Thursday, November 04, 2010

Oh Pioneers!

Kenzie's school had been studying pioneers and their history.  One of the things they had to do was to create something that would represent what pioneer life was like.  I'll have to get Kenzie to pose with her project.  I was quite proud of her work - and she wants to finish the project. 

The school also encouraged the kids to dress up like pioneers for Wednesday.  My mom had bought bonnets a long time ago when she had been enamored of the "country" look that had been popular in the 90's.  I thought she was nuts at the time, but now I know that there is always a plan for all of this stuff.  I also used an old apron of mom's from the 80's for the outfit.  The only things I bought were the dress and boots (reusable).  When you don't have a lot of money - you find ways to create.  

The kids did speaking lines to talk about pioneers (each kid had a line to speak).  They also sang a lot of old pioneer songs. It was fun to watch.

Then the really fun stuff began.  They got out on the gym floor and danced.  Oh my gosh!  That was adorable to watch, and the kids had a lot of fun doing it. But by the end of the night, Kenzie was exhausted - as you can see.     

Big update!  Richelle finally lost her first tooth.  Now she talks funny.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Halloween pics

Of course, can't beat Halloween for dress up and pretend.

Kenzie was a vampiress (again) and after watching the movie The Karate Kid (with Jackie Chan) Richelle just had to dress up as a karate kid.  The outfit is an actual karate outfit purchased from someone who advertised it in the local newspaper (her son was taking karate). I got it for $10... Just the way I like to buy things. I wanted to make her out to be a bloody mess, but Richelle opted only for the "black eyes". 

She was more than happy to show off her standing splits... 

And..... I voted today.  Hope everyone makes their vote count.