Tag Archive | Princess HAt

Welcoming the Helping Hands

October 14-16

Seriously I don’t think I can plug Art for Kids site hard enough. It is our go to place for drawing anything and everything… and right now they are well centered in the Halloween spirit.101_4789

Free styling

Free styling

With Daddy’s help Monday also centered on a new science project. This time making our own frost using a metal bowl, ice and salt.101_4792

We also made Echo her very own Princess hat!101_4793

On Tuesday the twins and Nana had a baking/science session making pumpkin muffin/cupcakes using a recipe she found online with canned pumpkins and cake mix. We are loving the time together with everyone learning more about the world around us!101_4796

101_4797Then we crafted it up with the Perler Beads… some days fun is the way to educate!101_4798

With some time on our hands and lots of hands to help the twins were also able to get some rather spiffy haircuts! Short short short.101_4799

Mid week was another day of happy learning with Ken having the time to read with the kids! These special moments have been so rare lately and now, I am pleased to say… Daddy involvement has made a return appearance. It is so wonderful to have another hand involved in our schooling. It gets lonely being a solo teacher at times.101_4801

We took over the basement this time and sprawled out everywhere…101_4802

That included our bedroom for reading time. I love how they go off ON THEIR OWN and share this joy with the younger ones.101_4803

Zander and Gavin even helped Nana with dinner. HAMBURGERS made by my brilliant boys.101_4804

With an Echo assist

With an Echo assist

Emanuel finished off his first journal with some wonderful final pictures.101_4805

The fun we are having!!!101_4795

Family Day

September 26

With Thursday came the long awaited and often rescheduled FAMILY DAY… That’s right Ken took the day off and we managed to duck and run early and get our family time on. But first, Trinity’s hair finally had to let go of the Grandma French Braids… FLUFFY!

With the fresh trim and then where the braids stop you can totally see how nice and straight it is at the bottom across!

With the fresh trim and then where the braids stop you can totally see how nice and straight it is at the bottom across!

Reminds me of when I had my crimper when I was little

Reminds me of when I had my crimper when I was little

We finally were able to do one of the trips I had been hoping to make earlier in the year – Lake Harriet and the tiny door in a tree of Mr. Little Guy.101_4635

Sadly he was already gone for the fall to his castle elsewhere but we enjoyed hunting it down!

Ken looked up location before we left. I am glad, I enjoyed the walk so much I forgot to look for it!

Ken looked up location before we left. I am glad, I enjoyed the walk so much I forgot to look for it!

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This is also the beginning of Echo's odyssey onto the paths

This is also the beginning of Echo’s odyssey onto the paths

The walk was lovely and since it was a week day… not busy. So we were able to enjoy the path without inconveniencing many other people.101_4662

Sometimes I wonder if the wind doesn't just want to play with her hair!

Sometimes I wonder if the wind doesn’t just want to play with her hair!

There were boats tethered in the lake that I am still curious how people get to… but they looked lovely and made the most amazing bell like sounds as they swayed back and forth.101_4637

101_4638101_4679It was just the perfect afternoon for a nice walk.101_4640

The kids loved the ducks. Ken and I thought is absolutely hilarious that the sign below was there… then like 6 feet away on a bridge out of sight of said sign a bunch of moms with their individual kids (seriously does no one have large families and enjoy this park??? I had a bundle of little ones under school age way back when) FEEDING DUCKS!!!! 101_4651

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Watching them together

Watching them together

There were so many pretty and interesting areas along the path. We walked around half of the circuit around the lake.

I love unusual trees!

I love unusual trees!

Pose the kids

Pose the kids

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The houses along the street side were amazing

The houses along the street side were amazing

I am not sure I would want to maintain the levels of this garden!

I am not sure I would want to maintain the levels of this garden!

You can see the building where we started here...

You can see the building where we started here…

The lake made a great backdrop for some quick photos. 101_4671

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Further proof the twins are VERY different even as they have identical features... Zander...

Further proof the twins are VERY different even as they have identical features… Zander…

Gavin

Gavin

My 3 chuckle heads

My 3 chuckle heads

And then that evening we got a start on Trinity’s Halloween costume… her princess hat.101_4683

Oh and stopped in at Victoria’s Secret to use coupons. That eye shadow cost me just over 2.00!101_4685

I think we really needed this time out as a family that was not around errands and shopping… I wish we could do this more but for some reason STUFF KEEPS BREAKING at work! Thankfully not on Ken’s fault but he fixes… and we postpone, reschedule or cancel.

101_4663And now for the rest of my pictures. Sorry this entry is so huge but lots for a blog entry not enough for a true overflow.

She rides in style

She rides in style

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I love the little people showing you where to walk...

I love the little people showing you where to walk…

Echo and Zander

Echo and Zander

Again with the wind

Again with the wind

Emanuel watching the boats

Emanuel watching the boats