Saturday, October 31, 2015

Red Ribbon Week

Man, it is really getting difficult to keep up with all the kids' things and my nursing school stuff. After clinical this week, I went to get supplies to make shirts for the boys for the week....and they turned out pretty good if I do say so myself. Who needs to know that I was up late trying to get everything put together for them, and then get all my school work done????

Monday was neon day. I didn't have to do anything for this day thankfully

Tuesday was nerd day....I made these

Wednesday was camo day and I didn't have to do anything for this one either

Thursday was 80s day...I made these

and Friday was Disney day...I made Caleb's shirt

Fun, but boy am I glad it's over!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The rainy weekend before Halloween

This weekend was a time for me to catch up on some school work while still spending time with the kids. 

It rained...all.weekend.long. which was good for me but drove the kids crazy. They HATE the rain. But for some strange reason, they embraced the rain and spent quite a while outside playing in it. 

That totally counts as a bath, right?!

Then we spent some time pumpkin carving and roasting the seeds. I have never roasted pumpkin seeds before but they turned out delicious. Caleb even ate them. He thought they tasted like popcorn, which is one of the foods he is missing since he got braces. 

Jansen chose to do a Patrick pumpkin from SpongeBob Squarepants. He loved the idea of carving this year, but when it came down to it, he was MIA. Caleb was ready to jump into action and got started on it. 

It turned out pretty good. 

Any day that I can spend with my kids being creative is a great day!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Farm visit

As usual, I have been swamped with nursing school and trying to balance it all. That never works but it is a good effort. Anyway, I have been feeling guilty about not spending enough time with my boys, and so I decided not to any school work this weekend and just hang out with my kids. It may bite me in the butt this week on my exams but, well, it will be worth it. I'll stress out later. 

Jansen spent Friday night with a friend, so when I went to pick him up, we picked up his friend as well to go with us to Froberg's Farm.

Wow...I have to admit, this was really fun. Froberg's is in Alvin, which is about a 30 minute drive from our house. This working farm is the same one where we went strawberry picking several years ago. In the Fall, they create a festival every weekend complete with a corn maze, hay ride, and a ton of other fun activities. 

It cost $16 for the kids to get a wrist band for the hay ride and corn maze, plus it gave them 12 tokens. The tokens could be used for the flower picking, and any of the carnival games (face painting, duck races, bean bag toss, basketball hoops etc), and they had a ton of snacks available for purchase. 

We arrived 15 minutes after they opened and got a front row parking spot, and we were able to get right on the first hay ride. We got to the corn maze, grabbed a map, and started to navigate this huge maze. Jansen started with the map and he got us right smack dab in the middle of the maze. So his friend Elijah took over with the map and he got us back to the start. Then Caleb took over and got us through the maze. It took a while, but it was really fun!

The boys actually wanted to go pick flowers from their garden, so the employees a pair of scissors and a solo cup and the kids went crazy. They picked some gorgeous flowers! It was nice to be out enjoying such a beautiful, cool day. 

The kids played around with a few of the activities there and we took some more photos. 

Then we hopped on the next hayride back to the main building. There, the kids bought drinks and sno cones, played a few games, and ran around. It was packed by that time so we headed into the farm store to pick out goodies. They had some much fresh produce to pick from, jams, jellies, fresh pies, etc. It was so nice. The kids picked out some squash and a couple huge pumpkins to decorate later. 

It was such a nice day. It was totally worth the time away from my studies!!!!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Spirit Week

Now that my boys are both in the same school again, it makes it a lot easier for us to participate in the theme days. Since it was their homecoming week, Clute Intermediate had a Spirit Week that my boys participated in. 

Monday was crazy sock day. They did not participate. 

Tuesday was Blue Out day. 

Tuesday night was the homecoming football game and Caleb's first time to play in the band at a game. 

Wednesday was Twin Day.

Thursday was Favorite Team Day. 

Friday was Super Hero Day. 

Fun times to have them both be able to participate at the same time :)