Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Turkey Day

(artwork by Sam)

This weekend we are traveling to San Diego so we decided to have our feast a little early ;)  It was nice to gather together with our 5 and reflect on our many blessing and enjoy a few of our Thanksgiving traditions.

our 'gratitude' poster 
... one of my favorite traditions, it hangs on our kitchen wall and everybody adds pictures and words of things they are thankful for - such a great visual reminder!

 little details

enjoying his favorite ... frozen pumpkin pie!

Now we are off to watch some serious soccer and enjoy some time at the beach and Legoland!  

Monday, November 18, 2013

A turkey in disguise ...

Sam just had a homework assignment to create a disguise for a turkey to escape being Thanksgiving dinner and write a story about it.  I loved his clever ideas!

I even saw on Instagram that my friends daughter had the same assignment in Virginia - She disguised her turkey as a mermaid ;)  Children all over the USA are probably doing this assignment. ... I'm not sure if there will be any turkey's left of Thanksgiving dinner - we may have to 'eat mor chikin'!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sometimes ...

I stumble upon this and my heart melts ... and I snap a quick picture before it turns into a wrestling match ;)

Love these boy ...

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Trick or Treat

Halloween has come and gone!

Susie and Sam had fun dressing up and going Trick or Treating - Ben did homework - but Sam shared a piece of candy with him ... just one ;)

 This year's costumes were a Karate Guy and Vanellope von Schweetz (from the movie Wreck-it Ralph)

Sambo wanted me to snap a few shots of his moves!

 Both kids met up with their friends to go Trick-or-Treating

Afterwards, Sam ripped off his costume and checked out his stash!

Susie donated her candy at school.  A local dentist will pay $1 per pound which they are going to use for their next Honor Society service project.