Monday, November 28, 2011

Rollercoaster Revisited

In mid November we took another family trip to Las Vegas.  It's full of family fun and I love the weather there, especially this time of year.  We went to one of our favorite places for the kids, the Circus Circus Adventuredome.  Lindsey and Sammy rode a roller coaster that Lindsey had ridden as a toddler.  She had just been tall enough for the minimum height requirement and had really wanted to ride.  The reality of the coaster, though, had turned out a lot more scary than it looked and she cried the whole way through and SCREAMED for us to get her off.  I felt so guilty!  But it doesn't look like that experience permanently scarred her.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Great School Reports

We met with both Lindsey's and Sammy's teachers today for parent-teacher conferences and we got great reports on both kids. Both teachers said how smart and well behaved our kids were. Wow, that was nice to hear.

It was a little surprising that both teachers (and this was in separate meetings) said how well they listened in class. They don't always listen at home but we're so proud how well they're both doing in school and that they listen to their teachers.  I guess all that reminding them to "listen" to us has paid off!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Trick or Treating 2011

We had a great Halloween.  The weather was warm and the candy plentiful.  And this is the first Halloween where Carley really understands.  You say, "trick or treat" and strangers give you candy and it's okay. 

All the kids really enjoyed getting dressed up this year.  Lindsey as Scooby Doo (of course), Sammy as Spiderman (of course) and Carley started out as Tinkerbell with a Princess Tiana crown.  I had to come up with a quick impromptu costume change for Carley, though, when we made the cardinal parental sin of taking a two year old trick or treating without making sure she had used the bathroom first.  To Carley's credit, we were several houses down the street when she called the potty alarm and she made it just inside the bathroom door but not unfortunately to the potty.  

As I was changing her, she saw the dog's Dracula costume and wanted to wear that and I threw the rest together in about 2 minutes.  Tada - a toddler girl Dracula with a Jedi lighted wand she had gotten from one of the neighbors who always gives away light toys instead of candy (great idea but must be expensive).

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