Sunday, November 6, 2011

October 2011

I cannot believe that it has been a month since my last post.  We have been really busy, and I just cannot seem to find the time to blog! So, here comes picture and information overload.......

We started the month with going to the pumpkin patch with Ella's class.  She has such a sweet group of friends at her new school and they all get along so good together. 

Next, I took Ella to see Disney on Ice! This was the first time she had gone and she loved it! Especially the snow cones and the cotton candy!!  Give that child some food and she is good. 

Then, Braden received an award at school for making High Honors for the first nine weeks of school! We are soooo proud of him.  He LoVeS school and tries very hard to please.  He does not like to make anything less than an A!! And my Ella is doing well in school also. She is quickly learning her sight words and is beginning to read! She loves her teacher and plays teacher everynight after school!! It is funny to listen to all the things that she says...I can tell who gets in trouble at school and the sweet little things that her teacher says to them!!!

Next, we had character dress up day at the kids's school.  Braden was Robin Hood and Ella was a cat from If you Give a Cat a Cupcake. They were mighty cute if I say so myself.

Finally, we celebrated Braden's 9th birthday!! I cannot believe that he is 9! I still remember the day we brought him home from the hospital! :(  We celebrated Braden's 9th birthday with his classmates and cousins at the local movie theatre.  They watched Spooky Buddies.  Braden decided that he wanted to collect donations for the Oconee regional Humane Society instead of gifts.  Together with his friends, he collected $140.00 for them! He was very proud of that! He cannot wait to go get some pet beds and things for local animals in the shelter. A sweet, teacher friend I used to teach with made the awesome goodie bag toppers, cupcake toppers, invitations, and water bottle labels for Braden's party! She also made the goodie bag toppers for Ella to give to her friends in her class!  She is just great!!

 We had a great time celebrating Braden's birthday with our cousins Emma and J.P.!!

 And finally, trick or treating at Reynolds Landing.  It is definitely not what we are used took us 2 hours to go to 18 houses.  It takes forever when you have to drive house to house....but it was fun!!! :)