10.25.2012

Froberg's Farm

We always try our best to make some kind of pumpkin patch trip each October.  This year, it looked like the best time to fit that in was last Sunday. We went back to Froberg's Farm, which is pretty close for us, and we LOVED it last year.  This year they didn't have the hay ride going, which was kind of a bummer, but it made for a much quicker trip!






We got some fresh fruits and veggies from the farm and 2 great pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns ... more coming soon on that front!!  It's getting close!!

10.23.2012

September-ish

I realized today, after downloading the few new pictures that I have, that I haven't taken many pictures lately.  Arghh.  Here's what we've been doing in the last month-ish (nothing too earth shattering, probably why I didn't take many pics!) 

On Tyson's 3rd day of Kindergarten, he started riding the bus to school in the mornings.  Since he learned how to say "bus", he's been asking when he gets to ride the big yellow bus.  He is so excited to finally get to ride it (The excitement hasn't worn off even after 9 weeks have gone by)!

Tyson was the "class celebrity" the first week of school.

We took the kids to Chuck E Cheese after they had a good first week in their new schools/ classes (Hailey moved up to a new class the same day Tyson started Kinder)

I went to Target with the kids to get some hair spray, and randomly decided that I wanted to finally redo Hailey's bathroom.  We'd just left the curtains that the previous owner had put up.  Nothing horrible, but not exciting either.  

"Before"

"After" - much more fun and girly, don't ya think?

Hailey helped me pick out her new theme!

Super-kids!

One of our neighbors gave us some hand-me-downs for Hailey about a year ago.  Included in that loot was a Supergirl costume!!  It fits her perfectly right now.  I wanted her to try it on and hopefully have an easy Halloween costume for her.  She was excited about it for an hour or so, and then told me she really wants to be a butterfly instead.  She's been sticking with her butterfly request ever since.  Oh well.  She and Tyson had fun wearing matching superhero outfits for a few hours... pretty darn cute.  Oh, and see the Christmas train in the picture?  It makes an appearance every couple of months ;)

Tyson is playing fall soccer - here he is resting during one of the games.  Hailey has been a lot better during the games this season - she likes to chill and watch.

So, only 4 kids (and NO COACH) showed up for picture day.  Not wasting $ on that - this is our team pic for now.  Nice huh?
After 7 wonderful years and 138,000 miles, my car finally gave me a problem.  Sigh.  Luckily I was at work and didn't get stranded somewhere.  (It's fine now)
Tyson playing tennis after school :)

10.10.2012

Wednesday Confessional

Here we go again...

It makes me uncomfortable when people want to give me "unnecessary help." there's a guy at work who is paid to help people figure out parking, directions, etc when they get on and off the elevator of my parking garage. He's really sweet and pushes the elevator button for us every day, etc. But honestly, I'd rather just push the button. I think it makes me feel guilty in a way.

Add to that the people at HEB doing cooking demonstrations who call you out when you walk by and ask you questions/ try to reel you in. Sorry lady, I'm trying to power shop. Not interested in small talk. I actually plan my aisle routes to go around these people.

Every day I think about who I'm going to see that day before I decide what I'm going to wear.  I go for the  "bare minimum" every day as far as dressiness goes. (This really only works on the weekends, since I have to dress up every day for work...)

Lately, I've been getting a cookie almost every afternoon as a snack. Whoops.

When I have to eat out during lunch at work, I think about whether or not I'm going to work out that night before I decide what to order.  If I'm going to the gym, the meal typically gets more unhealthy.  Yes, I realize that does not do me any good.

When I say "have to eat out", I really mean that I didn't prepare anything the night before, so now I "have to" grab something.

Speaking of preparing the night before, it seems like Kindergarten requires the same amount of "night-before preparation" that infant care did.  Signing folders, working on his homework with him, taking out/ filing artwork, wafting through fundraiser/ event flyers that we get daily, making his lunch for the next day... Sheesh :)  Honestly, I'm glad there is a lot of interaction with his teacher and a lot going on at his school.

Back to work...