Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Carriage Rides

Every year, downtown Rockford has free carriage rides. This year, Grandpa and Grandma took the kids and I so we could go on a ride even though Daddy was at work. December 8th, 2011.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Christmas Program

Benjamin and Anna had their Baldwin Heights Elementary Christmas program on November 30th, 2011.

Anna with all the Kindergarteners:

Benjamin with all the 1st Graders:

Monday, February 27, 2012

Halloween 2011

This year, for the annual family Halloween party, we had the party a week before Halloween 10-22-11) because my sister-in-law was due to give birth to her 7th child around Halloween-time. The party was at my sister Becky's house again. I was rushed to get all five of our costumes finished in about a week, but I managed to get it done! We dressed as the "Incredibles", Benjamin was Dash, Anna was Violet, and Peter was Jack Jack (which he absolutely LOVED!)

Becky and her family:

Dean and his kids:

Carving Jack-O'Lanterns on the 29th:

Halloween Trick-or-Treating in downtown Greenville was on Halloween day this year. I usually let the kids wear something different than what they'll wear for the neighborhood Trick-or-Treating/family Halloween party, just for something different.

Anna was an elephant.

Here are Becky's kids as barnyard animals and Benjamin in the back as a pirate:

Pirate Benjamin and Jedi Youngling Peter:

Halloween at home was a blast this year, Jason took the day off of work so that we could all go Trick-or-Treating together. We decided to go out Trick-or-Treating first, and then come back to hand out candy. Last year we handed out candy until it was gone and then went Trick-or-Treating, but it was darker out then and harder to see. This year, we got back home before it was fully dark. It also had a fun "side effect" I wasn't expecting: Attention! We got so many positive comments on our family costumes and several people took out their camera phones and asked us to pose for pictures!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Anna's First Day of School

Anna's first day of school was Wednesday September 7th, 2011. Her teacher is Mrs. Bush.

Heading out.

In front of the school.

At her locker.

In front of her classroom door.
(That's a picture of her teacher on the wall to the right.)