Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween from Princess Ariel and Hermione Granger!




Heading to the UVA Lawn (to trick-or-treat with about a 1000 other kids) with Haven's after-school babysitter Julie. Jen helps Haven prepare for her grand entrance.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Bethany is finally speechless!

The PACT lab threw Bethany an amazing surprise 40th bday party Saturday night.  Brian, the girls, Stan and Julie (who all knew!) and Bethany went to Chris Greene Lake Saturday afternoon.  After returning home from a run by the lake, a very sweaty Bethany opened the front door and was greeted by screams of “surprise” as her lab (including some lab alum that had come from out of town for the event) filled the entryway.   The extravaganza included trays of delicious homemade sushi, chocolate torte & pear crumble, wonderful decorations and flowers, rock band, and a soundtrack of the hit songs in Canada in 1973. 


Lots of pictures & videos to follow… (but in the meantime, THANK YOU PACT lab!!)



Joni, the human drum

Enjoying the beautiful fall colors with Grandpa Stan and Grandma Julie



 Chris Greene Lake (above)
Monticello

This week in school

 Haven read 1155 minutes for her school read-a-thon over the past 2 weeks! 
Joni is learning about the life cycle of a plant...her drawing is the one on the left : )
Joni learning the continents
Indian art work by the girls at the Hollymead Heritage Festival (Joni of course had a great time doing her art work, but was not so happy to be photographed!)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A new decade begins for Bethany

Best mystery present: The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook: 40 Ways to Cook Crickets, Grasshoppers, Ants, Water Bugs, Spiders, Centipedes, and Their Kin. Thank you to whoever sent it!

 Joni was a little envious that Bethany received a crown!  
Celebrating turning 40 with Blizzards - life is good!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Goodbye to Tooth #7!

 Not sure how Haven is going to bite her food, but she’s excited!

Not to be outdone, Joni strikes a pose too

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Disney on Ice = Squeals of Joy



Joni's School Fun Fair

 Joni was apple painting in this pic. As an ‘alum,’ Haven was invited to help with the activities, and was in heaven doing face painting with Andy (the girls' wonderful after care teacher) for almost 3 hours straight!