excluding pics of our trip to NY, two field trips, anna’s class halloween party and actual halloween, i still managed to find 45 pictures of october happenings. and i totally could have had more. it was a fun month, i guess. of course like seven of them are hazel eating a donut. oops.
here we go…
october kicked off with school picture day. not sure of the quality of pic i would receive for my $72 package options, i tried for at least one good one while the lidkids were all gussied up. and this is what i got:
sadly. we wouldn’t get to go to fall festival. because despite being billed as “rain or shine. no refunds.” — it was apparently only actually “no refunds.” and they postponed (to the weekend we were in NY) due to heavy rains and they kept our $100 for prepaid tickets and wristbands. needless to say, i’m not BFFs with the PTA folk at this time. harrumph. but, i digress.
later in the week, specifically on the night of the aforementioned “heavy rains”, we drove out to prissy polly’s in kernersville, to see our friend natalie sing with her little blue grass group. anna was delighted.
i think between the last pic and this pic, we went to NY and back. and now we are on a wednesday. mid-october. and isaac is at his piano lesson. with the sweetest little old lady you can possibly imagine. he LOVES her. and loves piano. and is apparently taking to it nicely, according to her.
i stole the next two pictures from anna’s class website. her teachers post so many pictures and it’s awesome. i think my favorite is that they take selfies with the kids. this one is anna’s teacher and the whole class.
so, we went to this fall party in our neighborhood. and anna ate a LOT of junk food. and came home and threw up. so, we let her sleep on the couch with a bowl. it’s our family tradition. vomit = couch.
my mom sent the kids a little surprise gift one day. isaac got a minecraft book that he had been reading from the library while in NY. anna got a frozen playdoh set. and got to work making this sven. which is awesome, if i do say so myself.
i received a super sweet surprise in the mail from an old friend. (my college basketball coach’s ex-girlfriend, to be exact). anyhow, she is a snail-mail pro and sent these charlie brown christmas stamps to encourage my snail mailing. i had to hide them from anna, because she doesn’t understand the difference between stamps and stickers.
i’m soooo close.
on friday, i went to the school to take five kids from anna’s class to some sort of raffle reward thing. it was pandemonium and no one knew what they were supposed to be doing. but the kindergartners were slightly terrified of the older kids so they just kept quiet and to themselves. and i took this pic of anna and her new “boyfriend” maddux, who told me that anna LOVES him.
and. aside from a halloween party post for anna’s class, i’m totally done with october. 🙂