Monday, October 31, 2011


the 2011 defoyd family halloween lineup. ella as ms. butterfly. little b as little bee. wes as the bug collector. yours truly as a flower for the little bugs to rest their wings.
side note: i needed to politely remind our bug collector that he was a friendly bug fanatic...not an exterminator, when i saw him walking around with a can of bug killer in his pocket.  ouch.  he definitely gets awesome dad points for dressing up each year for the kids, making his own net & binoculars, etc...just got a little carried away and disconnected on the theme i guess:) 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

1st snow

how is it possible that we made snowmen in october?!  there are still lots and lots of green leaves on the trees?!  we are not ready for this!?  the kids' delight makes the reality of snow in october that much easier.
followed by our first post snow hot chocolate date. mmmmmmm....

Saturday, October 29, 2011

pumpkins & scarecrows

with a nor'easter coming our way - we enjoyed an all out fall day with our family today. pumpkin carving, scarecrow making, cider, chili and sweets galore!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

"e" is for...

ella of course!
are you enjoying our journey through the alphabet? we are! though i started this just for b...ella has taken hold and is so excited to think of ideas for our letter days. she's still coming up with the things we should have done back on "a" and "b" day...and already planning for "s" and "t"! 

e is for excited!
excited to celebrate some potty success!  e is also for "exhausted"...oh my is potty training hard work!

e is for elephant

we love our calico critter friends...aren't they just so cute?!

e is for an exploring expedition
we created these little explorer lists and they went on an expedition around the house to find the items. e is also for "easy peasy" they were done in no time.

e is for egg race
 a tricky egg race around the pumpkins that quickly turned into an egg toss!

e is for big & little e

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

thankful tuesday, 10/25

 "this is the day the lord has made. let us rejoice and be glad in it." psalm 118:24
  • those smiling eyes
  • potty training lock-down (even it makes us go crazy)
  • potty training progress
  • brother sister night night loves
  • kindergarten curriculum open house
  • seeing school through the eyes of my daughter
  • sweet teachers
  • backpack love notes
  • foliage treasures
  • saturday chores
  • sharing, crying and praying with and for dear friends
  • my wing making hubby (costume wings...not bbq wings)
  • dancing in the store aisles with ella
  • bennett trying to stretch himself into a big boy
  • joyful obedience
  • charlie brown
  • sunday at home - reading, creating, resting, chopping and playing
  • being a family
  • strike outs & home runs in the playoffs