Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Four Trick-or-Treaters on Halloween Night

A total brag blog here....I can't help showing off how cute my 4 trick-or-treaters looked! Abbie decided she wanted to be a She-Devil, Annie is our pretty Cinderella, Parker was a handsome little bat & Connor was a puppy (who refused to wear his puppy hat, but was still darn cute anyway!!

Here is Abbie, Annie & Parks posing for a picture!! :)

I know I'm a bit biased, but Abbie was a stunning She-Devil!!

Could Annie look anymore like Cinderella?

Our Bat-boy again...

And, cute little Connor-man enjoying his Halloween candy before we even get started on the trick-or-treating!

We hope all of you had as Happy Halloween as we did!! :)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Fall Fun (Part 2) aka Our Trips to the Pumpkin Patch

This October, we took were able to visit the pumpkin patch 2 different times....I took the boys one morning with all of Parker's preschool friends and then we went again with some of our good friends, the Knox's, for FHE....we had a fabulous time at both of the visits!

The morning that we went with all our preschool friends, it was SO, SO cold...but we had loads of fun as well!

Here's a picture of most of the kids after making their way through the straw bale maze...I think they liked running through it because it helped them stay warmer! :)

I loved this picture of all the kids on top of the wagon after going for a hay ride...it was picture perfect! Aren't they a cute bunch of kids?

And, of course, one of Parks with his prized pumpkin! He spent a lot of time searching for just the right one!

When we went with Knox's, we had the chance to see all the animals in the petting zoo. Boy, was that a hit! All the kids (9 between both families) loved seeing the horses, donkey, dogs, camel, and sheep! All our kids got a kick out of being able to feed all the animals, and Parker didn't even cry very hard when one of the sheep got a little bit of his finger!

As always, the hayride is a big hit! I love how happy all these girls look! :) Could they be any cuter?

And, the final ride before heading how was a trip around the pumpkin patch in the "cow train"...Parker & Connor had been waiting the whole night for this! Annie was a great big sister to sit with Connor & keep him safe!

Thanks to the Knox's for being such great friends & sharing your FHE with us!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Fall Fun (part 1) aka Abbie's Halloween Party

Well, we have had a busy October...after a quick trip to Utah, we got back & the next weekend had Abbie's 9th Birthday Party...we went with a Halloween theme & I think all the girls had a blast!! We sent out 12 invitations, thinking there are always a few that can't make it to the party...well, not this time! So, we ended up 14 girls (adding Abbie & Annie) at our house...it was wild, busy, a little bit crazy, quite a lot of laughs & loads of fun!! :) Here are most of the girls...I took the picture before the last few arrived....

We started off with the classic "pin the tail on the donkey", but changed it to pinning the nose on the jack-o-lantern.....talk about the girls laughing like crazy....it was hilarious. After that, we had a crazy scavenger hunt....I loved watching a pack of girls running around outside, in the snow, no less...having the time of their life. After that, we came back inside to play bobbing for apples...which was definitely the hit game of the party...every single girl played at least twice....

And a picture with all the girls with an apple in their mouth! If you're ever having a halloween party with a bunch of 9 year old kids, definitely think about bobbing for apples...what a blast!

Before sitting down to watch Monster House, we had "dirt cake" for dessert, complete with worms (gummy of course) sticking out!

I had a great time & I think our birthday girl too!! We love you, Abbie!!