Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Waffle Blocks


Last year, Santa brought us a set of giant waffle blocks, and eleven months later they are still our favorite toy.  If you need an idea for Christmas, I very highly recommend them!

They have served as a train, boat, school desks, spy headquarters, Barbie hotel, rocket ship, movie theater, prison for bad guys, and prison for siblings, to name just a few.




Endless hours of creative play. Can't say enough about these.

Ours were made by elves, but I hear you can also purchase them HERE. Note that one set is not quite enough - It took two to create the above adventures, and I'm planning to add a few more the collection. A little pricey, but a good investment. Once the kids outgrow them as toys, I intend to assemble them into an addition on the house.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Halloween


We got a lot of mileage out of Halloween this year. Ward trunk or treat, town parade, town party, gymnastics party, class parties, preschool party, trick or treating at the Air & Space Museum, ACTUAL trick or treating...Make it stop!

Jack & I only wore our costumes once. Then, not coincidentally, he went and bought himself a new set of golf clubs.  



When I asked Jolie what she wanted to be, she said, "Kind of like a pop star...but scary...like a zombie...who sings...and dances...like a....Frankenstein...star...FRANKENSTAR!"

Frankenstar! The new German word for this - 



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When I asked Leah what she wanted to be, she said, 

"witch"




Cal, proud gun owner. Eddie, proud Redskins fan. Me, proud mom. 


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