Monday, November 17, 2008

fall fun!

this morning we ventured out to heather's house for a play date. it was a thanksgiving themed one where the kids got to do a craft as well as eat and play. the mabster made the cutest little turkey out of a cup, construction paper, and an ice cream stick. i helped the mabster make hers, and she loved it. i think she loved working with the glue the most though because that's all she did. i just gave her some scraps of colored paper and she went to town just a gluing them together.once the mabster finished making her cute little turkey centerpiece, all the kids sat down to eat, and then later played inside with all the toys. everybody played surprisingly well and shared without any tantrums...even the mommies did too. ;) today's playgroup had some awesome dishes as well which meant recipes were being swapped, and the food was inhaled. also, the mabster loves looking at all the fishies in heather's aquarium. she'd point to them and say, "up and down, up and down." it was cute, and ava and finn were right there beside her.
later in the day, everyone went outside to enjoy the beautiful autumn day. and i mean it was BE. A. UTIFUL today!! it was the perfect temperature with a slight breeze and the sun was just a shining. the kids played on the swing set for awhile, and i don't think the mabster wanted out of her swing.then seis decided to find a rake and made a huge pile of leaves for the kids to jump in. it was perfect. it made me want to be a kid again. watching them was hilarious and so sweet. they all ran and jumped in the leaves, and then threw them up in the air. then seis would have them step back so that she could make another mountain of fun for them, and they did it all over again. here's a picture of the before and after...

to me, that's what fall is all about. doing the little things with your kids like letting them roll around in a heapful of leaves even though i am still picking tiny pieces of it off of the mabster. that was one of my favorite playdates, thus the reason for me blogging it. again, one of the mabster's firsts that of course, has to be documented. :)

5 comments:

Seis said...

One of my favorites too. I also use the raking as an excuse to eat two pieces of cherry pie during nap time. So, I think it wasa win win.

Kim said...

too funny. you deserved it! :)

Becca said...

one of my favorites too! :)

Amber said...

Aw, all of those kids in the leaves--too stinkin' cute! Glad you guys had fun!

Heather S. said...

That was fun! Great pics too.