Monday, November 28, 2011

Avery Peg Leg

Nickname was coined by Courtney and it has kind of stuck.  She even refers to it as her "peg leg".

We've been trying to get video of Avery running around in her cast, and I finally managed it.  My camera is in the shop for the third time since July, grrr, so I've been relying on my phone for pictures lately. 

Anyway, this little girl isn't letting some silly cast slow her down.  I just have to giggle watching her run around in it though!!

This video was taken a few nights ago.  They were riled up before bedtime so I told them they had 5 minutes to run their wiggles out, and they did!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween 2011

Each holiday gets more and more fun as the kids get older. This year they were thrilled with the idea of trick or treating and couldn't wait to go.  This year preschool fell on Halloween so we got to get dressed up in our costumes (I was working that day so I put my witch hat on to show my spirit).  This is before we got in the car to go to school.
 Sassy little Jessie from Toy Story!
 And Jessie and her buddy Buzz.  I did not suggest that they pick coordinating costumes at all.  I let them decide what they wanted to be and they just happened to pick characters from the same movie. 
 Here they are (bottom right of picture) during circle time at preschool.  After circle time they got to frost some cookies, have a snack, then we all headed into downtown Snoqualmie to do some trick or treating with the local vendors.  Each parent was assigned two children to take trick or treating.  Teacher Amy assigned me a little boy and Jack......hhhhmmmm.  And Avery got to go by herself with Teacher Amy.  Jack did great and didn't run off and Avery was happy to hold hands with Teacher Amy for the first time.  In fact, afterward, she told me that it was the first time she ever held Teacher Amy's hand....EVER!
 When we got home and Mum got off work, it was back into costumes and trick or treating at the local outlet mall.  Court wanted to wear her motorcycle gear, but Avery said that wasn't a costume so Court just went as herself!

 Waiting their turn to trick or treat at the Nike Outlet!
We found Ian and Miles at the outlets while we were trick or treating, too!! 

By the time we got home it was dark, but the kids weren't ready to be done so we unloaded from the car, Court ran in and got flashlights and we trick or treated in our neighborhood, too.  Halloween is the best way to get to know your neighbors.  I met several families for the first time and we've lived here for 8 years.  It was great!!

Checking out their loot before heading upstairs for bed...

Avery has already decided her costumes for the next two years.  First she wants to be a kitty, then after that she wants to be Minnie Mouse and Jack wants to be a puppy.  We'll see if those choices stick until next year.