Saturday, November 19, 2016

She keeps us laughing!

K: Dear God, thank you for kitty cats. They're my favorite. *sigh* And I wish I WAS a cat. So thanks for that. Amen.

K: The wise men didn't have anything back then. Except their rocks. Their ugly, boring rocks.

K, looking at a dollar bill: There's Sam the Statue (referring to the Sam Houston statue on I-45).
Me: Actually, that's George Washington, the first President of the United States.
K: So did you vote for him?

K: Do you speak animal?
Me: What?
K: You know, do you speak dog?
Me: Do YOU speak dog?
K: Sometimes.

K, playing with a balloon: Wow! Holy honk!

K: Ugh, I can't yodel. I give up. I just give up.

K: I'm kind of delicate. Kind of.

Dave: Hey, you got your soccer uniform. You're #2!
K (disgusted): 2 is for poop.

K: Happy birthday, Mommy! You look taller.

K: What's 100 + 100? 
Me: 200.
K: What's 200 + 200?
Me: 400.
K: What's 400 + 400?
Me: 800. How long is this going to go on?
K (without hesitation): About 20 minutes.

K: Dear God... I don't know if today is your birthday, but if it is, Happy Birthday! I only know that today is Mia's birthday.

K (in the bathroom): I can't go!!! WHY IS GOD NOT HELPING ME?!?!?

K: Why do you always have to do your medicine (insulin)?
Dave: That's just how God made me.
K: Oh my goodness, Daddy!!! God made me special, too! We are BOTH SPECIAL!!!!! Sorry, Mommy, but I have a little arm and Daddy has his medicine... Party in the house!!!!

Me: You've been to the school nurse three times this week. Do you like going to the nurse?
K: Yes.
Me: You really need to be in the classroom as much as possible.
K: Well... I can't promise that.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Fall Festival 2016

We had fun dressing up this year. We attended two church Fall Festivals and the weather was absolutely perfect!

Here is Gretl from The Sound of Music. By the way, Gretl costumes do not exist, so we had to go with something that Gretl might have worn. Notice her sore finger that "got caught in Frederick's teeth!"

Inspired by a pair of striped overalls Ryan already had, I decided to make him a train conductor... and because I didn't want to carry him around all night, turning his stroller into a train made perfect sense. Remember my fascination with building things out of boxes? It's been too long!

Ryan wasn't in a cooperative mood and wouldn't sit in his stroller like a big boy or wear his hat. Oh well, still cute.

This train is far from perfect, but knowing it was only going to be used for a few hours, I made my peace with that. It was really easy and didn't take much time at all. I used 2 1/2 boxes, spray paint, a tiny bit of Gorilla glue, string, and electrical tape (for the window and stripes).

I needed the train to fold up and fit in my car, so the top and bottom are two separate pieces. 

The top part of the train attaches to the bottom with string. The sides of the train also tie to the stroller. This made it super quick and easy to assemble/de-assemble. 

For the smoke stack, I just wrapped black paper around a container of bread crumbs and stuck a red plastic bowl on top. Done! So fun to make.