Friday, October 31, 2008

Hi, I'm Amy and I'll Be Your Instructor Today

Happy Halloween! Photos of the kids coming later. In the meantime, here I am ready to teach my class this morning. I was pretty excited to find this spider headband yesterday (at a garden supply store of all places, when I stopped to buy plant food and lawn winterizer!). The kids "helped" me do the iron-on transfers on an old shirt yesterday afternoon.

Aidan didn't have school Wednesday, Thursday or today this week (for fall conferences). He is usually at school when I leave to teach my class--he was not happy when I had to leave this morning and there was much clinging to my leg. He got to go out to breakfast with daddy, though, which I think resolved the issue.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Few Fall Pictures

Hi there! It's been another busy week with Ryan in San Diego for the Solar Power International conference (he got to hear Arnold Schwarzenegger and Wesley Clark speak).

Aidan and I made Halloween shirts using iron-on transfers; super fun and easy!

Miss Lauren has been taking tantrum throwing to new extremes lately. She is getting several teeth and seems to be struggling with her independence. She yells "right now" at us a lot, even in her sleep in the middle of the night..."Mama, RIGHT NOW!"

Anyway, here is one of her in a sweet mood, with Daddy:

And here is one mid-tantrum (I think this one was about me putting a stop to the snackfast that had been going on all afternoon):

Our friend Madeline came over on Thursday afternoon, and we all raked and swept leaves:

Then we made a huge leaf pile for all the kids to dive into:

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Potty-Trained Girlie!

Lauren is officially potty-trained (daytime and naptime but not nighttime). We are so impressed and proud of our big girl. We are going to buy something fun for her room to go in the place where the changing table has been for the last 1 1/2 years. Maybe this, but we'll see if we can come up with any other ideas. Hope everyone is doing well...hard to believe it is October already.