Monday, October 27, 2008

Pumpkin Carving Party!!!

Tonight for FHE we carved our Halloween pumpkins!!! It took quite a while but I think the results were well worth it!!! Dorothy choose a funny face, James and I a spider and for Preston without question we had to do Lightning McQueen from CARS!!! It only took James and hour and a half to make Lightning but Preston was thrilled when he saw it!! I knew those steady dental hands would come in handy one of these days!!;) After carving the pumpkins we had a candlelight dance party to Thriller, Ghostbusters, and the Monster Mash!!! It was a pretty pumpkin-rific night!!!

Working on our creations!!!

Stopping for a drink break!!!

The proud pumpkin carvers show off their work!!!!

PS- The best part is I now have like a million pumpkin seeds to bake in lots and lots of butter. YUMMY!!!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Trunk or Treat! Smell my feet!!!

We had our combined ward trunk-or-treat yesterday!! It was perfect weather and there was a LOT of candy to go around!!! Dorothy was in heaven with all the goodies and everybody telling her how cute she was. And Preston had the best day of his whole life eating sucker after sucker while walking from car to car getting more candy!! Is it me or does it seem like everybody else gives out better candy? Maybe it's just that I have been eating ours all week!!!

Can you see the layer of candy around his whole mouth???
This was taken after sucker #4.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pumpkin Patch Party!!!

Although it was very cold outside, I still took the kids to the local pumpkin patch. They had hay mazes, tractor rides, a bounce house, and a million pumpkins. We ended up going home with three pumpkins... somehow! I had a hard time keeping Preston from growling at everything that even resembles a monster!!!

Mommy, Preston and Dorothy at the patch!! Notice Preston wants to get down so that he can go and growl at some things!!!

Preston in the hay maze! Where he growled at the friendly werewolf behind him!!!

Bounce house madness!!!

Posing for a picture in the wagon!

Picking out the perfect pumpkin!

Dorothy and Emery washing the perfect pumpkins!!!

Preston trying to pull the wagon!

Our pumpkins!!!
Dorothy so proud of all the pumpkins she talked Mommy into!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Dorothy's Spook-tacular Party!!!

Because Dorothy is a party animal like her Mother (see picture below), she wanted to have a Halloween party and invite 20 or so of her closest friends!!! It was a ton of work but a lot more fun!!!!

Little red riding hood and the big bad wolf ready for the party!!

The house all ready!!!!

Yummy food!!!!

My decos!!

Who does not love a caramel apple???

Dorothy all ready for her party!! (notice the million mice I cut out!)

Little red riding hood chasing the big bad wolf!!!

Getting ready for games at the party!

Dorothy with her good friend Emery scaring people with their teeth!!!

The real party animal!!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Halloween Jam-Jam's!!!

Of course the kids got matching jammies for Halloween again this year!! They are not quite as cute as last years but... they do glow in the dark!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Five reasons to love fall!!

I was just thinking today about how much I love fall!! I thought I would share...

1. Halloween and the yummy candy corns and pumpkin candies!!!
2. The beautiful leaves changing!
3. Daylight savings!!!
4. Caramel apple cider at Starbucks!!
5. Caramel apples!!

What are the reasons you love fall????

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Fall Festival!

We went to the annual Four Mile Farms festival! There was lots of free fun stuff to do... so of course we had to play around!!

Playing in the pumpkin patch!!

Dorothy walking on stilts!!

Fools gold we panned for!

The kids playing in the haystacks!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Hammond Candy Factory!!

My friend told me about a candy factory here in Denver. So a small group of us decided to go and check it out!!! They have a free tour and lots of free candy to 'sample'!! I think I gained 10 pounds!:):) But it was totally worth it!!

How Preston spent the first part of the tour!

The kids fascinated by the candy!!!

Tell me you would not go crazy and buy everything too!!!!

The kids enjoying their spoils!!!