As you can see Grant was a very menacing Ninja for Halloween. He found out it is very hot to wear an all black costume in Las Vegas. But he still had a lot of fun being a ninja and I'm sure he'll put on the costume and wear it around the house when the mood hits him. On Thursday there was a Halloween party at school. Today there was no school because in Nevada we don't celebrate Columbus Day, we celebrate Nevada Day instead. This year Nevada day fell on Halloween (for the first time since we have lived here). No school on Halloween totally rocks!!
Grant and I had a great day first we lazed around the house, then we went and ran errands (boring), then we went out to lunch at Mimi's Cafe where Grant got to have hot chocolate and after lunch ice-cream (it comes w/ the kids meal). Might as well get him sugared up early! We then went to Kings Fair which has lots of bouncy houses and candy. Then we came home and Dad took Grant out trick or treating. Finally by 7:30 Grant was tired out, came home and he passed out candy. By 8:00 p.m. no more trick or treaters, Grant was getting cranky so he is vegging out in front of the T.V. and stuffing his face with candy. ahhhh Halloween one of the "funnest" days on the planet when you are a kid.... and yes I've already dipped into his loot several times!

fall fun

These are more pictures from our trip to the Springs Preserve last Thursday night. They had really neat scarecrows in the courtyard. It was such a beautiful night. It wasn't too hot or too cold, it was juuust right. They have a farmers market on Thursday nights, but I couldn't get myself to buy any produce because the prices are really high. I did get Grant a cupcake, so he was happy. We didn't know this ahead of time but they had different stations set up so that kids could go trick-or-treating. They didn't mind that Grant wasn't in costume. Grant was happy to come home with his pockets bulging with candy. I told him now that we have his costume we can go again this Thursday. What is his costume? You will just have to wait till Halloween to find out!
Grant is having fun prancing around the house in his costume. Did I just say that? My son is having fun looking very macho in his costume! Halloween just can't come soon enough for kids.
p.s. For those of you not in Las Vegas Grant is wearing a University of Nevada Las Vegas shirt. They are called The Rebals. It was collegiate day at his school.


One thing I love about Las Vegas is you can find things blooming 12 months out of the year. Grant and I visited the lovely gardens at the Springs Preserve and I took some pictures of the pretty flowers. Grant took one of the pictures, see if you can guess which one, ha,ha.

sooooo proud

I'm so proud of Grant. He got 100% on his spelling test and here are a few of the words on the test: punctuation, multiplication and intermediate. Those are some tough words!! My little guy ROCKS! (o.k. he's not so little anymore).
In other news about Grant ,this just in... There was a girl in his class that he had a major crush on until he noticed that she picks her nose and eats the boogers. eeew. Now he says if he has to touch anything of hers he goes and uses the hand sanitizer afterwards. LOL
How quickly love fades when boogers are involved.

Fall Flowers in Las Vegas

Here are some pictures from my front and back yard that I took today. Including the HUGEST, most disgusting, grasshopper I have ever seen! I have to admit the only reason I'm posting these pictures is because I'm practicing putting a slide show on my blog without Sarah's help. I hope you enjoy the pictures and have a great week-end!