Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fall Piano Recital

Laura had her fall piano recital on October 20th. She wore her Cleopatra costume and played a coordinating piece of music, "Arabesque" by Ann Buys.
She played wonderfully and had a lot of support from her family at the recital. Laura also enjoyed being able to sit next to a friend from our neighborhood who also takes from the same piano teacher.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Halloween 2012

The girls begged and begged for a family witches brew this year. It was casual and simple, but a super fun memory! We had squash soup in cauldrons and Mom brought dirt dessert. The girls were in heaven! We did it the night before Halloween.
After the brew we made milk jug ghosts instead of pumpkins again! This time the girls selected their patterns and I cut them out of black paper on the Silhouette.
Halloween day was busy around here! All the girls wore their costumes to school!!
We saw Sara in her morning kindergarten parade!
Then Eliza danced in costume and shared treats.
Back to school we went for Laura's parade!
Then we touched up, or re-donned our costumes and took photos.
We ended the night with warm and wonderful trick-or-treating. Jason took the girls and even wore his hat! I had a grand time parking myself next to the door (I've been fainting) and handing out candy to the steady stream of costumed kiddos.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Dino Museum - Fall Break

We went to the dinosaur museum with friends on the last day of Fall Break! Somehow, it is much more fun with friends than it is alone.

We started at the erosion table to avoid the crowds. Our group were the only ones in there for quite a while and we had an amazing time!
Then we spent some time in the "Science of Listening" exhibit.
We went through the museum.
Finally, we ended up at the dig site. This was the girls' favorite spot this trip.
And, we all ate at McDonalds afterwards! So much fun!!