looked at, at the dentist.

 Esperanza, Izzie and Maddie at a Girl Scout Field Trip. We went to visit Columbia Springs a water an environmental conservation group.
 Esperanza, Izzie and Maddie

 Our guide showing us about spiders and how they are helpful.

 Scenes along our hike.

 We also learned about slugs and when we got back to the classroom we had a slug race.


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Egg Drop Challenge

 At homeschool group a bunch of the kids were doing the egg drop science/engineering challenge. Basically with a set number of straws and a certain length of tape, the kids were challenged to see if they could protect a raw egg from being dropped at various heights. Izzie and Maddie opted to watch the first go around. Both of them really like to observe their world before jumping in. The second time we did this challenge they both tried their hand at it.

 Ezra was one of the younger participants.

 Roasting marshmallows in the fireplace because we can.

 Yep it's fall. We know this because of all the leaves, debris and wet that fall from the sky.

 Izzie and I at the movie, Miss Pettigrew's  Home for Peculiar Children.

 Momma and Maddie.

 Izzie hanging out in her Lloyed Garmadon halloween costume I made her

 Family game night! Maddie, Izzie and Nanna.

 Izzie and Maddie looking so tall and grown up.

 Maddie at the library.

 Helping me at the grocery store.

My shoppers.