Today I'm thankful for Fall Break! Moira is out of school all week long for "Fall Break", which is a new idea to us, but I guess it's just like Spring Break, only in the Fall. However you want to look at it, I'm enjoying having our big girl home with us this week. Yesterday we went to the Botanical Gardens with some church friends, and we've been doing some fun crafts and activities around the house. Take a look at what we've been up to so far:

Ian bounding across the colors of the rainbow at the botanical gardens

Moira observing our group from her perching spot up in the 2 tiered terrace

Moira and Ian pulling up a bucket of water at the Fairy tale wishing well

Having lunch with some new friends at the gardens
(left to right: Kim, Hannah, Eli, Misty, David & Michele)
Lots of dressing-up going on. Ian can't decide whether to be a doctor, fireman or handy-man!
We made brown lunch bag puppets one afternoon. One of my favorite crafts from childhood! Here's Ian with his creepy spider and silly snake.
And Moira with her cute kitty and squeaky mouse. Notice the made-by-Moira dresses that were needed to accessorize her puppet friends!

Grammy J sent the kids special coloring books in the package with Mommy's b-day present - thanks Grammy, we love them!! :)

Bet you didn't know that the kidlets (and their Mommy) are flower stalkers! Well, here's the beauty we found flourishing on one of the rose bushes out back this weekend.
Lots more planned for a week of fun, including a birthday celebration tomorrow and a brunch play date with more new friends from church on Friday! We have so much to be grateful for! How about you?


E said...

Looks like you guys are having a ton of fun. We're on an impromptu "fall break" because Eben's had a cold. :( Anyway...I'm sure it is lovely having Moira around...it looks like you guys are really making the most of it!

And...Happy Birthday! I'm sorry that I didn't know your birthday was here!!! I hope this year will be filled with blessings and good things! I'm so very glad that you were born!


Anonymous said...

Such cute kids!! Great pictures!

Wow! A whole week for Fall Break?! That must be nice. The boys here only have Monday off for Fall Break. Sounds like there's going to be lots of fun this week!

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The Bottolfini's said...

Wow...I'm a great friend, aren't I. I mean, Happy Birthday and all, but how did I miss that? :(

the mccann clan said...

Don't worry! It's not until tomorrow anyway, but thanks for the happy wishes! :) Love you all!

Katie said...

Great pictures Janelle!! It looks like you guys had a wonderul time! I sure miss ya!!