Monthly Archives: October 2009

Happy Halloween

Fun night of trick-or-treating 🙂

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Fun and busy week!





Wow, we had a lot going on this week. Tuesday was the last day of the first grading period (report cards come home next week), School picture day was Wed, Thurs was Aidan’s first school field trip to the pumpkin farm, and Halloween parties on Friday. I went with Aidan’s class on the field trip and then to Samantha’s party (being a fair mommy gets harder when they are in “big kid school.” No more just combining class activities 🙂 Here are some pictures of this week’s fun activities.

Kristan

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signs of fall

The leaves are starting to change on Wild Azalea Lane, and our jack-o-lantern is glowing at night. Fall is officially here 🙂

Kristan


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Young Author’s Competition

Kindergarteners were invited to participate in the school’s Young Author Competition. At this age, students dictate a story to their parents and draw a picture about the story. Aidan actually had fun working on his (a surprise to mom and dad). Here is Aidan’s submission –

The Boy and the Train, and the Bus, and the Car, and the Beach

By, Aidan Shimpi

Once upon a time there was a boy. He was very late for the beach so he took a train, but he missed it because he was late, late, late. Then he found a bus, hoped on in and drove and drove until he got to his car. Then the car drove and drove all the way to Maryland, and then everyone shouted hooray at the beach!

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Happy Diwali!



We celebrated Diwali this afternoon, complete with sweets and sparklers 🙂 In India, Diwali is known as the “Festival of Lights.” It symbolizes the victory of good over evil, and lamps are lit as a sign of celebration and hope for mankind.

Kristan

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dividing & transplanting!


Despite the chilly temps today, we still did some work in the yard. The tiny sedum that Kevin and Carrie brought for Aidan when he came home from India was the first transplant to go in the new garden bed. Next up, some hydrangea cuttings I rooted this summer. I am also dividing the black-eyed susans from the front bed. So neat to have flowers to divide and transplant!

Kristan

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The end of an era


Yesterday was my last run on Manns Chpl Rd. For the past 13 years I have been running down Manns Chpl, into Highland Forest, then back up Manns Chpl. As I was coming out of Highland Forest, a driver at the stop sign waved me on. I went, and so did he. As I jumped back, I fell off the shoulder of the road and twisted my ankle. I hobbled the rest of the half mile back home. I went to the doctor this morning, had some x-rays, and it is just a bad sprain. I get to wear this snazzy air cast for 2 weeks, and once it comes off, I will officially be a treadmill runner. It may be a boring way to get a run in, but it is safer!

Kristan

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