Friday, September 26, 2014

Annandale Homecoming....


Growing up I loved school spirit days...
I was a cheerleader after all, though not for a sport.

I loved hearing that the girls school had a tail gate party...
Mainly directed towards young kids like Alex and Avin.


I love when schools give kids a reason to get involved, feel involved...
So I absolutely loved it when I went to lunch with Alex on homecoming 
and kids all over where sporting Annandale gear, red and black outfits!

I had to find them shirts fast...
$10.00 at the local embroidery shop...
Can't wait to get them a few more things!


The Tail Gate party was a great idea...
The weather was beyond perfect for this time of year...
food, jumpy house, face paint and some music...
Right away both girls saw "friends"....


No matter how social your child may be...
No matter how easily they make friends...
No matter how much confidence they may have...
A mother always worries how her children may adapt to new situation...
If they will make friends, feel welcome and still be confident in themselves. 


When Alex is running up, hugging different girls left and right...
Saying hi to boys, and telling me little details about each one...
Allowing me to take pictures with the biggest smile on her face...
It truly warms a months heart, knowing her daughter is happy.

Avin is sneaking up to different people...
Saying she is in my class and so is he...
Talking about each one with that same big smile...

I adore and love knowing they are enjoying each day at school...
Making new friends every day and truly loving school.


I am so glad we went to both the tail gate party and the football game...
Though the football game was complete chaos...
The weather and company where fantastic...

Can't wait for homecoming next year!


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Severs Corn Maze '14



This weekend Bob, my girls and I headed out to Severs Corn Maze...
The girls and my second time there, Bobs first...

This place is fun, active and all around great for family memories and traditions...



The weather was pretty much perfect...
It was still early in October so the crowd was small...





Though this place is insanely expensive...
I do love all the different activities that they have for the kids, and adults to do.
Not to mention I love to see my girls free and able to bounce around.




A giant corn pit... Or two of them...
One has rope swings and jungle gyms...
I think the girls would have played for hours if we had left them...


I love seeing the adventurous side of them...
I love watching them explore...
I adore watching them interact / help other children...


This "Giant Slide" is one of those EXTRA items...
That all kids want to do... but at $2.00 a kid for one slide down...
They only got the chance at it once...

And that was enough for me...
I thought Avin was gonna flip all the way down the thing...
A little scary and a little funny...
She definitely got some air.


She is FREEEE and loving life...
Bob wasn't so sure about the running and jumping on top of the hay bales...
Let the kids be kids, explore and be free!




One of the most fun, but again an "extra" expensive...
Shooting pumpkins at cars, refrigorators, targets and more...
Great entertainment for both the kids and adults...
I end up buying 3 buckets, the girls each get one and Bob and I split one...
Enough shooting pumpkins to go around!


We got to enjoy the Pig Races...
All the crazy names and people cheering on the little pigs...
We got to go into the petting zoo...
Feed some animals and pet them too....


It was a great day...
A tradition I hope lasts years and years to come...
So happy to have had Bob join on this year....
Can't wait for next year!