Emma and Jenna had lots of fun
this Halloween. Emma was Tinkerbell, and Jenna was princess
was a cute little pumpkin Halloween morning
was having a little bit rougher morning; can you tell?
is as close as Em could get to a smile
a little bit less sad
got to go trick-or-treating at her school on Halloween morning
I cute, or what?"
better take my CANDY!"
girls bundled up before trick-or-treating our neighborhood
on Oct. 30. They had so many layers on that they could barely
during her costume parade before her class Fall Fest party
made a cute clay pot pumpkin during her class party
class making their best scary faces
Jenna loves to be silly…
was all smiles in her favorite heels… and not much else.
a bird, it's a plane…" Nope, just Troy being silly
styling Jenna's hair
Emma's got chemistry
Emma went to a "Crazy Kitchen
Chemistry" class on Oct. 23. Even
though she was the youngest kid in the class (the class was
for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade), she LOVED it!
She even stayed late to do extra experiments. She learned
a ton – including the word "hypothesis." And,
she had the only correct hypothesis on which type of onion
made your eyes water the most. (Answer: Yellow onions make
your eyes water more than white or red – because of
their cell size.) She was pretty proud of herself!
also learned why popcorn pops – and doesn't (which included
a lesson on solids, liquids and gasses); why bread rises (because
of carbon dioxide yeast gives off when it "eats");
what happens when acids and bases are mixed together (mixing
vinegar and lemon juice with baking soda and baking powder);
what a chemical reaction is... and a lot more!
photo – and a quote – were even in the Des
Moines Register, which she thought was pretty darn cool,
at her chemistry class
Big girl bed
Jenna spent her first night in
a "big girl" bed on Oct. 21. She loves her new bed,
but it took her a few nights to learn to stay in her bed when
it was time to go to sleep. :-)
Three cheers for Emma!
Emma finished her cheer class
on Oct. 16. She loved the class, and, even though she was
a little nervous at first, ended up being one of the best
in her class. Jenna loved to watch her big sister and practice
with her, too.
is a video of one of Emma's
Family Fun Fest
The PTO at Emma's school organized
a Family Fun Fest on Oct. 14. The girls loved it; it was the
first time they got to wear their costumes.
girls show off their costumes before the party
and Emma with Emma's friend, Courtney
you tell Jenna wasn't very excited about being in the cake
At the apple orchard
We took a road trip to an apple
orchard east of Ames on Oct. 7. The girls loved going on the
hayrack ride out to the orchard to pick some yummy apples!
orchard had pumpkins, too
you tell the sun was in Jenna's eyes?
in Emma's too?
and Troy on the hayrack ride
and me on the harack ride
was all smiles
Emma's 'extreme makeover'
Emma always loves to go to Libby
Lu, so she had blast at her friend Madisen's birthday
part there on Oct. 7.
Emma after going to Libby Lu