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.

Friday, October 14, 2016

BiZi Farms Pumpkin Patch 1016

 Took the girls to a homeschool field trip at the Pumpkin Patch. There's Maddie in the hay maze. At first she was one of the tallest kids in there so she wasn't so sure, but then her friends joined in and she had a fun time. Some kids her age opted to do the more scary corn maze, but neither Izzie or Maddie wanted to do that.
 Our friend Ezra.



 Izzie. Our house was cold. When we left, I was worried about not bringing jackets because it was so chilly. But the pumpkin patch was in the full sun (our house is 100% shady!) and the shade vs sun made a HUGE difference. We were sweltering.

 Pumpkin patch with a petting zoo. Why not?

 Izzie, Maddie and Me. Look at my transition lenses, they got dark! The UV rays were strong!

 Hay pyramid. I love this shot, I told the girls to run up there before all the other kids and I got one quick shot before it was full of kids.

 On the hay ride with Evelyn.

 I'm so glad we went when we did, because it started raining a few days after our pumpkin trip and the fields and everything were very, very muddy from reports I heard.

 You can see Mount Saint Helen in the background.

 Izzie didn't like how muddy her pumpkin was, but at least we were at the washing station!

 Esperanza came over to play for a couple hours after the field trip.

Me playing with one of my hats.