Thursday, October 7, 2010

Catching Up with the Meeks

We haven't fallen off the planet, although sometimes it does feel that if our world spun any faster we would get thrown off. Maybe we haven't been very exciting lately, or maybe I haven't taken so many pictures. But here is a little re-cap of a few things we have done.
We went to the local Harvest Festival which unfortunately was a big disappointment. There were a lot of vendors but not a lot of harvesty type things going on. I gave each of the kids a dollar to spend however they wanted. Abi had been looking forward to the pony rides for a few days. She even wore her cowgirl hat. This is the first time she's been on a pony since she was one. She really liked it, but the ride was too short.
Tal earned his fireman's hat going through the HazMat trailer. Leah's favorite friend is "Bear." He goes everywhere with her. What cuties to pose for a picture for me.
If it was for any other reason, I would have a heart attack to see my husband in high heels. But this was for a good cause. Kris participated in the Domestic Violence Intervention Center's "Walk a Mile In Her Shoes" fundraiser. Friends and family sponsored in his mile long walk, several were there to take pictures. He came away with a new respect for women and a few blisters.
Our Fire Department sponsored an open house for Fire Safety Month and we took a trip down for Family Home Evening. This amazingly restored fire engine ran in our town back in the 30's, 40's and probably even the 50's. Abi and Tal had a great time checking out the engines and ladder truck, putting out a "fire", and going through the smokey demonstration trailer. Leah thought the juice and cookies were the best.
Today was a day off from school and Tal had been asking to do this "Family Fun" experiment ever since he spied it in the magazine. It is our very own lava lamp powered by Alka Seltzer. It's really cool and he is thrilled to have it in his room.