Thursday, November 3, 2011

Trick or Treat Fun

I have to say that this  Halloween was great!  The base had their trick or treating on Saturday night.  We invited our old neighbors to come on the base and trick or treat.  They had always just stayed home and dressed up and given out candy at the door.  Our kids and their kids had the BEST time!  We covered the whole base and beside the school they were doing a trunk or treat.  They had never heard of that before but thought it was pretty cool when the saw it.  People were dressed up givingout candy fromthe bask of their cars and playing monster mash on their cd players.  
Also before trick or treating Aurora and Gwyneth had a party with their playgroup.  It was so cute to see all the kids dressed up.  There was a baby R2D2.  So cute!   This year Corina and Aurora were witches and they would have been something else but I found the costumes at our wonderful base thrift store for only $3.  Gwyn was a fairy and Wesley was a cute little dragon. 
After we went trick or treating we brought came home to check out the candy of course.  Our neighbors kids were excited about the different candy.  

So on to the pictures.  

Here is Corina and Wesley dressed up.

 Gwyn and Aurora were so excited they couldn't stay still.  

Here is Wesley in his cute little dragon outfit.  

Check out the tail!

Here is Aurora at the party playing pin the nose on the pumpkin.

One tired dragon.

Here is everyone dressed up.  

I hope everyone has a great week.  

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Full Fall Week.

We have had a pretty full week this week.  This week we are taking off of school like the English schools do and having some down time (sort of).  :)  This weekend started off with Corina going with her girl scout troop pumpkin picking.  It was a place called Hill Farm and it was by where we used to live in Peterborough. It was beautiful there.  We drove down this long road to get to the farm and parked and went out to where the pumpkin patch was and there was a beautiful view there. 

Sunday Corina got invited to go swimming with some friends so it we had to little kids.  I told Aurora she got to be the big sister that day.  She thought that was pretty cool.  Mark decided to rake some leaves and of course the girls wanted to help.  They jumped in the leaves and raked and ran and threw leaves in the air.  They had a good time.  The first picture is Mark and Aurora doing a leaf transfer from rake to rake.  Later on Mark said that he could have done his job quicker with out the kids but then realized that they helped him till the very end and thought that was a pretty good quality.  

 I realized that I hadn't taken any pictures of Wesley recently so I got out the camera and took some candid shots of him with the girls.

 The other day Aurora asked if she could get out the umbrellas.  She and Gwyneth have these really cute umbrellas with a see through part so you can se through the umbrella while you are walking in the rain.  They thought it was really cool to sit on the couch and watch tv through the viewing part.  After a while I covered the with a blanket with the umbrellas and it was like a tent. They played like that for about 2 hours.
 Here is Gwyneth's and Aurora's turn to go pumpkin picking.  They went with their playground.  Here is Gwyneth in a cool swing they had in the park area there.
 Aurora with one of the may pumpkins she picked out.
 The girls with some pumpkins
 Here is a picture of Corina with her pumpkin.  The view there was so great.  On the other side of the pumpkin patch they had a strawberry patch.

This weekend is trick or treat weekend for us. The girls are super excited.  

Hope everyone has a great week.  

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Three Months Ago

Finally after three months I am doing a blog post.

A ridiculous amount of things have happened since I last wrote.

  • 3 weeks before I gave birth we found out we were moving on the post
  • We had Wesley July 19th
  • A few weeks after the movers came and moved half our stuff out of the house and it's in storage.
  • August 16th, Gwyneth's birthday and moving day.  
  • Signed the lease to the house on the post and said good bye to out nice big house.  
  • Start homeschooling
  • Corina's birthday.
  • Lot's of soccer games.
  • Aurora's birthday
  • Wesley is 3 months on the 19th!
That's not even all of it!

I thought I was going to be able to update the blog a lot sooner but as soon as we came home from the hospital after a very eventful birth our internet was shut off because we were moving.  We moved and had to wait a month and a half before we could get internet and phone because that's the way it works over here.....  So below is Wesley then and now.  How time flies!

A week old

 Almost 3 months old.
What a cute little guy!  His sisters love him and are always trying to make him smile.  

Aurora enjoying a chocolate cupcake on her 4th birthday.
Yes Aurora is 4.  My goodness.  She is great with Wesley and she is a little smarty pants too.  I've been doing some school stuff with her and she is really surprising me.  (Don't you love it when your kids surprise you?)

Well that's all for now.  Partly because I'm typing this one handed because i'm holing Wesley.  ;)

 Have a great week!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July and more stay at home fun.

I hope everyone had a great July 4th weekend.  Ours really was pretty low key.  They did have a carnival on the base with rides and face painting and bouncy castles and all of that stuff and of course fireworks.  We had to go there of course.  Here is the smilebox scrapbook that I put together of the festival on base.

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So we have been staying at home a lot since I am 37 weeks pregnant and really don't feel like doing much at all.  The first picture  is of the girls with these elephant masks on.  They belong to the elefun game and you are supposed to pick up a doughnut with the trunk but they like to just wear the masks around.

Here is little Gwyn in her highchair eating black olives.  We love black olives at our house.  All the girls love to put them on their fingers and then eat them off.
If you watched the smilebox scrapbook then you saw this picture already but if you didn't this is Mark and the girls at the 4th of July festival on the base.  Mark won this huge turtle and the girls won princess costume jewelry.  Just a small side note about the fireworks. . . Corina and Aurora were SO excited about the fireworks.  When they finally started everyone was yelling and cheering. Not Gwyneth though, she was crying.  It was so funny.  I was holding her and from there on out until the end it was like she was watching a horror show that she could't take her eyes off of.  Then FINALLY at the end she started saying yeah because she figures out that everyone was cheering and clapping and they weren't scared.

That next day Mark had a baseball game and God bless Mark he brought home Krispy Kreme doughnuts.  He brought hats home too and so here is Gwyneth wearing her hat with her doughnut.  
Gwyneth is starting to get a little mischievous so I caught her in the act of climbing on the register.
Here she is sitting on the register with a smile on her face of course.
Corina was giving horse rides.
This picture was taken at about 9 at night but here it is still light out.
Here is Gwyneth watercoloring.  Good thing they are the washable kind.  :)  She really likes to paint. Especially if the other girls are painting too.
This is recycling at one of it's best.  Corina wanted to save this oatmeal box and so here she is painting it.  Kids love to paint things that you don't usually paint.
Here is Aurora painting her Juicy Juice bottle.  She had the best time!  They both thought it was so cool to paint their things.
Here is a pic of Gwyneth and me.  We took about 15 pics because she was having a good time getting her picture taken.

I hope everyone had a good week.  

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Exciting stuff at home.

Here are some of the things we have been doing.  Not really to much but the kids were excited to do all these things and we didn't even really leave the house.  (The best kind right?!)  

Here is Corina and Aurora in the rain.  They were dying to go outside with their umbrellas.
I think Corina looks like she is going to take off like Mary Poppins.  

This is Gwyneth at Mark's baseball practice.  They practice at a sports complex in Cambridge.  There is a huge field that has a baseball field and soccer and American football.  Gwyneth was trying to pick up all the baseballs.

There was an army picnic on the base.   Here are Corina and Aurora watching some kids doing a king of the hill event.  You had to knock each other off the domes with a puffy stick.   

 Here is Gwyneth at the picnic playing soccer with some soldiers.

 Corina got her face painted.  

One day I was upstairs cleaning and throwing down the dirty clothes to go to the laundry room.  I didn't know Aurora was making a huge bed in the middle of the living room with all the blankets.  ha ha.  They had the best time with that.  Here they are in the bed.

I told them to pretend like they were sleeping.  Gwyneth couldn't stop smiling at the camera though.  

One day there was a butterfly in the yard and it was very friendly.  They caught it in this bottle (that had a bigger hole in the side) and stuck flowers in there.  Aurora thought she was so cool to get to carry the bottle with the butterfly in it.  They were really excited about that.  

Here is the fathers day pic I took of Mark and the girls.  Everyone looked so cute on their way to church.

 And last but not least.... We have two cats and they are very tolerant.  They let Corina and Aurora put little crowns on them and all of that.  The other day Aurora came running down the stairs and said Lily looks so pretty mom.  They had dressed her up in a bride build a bear outfit.  She didn't seem to mind at all.  I had to take a picture.  

As for me this week I have my first Dr. appointment on the big base here where I will deliver.  I will be 37 weeks this week.  It's not going to be long now.  

Have a great week.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Super Secret Fairy Princess Spies

It was a pretty creative week for us this week.  I don't know how many times the girls played with playdough this week and made sculptures.  On Thursday the girls decided to play dress up.  They wanted masks and we even made big wings out of posterboard.  I didn't get a picture of the wings but here are the girls with their masks.  Aurora did a really good job coloring her mask.  If you want to make one here is the website.  There are lots of other cool things on the site too.  Little fairies and dolls you can make and color.  The butterfly masks are at the bottom though.  After they were done they pretended for a long time that they were super secret fairy princess spies.  So cute!

 Corina had been asking to go to the beach for a while but it was to cold everytime Mark was off.  So she asked and we finally went.  I got online and looked up the best beaches in the UK and found one that about an hour and 30 min away.  It was called Holkham beach and it was right on the North Sea.  (It seems like we should have seen a Viking ship or a sea serpent there or something but we didn't)  I also read that it was the place they filmed the last scene in Shakespeare in Love where Gwyneth Paltrow is on the beach after the ship wreck.

The beach was beautiful.  It even had sand dunes that you could climb and there were people riding their horses on the beach. It was super windy that day though.  I posted a few pictures from the trip.  Down below is a smilebox I made will more picture if you want to watch that.

Here are the girls on the beach.

 Gwyneth got cold.  
 We took our stroller on the beach it was a little rough but I'm glad that we did.  Anway there are 2 konked out girls in the stroller.  

Here is the Inn that is right by the beach.  It was beautiful  

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Today Mark had a game in Essex.  His team won.  The girls and I stayed home and recooped from our day at the beach.  Everyone woke up late today.  

I hope everyone has a great week.