Saturday, October 29, 2011

First Snow

It's a little early to be snowing! The girls were napping and Daddy was in sunny Southern California staying at the Ritz.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Writing Letters

The girls were trying to write letters. Evelyn made an E and Sylvia Q without any help. Impressive!

Halloween Party

This week was a little busy. Every day I did something to prepare for the Halloween party I hosted for the girls' friends on Friday at 4pm. I made clementines with pumpkin faces; mummies (hotdogs wrapped in pastry dough); bone meringes; breadstick fingers with blood (marinara), popcorn balls; Halloween peep pretzel sticks; sandwiches shaped like bats, cats, ghosts, and pumpkins; and caramel apples. We had lots of crafts and our friend brought a moonbounce! At least 50 people came (about 35 kids!). It was so fun. Of course, I took very few pictures (I was a little busy). Daddy was out of town and missed the fun!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy 27th Birthday Angela

Angela turned 27! We had a great day celebrating. We made her pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast and presented her with the girls homemade cards. That evening, we made a big dinner of filet, au gratin potatoes, broccoli and brownie cupcakes with peanut butter icing. The girls also gave her flowers and a gift certificate for a pedicure.

I hope she knows she's well-loved by the Romley's and can stay with us as long as she wants.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Household Chores

The girls are great with chores and earn a magnet on their reward chart almost daily. They put their dirty clothes in the hamper, set the table, bring their plates to the sink after dinner, and clean the table. Now, they are vacuuming! This awesome Dyson vacuum was a gift for Mommy's birthday from Grandpa and it's the perfect size for the girls. They love using it. Once, Sylvia was on the potty and Daddy started to vacuum. He didn't understand why she came running in crying. She wanted to vacuum!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Carving Pumpkins

We carved pumpkins and they really got into scooping the goop from the inside!