Friday, October 19, 2012

Halloween Costume

So I had amazing mommy plans of making this cute bumble bee Halloween costume for Kathleen and we headed to Walmart for a yellow pillowcase + black ribbon. With no such luck on a yellow pillow case we headed to the halloween section of the store to see what was available as far as wings and antennas go. To our delight we found this bee costume for Kathleen that means now sewing for Mom!

The fun part of this story is how Kathleen helped us to choose the bee costume over the lady bug and pirate options as well. She kept going for the bee costume first and threw it in the cart, but then grabbed the lady bug and put it in the cart as well and said "more" with her sign for more as well. She was asking for more costumes.

Daddy's comment is that we know we're in trouble with a little girl that loves shoes and costumes.

The pirate was a close choice with the fun foam sword. Kathleen was actually pretty good ad sparring with Daddy and squealed with delight when she was poked in the belly with Daddy's sword.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Hill Ridge Farms

This afternoon was the start of fall break at Duke so to celebrate Calvin and Kathleen met me at Hill Ridge Farms. The weather was a perfect 73 degrees and sunny and the lines weren't too long for any of the fun attractions on the farm. Kathleen started off by riding a pony. This was her first time riding a pony and she Loved it. Then we played in the corn pit and talked to the animals. I was so impressed that when Kathleen saw a turkey with the goats an hens she yelled "Turkey!" all by herself without prompting. Next it was off to master the toddler hay maze, ride the train, take three trips down the giant slide, relax on the swing set, and take a hay ride to the pumpkin patch where we picked out a couple pumpkins and rode back to the farm. After such a fun afternoon on the farm it was off to dinner at The Olive Garden. Kathleen was such a pleasant and well mannered date at dinner; I think this may top the best family date ever list. Here are some pictures below of our adventures.

(Take a look at this blog post from 2011 to remember what Kathleen was like this time last year.)