Sunday, October 26, 2014

October phone pics!

October has come, and is almost gone!!  Can you believe it!  Aaron and I got to rake leaves for the second time this Fall.  We have so many big, old trees in our yard (which we like) but it makes lots of leaves to rake!  At the beginning of October I went to a Barn Sale with my good friend Rachel, who also lives in Hesston.  We work at Cooper together.  We had a blast shopping, eating cinnamon rolls, and buying artsy sale pieces.  Kansas has so many craft sales in the Fall.  If you ever want to come visit us, come in the Fall so you can go to some with me!

Awhile back we were invited to the wedding celebration for my sister-in-law's sister.  Grace and Ben got married in Wichita, KS in Grace's home church and had the reception outside at a beautiful park by the river.  

We were so excited to see my brother and sister in law!  

He was my handsome date!  We got to dress in sweaters and tights, because it was fairly cool.  I love Fall weather!

 Okay, changing the subject.  HAVE YOU EVER MADE SHRIMP QUESADILLA'S???  You NEED to if you haven't!  We used the recipe off the Pioneer Woman's website.  DELICIOUS!  

Next up..Fall Break!  We made a quick trip to Garden City, KS to see the Billings family.  Danielle, Aaron's sister, had a birthday and we got to celebrate with her over the weekend!  

We also got to do a little child care while Danielle and Bryan had a night away together for Danielle's birthday.  The kids were so sweet and fun to play with!  Here is Jenna, Aaron's other sister, with Makenah and Logan.  As you can see here, Makenah loves to dress up in Princess dresses.

For some afternoon fun we got out bowls of water and made aluminum foil boats and washed coins!  This activity entertained the kids for well over 45 mins!

And....look at Logan wearing Uncle Bear's (Aaron's) shoes!  hehe

Here's another recipe we made together.  Apple pie!  Proud of us mom?? :)

Lastly, Aaron and I got to spend a Saturday (yesterday) in Manhattan, KS for a KSU football game!  I've never been, and it was so much fun!  We got up early and drove 2 hours and found a good parking spot near the stadium!  Below you can see the sunrise over all the cars and RV's.  This is only a small portion of the parking lot.

We met up with some friends who had a double decker bus outside of the stadium!  We had a great view from up on top!

Go Wildcats!  We had great seats, thanks to my man!

October has been especially busy, and I believe November will be about the same.  I will continue to update as much as possible!  In other fun news, my mom is coming to visit us on November 7th!  We are SO EXCITED!!!!  She will fly alone, so pray for her safety!  I'm sure I'll have plenty of pictures to share from that weekend!
Love, Maria  

Friday, October 3, 2014

Dr. Nate and the Chiefs!

Hi all!! 
It's October and it's finally feeling like fall out here!  Until now, school recess was still fairly warm!  So a couple weeks ago Aaron's sister's family came to visit!  I would do a blog about them visiting, however, Danielle did such a wonderful job documenting that I am going to take the liberty to post the link to her blog below.  I hope our VA family and friends enjoying seeing some Kansas State fair pictures!   You can see me featured in a pickle and Makenah eating her first cotton candy!  We love the Stucky family!  

In other exciting news, my brother and sister in law are in Kansas this week!!  My sister in law, Maggie, is from Wichita, KS and her sister is getting married this weekend (Oct. 4).  Nate and Maggie are in their first year of residency, and you can only imagine how far ahead they had to plan just to get a week off for travel and wedding dates!  Anyways, I think they were both thankful for a break finally and some time to be with Maggie's family, and see Aaron and I!!!  

So the best part about this week is that Dr. Nate was my class speaker!!  Coincidentally the theme for my preschool class this week was Community Helpers.  Nate agreed to bring his doctor coats and special tools to show my kids (on the airplane flight).  THEY LOVED HIM!!!  I'll post a few pictures below.  I will say that at least 100 pictures were taken, but I can't post very many good ones because of the kids being in the pics.  If you want to see some more you can email me and I'll send some your way.  

To go along with the community helper theme, my wonderful Para helped the kids make handprint cars!  They are adorable!  They chose from a police car, bus, or ambulance.  While Dr. Nate was in my room he wanted to do a craft too so he chose the ambulance!  How fitting!  I wish Maggie could have joined him in my class but she was summoned to the wedding duties as the Bride's sister and Matron of honor.

Close up!  Teachers get to do art projects too :)  I chose the police car on the bottom right.  Compare the kid hands to the adult hand size.  Ha!  

I would love to have the Billings and the Yoder family closer so that more of my family members could be guest speakers or volunteers!  Thank Dr. Nate for making our week so much more special!  

Last but not least, meet "Chief!"  Can you guess who named our new class fish?  Hint:  The fish is red and I live with a KC football die-hard!  And while I'm at it...GO CHIEFS & ROYALS!!

You guessed it...!!!

Aaron went with his friend Reed Hammond to the most recent Monday night Chiefs game!!  Front row on the visitor side.  Aaron made the TV during the national anthem!  Check out those headdresses!!  Happy weekend!
Love, Maria