Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Falling into fall

The past week has been filled with some fun school activities with the kids. Last Monday Natalie's AVID class invited all the AVID students and their families to go to one of our local high schools and watch her math teacher coach the girls volleyball team. Natalie didn't think she wanted to go, but I felt it was important that Natalie participate in as many of these AVID things as we can. So we went and I think everyone had a good time. CJ was enjoying playing on the bleachers and taking some pictures with my camera...

A picture of the girls playing volleyball

A picture of his little sister

Me with the 2 little ones


Natalie watching the game

CJ insisted I take a picture of his triangle

Then on Friday morning CJ had his very first field trip to a local farm. I asked the teachers if we could meet them there and they said sure. So we got there after they had already been there, but we didn't miss much. They were just playing on the bikes and trains and stuff.
Playing on the firetruck

Going to climb on the train

The conductor.

Climbing on the train

Then we went on a hayride.
Holding on tight

Alyssa on the hayride

After the hayride the kids got to go on the bounce houses for a little while.

Then it was time to pick pumpkins...
Found the right one

Class picture in the pumpkin field...

And now with the teachers...

And to end their trip to the farm it was one final ride on the cow train.

When we got home CJ was cranky. I said something he didn't like and he tried to climb into his backpack. He doesn't quite fit...

Natalie had also take a trip to a pumpkin patch with school on Friday and brought home a pumpkin that they were told to decorate and bring back on Monday. Here's what she came up with...

And yet again another winner. The pumpkins were judged and today Natalie came home as one of three other children who received a prize and certificate for their pumpkin. A deserving pumpkin I think.

Everything is going well. I had Natalie's Parent/Teacher conference last night. Her teachers all like her. They all as usual would like to hear more from her. She has all A's and one B so far. She is doing well this year for the most part though so far.

Looking forward, we have CJ's birthday party on Saturday, pumpkin picking on Sunday, CJ's birthday next Tuesday, my birthday the following day along with a Pampered Chef/Avon party for my birthday. So everyone is very excited about the things coming up. I have been working on party stuff this week. I am expecting a relatively good turn out too.