Thursday, October 31, 2013

This is Halloween

Photos of Trotwood from last year's Halloween. We rode around in his wagon for the few houses we visited. He didn't last very long last year because all he wanted to do was run inside people's houses. It sure was fun to see him get all dressed up though.

This year, he was a skeleton and REALLY enjoyed talking to people on their doorsteps and getting candy. After we went trick-or-treating, we came home, watched Hocus Pocus and passed out candy. Before he went to bed, I asked him what his favorite part of Halloween was and he said "Giving out candy." I was surprised to hear that his favorite part wasn't getting candy for himself but passing it out to others. Whenever the doorbell rang, he would immediately stop what he was doing (which usually involved digging through his own candy bag), jump off the couch and run to open the door.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Spooky Spiders

These are some photos from last year when my mom and I took Trotwood to "Boo at the Zoo."

Monday, October 21, 2013

Homemade Rockets

Last week my sister-in-law pointed out that it's been almost a month since I posted on my blog. Life just gets so busy but I'm going to try to remember to post more. Trotwood is currently attending preschool on the University campus and this morning, his class was going to shoot of homemade rockets they'd made out of cardboard and water bottles.

Here is Trotwood with his "rocket." At his preschool, the teachers don't "make" the kids make a project if they don't want. Trotwood's creativity led him to create a rocket sans bottle. So, it's basically a piece of construction paper with tape on it. C'est la vie. I think he just enjoyed being a part of something and creating something, even if it wasn't a true rocket.

The kids all really seemed to enjoy watching the experiment (although I'm not sure we got one rocket ship off of the ground). They loved seeing the bubbling effect that happens when you combine baking soda and vinegar. I think next time, they should use diet coke and mentos. That would really be exciting.

I love that Trotwood goes to preschool on campus now and I can pop over and say hello to him on my lunch break.