Archive for October, 2010

Halloween

I love how her shoes match the outfit!

Tonight we headed to Publix, which was highly disappointing this year.  I had hoped for more than 4 “stations”.  Last year, they had each department handing out candy and running a fun game – plus each kid got to decorate a sugar cookie, but this year it was one girl as you walked in with two “games”, one lady with a buggy in the produce department and a girl handing out silly bandz as we left.  I don’t know if we’ll be returning to Publix next year at all.

The Little Bumblebee

King B10

Knight CW

Hubby and Bumblebee

We decided to go to see the Royal Family at their church, they had a huge “Trunk or Treat”.  The Caterpillars really enjoyed the bouncy castles, the popcorn and the delightful church members who each had their own decorated “trunks”.  The outreach this church does is amazing.

Prince and Princess

the bouncy castle

I love their smiles!

At the Trunk or Treat

Princess and Bumblebee GO

It was a great evening – we will also do Cookie and Doc’s Trunk or Treat tomorrow, for the actual Halloween.  The level of candy in the house is crazy!

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

Fall Festival at Preschool

GO had her Fall Festival today, and I was lucky enough to be able to work in the Pumpkin Patch/Helper Photographer.

I did get to ride the Hayride with the class, which was nice, but spent the rest of the time helping all the other preschoolers choose a pumpkin to take home with them and take photos in the Fall Harvest Wheelbarrow and a class photo at the “pretty spot”.

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I am so glad to be able to serve my children in these types of ways.  I remember being a working mum, when B10 was in Kindergarten – and I struggled being his Room Mum.  I knew it was important, but it wasn’t easy.  I am SO thankful that I am able to stay home and homeschool B10 & CW and be GO’s Room Mum.

I know every mother can’t (or simple isn’t called to0) stay at home, and I offer NO judgement – I simply know it’s right for my family, and I thank God that He has provided a way for it to happen right now.

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

Family Fall Festival

Caterpillars and Sheep

Our church had a Family Fall Festival for kids, and the Sheeps came to play with us!

The weather caused the entire festival to be indoors, which wasn’t ideal – simply because of the crowd, but it was very nice overall.  Everyone enjoyed themselves – especially Sister Sheep and GO who played in the train room almost the entire night!

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B10 really enjoyed the live parrots that were there (what a great idea!).  CW’s favorite was the games, while Brother Sheep seemed to enjoy the baseball and skeeball inflatables.

After playing the games, we headed to the car – stopping for slices of pizza in the big tent.

I really adore our church.  Their commitment to the community and to children is truly Christian, and the people who serve do so joyfully.  They are kind and loving to every child and family that walks through the door – such a difference from some of our previous churches.

I know it’s not perfect, no earthly thing is – but it is a beautiful thing to see people LOVE your children and LOVE your family.

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

3 Years

3 years ago, today, I married my best friend.  The man I love more than anything.  The father to my children (all of them, even if they aren’t “his”).

He hugs our daughter and sings her to sleep.

He is CW’s Cub Scout Den Leader, he sleeps in a sleeping bag in a tent and spends hours every week working with third grade boys.

He shares a love of reading with B10, they trade books back and forth (this time – Hubby has just begun “The Red Pyramid” – that B10 finished and recommended).

He works so hard to support our family, he’s learned to geocache, learned to enjoy theatre and learned to love camping.  He’s willingly searched out a church home where we can worship as a family, without pain and frustration.

He’s spent the last three years growing as a husband and as a father – and I wouldn’t trade him for anyone in the world.  I’m blessed beyond measure by God’s good grace.

I love you, my Husband.

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

Why Torture the Feline?

Someone explain to me why Hubby insists upon torturing the feline, by taking off his pajama pants (when dressing for work) and sticking the cat inside, so her head comes out one leg and her butt/tail out the other?

Sheeba giving the Evil Eye

She is not amused, really – look at that face.

"I am NOT amused"

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

Firefighters and Food

After Cub Scout Camping, the Cub Scout Pack had some breakfast casseroles left over.  This morning, I got up early and made them, then the Caterpillars and I (and Queen) delivered them to local fire stations.

The firefighters at the first station asked if the Caterpillars wanted to come in and see the fire truck.  Usually, this is cool, but not TOO cool – because they’ve visited Uncle Sheep at his fire station and seen all sorts of trucks/ambulances.

But, this was probably the first time GO was old enough to KNOW what she was seeing (especially since they have a fire truck visit the preschool last month).

I’m posting all the pictures, because the Caterpillars had such a great time being the only kids there with two firefighters.

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THANK YOU for all you do!

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

D-Group

My girls!  Freshmen, that I will have for four years!

D-Group Girls!

~Mummy Butterfly )i(