Sunday, November 04, 2007

Kyle's 5th Birthday

My parents were able to come visit just before Kyle's 5th Birthday. We had a great time going to a soccer game and opening presents. Too much fun to stay home and cook, so we ordered pizza from the Viking Pizzaria in Elroy. Yummy!

The kids dressed up as knights in shining armor this year for Halloween. We went to a Halloween party at in my parent's neighborhood in Indiana. We also delivered candy filled pumpkins to Realtors (for Affordable Mortgage). We did this all before Halloween and by the time Halloween was here the kids were sick of candy and dressing up.

They love wearing the costumes but they both agreed the candy was way toooo sweet. Ironically after experiencing a couple of pieces of candy for the first time in their lives they both got a little sick. It's been a very long time since they've been sick, so they both associated getting sick with eating the candy. It's too bad there can't be more tricks instead of treats for halloween. It will be interesting to see what they want to do next year.

Elroy Museum Field Trip

Can anyone tell me the name of this wierd plant we had growing in front of our house? Kyle's certain he planted it and we believe it came from a Dr. Seuss book. I think it's amaranth, but I'm not sure.

We're involved with an active home-schooling group, and at least every month there is a field trip we can attend.

A couple of weeks ago we went to the Elroy Museum. We'd never been in this museum before because it's only open on the weekend and we've never made the time.

It was a cute little museum all about the history of Elroy, Wisconsin. There is a lot of rail road history here.

This won't be on the Top 10 favorite field trip list because the kids were kind of bored with it. The librarian gave the tour and while she's wonderful with story time she was quite long winded on this trip. She was also pretty nervous about the kids in the museum...home schooled kids are very inquisitive and they tend to take a hands-on approach to learning. This museum was strictly HANDS OFF everything.