Thursday, October 31, 2013


Fall is my favorite time of the year ~ driving to school earlier for Griffin's class party I was amazed at the stunning beauty God created all around us in the colors of the leaves. When we got home I had to take a picture of Griffin in 'our' tree.

We had a 'Pumpkin Party' at our house on Halloween. I designed a photo booth for our guests and it was SO much fun!
Traditional photo props

Duck Dynasty inspired photo props

Griffin's Halloween Costume 2013 - Uncle Si

Griffin dressed up as Uncle Si from Duck Dynasty for Halloween this year!

Pumpkin Party 2013

We had a pumpkin themed gathering at our house tonight ~ it was so much fun watching the kids have a good time. My favorite moments of the evening were watching the kids bobbing for apples, 'treating' around the yard as adults had spaced themselves so the kids could move from one area to the other in the yard to collect candy and then the kids meeting up on the front porch to trade candy.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Photo Props For Our Halloween Party

We are getting ready for our Halloween party, so I decided to make some photo props. They are Duck Dynasty inspired - I'm calling this the many faces of Griffin.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Report Card - 3rd Grade - 1st Marking Period

We are very proud of Griffin's effort this year in school ~ we have seen a tremendous growth academically and his 'want' to do well. His hard work is evident in today's report card. Four A's and a B. Yaaa!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Library Friday

Love how excited Griffin is when he gets off the bus on 'Friday Library Day'. He's so excited to share with me the books he has chosen. They are normally animal books. He reads the books all the way home on the bus. When he gets home he wants to immediately start drawing animals from the books. Right now he's drawing a puffer fish ~ love my boy!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Conversation About Girls

Interesting conversation with Griffin last night as we watched a commercial and we heard the word sexy.

Griffin: Mommy that's not a good word. Girls don't like to be called that or the other word

Me: What other word?

Griffin: You know.

Me: What?

Griffin: H-O-T (he spelled it)

Me: You are right, girls like to be called smart, funny and maybe even pretty. But we shouldn't focus on the way someone looks physically. We should focus on their heart.

Griffin: Yeah, that's much better than those other words

Me: {loving my son}

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Orange Out Day At School.

Today is 'Orange Out Day' ~ schools all across the country will be uniting against bullying by wearing orange. October is National Bully Prevention Month and today is unity day. Griffin wore orange in support!

Monday, October 21, 2013

River City - Gymnastics

Griffin finished his first gymnastics session at River City Youth Fitness today ~ he's raring to go for session 2!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Lloyd Family Farm Pumpkin Patch & Swimming At The YMCA

It was a great day to go for a swim at the YMCA and then the Llody Family Farm pumpkin patch. Griffin enjoys spending time with his friend Sam!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Bayleigh's ~ Horse Themed Birthday Party

Last spring Angela was kind enough to bid on a party package I provided at our children's school PTA Silent Auction event.

When it was time to design Bayleigh's party package, Bayleigh knew exactly what she wanted

It included a custom birthday party banner, confetti, custom gift bags and cupcake toppers

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Moon Phase Lesson With Oreos

Griffin's class is learning about the moon phases ~ using Oreos!
How clever is that? And yummmmmy too!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Londyn's ~ Anchor Themed Party

My friend Krystal asked me to make favor tags + cupcake toppers for her sweet Londyn's anchor themed birthday party.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Epic Sword

Anyone see the movie 'Epic' ~ Griffin found this in the yard yesterday and he is convinced it is a sword that belongs to either a Leafman or a Boggin.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Cub Scout Core Values

Cub Scouting's 12 Core Values:

Citizenship: Contributing service and showing responsibility to local, state, and national communities.

Compassion: Being kind and considerate, and showing concern for the well-being of others.

Cooperation: Being helpful and working together with others toward a common goal

Courage: Being brave and doing what is right regardless of our fears, the difficulties, or the consequences.

Faith: Having inner strength and confidence based on our trust in God.

Health and Fitness: Being personally committed to keeping our minds and bodies clean and fit.

Honesty: Telling the truth and being worthy of trust.

Perseverance: Sticking with something and not giving up, even if it is difficult.

Positive Attitude: Being cheerful and setting our minds to look for and find the best in all situations.

Resourcefulness: Using human and other resources to their fullest.

Respect: Showing regard for the worth of something or someone.

Responsibility: Fulfilling our duty to God, country, other people, and ourselves.

Sunday, October 06, 2013


This is the 'fun' we had after church yesterday ~ a day of splitting and stacking firewood.

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Cub Scout Popcorn!

Good morning ~ Griffin and his Cub Scout friends will be at Short Pump Walmart this morning selling popcorn! He will be there from 10 -12, he will be on the 'Grocery Entrance'. Please come out and support Pack710Goochland! The popcorn is yummy and it also makes a great gift also!!!

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

A Day In The Life Of A Boy After School.

Our boy enjoys his after school time ~ feeding and playing with our neighbor's dogs, climbing a tree, playing in the leaves and discovering a giant praying mantis.