Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Night

For actual Halloween night, we went over to our cousins house.  After dinner we took the kids trick-or-treating around their neighborhood.  It was a little disappointing that only about 1 in 6 houses actually handed out candy.  I don't know if it was just here, but I feel like there is no sense of community.

Since weren't going to be home, I decorated a little corner of our porch with the kids pumpkins and stuck out a bowl full of candy.  I figured some teenage kids would come dump it all in their bag, but surprisingly when we got home there was still a little left so I guess that didn't happen.

Both Kevin and Kherington fell asleep before we made it home, but Jonathan was still going strong.  He was playing with a wrapped twix and I decided I might as well let him try it.  When I took it away to open it, he got really mad.  That changed once he tasted it unwrapped.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Halloween Rounds 1 & 2

We celebrated Halloween multiple times this year.  I guess that was fitting considering it was the kids first US Halloween (minus Kherington who enjoyed a Omniture Halloween when she was all of 6 months old).

First there was Deloitte's Halloween party at the office.  The kids went to each admin cube to trick or treat, plus they had a couple games.  One was bobbing for gummy worms where they put the worms on a plate and cover them with whipped cream.  The kids wouldn't try it since they don't like whipped cream. 

Right after that, we headed to our ward Halloween party.  After chili and hot dogs, the kids tried out the donut hang.  Neither broke the rules until after 20 minutes of nibbling away at their donut when I offer to tear it off for them.  We had trunk or treat in the parking lot where the kids collected even more candy.  I decorated the car with a couple things from the dollar store.  I think I'll do the ghost balloons again.  They were pretty cute.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pumpking Painting Round 2 = SUCCESS

Round 2 of pumpkin painting was much better.  Kevin had spent the afternoon at Isabel's house while I took Jonathan to his check-up then fell asleep in the car on the way over.  That was good thing since once he woke up he wasn't tired and cranky.  Happy kids made painting so much more fun.

We painted pumpkins with acrylic paint this time instead of tempura. We let them dry and then broke out the sticker box and let the kids go to town.

I think they turned out awesome!  Yissel brought dinner over for all of us too.  Pretty perfect afternoon.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Early Morning at the Glovers

The kids were super cute this morning so I took a picture of each of them.  Kherington all ready to head out the door to school, Kevin helping himself to some breakfast and Jonathan happy and crawling around.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Breakfast Layover

One of Ryan's good family friends from Indiana, Christie Sinclair, had a 6 hour layover in Dallas so we picked her up and went to breakfast.  We tried a place called Old West Cafe in Grapevine that had a bunch of good reviews.  It was delicious.  Our kids both got pancakes that were ginormous, then asked us to scrape off the whip cream because they don't like it.  Kherington and Kevin only at their bacon and a couple bites of pancake.  Jonathan, on the other hand, scarfed down half of Kevin's pancake.  After breakfast we went to a nearby playground so the kids could run while we chatted before dropping Christie back off at the airport.

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Kherington scored her very first goal!  They don't keep official score, but her team won 14-0.  Kind of painful to watch.  She kicked the ball and it managed to go through the pack of kids without getting and into the goal.  She loves playing and I love that she is getting more aggressive.

After the game we went and got donuts and breakfast tacos.  We all loved the tacos, so maybe they will be our new family tradition.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Kherington School Update

Kherington LOVES her school and especially loves her kindergarten teacher Miss Augustine.  I love that Miss Augustine takes a lot of pictures and posts them (photography is one of her hobbies).  Kherington loves 'specials' which are pe, art, library, computer lab etc.  During class they read, dance to songs, use ipads, practice spelling and more.  Each student has gotten to take turns being queen or king for the day.  When it is their turn, all the students draw a picture of the child and Miss Augustine made all the pictures into a book.  Kherington was so excited to have a book of her own and flips through it looking at the pictures each kid drew of her.  Miss Augustine uses class dojo to give the kids points during class.  When Kherington gets home she loves pulling up the app on my ipad to show me how she's doing.

At home we practice reading and writing too.  We started using a white erase board which makes it even more fun.  She has also started having homework.  It is learning 5 sight words.  She gets the list on Monday and has a test on Friday.  After the first test her teacher told me she did the best and has great handwriting.  She knew all 5 of her words plus spelt the extra word correctly too.