Monday, November 5, 2007

Four Trick-or-Treaters!

Halloween is so much fun...for me & for the kids (and I think Matt likes it too...since he still dresses up)!! We went to a trunk-or-treat party at the neighborhood right next to ours the Saturday before Halloween, where the kids were able to dress up & then of course, trick-or-treating on Halloween Day! The kids had a blast trick-or-treating last week & I think they all liked dressing up for the fun day! Here's what our cute trick-or-treaters looked like....
Abbie was a witch...she had SO much fun putting her outfit together & picking out the right hat!
Annie was Tinkerbell...we put some cute sparkly make-up on her & she looked so adorable!!

Parks was a handsome cowboy!! He loved wearing his cowboy hat & guns all day long!

And Connor-man was a cute little puppy dog!!

And, one final pictures of all 4 of our trick-or-treaters!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Plenty of Projects!

So...I've been MIA the last few weeks because I've been trying to work on a few things at are a some things that got a bit more attention than blogging! ;)

First...I bought a sewing machine last spring & decided to try a make a few pillowcases for my kids. So, off to Wal*mart we went & they each picked out some Halloween fabric. These are what we came up with...Abbie's is on the left, Parker's is in the middle (my personal favorite out of all of them, and then Annie's...she decided she wanted some bats from Parker's on her's along w/the pumpkins & black cats!)!! It was pretty fun & I'm getting more confident in my sewing abilities...even though I'm a TOTAL beginner, right now!! sister-in-law, Christy, is having a baby shower next week & I helped to make half of the invitations...this is what I came up with! I searched all over for the "perfect" scrapbook paper to use & finally came across this adorable pattern! I hope she likes how they turned out! If you can't guess...they'll be having a baby girl (Gabbie) sometime around the beginning of December!

Finally...I'm part of 3 different card groups. I LOVE the creative outlet & it's something that I feel I do pretty well at. So, for tonight's swap w/my ward, (which is being held here at our house, so besides working on these, I've also been cleaning, making some yummy cheesecake for dessert & all the other "mommy stuff") I made these ones. It's the same idea as ones I made last year for another group...just a bit different.

Anyway...lots of fun stuff, but it's only beginning w/Christmas around the corner...I won't tell you all the "projects" that need me attention now...let's just say I have plenty to keep me busy!! :)

Do You Think They Are Related?

So, today I sat down to the computer to blog & upload some pictures from Halloween. This is one of the pictures that was on our camera, that Matt had taken of Connor on Monday night. Connor was busy crawling around on the kitchen floor around us while we worked at carving our pumpkins. Obviously, we couldn't resist snapping a few pictures of him 'cause we think Connor is one of the cutest babies around!
While I was waiting around for some of the pictures to upload, I decided to visit Chelle's (Matt's sister) blog...and came across this cute picture of Graham,our nephew...who is just 4 months older than Connor.

Take special note of the similarities between Connor & Graham...especially the shirts, khaki pants & bald heads! Too cute, huh?!!? We love you Grammers & Connor-man!!

Pumpkin Carving Time

We have a family tradition of carving pumpkins the Monday night before Halloween!! We have a pretty good system down now...Matt gets grossed out by the pumpkin guts, so I help the kids clean them all out, then Matt goes to work carving the faces! Abbie & Annie were especially funny this year because they kept saying "slimey pumpkin smithereens" while they were working on cleaning their's out. If you've ever read "Too Many Pumpkins" (one of our favorite Halloween stories), then you'll know where that comes from. Anyway, without much more to say, here's some pictures of our evening!
Parker had a lot of fun watching as the girls were diggin' out the guts! I think the girls washed their hands 100 times too....

Here's Matt at work...carving out Parker's pumpkin!

The finished Jack-O-Lanterns!! Abbie's is on the left, then Park's, then Annie's....they all told Matt how they wanted them carved & Matt went to town! We're pretty proud of how they turned out!!