New Office

New office at work with a view.
 I am so lucky to live and work here.
This tree outside my office is just one friendly reminder of it all.

APRD Halloween Tot Party 2010

So each year the Wednesday before Halloween I put on a tot party for kids 2-4 years old at the senior center. We have art time, snack time, story time and we parade through the center bringing joy to the 55 and better.
But really it's a morning of me sweating my you know what off decorating, organizing and getting ready for these little rug rats to destroy my neat little stations. And then there is the clean up...

I love it though and I would not change a thing about it.

Today was extra special because just Emmit got to go. The entire time he kept asking me for where Grace was. It was pretty cute.

Pics below are are my mini stations I set and of Emmit being a monkey.

Egg Carton Spiders

Foam Mask

Spider Rice

Painting Pumpkins

Frosting Cookies & Carmel Apple Wraps

It's Always Good

It is always good to go to my parents house and to see my brother and his family. We live 2 hours away, but we only see each other like every 4 months. So Peter's son Jack is like a big boy, Carly is Miss social butterfly and baby Caitlin is 7 months hold and not a new born anymore. Great to see the family.
Here are some pics from our over night with the rents.

Baby Caitlin smiling for the camera.

Josh and baby Caitlin. We feel like she needs more air time.

Baby Caitlin. 7 months.

Jackson your almost a teenager I swear. Stop growing.

Emmit and Jackson wrestling around in the kitchen.

Big Papa Dawg feeding little man hot dogs.

These cousins are the best of friends.

These goof balls. Jackson looks just like my brother. It's scary.

" Luke I am not your father".

Grandma Dee got it right when she made this mini kitchen purchase for the grand kids at her house.

So After two bottles of Red Grandpa Bill carved the pumpkin for the kids and then put ketchup on his fingers to make it look like he cut himself. This is normal family behavior, right? Just joking dad. We love you.