Sunday, October 31, 2010

Jake's Pre-K Halloween Party

Jake's class had a Halloween party on Friday. I was able to go and help out! It is so nice to have Fridays off so I can do some things with Jake's school. They had different stations set up in the classroom. There was a craft station where they made a bat pumpkin. Another station where they decorated cookies, a snack station, a tattoo station, and the Mummy game station. I helped with the mummy station. It was lots of fun and the kids really enjoyed it!

Jake being wrapped up like a mummy by his friend Colin

More mummy wrapping

Jake and Jordyn getting tattoos

Getting ready to play pass the pumpkin

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Preschool Trick or Treat!

Last Thursday Ben and I dressed in our costumes for preschool. The kids went around trick or treating to each classroom and we each did some fun activities in our rooms. We had a great time!

The Pumpkin and the Pirate!

Me wearing my Pumpkin leaf bag!

Ben and his buddy Jackson

Ben's class

Ben's class coming into my room to trick or treat!

My class minus 1

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pumpkin Patch!

So this year instead of going to Burt's where everyone in Georgia and beyond go, we tried a more low key place. We went to a small patcch at a church by us. There was a bouncy house and tons of pumpkins to choose from. Jake liked picking out our pumpkin and even wasn't too picky!

Jake as a scarecrow!

Jake sitting by our pumpkin

Jake, Ben and Lee

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Apple Pickin Time!

Last Saturday, we drove up to Blue Ridge and picked apples at Mercier Orchards. The traffic was terrible since the apple festival was going on in Ellijay, but we finally made it there and it was a beautiful drive. I don't remember ever picking apples before. It was a gorgeous day and lots of fun! Nana was here visiting too! We rode on the back of a tractor out to the orchards, picked our apples and rode back to the car. The market was extremely crowded so we didn't get to buy any apple pies, bread, or any other goodies. Nana did make an apple crumble on Sunday night and it was delicious! Jake will be taking apples to school for a while since we picked a "whole mess of apples"! :)

Waiting in line for the tractor to take us to the orchards

Nana and Jake on the tractor

Ben and I

Picking the apples

Ben and his apples

Jake carrying his bag of apples

Ben on the ride back

Friday, October 8, 2010

Liddell Family Reunion

A couple of my mom's cousins organized a Liddell Family Reunion. This is my grandmother's side of the family. There were many family members I haven't seen in a while and some I haven't even met before. It was great to get together for this rather than another funeral, which unfortunately seems to be the only time we see each other lately. We had great food, fun, and even a little family history lesson from my 2nd cousin Mike Green. It was so interesting to hear the different stories about the Liddell family.

Me, my mom and dad, Jake and Ben

This is my great aunt Charlotte and uncle Bill, her son Mike,
his wife Mary and their son Evan
Charlotte is my grandmother's younger sister

My mom and my uncle Richard

Aunt Charlotte and Jake and Ben. She looks just like my grandmother.

Jake, Ben and their cousin Dylan
He and Jake are the same age

On the way home we went to the cemetery where my grandparents are buried.
Here is my mom and Ben by their site. My mom and aunt made their fall flowers. It is hard to believe they have been gone almost 2 years. We miss them so much!

Grandparent's Breakfast

Another great thing about the school I teach in, is that they have things like a Grandparent's Day Breakfast. This was so much fun. Each class made their grandparents cards and we had a breakfast to help celebrate them! The only thing missing from the day was Ben's Nana, but he does have a card he made to give her when she comes to visit next weekend.

Ben and his Papa

Ben and Mimi looking at his card he made for her and Papa

Firetruck Visit!

It has been a while since I blogged, but I guess that happens when you go back to work. The job is going great though! A few weeks ago before fall break, a firetruck came to visit our school. I never thought kids would be scared of a firetruck. After all, many kids play with toy ones and I assumed they knew that firemen help us. Boy, was I wrong! Half of Ben's 3 year old class didn't even want to come out to see it and I had a couple that were a little skeptical too. After a while, everyone was a little less nervous and scared. The firemen told the kids what they do, showed them what they wear in a fire, and they even were able to go inside the truck!

Here is Ben walking through the truck

Some of the kids putting on their firemen hats

The 3 year old classes and my class. Ben's teacher is in the pink shirt