Sunday, October 31, 2010

Church Carnival

Our church's youth group has a children's Halloween carnival every year. We decided to go there before heading over to Paul's parents for trick-or-treating. Sophie got to try each of the games, we shared a funnel cake, and did the cookie walk.

After going to the Boo at the Zoo, Sophie was prepared for playing the game and then choosing a piece of candy from the bucket. I think her favorite game was the duck pond. You know how much she loves the water!

Pumpkin Hunt

We put the pumpkins we've been getting at all the pumpkin patches to good use by having a pumpkin hunt (think eggs at Easter). I can see this being the go-to activity for at least another week. She had lots of fun finding the pumpkins and putting them in her bucket.

Halloween Night

After the Youth's Carnival at church, we headed to Grandma and Grandad's for trick-or-treating. It didn't take Sophie long to figure out what to do. Although, I think she preferred the wagon ride better than anything else.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Boo at the Zoo

I'd been wanting to take Sophie to the zoo's Halloween event. We lucked out that Paul was able to go with us. It wasn't what I expected. I thought there would be games, crafts, and shows throughout the zoo that you could participate while you looked at the animals. Instead they had everything in the pavilion area. They did have separate games for the littlest ones like Sophie, plus an animal show and a DJ/dance.

Sophie enjoyed playing the games and getting to pick a small toy as her prize. We did see a couple of animals before we headed to the pavilion. The zoo had a bonobo monkey born earlier in the summer. Usually, Baby Layla is clinging to her mommy. But today she was walking cute!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Playing in the Rain

We put on our rain gear and headed outside (at least until the lightening started). I took some plastic boats to play with. Sophie had fun letting the boats float in the water by our driveway. She was so funny because she just plopped herself right down in the puddles. Then she figured out that she could splash when she stomped through them.

Rain Tye Dye Art

We ended up staying on Saturday (we had planned to go do something with my sister but then the rain started). We took advantage of the rain and created this art project. We colored coffee filters with markers, then put them outside to get rained on.

Finished piece!

Pumpkin Patch #5

Yes, we did go to another pumpkin patch. I needed a carving pumpkin for preschool so we stopped by this one at a church. They had a lot of pumpkins still but I didn't like that the man working couldn't tell me more about where the money was going. Sophie had a great time running from one area to another. She really liked the big huge pumpkins, using them as chairs and trying to roll them around.

We brought home 4 of these small ones. They gave us these stickers so we made our family, April, Paul, Sophie and Logan!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Games at the Mall

Last weekend we went to an outdoor mall to walk around. I had been wanting to go and check it out so it worked out well. We found some things to take to China to give the adoption officials as gifts, had dinner at Max 'N Cheese, bought me some jeans and Paul some dress pants. Sophie enjoyed running around and playing with these big game pieces.

Max 'N Cheese was a small walk-up place that had macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches, PB& J sandwiches, and hot dogs. You could get a topping on your mac and cheese. Sophie had goldfish crackers and Paul and I had tuna. It was really good mac & cheese!

Tot School Letter Magnets

I only pulled out the first 4 letters to play with this week. She had fun putting them on our metal door. We sorted by letter and also by color.

I wish I knew what she was thinking in this shot.

Lincoln Square Pumpkins

Yes, we went to another pumpkin patch! This one was right by church so we just stopped in to look around and get a pumpkin. The weather has been so great so pumpkin patches are great little escapes for some outside playtime.

Sophie picked out the pumpkin that is in the fore ground below. It's called a Peanut Pumpkin. We think it is very appropriate to have a peanut pumpkin while the Rangers are in the playoffs.

Go Rangers!!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Go Rangers!

I decided to have a Rangers Spirit Day at the preschool. I couldn't find actual Rangers shirts so I just got Sophie a red shirt. Each of the classes made these Ranger inspired art pieces.

Monday, October 18, 2010

What Sophie Does at Preschool

Artwork to glue.

Climbing the stairs.

Hanging out in the castle.

Where are all my friends?

Cruising in the coup.

Riding the horsey.


Coloring sheets after naptime.

Waiting for Mommy to come get me.



Playing with friends.