Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Transformers...more than meets the eye!

Today was Ethan's halloween party at school. They also got to dress up and go trick or treating at the high school! He told me this morning that he was sure that his costume was going to be the best! When I picked him up after school, he told me that he had an awesome day at school and that his favorite part of the day was trick or treating!

As you notice his costume is a tad tight and the weather here has changed and gotten cooler. When I was getting him dressed this morning, I put an undershirt and pj pants on him and gave him specific instructions not to take his costume off at school! Needless to say, I learned a mom lesson today when I got to school and he was in his pj pants and undershirt! I shouldn't have said anything and he probably would have kept his costume on!!!!

The title of my blog comes from the original transformers cartoon that was on with Jon and I were little. It is so crazy how this stuff becomes popular again after twenty some years! Thanks to Nan (Jon's mom), Ethan has his own vintage transformers to play with that use to belong to his daddy!

Happy Halloween everyone! I will post our trick or treating pictures after tonight, so stay tuned!

Monday, October 29, 2007

It's a bird, it's a plane.....

It's Supergirl!!! Today was Emma's Halloween party at preschool. They got to dress up in their costumes and go trick or treating in the highschool. I think that it is awesome for the school to do this with the kids, although it does mean alot more unwanted Halloween candy!!! But that is what this is all about right?

Emma was very proud to be supergirl today and I think that she looks too stinkin' cute! I told Jon that today was a moment with her that I want to freeze in time forever. It is so exciting to see her getting to do and experience the same things that Ethan already has. It is also a little sad at the same time because it means that our baby is growing up!

Stay tuned for further adventures with Supergirl!!!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Parades Are Fun!

Each year with go with Jon's family to the Manheim Parade. It is filled with floats from local businesses, tractors, animals and marching bands. The best part for the kids is that most of the participants give out candy! Nan is always has bags for the kids to collect their candy in. The highlight for Ethan this year was seeing B.R. Kreider's John Deere 9520 tractor pulling the two pans and seeing his cousin Benjamin in the parade. The only problem being that once he saw these things, he was ready to leave! Uncle Brent, maybe you could pull some strings and make this the last part of the parade next year!!!

Emma loved the marching bands and marching along with them! It was so cute to watch.

We all look forward to the parade every year. I think it is so cool to have traditions with family like this that the kids can carry with them as memories as they get older.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Harvest Days

On a Sunday afternoon that felt nothing like fall, we went with Grandma to Harvest Days at the Landis Valley Musuem. Landis Valley is a working musuem similiar to Williamsburg in VA. They had all kinds of things for the kids to do like pumpkin painting, a sandbox filled with shelled corn, face painting and wagon rides. The sandbox with the shelled corn was a huge hit with the kids. They also visited the face painters and came away with spiders, pumpkins, candy corn and an acorn painted on cheeks and hands. The event was sponsored by Turkey Hill and they had brought along their huge cow mascot and free ice cream! The kids really enjoyed both the cow and the ice cream as you can see in the pictures. Thanks Grandma for a great day!