Thursday, October 29, 2009

Preschool Party

This week I was in charge of preschool which made it extra fun (but honestly a little stressful too)because we had our halloween party! All the kids dressed up in their costumes and we played fun games like pin the face on the Jack-o-lantern, eat the donut off a string and other fun stuff. We also read halloween books, made a halloween bat, and decorated halloween cookies. It was actually a lot of fun and went off without any major disasters! We have a really good group of kids and I'm so grateful I get the opportunity to participate in it with Brighton!

Our beautiful line up that includes a cheetah, dragon, princess, rock star, little bo peep, and the tooth fairy.

They had to make funny faces. Who could resist these cute creatures?

They got a kick out of making the jack-o-lantern look silly.
They just love craft time! Especially Halloween craft time!
And this is what Porter enjoyed doing during the party...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Brighton's Preschool class had an orange day last week where they were all supposed to wear orange and bring an orange snack to share and go to the pumpkin patch to look at orange pumpkins! She had a blast and even though it was one of the colder days we've had here, the kids couldn't get enough of playing outside and seeing all the pumpkins! Brighton loves her friends from her preschool group. I'm so glad I decided to join the preschool fun!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Smooth Sailing

Ever since the triathlon, Kyle and I have been dying to get some road bike, as our mountain bikes really slowed us down in the race. We finally did and we love them! They run like a pair of champs! They are so smooth and super fast! Kyle has even been able to start biking to work which he loves. The weather has been so nice lately that we have made it a routine to go on family bike rides. Now we just need to actually start training for the Capital City Triathlon in May! You knew I couldn't write an actual post and not put a picture up of the kids! They're loving the bike rides as well!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

He's Uno

So I said I would post about all our fun festivities for Porter's birthday and here they are. Having the language abilitlies that I do, I thought we could have a cultural first birthday so the theme was...Uno. I know you're impressed right? I made an uno card birthday cake for him(easiest cake ever obviously!) and some uno numbered cupcakes for everyone else. I even made him an uno shirt using my freezer paper stenciling skills. We had some friends over and planned on actually playing uno, but we ended up talking the night away instead. It was a fun evening had by all and Porter loved the whole thing as you can clearly see in the pictures and video.My creative side coming out. Ridiculous right? But these were super easy so you can't go wrong! He literally dove head first into his cake. I really don't know why it took him so long to figure out he could pick it up, but it was very entertaining. The finished product... a very sugar-filled happy one-year-old!
He loved the candle on his cake. I think we've got a pyromaniac in the making on our hands.

Thursday, October 08, 2009


Porter has had a lot of firsts lately. He took his first steps a few days ago. He he learned his first sign (Which is "more" by the way. He's a big eater so obviously that was the first thing he picked up.). And today was his first birthday! I can't believe a year has already gone by since we had our little Oakey Doke! So many things have changed in our life it's incredible. We're so grateful for him in our lives. It's funny because you remember what life was like before having kids but you wonder how you survived without these little pieces of your heart running around the house. Anyway, we love him and we can't believe how fast time flies! We're planning on celebrating his birthday this weekend so future events will be posted at a later time. For now, Happy Birthday Porter!