Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Party weekend

Happy Halloween!  Here's a preview of the Halloween costumes, taken from a Halloween party Daddy and the girls attended on Saturday:

Louise won the prize for best costume.  She went as "dressed up for Halloween."

C&C went to Burlington City Park for a classmate's party on Sunday and had a wonderful time.  They particularly enjoyed driving:

Monday, October 15, 2012

Pumpkin time

The family Atherton went back to Hill Ridge Farm on Sunday for the pony rides, giant slide, hay maze...and pumpkins.  A good time was had by all (despite Claire's stomach bug).

We also had a good time with the neighbours.  Alex was away for nearly 48 hours, so when he returned, Louise exclaimed to her sisters, "Let's adore Alex!" and they gently stroked his brow whilst he relaxed on the lawn.

Claire enjoyed some one-on-one time at the library with Mummy on Saturday.  She has found her new favorite aisle: the children's Bibles are directly across from the graphic novels. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Claire

**Thanks to Annie Harrison

Wordless Wednesday - Charlotte

**Thanks to Annie Harrison

Wordless Wednesday - Louise

***Thanks to Annie Harrison

Monday, October 1, 2012

Party time

We had a busy September.  Two daycare friends had birthday parties (sugar! musical instruments! whee!).  Mummy also had a birthday.  Pops and Grammy came down for the occasion, and we celebrated with photos at Duke Gardens, brunch at Elmo's, and a beautiful cake (decorated with love by Louise and Alex).  Cameron Park Elementary also held its annual Fall Festival, with food trucks, a bouncy castle, and lots of games and goodies.  Yesterday, neighbor Neepa celebrated her birthday by pouring Mentos into bottles of Diet Coke (whoosh!).  With every new version of "Happy Birthday," Charlotte is sounding more and more like Tom Waits - we're not sure why.

Mummy got lots of great stuff at the Mothers of Multiples sale, including a Spiderman outfit for Claire.  Claire wore it for nap one day, but took it off before a trip to the library, saying "I don't want to get books on it."

There hasn't yet been a frost, so the bugs continue to bite.  Louise has a new strategy, however.  "I keep flowers near me to fool the bugs.  They bite the flowers, not me."

Claire (aka Dash Incredible) and Charlotte continue to do better at daycare, since Charlotte moved into a separate classroom.  It's made them a little closer, and the behaviour is much improved.  Louise says she dislikes Kindergarten, but her actions belie her words.  She has already had her first "report card" and is doing fine ("meeting expectations" in all areas).