Sunday, November 2, 2008

Weekend Top 5



5. Of course Friday was Halloween!! I volunteered at Gavin's school in the morning to help his class with their pumpkin project. We measured and weighed pumpkins, put them in buckets of water to see if they could float, and cut the tops off to see how many seeds were inside. My group's pumpkin had 370 seeds in it. After that I stayed at had lunch with Gavin in the cafeteria which was exciting for me. We both bought school lunch and I sat with him and his friends.


4. Friday night we headed up to our church to participate in the Trunk or Treat. Gavin's costume this year was the Incredible Hulk and Katelyn was the prettiest Ladybug I have ever seen!





I would guess there were about 40 cars in the Trunk or Treat. Katelyn got the hang of it super fast and was sometimes leading the pack to the next car. They also had a bounce house and crafts set up for the kids.

This is a picture of the Gavin, Katelyn and Cousin Ryan.

After we were done at the church we headed back to our neighborhood to do more trick or treating. We ended up at my dad's house so the kids could see grandpa. When we got home the kids couldn't wait to see what they got in their buckets:

3. Saturday we headed up to the mall. For anyone who knows me IRL, I hate the mall. I go only when absolutely necessary. I have recently gone thru Gavin's and Katelyn's closet and none of their winter clothes from last year fit. So it was off to the mall for new jeans.

Katelyn started the adventure like she usually does by screaming her head off in the stroller. I WANT OUT NOW! Over and over and over. Thrashing and flailing about. Not fun. Gavin makes it even more enjoyable by laughing at her and taunting her by asking- Katelyn, do you want to get out? I almost lost my mind and definitely lost my temper more than once.

I ended up finding great deals at The Children's Place for both of them. From there we went into Claires so I could get my ears pierced. I needed to get my 2nd hole re pierced since once side had closed up years ago. Another fun experience with Katelyn still screaming and Gavin knocking things off the shelves because I think he was playing Power Rangers in his head. Who knows. I couldn't get out of there fast enough!!

2. Daylight Savings! Who doesn't like getting an extra hour of time?? I actually felt like I was getting to bed early Saturday night because I knew it was an hour earlier. And when Katelyn woke up at 730, I didn't think it was too bad because I told myself it was really 830. I play this game with myself all day long actually. Looking at the clock and thinking- Hmm, its really 330 not 230. Such fun I have with myself, haha.

1. We went to Busch Gardens on Sunday. The kids all had such a wonderful time. They LOVE it there and never get tired of going. We started the day meeting up with my inlaws for breakfast and then heading over to the park. While the big kids went on the first roller coaster, Gavin, Katelyn, and Ryan played in the sand area.





We then rode the sky ride over to a new area that opened last year. More animal exhibits and a couple of new rides. On our way in we got to see some characters. Katelyn was deathly afraid of them and wouldn't stand with them on her own.






Ken took Gavin and Ryan up on the jungle maze ropes in the air, while Danyelle, Alexis, Grammie, and Grampie rode the new zip line. For the zip line they sat in a chair of some sort very high in the air. Then the gates in front of them would open and they would ride above the park for a little bit before going backwards into the gate. It looked like fun so maybe next time I will have enough nerve to go on it. We rode a couple of more rides and roller coasters before the thunderstorms came. Thank goodness we found somewhere to stand while it downpoured for about 20 minutes. After the rain let up we decided to call it a day. More black clouds were rolling in so more rain was coming.
That's it! If you want to join in on the Weekend Top 5 head on over to Kristi's !
Hope everyone had a great weekend!

12 comments:

Andrea said...

That lady bug costume is SOOO cute - I'm definitely going to have to find one of those for Emily when she gets older. :)

Felicia said...

They are adoreable!

Wendy said...

That trunk or treat sounds pretty cool:) I've heard a lot about it in the bloggy world. Katelyn's costume is adorable!

Tiffany said...

What a fun weekend! They look adorable in their costumes. I have to go shopping for new clothes too, but I am not sure what the weather is like here in FL, so I am not sure what to buy!

Happy2bme said...

Love Katelyn's lady bug costume!

Anonymous said...

Ken looks adorable in the Spiderman costume. Gavin must love that his Daddy dresses up with him. Precious memories.....

lonestar818 said...

I love their costumes, so cute!

Lisa said...

I so wanna take the girls to Busch Gardens.

Alexismommy said...

what beautiful kids! They look adorable! Alexis was 2 when she was a ladybug also or maybe about to be 2....so funny!

Amy said...

Your trip to the mall sounds like you went with my children!!! My oldest is always taunting the youngest with things like that.

Cindy said...

Oooh, i love that lady bug dress! Lady bug is always my daughter's favourite.
Anyway, she looks great wearing it.

Dina said...

they are all so cute in their costumes!! We were late getting to church. sorry we missed seeing you.