Monday, October 31, 2011
Not to be held back from trick-or-treating, Coraline said she felt good enough to go out with us tonight (as a wounded dragon).
We met up with Miss Kristina (who used to be one of their teachers), and we had a lot of fun going around her neighborhood with her kids.
Afterwards, Arthur spent a while counting his pieces of candy, shocked at how much he had collected:
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Meanwhile, this was supposed to be the day of the kids' field trip to the pumpkin patch. Running late, Pop Pop had to take Betty and Arthur to the farm. But when he got there, he couldn't find where the other preschoolers were. Asking for directions, one of the farm attendants suggested that perhaps the class had already taken the hay ride out to the pumpkin patch, and Pop Pop should just walk over to meet them. And so Pop Pop, Arthur, and Betty walked through the pumpkin fields. And walked. And walked.
Luckily, they did finally meet up with them, and they each picked out a small pumpkin (and an extra one to bring back for Coraline).
Posted by ABC Triplets at 10:17 PM
Halloween morning started with a phone call from Nana, asking if she should take Coraline to the emergency room. Evidently all three of the kids had been watching the news (it was a segment on Halloween costumes for pets), and they had all leaned back on the back of Nana's recliner. Evidently they are too big for this, and the chair flipped over. Coraline ricocheted into a table, and now needed stitches. Five stitches and a brownie later, she's doing much better.
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Sunday, October 30, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
We took the kids to a Halloween celebration at the historic Smithfield Plantation.
Everyone had fun making corn-husk dolls.
Afterwards, Arthur and Betty made a witch's broom, and we all explored the haunted surroundings of the plantation.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
"This is just a costume, you know. See - here's myself (showing his hand). It's my color. And I'm wearing the same socks."
He then went around in his secret identity. He lowered his voice to talk to us, but slipped up once. "Uh oh," he said in his deep voice, "I sounded like Arthur for a bit there. Strange, huh?"
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Sunday, October 23, 2011
CVS celebrated Halloween early, and when we went in, we managed to get goody bags for the kids, a free picture, 3 free Halloween costumes for next year, and 3 free bags of candy to pass out for trick-or-treaters. Not too bad, even though the cashier thought the girls were dinosaurs.
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Sunday, October 16, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
We took the kids to the First Annual Bug Fest, sponsored by the Entomology Department at Virginia Tech.
There were bug activities everywhere, from loads of crafts, to bug tattoos, bug coloring pages, and even a flea circus!
Arthur even made a painting by having a giant cockroach, dipped in paint, crawl across his paper.
And then everyone got bugs painted on their faces.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Today we got the proofs from the triplets' school pictures.
We've found that with the kids, always one of them is going to be different. 1 out of 3 will be crying, 1 out of 3 will be grumpy, 1 out of 3 won't want to wear their jacket, 1 out of 3 doesn't want to get dressed for school.
And 1 out of 3 won't smile for the camera. Luckily it's never the same kid, but perhaps it is some genetic survival mechanism that they each take turns with their tantrums, instead of ganging up on us all at once.
Posted by ABC Triplets at 8:21 PM