Monday, October 26, 2009

October Octet of Occasions (Part Deux)

5. Twins birthday continued...
..with a party on Sunday between services. We did a craft, opened gifts and had spaghetti for lunch! Since Allison wanted pizza casserole for her birthday supper and Amanda wanted spaghetti, this was a compromise - we had pizza casserole with Mike and Kathryn on their birthday, and spaghetti for lunch at the party.

Blowing out candles on the birthday cupcakes
They all ended up playing Barbies on the girls bed.

Natalie painting her rock. I picked up this cute kit at Dollarama, came with paint, googly eyes, felt,rocks etc to make "critters". Except there wasn't really enough time for the paint to dry properly.
6. Thanksgiving Day
As always, we celebrated this holiday with the Pieterman side of the family. This year we had it at CCS. This went very well, there was lots of room, and everyone had a good time.
Coffee klatching before dinner.
The girls put on lots of "shows" for us on the stage.
They found some cool props too!
The staff room was turned into the "games room".
Nana brought a pinata since we also celebrated 8 birthdays!
7. My Birthday
The kids wouldn't let me pass this one by. And yes, it was the Big One this year. Oh well. I don't feel any different, and my family still loves me. They must, they sure spoiled me this year...
Art surprised me with the Family ring I've always wanted. He made me cry!
The kids also got me a nice dress watch.

At our Book Club meeting (on my birthday), I was given an assortment of "40" collections, including marbles (since I've lost mine) tea bags, cheerios, sugar cubes (so I stay sweet after 40) and nuts. Thanks ladies!
8. Pioneer Day in Grade 3/4!
After much anticipation, this day has finally arrived! I've been hearing about it since our trip to the Pioneer Village at the beginning of October! Last week the flu hit our school pretty hard, especially in the Grade 3/4 classroom, so this event was postponed to today. I think everyone was back at school again and feeling healthy, so I hope they have a great day! They had to bring a pioneer lunch (my girls have homemade bread with butter and jam, a hard-boiled egg, homemade cookies and an apple.) and they will play pioneer games and have pioneer lessons!
Last week while the twins were home with the flu, I made them each a pioneer skirt, apron and bonnet. They picked out the fabrics. Don't they look cute?

There were lots of straw hats and bonnets in their classroom today - fun!
Their teacher had warned them that she would be very strict today, and she wouldn't smile at all! I think she was having a very hard time with this....

And thus ends my October Octet of Occasions! I hope you enjoyed them as much as we did! Stay tuned for November Notables!


Suzanne said...

So much fun to see all the pictures.

And a big Happy Birthday to you!!

and the twins too :)

Lisa said...

Thanks Suzanne! I'm glad someone still reads my blog....
How's things out west? Snow yet?

PietHarsevoort said...

I read your blog!

Anonymous said...

We read your blog, too, Lisa. How else would we know what is happening in your life?
There just hasn't been much to read lately.

Lisa said...

Thanks Piet and Barbara! I know there hasn't been much exciting to read lately, it's such a pain since they change the photo upload thingie. It's easier to post on Facebook, but I do the blog for you Barbara :)

Anonymous said...

Ahh! Thanks, Lisa! We appreciate it.

Marg said...

Happy Birthday Lisa!!
Hope the big 40 wasn't too hard for you! I sure don't feel like I'm 40! I sometimes still think I'm still a teenager....
What a beautiful ring! Isn't your hubby so sweet.
By the way, keep up the blog, or I wouldn't know how to keep in touch. I'm such a lousy letter writer, even with e-mail! As you notice, my blog's not updated super frequently either - never enough hours in a day!!
Take care

Lisa said...

Thanks Marg - good to hear from you again!
Yes, I will keep up the blog... maybe not as regularly, but when I have pictures to post!

Rinette Elzes-Wildeboer said...

At first: Congratulations with your birthday!!

Then: My mom reads your blog sometimes and I saw this link at their computer. I like to read blogs and write one myself at (in dutch, I don't know if you can read that??)

Maybe my English is not verry good, I hope you can read it...
My Dutch is much better, but I don't know if you can read it than... ;)
I shall look sometimes here, if I may, feel free to visit our blog if you like. Maybe your parents can translate it, if you can't read it.

Much greetings from Holland, Rinette (and of course Henk, Elise and Mila).

(daughter(?)of Wim and Lammieke)

Lisa said...

Hi Rinette! It's nice to hear from you, of course you can read my blog! Your English is fine, a lot better than my dutch (none!)