Thursday, October 17, 2013


I am in desperate need for a creative outlet right now. I'm starting to get itchy.
Violet is participating in the Girl Scouts Powder Puff Derby race in a few weeks. This is like the Boy Scouts Pine Wood Derby. Once I have the car built Violet and I are going to paint and decorate it. Violet has decided to make the car look like the candy car driven by Vanellope from Wreck It Ralph. I searched for images of the car and then drew up some plans on the computer. I'll post more pics of the progress.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Had our very first parent/teacher conference tonight and we couldn't be more proud of Violet. I'm not really familiar with the grading system but she got all 3's. 1, 2, or 3 is how they grade. She knew all her letters, sounds, numbers and sight words!! Her teacher is ready to give her a reading readiness test which she said she doesn't usually do till spring.
Apparently she talks too much at her table of four. Her teacher said she's a completely different kid when she's at her table and comfortable with her surroundings. She's more reserved when they all have to get into a group. Not surprised by this at all.

Sunday, October 13, 2013


I really thought this wasn't going to happen this year.  But we made it! Our annual trip to the pumpkin farm. The weather was great and Violet had fun. It wore me out though.
Rule is, she can have whatever pumpkin she wants as long as she can carry it.
It's so heavy.
I didn't make it out to the field this year. I stayed back and sat at the picnic tables. Chris went out to the field with her.
After they came back we headed over to the kid play area for a while.
Here's what little man did the whole time.
Ans then at the end he lost it. Violet picked out his pumpkin. Funny it looks to be about the same size as his head.