Saturday, November 1, 2014

October, 2014 - in moments

 The girls were very brave for their annual flu shot and were rewarded with a quick trip to Graeter's. I am shameless!  Marielle chose chocolate...
 Corinne chose strawberry, and I chose pumpkin (not pictured). We each enjoyed tasting each other's selections and I think they both agreed that I was the clear winner - hooray for seasonal flavors!
 A chilly, windy, rainy morning required an eclectic mix of accessories in order to get to dance class. Marielle refuses to wear a coat unless absolutely necessary, and even then she will take her coat off before being buckled into her carseat.
 Corinne was exploring in GG's basement and found an old football helmet, I think she's ready to take the field!
 Corinne built herslef a laptop computer at school. To complete the setup she recruited Mimi to help her create a wireless mouse.  I abolutely love that the keyboard includes directional arrows, a power button, volume buttons and a 'yes' & 'no' button.  Such a creative kid!
 Since the weather is turning colder, the pool at Papaw & Memaw's house has been closed up for winter and we're finding more indoor activities to occupy busy minds - here, Corinne is learning the basics of chess with Memaw. I was pretty impressed with how quickly she picked up on the various movements for the different pieces.
 The girls are really starting to enjoy playing games together, Zingo is a current favorite.
 The girls enjoyed posing with the display of pumpkins at our local market.

 Corinne got to enjoy a private lesson for her ballet/tap combo class, she was the only kid to show up for class this day.
 Teaming up against daddy in an energetic game of King of the Stump!
 Waiting for our food, enjoying some apple juice and doodling on the kids menu
 Corinne and Brett create hand-drawn mazes for each other, Corinne's are often replete with traps, bombs and bad guys - watch out!
We spent an afternoon at Leeds Farm in Ostrander, this was our first visit and will probably become an annual tradition for our family. Very well organized with loads of activities.
Corinne tried out the mini-zip. They also have a big zip that she might be tall enough for next year.
Marielle loved this slide! The ladder is an old, out-of-commission combine and the slide is made from drainage tubing. A fast, bumpy ride! 

 There are shorter segments of drainage tubes that you can run around in...or, laze about in while your mama pushes you - if you're like Marielle.
 A wagon tour through a wooded area, watch out for a fox, coyote, skunk & bear!
 Corinne like jumping around in the hay barn. Before we left we shared & enjoyed several slices of pie and the girls enjoyed a ride on the banana bus!
 The week of Halloween, students were encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to dance class. This was a great trial for their costumes and Mimi saved the day when Marielle's dress had a wardrobe malfunction.
 Sweet, cuddling sisters - fresh from a bath and all cozy in their fleece pajamas.
 Beware of the zombie-ninja-warrior!
 Behold the pink fairy princess!
Watch out pink fairy princess, there is a zombie-ninja-warrior behind you! I'm not sure how long the pink fairy princess would last in a zombie movie; when she noticed the zombie-ninja-warrior she giggled and a game of chase ensued.

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