Tuesday, November 20, 2012

More pictures

We ventured out to Geitner park, despite the chilly weather, to take a few more pictures for some Christmas card hopefuls.
 I think they turned out really good. I LOVE the fall colors, and the park was deserted so we went everywhere.

 I can't believe how big the kiddos are getting. Chatham is in this really fun stage where we are a super hero family. He is Batman, I am Spiderman, Devin is Captain America, and Harper is Wonderwoman. No one can answer to any other name.
Chatham no longer sleeps in his bedroom, it is his Bat Cave- today I am wearing blue and he insisted on wearing black to fit our characters. We had to drive SUPER FAST to school because the bat mobile doesn't have a slow speed. It is so neat to see how his mind works. We also went to the library yesterday and he wanted books on "workers". So I found some construction themed books and some Thanksgiving books for him. Now I am spending a lot of time explaining what Pilgrims are and "How did the turkey get from the woods to the plate mommy?"

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Left, Right, Left

I think I can do this- 
Lets just check the stability first-
Here I go!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Veteran's Weekend

We had a nice long weekend- thanks to our brave soldiers and veterans!
We went to the Science Center with Suzy, Cara, Tina and Hannah on Saturday. Everyone had a ball!!
Harper was right there with the big kids!
We splurged and paid the $2 to experience a tornado. It was SO funny watching the kids. Chatham was laughing so hard he had his hand over his mouth most of the time. This picture reminds me of the "hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil".
The current "special" exhibit is out of this world- it's about asteroids, comets, and the moon. They had a cool movie theater to sit in and learn about how stars come to be.
I think Chatham's favorite this is still the ride in the aquarium. Even the adults  hopped in for a ride.
Monday my school system was closed, and I had lots of plans to get the house cleaned, laundry caught up, and the playroom organized. But Monday morning Harper woke up with watery eyes and a cough- and Chatham WAS NOT going to school if Harper was.....

So we laid around in our jamas.
Then Lisa and Lauren came over to hang out. Lisa is AMAZING and entertained Harper while I got the laundry done and some food cooked for the week.
We made cookies and the kids LOVED using frosting and sprinkles to decorate (coincidentally the frosting I had was red, white, and blue). Also, we cut out their hand prints and made thankful trees! I LOVE when Lauren is over because she likes to do crafts, and Chatham will only do them if she is there.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Politics in the Donley House

Our dinner conversation Tuesday evening was more of a Q&A session.

Us: Do you know what today is?
Chatham: Tuesday.
Us: Yes, but does anything special happen tonight?
C: I get to play in my jamas?
Us: True, but what are we going to watch on TV?
C: Cam Newton!!
Us: No- the election.
C: Why not Cam?
Us: He's not running for president.
C:Well he should.

A few minutes later......

Us: Chatham, do you know who the President is?
C: Yes.
Us: Who?
C: Mario and Luigi and they're good at it.
Us: Do you know where the President lives?
C: Yes.
Us: Where?
C: Where the Pope lives, far, far way.

I love his innocence! He has been learning about Italy at school; and Luigi and Mario are the plumbers they talked about last week! (NOT the cartoon characters)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Treak or Treating 2012

We had our annual Halloween Get Together and hayride around the neighborhood. So far I have only stolen pictures from Suzy- but have SO many more to come! (And I know I still haven't posted the pumpkin decorating pictures....)

Chatham decided that his vampire teeth made him a more appropriate "scary chef"
 We tried to get a group shot at the end of the night....
 A Second try....