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Tinker Toys

Big things this week! Trent moved from his toddler bed to a twin bed.

I went to a tinkering day camp and made a wood reindeer. I didn't want to leave when Mom and Dad came to pick me up. We even had a fire. It was fun to toss pine branches on it. It made a cool crackling sound.

Today is my last day of school before break. Yesterday we had our party. Mrs. N went all out! We have stockings, multiple Christmas trees, lights, and she turned our desks into cars on the Polar Express. Mrs. N even works as a part-time elf when she's not teaching. I love hearing her elf stories.








/Alden

Parade of Joy

This weekend was the Cary Jaycees Christmas Parade. Mommy got up early and left the house to go help setup. Daddy took Alden and I over in the afternoon. Alden went with Mommy to watch the behind-the-scenes and I stayed with Daddy. I got so much candy! Some guy was passing out model cars and I got one. I was very excited. I carried it everywhere. I've even been sleeping with it.

After the parade we went to Paige and Brendan's house. Miss Joni likes to host the Jaycees for post parade pizza.







/Trent

The House of Nerf

Mommy was really excited this weekend. Alden can now officially play Monopoly with the regular rules. He can read his own cards and count his own money. Mommy used to play with him with a simplified rules, but he can do the real thing now.

We love Nerf! We play Nerf all the time. Betty likes to chew the darts. We got a dart stuck up on a high window and we kept trying to shoot it down. No luck.

Betty can be a pest with her chewing and barking, but she's sweet when she's sleeping. I used her as a pillow on the couch yesterday. 





/Trent

Dude Weekend

Mommy went to Pittsburgh for the weekend to meet our new cousins. So we had dude weekend at home without her.

We all ended up with colds. Trent even passed out planking.

/Alden

Bog Breath

Last week my pumpkin project book was due. I had to do a book report and make a pumpkin look like a character from the book. I chose "Dog Breath." It is about a dog with really stinky breath. They almost got rid of the dog, but she became a hero. She saved her family from some bad guys.

We had an open house on Friday so parents could come see our projects.





/Alden

Walls of Morning Glories

Last week was the book fair at school. Mommy was really impressed by all the fancy decorations. It was a pirate theme this year.

Trent has been sneaking into Mommy and Daddy's bed even more than me now. The other night, Mommy went to go to bed and Betty, Trent, and Peter the Penguin were all in there. Betty peed in the bed. Mommy was mad.

Over the weekend Uncle Bob got married to Aunt Jenelle. It was our first wedding ever. After the wedding we had cookie cake.

We also had a visit with Miss Charlotte. We had pizza for dinner and then we went to the mall to play around. Trent also did one of those bungee jumpers with Miss Charlotte. I wasn't interested. 









/Alden

Dog Breath

I really like Nerf. I got to pick out one at Target this weekend for a belated birthday gift from Mommy and Daddy.

I typically cry at hair cuts or demand to wear googles, but tonight I was ok. I didn't cry.

Mommy and I got my pumpkin book project done tonight. I had to make a pumpkin look like a character in a book. We rocked the glue gun. We made the dog's bad breath out of stuffing Betty had pulled out of her dog bed. Creative!





/Alden

Halloween 2017

This week Alden turned seven. We went to dinner with Grandma and Grandpa for an Outback dinner. This was the birthday of Nerf.

We had a great, active Halloween weekend.













/Trent

Run Alden Run

Alden did his first fun run on Saturday. He was nervous and didn't really want to do it. But he did, and he did great. Mommy ran with him. It was to raise money to fight cancer. Mommy did the grown-up run after Alden did his - we went out for breakfast.

That night we went to the Marbles Halloween party.  Madame Mysteria told us she sees us eating all of our veggies and sharing our Halloween candy. I don't think she's a very good fortune teller.








/Trent

Feeling Corny

On Saturday, Mommy and Trent took a Day of the Dead art class. They learned about the holiday and got to decorate their own skulls.

On Sunday we went to our first dog birthday. Bella across the street turned 4, so she had a park doggie playdate. Lucky her- we haven't done anything for Betty turning one yet.

We also went to our first pumpkin patch of the season. 








/Alden

Halloween on the High Seas.

We are back from our big trip to Disney and a Disney cruise to Mexico. We went with our friends Ellie and Will, and new friend Jack (for the cruise part). Both Disney World and the Disney cruise were decorated up for Halloween. The best thing at Disney was the trick-or-treating.

There was a hurricane named Matthew while we were on the cruise. That's why we went to Mexico instead of the Caribbean. We had to stay on the cruise longer because the port in Florida was closed.
















/Trent