Sunday, 28 October 2012

Pumpkin Carving

We carved our pumpkins today. I couldn't get a lot of good pictures of our Jack O Lanterns, so I thought I would share what I got. Jack did a lot of work on his own pumpkin. He cleaned out the vast majority of it and then drew his own face and attempted to carve it. I had a help a bit because the walls were so big. We are currently sitting here watching the Broncos vs the Saints and KU (Jack) vs Baylor (his imaginary opponents), while the pumpkin seeds roast (with a new recipe!). Sorry the pics aren't in order. The blogger app could use some improvements.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

When he grows up to be a man

I must admit, I lay there next to my sweet sleeping boy and I can not picture him as a man. I try. But in my brain, he's just 4 with more refined quality. I'm so lucky to go on this journey with him. I hope that I am always his bedrock like my mom is mine.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012


At preschool last week, Jack made a cool firefly. They put a glow stick in each one and Jack loved them. We had to go out to the dollar store to buy us our own stash. Tonight, he found one of the LED tea lights that I had bought for Halloween and wanted to use it to light up. Problem: It didn't fit in the opening. So he realized that it fit decently againist the bottom. Problem: If you weren't always holding it, the light wouldn't work. So we decided to cut a whole in the bottom. Problem: It's really hard to cut a hole in the bottom of a water bottle that has stuff taped to it. However, we persevered and got t attached. The effect was pretty awesome. So we took one picture with no flash and then we took a picture with the flash one. The first couple were not so good, so I said put on your nice smile and snapped away. We ended up with the picture you see here. In laughed so hard, I just couldn't get rid of it. Hope you enjoy it too!

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

It always the same people

Who sign up to volunteer, who get things running. Why is that? What would happen if the small percentage of us stopped doing it? Would someone else magically step in? I'm constantly amazed at that. After my experience at Jack's school today, I feel like I will always have to be one of those moms in his class. They were supposed to wear mismatched clothes to promote bully awareness. He was the only child in his class of 13 who participated. There was one memo sent home from the teacher and another reminder in all the school newsletter. Luckily the teachers had dressed up so he didn't feel so odd. It was also the kind of mismatching that a sports fan would appreciate. He wore football pants and a basketball jersey. He also wore one pumpkin sock and one Chief's sock. Oh well, I guess this is a good lesson for me to leant!