Sunday, October 9, 2016

Gearing up for Halloween

 First girl scout meeting of the school year. We met at the library which was SO convenient. I could drop the girls off, return books, pick up some new ones and if I needed to, run to the grocery store that was really close to the library. But the library has a weird reservation policy and you can only go week to week. We missed out on a few weeks and are meeting at a hospital conference room right now. Hopefully we'll get the library space back. Much more roomy and convenient for the girls too. The girls were excited to see their friends and make some new ones too.

 Jake Puddle. He says the sun is too bright for his nap.

 I love that the barn where our riding lessons has a firepit for the moms.

 Cathi shut down lessons during the winter this year, the girls and I are a bit bummed by that. We liked going year round last year, but we met during the afternoon which was a bit warmer than after dark. But Cathi got a day job and is only doing lessons in the evening. I've looked for replacement lessons but can't find any place that matches her price. So we'll wait for spring and pick up again.

 Homeschool day in front of the fire.

 The girls flipped their loft beds and made some secret forts underneath.

 All fancy for a lunch out with my friend Renita. We met at the historic Grant House just outside of Downtown Vancouver. This house is on Officer's row and belong to officers that worked at the Fort of Vancouver. Now it's a nice restaurant.

 The Grant House
 I took Izzie to the fabric store to get fabric for her Halloween costume. She wants to go as Lloyd Garmadon from Ninjago. It's a lego show, but she wants to go as a "real" Lloyd not a lego Lloyd (thank goodness.) Just for fun we tried on some Halloween accessories while we were shopping.

 I kinda wish I had bought this hat...

 Later that day we went to Target with Dad looking for some accessories and new winter coats. We saw this Lloyd Garmadon Lego mask. How cool? But I'm secretly glad that Izzie was still interested in me making her costume rather than buying it.

 Me trying on a pirate hat.

 Daddy got in on the fun too.

 Maddie thought this might be fun to wear during Girl Scout Cookie sales, but she said since there wasn't a chocolate chip cookie, it didn't actually make total sense.

Izzie playing for Nanna.

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