Monday, October 26, 2009

Pumpkin Painting & Leaves

For Family Home Evening last week we decided to let the kids paint their small pumpkins they got at the pumpkin patch.

Gwen was all about it!
Look at my little artist.

Noah was concentrating so hard, he didn't even notice he had some red paint on his lips, funny kid.
He also likes to mix as many colors as he can and cover every inch possible. I don't think there was a spot of pumpkin untouched by artist Noah!

Last Thursday it was quite busy around here. I was watching a neighbor kid, Jayden and Noah's little friend, Daphne. By the afternoon the kids wanted to go outside and play with the leaves. It was perfect day for that.

I remember these much fun to make a big pile of leaves and jump in them. being a kid is so much fun!

Primary Program

Noah had his first Primary Program yesterday. He was so good and he sang along with all the songs, especially the parts of the songs he knew really well. While singing he would get son animated, he would raise his eyebrows, open his eyes really wide and his mouth was wide open, So Cute! He was also the last kid you heard singing because he wouldn't look at the chorister to know when to stop. I love that my little guy loves to sing.

He also did really well on his speaking part. He had to say "I lived with Heavenly Father before I came to Earth." He practiced it and knew it, but the primary president helped him out to begin with so he couldn't show off his, and our, hard work. Oh well, at least practicing and memorizing it did a lot of good for him to know how to prepare and how to memorize.

I love Primary Programs because the kids are so excited to show off their hard work. It is also fun to see the little ones singing and the ones sitting, purposely not singing. That is funny too! Plus Gwen was very content because kids are much more entertaining than us "old folks" talking.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Black Island Farms Fieldtrip

Noah's preschool had a field trip planned to a local farm: Black Island Farms.
Here they do a "hay ride" out to the pumpkin patch and the kids get to pick out their own pumpkins. They had small ones, which was nice so the kids could hold them. The man cutting the pumpkins was really nice and cut Gwen one, even though we only paid for Noah to get one.

Noah thought it was funny to make this face. Not sure what it is though.

Happy little girl with a pumpkin!

The had pig races for the kids to see. They all loved it. So fun!

There were these slides, big and small, and Gwen couldn't get enough of the slides. It helped to have her coat on to cushion her when she tumbled a few times.
It wasn't very cold, but there was this wind that wouldn't quite that made coats a must that day.
Here is the "BIG" slide. Noah (in orange) and his friend Teagan loved going down together. By the time they got to the end of the slide though they had toppled over each other and were giggling. So much fun to be a kid. Thanks to my friend Lindy, Teagan's Mom, who took Noah around so I could stay with Gwen on the smaller slides.

There was also a little "train ride" pulled by the tractor. Gwen was so brave and went all by herself. I was quite nervous, but it went very well.
Noah and Teagan went a couple times as well. It looked really bumpy and I was grateful I am almost 7-mo. pregnant and didn't have to endure this ride like my friend did (who had a sore bum after the fact =-).

So much fun. I'm glad we went. But so tired when we were done and I was ready for a nap.