Saturday, October 29, 2011
Holy Fall Activities, Batman!
We started the week by making Halloween cupcakes. Ava brought some to a birthday party she was invited to at a gymnastics center (how fun is that!). She had a blast and loved her cupcakes too. I try to send a yummy vegan option along with the kids if there will be non-vegan cakes or desert. She said she didn't mind a bit that she didn't have any cake because her cupcakes were so yummy! Win!
We went to a parade in "The Halloween Capital Of The World", Anoka, MN, with our Aunt Gloria and cousins Mia and Dylan. We went to the night parade which meant glow-in-the-dark swords and necklaces! The kids absolutely loved it. It was well worth the three block walk pulling them in the wagon in the dark! Haha!
Two of the groups we belong to had Halloween Parties as well! First was Vegkins, a group of vegetarian families. It was a vegan potluck with fun games and treats for the kids. The kids have made many friends through Vegkins and it's so fun to go somewhere that everything is vegan! One of the kids out of habit asked someone if the candy they received was vegan and smiled big when they said everything here is vegan!
We also had a fun playdate with some friends at a local indoor playpark where the kids all got to wear off some energy and use their quarters in the games and ride machines too!
It's weeks like this that make me want to laugh hysterically when people ask how homeschoolers can possibly get "properly socialized" or make any friends. Haha!
Oh! And Noah learned to ride on two wheels this week! I think all of the scootering he's done since he turned three made it easy for him! He had the bike down so quickly at just four years old. He's so proud of himself. I'm picturing many ramps and jumps ahead for him...