Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011

Our first Halloween function was at the library for story time.  Emily wanted to be an Enchanted Princess.

And I found Gracie the cutest Cupcake costume at Old Navy.  She won the costume contest and they gave her this book that she knows backward and forward! 

On Halloween night we went to our church for a trunk or treat.  The girls had lots of fun and got lots of candy! 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Having A Little Procedure

Headed the dentist and this is how I feel about it.....

Say a little prayer for me....please!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

First Grade Field Trip

Yesterday, Emily had her first field trip of her First Grade year.  It was a place that they use as a Farm Classroom.  For two days a year the FFA comes and teaches the children about all the things a farm can produce and Alfa sponsors it so it's free for every school in the county.  It's only for First Graders and one of the workers told me they see 1500 students in 2 days.  It was a great day and I even learned a few things that I didn't know!  

Emily and Anna Kate 

They had a duck race by pumping water pumps.  Emily won!

We went on a hayride out to the fields.  They had cotton fields and pumpkin fields beside each other.

Mary Ann and Anna Kate with Em.

They gave a presentation on cotton and all the things cotton is used for.  I didn't know that when they put the cotton in the gin, they use the seeds for making oil and they use it in food like Doritos.  One little boy told me he could taste the cotton every time he ate Doritos.  LOL. 

After seeing the cotton, the kids got to pick a pumpkin.  You can't tell my this photo but some of the pumpkins were HUGE!!!!

The workers told the kids to get a pumpkin that they could carry themselves.  Well, that was nearly impossible!!!  Em finally found one with the help of her friend McKenna.

We ran into one of my husband's best friends in high school, Shannon.  It was so good to see him. 

Em and Melana riding the train.

Mary Ann and AK

They had a petting zoo with rabbits, geese, goats, sheep, and pigs. 

They explained to the children the importance of eating fruits and vegetables every day.

And this was the  hit of the trip.  This is Butter Bean the cow.  Her owner explained a lot about dairy and in importance of having it in your diet.

After a full day of learning and fun, it was time to head home.  As always, we rode with my friends Crystal and Richard and their little girl McKenzie. 

I really enjoyed it and the kids did too!  I can't wait to go back with Gracie.