Monday, October 27, 2014

Garden of the Gods

Last week we were visited by (most of) the Spiegel family. Their kids are all older than ours, but they played so well with our girls, which blessed us so much. We all drove down to Garden of the Gods for a hike during our time together.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fall hike and reservior fun

We are having beautiful fall weather here. Last week we went on another hike around the nearby state park with some friends.

One friend spotted an old wasp nest and my friend Jessie was brave enough to take it down and dissect it so the girls could see how it was made. I actually learned a lot from this experience :)

The wasps take bits of wood from trees and make paper to build their nest out of.

I realized about half way through our hike that it was the first time I had taken all 3 girls on a hike without Andrew. I ended up carrying Naomi (and Baba) for a lot of it, but we made it!

At the end of the hike, the girls spotted a caterpillar with horns. I think it is a Leafy Spurge Hawk Moth caterpillar. 

After the hike, we went to the beach to play in the sand.

Naomi was so excited to see the water. She just walked right into that icy cold water in her clothes... and loved it. She went in several times to her waist and even fell over one time up to her shoulders.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Milkweed Seed Pods

We spent time opening milkweed seed pods last week. The pod is not that impressive but the inside is  really beautiful and fun to explore. The girls all enjoyed blowing the seeds and watching them float away.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Naomi in glasses

Naomi loves glasses. She was excited about the pair that Davey found on our recent hike. She sported them to story time at the library last week which cracked me up.

Monday, October 20, 2014

First tooth lost

Malia has had her first loose tooth for a couple of weeks. Last Monday while at school she finally lost it. I got a text from a mom who was supervising lunch that day. "Malia just lost her tooth when she bit into her pizza! I think she swallowed it. We can't find it! She doesn't seem too concerned."

Her new smile.

 I suggested that she write the tooth fairy at note since she didn't have the tooth to put under her pillow.

Her face was beaming the next morning when she came downstairs with a dollar bill in her hand. Good old tooth fairy!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Do-A-Dot Markers

Naomi explored our do-a-dot markers last week. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Pre-K Hiking

One week while Emmie was out of town, I took the two Pre-K cousins out for a hike. 

 As soon as we parked, Davey found a pair of glasses and Graham found a glove by the parking lot (not pictured).

They really do love each other.


 We stopped as the wind blew and watched the leaves fall from the trees. They had talked about leaves the week before at Pre-K so we talked a lot about leaves (texture, size, shape, etc.) as we hiked.

 We saw this little Downy Woodpecker too.