Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

We had the Spooky Walk last night, so we felt like we already had Halloween. {It was like a bonus day of my favorite holiday that I get to celebrate twice. Yahooo!} Pat took the kids Trick-or-Treating while I stayed home to pass out candy. We ate homemade chili while the kids ransacked their candy. Then, thanks to Whitney, Pat got in the gorilla suit to scare a few neighbors and really hammed it up. It was too fun. In fact, the kids said that was their favorite thing, scaring people with daddy's gorilla suit! I am so sad when this holiday is over. I LOVE IT! (It was weird to not celebrate with the Norton's this year. We miss you guys.)

Carving Pumpkins

We took some pumpkins up to my Dad's to carve. The kids had fun deciding which face to draw and by the time we decided on faces, my dad was already done carving his! We roasted the seeds and had a fun afternoon with Papa!! (Don't you love Max's face...)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Spooky Walk 2009

My Dad was born on Halloween, which makes his name very fitting {JACK}... and every year for my Dad's birthday there is a Spooky Walk. It is the funnest thing ever!! I took the kids over one day to help set up so they wouldn't be so scared when they went through. And since there was snow on the ground, my parents decided to do it in my dad's huge garage instead of their little "forest". It turned out PERFECT! Talk about going all out...fog machine, spiders swinging, bats flying, lights, cobwebs, skeletons, old cars and parts everywhere. I tried to take pictures, but they don't do it justice. It was AWESOME!! My brother and his family came, along with my aunt and her family. I decided to dress up as Dorothy since I had my little Toto (Wolfie), the boys were Power Rangers and I surprised Pat this year with the gorilla costume. We had a fun/scary dinner and games and the kids all loved getting scared in the garage with the ghost of Farmer Jack and a gorilla driving a mustang {Pat, of course}. The little kids were terrified the most of Pat and so to seem less scary, Pat hid in the bathroom (that is in the garage) in his ape suit holding TP and pretending to go potty. The kids thought it was hilarious and couldn't stop talking about it. Another successful Halloween! I love it.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Snowy Day in October

We woke up with rain, which turned into this!! At least someone (three someone's actually) are excited for snow to arrive early this year. I, on the other hand, am not. At all.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pirate Boys

I love that the boys like to play pretend. I got all our Halloween stuff out, which included old pirate costumes. They didn't hesitate to put on what fit and request pirate beards. The swords were broken within minutes {darn kids}, but they had a great time searching for some "treasure" that I buried in the sandbox (some coins and candy wrapped in a ziplock) and playing ship on their bunkbed. My little scurvy pirate boys.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

My all time favorite thing to do in the fall is visit the pumpkin patch. Today was the perfect day to do that...the sun was shining, it was warm, the pumpkins were ready to pick and Pat was actually around to go with us!! What fun! The kids loved it and picked so many pumpkins that I think we have enough for our own pumpkin patch now. We went through the little corn maze and of course rode on the tractors. The only thing that would've made it more perfect was if they served up hot chocolate (not because it was cold, but because that's my other favorite fall thing.)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Silverpups Preschool

Another year of preschool has started for Lukas. He goes to Riverton High School where they have a preschool curriculum for the high school students to teach and there are just as many teachers as there are kids. He went here last year so he knew what to expect on the first day. He has looked forward to coming back ever since it ended. We love the teacher(s) and Lukas is learning so much. They have the funnest lessons and he comes home with the cutest things. He writes his name so clearly and it's fun to see how he is progressing. It's weird to think I have another year before he starts kindergarten. Then another year of just half day. YIKES! I need my kids to be in school all day so I will miss them. Haha. {I don't know what I'd do without them to be honest, but I sure would love some quiet.}

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Realtor

Pat has wanted this license plate forever. Well, he finally got it...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

31 days of Spooky Halloween Fun

So I made these little kits last year to sell at a boutique that I went to in California. {You pick a stick each day and it tells you something fun and "Halloweenish" to do.} I was excited to use them this year. We've been doing pretty good and the kids are having fun. Here are some of our spooky crafts...