Sunday, October 31, 2010

Outfits 2010 II

The many outfits of 2010

With so many activities including school, beggers night, and others, this year our girls didn't want to wear the same outfit twice.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Boo At The Zoo!

If you have been reading this blog for a while you will know we are huge fans of our local Zoo. This year is our third consecutive year we have made it to 'Boo At The Zoo'. When the kids are able to dress up an get treats while looking at th animals. We had a great time today!

Enjoy your jack-o-lantern!

Make sure to look inside!

Once cut... make it pretty!

Use a pin and mark out your pattern... cut it out.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Rowing in rounds

Every once and a while I will sit the girls down with me before bed and have them just sit still and listen. Sort of trying them to open their ears. It will work for a while until Charlotte starts touching and looking at everything... however last night we moved from opening our ears to trying to sing 'row your boat' in round... it was very hard at first with the girls, but we slowly got better!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

On the farm...

This past weekend we were able to head over to a friends house that happens to be on a farm. We had a great time! Great food, great people... no chickens.

Fall Questions

It was a great weekend and we were able to get a lot of work done in the yard... until the girls wanted to help. Isabella told me that piles of leaves are meant to b jumped in not to be cleaned up.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Old Navy Fun!

I am not sure about other Old Navy stores, but our store has a really cool projector/game/all around kid entertainer. This projector projects various images on the ground you then can interact with the image. Different pictures react differently however if you find youself in a store with kids that need entertainment, seek this fun device out. It's normally back by the clearance section!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Looking out for Fall

One thing I have been trying to get the girls to notice is the fact that all of the trees are turning colors during the Fall. I ask them what colors do they see, then I ask them to try saying the colors in different languages as well. It is a game I like to play on our way home from school.
However, it seems that the most common question that is asked is "why?".
Well its simple and here is the answer for all, as we all learned in grade school plants use carbon dioxide and water to make oxygen and glucose. Oxygen is released into the air (environmental plug is inserted here) while the glucose is used for the plant to grow bigger. Simple. This whole process is done by chlorophyll, which has a vivid green color.
Now when fall comes we obviously have less sunlight and less water. Forcing the tree to stop production of oxygen and glucose, forcing the bright green chlorophyll to go away and the leaves to show their true colors. Depending on the position of the tree to the sun, amount of water and temperature you will get different leaves turning different colors. And to add on to the craziness, the tree also gets rid of waste in the leaves as well during this time helping the color madness! So that is the very simple way of what is going on. Is there a better more scientific way to explain? Yes... but this will do.
If you are in a part of the country that had Fall colors... get outside and enjoy it. It only happens for a few weeks once a year. Its worth it!

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Louse cont.

It seems like there is pretty much one conventional way to treat lice... go to the store and shampoo and then it comes with a gel to add to your hair after. (Pictured) however this time we decided to go an extra mile as well as have some fun. We decided to flat iron Isabella's hair (pictured in previous post) to get rid of any extra nits. Will it work? Who knows... did she have a great time? Heck yeah!
I have heard some other unconventional ways to getting rid of them many crazy... but mouth wash on the hair? Come on...
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A louse, many lice!


So now that we have gone through our second round of lice in our house, we have learned a lot. First is first, lice is not a sign of uncleanliness or lack of hygene. You cross someone who has lice and one can either crawl to you or a 'nit' (an egg) gets attached to you hair or clothing. A louse can lay many eggs on or near the scalp and the hatching time is about 7 days. A louse cannot live without a host for around 24 hours. So no fear! It's a part of life, deal with it and then move on!
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Somewhat sick


This weekend we were blessed with an illness that effected the entire family. Fun times here! Adding insult to injury, we found lice on Charlotte today! So now after cleaning and washing all the sheets becuase of illness we need to do it all over for the lice!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Cheap and Seasonal

Recently I was at Joanne Fabrics doing some shopping when I looked at something that I have over looked hundreds of times. There are little wood figures that come in all different seasonal items. I saw these and this one time I decided to go for it. Bring a few home and tonight we colored them. The kids had a blast and now we have some seasonal items on our mantal.

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