Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Preschool Trunk-or-Treat

Abby's preschool hosted it's annual "Trunk-or-Treat" event yesterday.  Being new to the school this year, this was our first time participating.  The hubs stayed home with the little man so that I could volunteer in Abby's classroom for the day.

It felt really good to get back into a classroom (especially as Abby's Mommy) and I just loved hanging out with these sweet kiddos! Parent volunteers decorated their trunks and the kids went from trunk to trunk collecting treats.  It was so cute and some of the parents really went all out decorating for the kids.  It looked so fun that Jim and I may have to be on trunk duty next year! :)

As you can see in the pictures, Abby is dressing up as Sofia the First (princess) this Halloween and amongst her class we had a waitress, ladybug, ninja, hotdog, Ariel, witch, cat, and a skeleton.  All adorable of course!  Abby talked the most about Collin's costume (hotdog), even weeks before the actual party.  All the kids thought it was hilarious.

After trunk-or-treating was over, the class headed back into the classroom for some fun.  Another parent volunteer and I headed up some Halloween activities.  We played "Pin the Broom on the Witch", made spider hats, and the kids enjoyed yummy spider cookie treats made by Miss Abby herself.

Once the Halloween festivities were all done, it was time for chapel.  It may have been my favorite part of the day.  Seeing all the kids come together, sings songs, and learn a lesson from Pastor Steve made my heart smile.  Abby is learning the most valuable lesson of all ... the love that Jesus has for us all. :)

It was such a fun day!  I'm so happy that we love the school, Abby's classmates, and the things she is learning.  It's such a perfect fit. :)


Monday, October 21, 2013

Life. Happens.

Here I go again, apologizing and seeking forgiveness for not posting anything in over a month.  I really can't keep saying I'm sorry over and over again, so I'll just say this ... life. happens.

It's been a crazy whirlwind the past month and a half.  Here's the rundown, friends.  Kids and I flew home mid September, with hopes of returning to Baltimore for playoffs in October.  Our house renovations weren't complete so thankfully dear friends let us stay in their condo in a nearby neighborhood.  Kids began a new school routine ... Abby started PreK (seriously!?) and Levi is still doing his three days a week.  Florida had lots and lots of rain.  I'm talking like four straight days of rain.  More delays on the house renovations.  Orioles ended the season, earlier than we had hoped and Daddy came home.  Still at temporary house.  Hubs had to sleep on sofa since Abby was bunking with me.  Not a fun way to start the offseason.

Finally we moved back HOME a couple of weeks ago.  My parents were here and thank God for that ... we needed all the help we could get!  We are enjoying being home and are looking forward to everything being done with the house.  It's an absolute dream to call this house our home.

So as you can see ... it's been crazy.  But life. happens.  Life IS good!

Here are some pictures from the O's family day... just a few months late, but can't pass up not sharing the fun. :)

Little boy with the field all to himself.

Playing baseball with The Bird.  

Levi is mildly obsessed with him ... 

One of the best face paint jobs ever.

And here it is folks.  Abby played catch with The Bird and Tucker.
Those of you that know Abby, know her dislike for mascots.  
This was the closest she has been to him, at least with a smile on her face!