Well, we last left off with Dylan’s 6th birthday. Here are a couple more pics from that day. We used some of the cake from his party for blowing out candles on his actual birthday.
He had a good 6th birthday. They sang happy birthday to him at school and he gave out rice crispy treats as the snack. Then we picked him up to go out to eat. We went to Crapplebees and he declared it his new favorite restaurant. Uh oh. Then we all went to Avery’s dance class to watch her dance. It got old for him fairly quickly, but he still enjoyed getting to see her dance.
Well, the leaves are no more courtesy of a wind storm. That was quick. So the kids and Eric raked up enough to stick into pumpkin bags and mulched up the rest with the mower. And here marks the end of another season. Now, we wait for snow.
We also went to Gma and Gpa W’s house to take out their dock and boat. This is on the way there. Thanks to Instagram for the fun effects! : )
While we were there, Manny and Hobert got into some trouble with a car and Manny got hit. He’s okay, but he was very babied after the incident.
The kids helped carry things to the garage that had to be stored.
See, here is baby Manny having his ice cream/medicine treat. He knew just what he was doing!
The kids also got to skate while we were there. Our town is lame and has no open skating.
The first day, Avery went in her shoes cuz we didn’t have skates for her. Then Eric found some in the garage for the next day, so she was in business.
She’s at about the same point she was last year – stands fine off the ice, can’t stand on the ice. Oh well. She’ll get the hang of it. Eventually.
Even tho she can’t skate, her dad is still pleased that she tries.
Dylan was a bit rusty for ohhhhh about 3 minutes and then he was racing around like nobody’s business. I, on the other hand, was rusty until we were nearly done the 2nd day. Oh well. I’ll get the hang of it. Eventually.
He spent most of the time racing Grandpa up and down the rink.
They had a lot of fun.
And now we’re back at home. Avery is continuing to enjoy her “only child during the day” status and hams it up for me quite often. She also changes her clothes at least 3 times a day. This is one of my personal favorites. When Gma Tone bought these 2 pieces, she did NOT mean for them to go together. Try telling that to a 3 year old who has a strange idea of what “matches.” We’ve been working on “matching” and “going.” This may “match” Avos, but it does NOT “go.” LOL. The Elton John shades were a nice touch.
And then Dylan comes home from school and hams it up as well. School does NOT tire him out at all. Still full of energy when he gets home.
I went to Mpls this month for a Zumba Gold training and also got to hit up our nephew Daniel’s 5th birthday party. Renae made cake pops which were not as hard as I thought they were gonna be! They turned out cute and were a hit with the peeps!
Here’s the birthday boy!
Also this month, Eric and Dylan moved their slap shot time to the garage. Gone are the days of doing it in the house. We feared for the safety of ourselves and our belongings. Dylan’s slap shot is DEADLY.
Here is my most pinned pin on Pinterest. LOL! This thing gets re-pinned pretty much every day. I’m very popular. Haha! I didn’t even come up with it! Anywho, Avery LOVVVVVES herself some Hello Kitty (Titty) so she was really jazzed when we finally painted this on her face.
Imagine my trepidation when I came upon THIS at Costco (which opened this month! YAY!!!!!!):
Luckily, her Gma and Gpa H are big suckers and took care of the problem for me. Phew! Dodged THAT bullet! ; ) Apparently they aren’t THAT big of suckers tho, as I am NOT the proud owner of this camera. How rude! Come on! Only 900 dollars? Hahaha. I dream big.
Remember how I said we were all set for snow? Well, not THIS set for it! It wasn’t even Halloween yet!!!
It didn’t last long, but the kids enjoyed it while they could.
We finally went to get pumpkins the weekend before Halloween. Mental note, do NOT wait that long next year. Nuttin but rotten pumpkins left. Doh.
Gma and Gpa H were with us at the patch this year.
The kids were excited to hit up the giant slide again. I painted their faces for the occasion. People kept asking us where the face painting booth was at! HAHA!
Then Dylan tricked Gpa into carving the pumpkins this year! Good trick, Dylan! : )
Avery was not interested in touching the pumpkin “pulp” (Dylan insisted that was what it was called b/c his teacher said so!) as she is a lady. But not enough of a lady to not dance on the table! HAHAHA (thanks to my cousin Melissa for that fun joke!)
Here are the finished pumpkins. Gma added the cat’s glowing eye. She’d want you to know that, as she was very proud of her contribution.
Here is Dylan’s Halloween party at school.
Avery was excited to get to come to school for a little while with Dylan.
After a quick car nap and a trip to the Olive Garden (or Grape Garden, as we now call it – Dylan says the things on the sign are NOT olives, but grapes and was ready to tell the people at the OG of the mistake they had made in naming it) – it was time for tricks or treats!
Here’s the first house!
Gma has a witch hat on, but you can’t see it! Booo!
Dylan has been working out.
This is one of our favorite houses to hit up.
And I take a picture of it every year! : )
Then Eric took off for deer hunting and the kids and I “tucked it in” as Gma Tone would say. We made turkey crafts, baked delicious baked goods, stayed in our jammies all day, watched movies, ate popcorn and played games. Here is Dylan celebrating one of his victories on the Wii.
He also did his fair share of rough housing over the weekend. But look, he is dressed here! AND he got a hair cut!
Then, to wrap things up, Dylan got an award for being “respectful” at school. He was chosen as an Honorary Hawk by his teacher. He’s such a good boy and we’re very proud of him.
This is him with the rest of the “respectful” Kindergarteners. There will be more awards throughout the year. There will even be a bike given away as a prize. He’s got it in the bag! ; )
Well, that’s all for this post! Maybe I’ll have a fun Thanksgiving post? Cuz I don’t think I can promise anything before then! Its like 2 weeks away! Can’t believe it!!!