Zufelt Family Feb 2015

Zufelt Family Feb 2015

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Results

2 hours and 5 minutes handing out candy
3,308 pieces handed to 3,308 people
3 people to manage the crowds at the gate and keep up with them -
Gina and Brian's intern and coworker
Had to close our gate while there were still massive crowds on the street at 8:00 pm
Awesome party with 56 dinner guests
30+ extra drop-ins that just visited other people they knew at my party
Wild night but everyone had a blast.

Walking was sometimes like when you are trying to leave a concert and people are jam packed in the aisles - only they were full sized streets.

Found one of my Besties on the street. She has 5 kiddos. Can you guess what the other 4 kids and her husbands costumes were?

Brian couldn't resist being a street magician. As Madison put it, "That's BORING! Come on! Let's WALK!!" because she wasn't getting any trick-or-treating done with Dad distracted showing tricks to everyone.

Maddie got to be the mummy at her class party.

Ben was the only kid in his class that DIDN'T wear a costume. Still not sure why exactly. It was in his backpack. Oh well, he still enjoyed the party.

Jacob had a great time doing all the crafts at his party.

Another of Kristy, Me and Sylvia. Can you tell she's SOOOO done with being pregnant. And apparently so is the baby!

Last but not least, our family at the Monday night "Private" Trick-or-Treat". You have to sign up in advance and only go to houses participating. It's much more like a REAL American Halloween and just Jacob's speed.


Happy Halloween!

Banana Ghosts Snack

I made banana ghosts for all 3 kids class parties today.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Honor in Singapore

It never ceases to amaze me the honor and respect shown by the Chinese people toward their ancestors and gods. I happened across this while we were trick or treating on Monday night in the drizzly rain. Their little space to burn offerings had a little mat and they had put an umbrella out to protect it from the weather. They are such good people here. I've heard it said they are 20 years behind the US but it's only said in a positive way. They have iPhones and laptops and all the technology here but the decline of the family and morals in general is not like it is in America. What a blessing that is. They still have respect and honor here that would do my country a lot of good to get back. Singapore is a wonderful place to raise a family.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Great weekend

Great weekend. Minimal squabbles and maximum fun. Cub scouts swim day, Girl Scout kite day, soccer games, bday party at build a bear, water play with Ashlyn while we waited for Madison at the party, snuggles, laughing, Halloween coloring pages, gave a good lesson on gratitude to my girls today, Ben toured a US Navy air craft carrier docked in Singapore with dad and took all the pictures he could handle, baby giggles, 4 year old giggles, 7 year old giggles and 9 year old laughing. Busy and fun family weekend.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Funny Marriage Plans

Overheard while the kids were getting ready for school.
Madison: “I can’t find anyone that I want to marry except Ben.”
Ben: “Ewww.”
Jacob: “I don’t know either.”
Madison: “You could marry mom.”
Jacob (depressed): “She already got married.”
Madison: “You could just marry her again.”
Jacob (smiling): “She could just wear TWO rings!!”
Madison: “What would her name be? Angela Swiss Cheese Zufelt?”
Jacob (laughing): “Then her name would be Angela Zufelt Zufelt. Of course.”

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Bus Driver

Jacob’s dreams.
“Mom when I grow up I’m going to be a bus driver.”
“Cool! Can I ride on your bus.”
“Only if you come to the bus stop.”
Ben listening in asks, “Can I get a free ride?”
With a voice that dripped indignation Jacob replied, “I don’t give FREE rides.” If he was a 10 year old girl he would have most certainly inserted a dramatic eye roll here.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

More Reading Giggles

Today he read "sit" as "shit". I couldn't even correct him. Just let it go with his cute little chubby fingers. I love morning reading when he's a happy boy.