Friday, November 30, 2012

50's day.

On the 50th day of school (November 28th) Charlie's class had a fifties party, complete with:  
root beer floats
 a bubble gum blowing contest
and a sock-hop dance party

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Fire Bombs.

Charlie had a great soccer season.  From having many friends on the team and an amazing coach, to the flourescent orange uniforms and the team name "fire bombs," the season could not have gotten much better.   
We were proud of Charlie because he spent more time kicking the ball this season than picking the grass like he did last season. 
As expected, the highlight of every game was the "parent tunnel."
Charlie with his buddies: Luke Blad and Finn Bradshaw 
The team pizza party.  Go FIRE BOMBS!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Thanksgiving Feast.

"Gobble, gobble, gobble, fat turkey, fat turkey
 Gobble, gobble, gobble fat turkey's are we.
We walk very proudly and gobble so loudly,
Gobble, gobble, gobble, fat turkey's are we."
I had the pleasure of watching this girl and some of her best buddies sing for the annual preschool Thanksgiving performance.  We stayed and had a feast complete with mac-n-cheese, chicken nuggets, and juice boxes.  I love seeing June-bug with all her friends at school and I am thankful she loves it there.  

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The verdict is in...

...Mr. Blinky-blink needs glasses.
(Charlie got a very high fever a few years ago when we were on vacation in Colorado.  He started blinking a ton and I just chalked it up to dry weather and being sick.  Well, the relentless blinking never stopped.  It has come and gone time and time again over the years.  Every time he got tired or sick it would start up again and last for months.  I asked the doctor about it at multiple appointments and they did not seem to be concerned, they said his eyes checked out fine and the blinking had just become a habit that someday he would outgrow.  Well, when Charlie started Kindergarten his teacher asked me about his "ticking."  I told her the whole story and that he did not have a "nervous tick" or turrets syndrome  or anything of the sort.  But Charlie's blinking was at an all-time high, especially when he started reading.  I took him to the pediatrician and insisted on seeing an eye doctor.  Sure enough, Charlie has an astigmatism in both eyes!  Instead of squinting he was blinking to help see better.  Poor guy.  We will miss all the cute blinky-blinks he did day in and day out, but at least now our Charlie-boy can finally see.)  

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The little Mermaid

We had a fun Mommy/daughter day a few Saturdays ago complete with:
 a tea party, cookies, and games

the Little Mermaid play
meet the cast after party
 and lots of cousin love and hugs.
 It was an unforgettable day for these mamas and their girls.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Happy Halloween.

the Angry Birds

(the real angry bird)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Fall Festival

Charlie's school has a big fall festival every year complete with bounce houses, carnival rides, games, a photo booth, and tons of food.  The kids were in heaven, we had such a fun night together as a family, Charlie was extremely proud to be a Perry Panther and show us around his "awesome" school.

Not a single thing could wipe these smiles off of their faces, it was pure JOY for them all night long.
Charlies favorite game: Pumpkin Golf
and Nose Picker

June's favorite game:  Toss a ball, win a book
and Dino Dig
Charlie with his buddy Tanner, both lovin' the festival!

The highlight of the night was a serious dance party on the black top.  Charlie did not mess around :). 

Our family won the dance-off (more of a heads or tails competition) but still, it was the perfect way to end a great night.  
And for the grand prize...wait for it... wait for it... 10 glow sticks!!
Bonus: the after party actually continued on our walk home with a bag of super cheesy popcorn...
and a sticky caramel apple.

Thanks Charlie-boy for going to such a fun school. Go Perry Panthers! 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween Festivities

The Halloween festivities began with a night of Haunted House decorating.  June was the biggest fan for obvious reasons :).    
To continue our Halloween celebrating we went to a party at church complete with:
a coloring station
mummy races
(can you guess if Charile is about to win or lose the race)
a donut eating contest
Can you guess who the winner was this time?
and a surprise balloon-pop to end the party with a bang!

Trunk or Treat
Halloween night