Sunday, October 31, 2010

Trick or Treat

This is our first Halloween in the country and boy was it a doozie, we went trick or treating for 5 hours but only went to 12 houses :) Lauren was a Monarch Butterfly and she had a ball !!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pumpkin Painting

Every year we let Lauren pick out a pumpkin and paint it, for some reason she loves to paint them :) Here's a few from over the years and then this year, she is growing up way too fast...


2008 couldn't find one of her painting it just picking it



Friday, October 22, 2010

Lane Southern Orchards

Lauren had a homeschool field trip today to the lane orchards, they had a hayride, corn maze, peach ice cream and each kid got a little pumpkin. It was fun but HOT...I can't believe this is late October.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Box

We've been taking Lauren to a doctor for her PTSD issues and we finally found something that is working that she has suggested. It's a box, yep a box. but it's a " worry" box. Lauren has MAJOR separation and abandonment issues and this box has helped her with that. When she gets upset because daddy has to go to work or because of some other fear or worry she puts a rock in the box and closes it up because as her doctor told her " there's nothing we can do about it anyway" and you know what ? It's working, when she gets upset or worried she goes outside and gets a rock and puts it in the box and closes it up and she's OK again. It's amazing that this little wooden box has reduced the drama in 3 days of using it :)