Trick or Treat! For Halloween we dressed up in our best Star Wars gear. Brent and I went as Hans Solo an Princess Leia and the boys were R2D2 and a clone trooper. We had a great time in our costumes and the neighbors loved it. We even met Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker when we were out trick or treating. Pretty cool!
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Thomas had a party at his preschool on Friday. We were in charge of bringing the class treat and decided to make special cupcakes for the class. In all we ended up making about 48 cupcakes to make sure we would have enough plus some extras for the class. We made Frankenstein, vampire, worms, brains, spider, pumpkin, and mummy cupcakes. Thomas helped me decorate them all.
I got to attend the preschool party as a guest and helper. Thomas enjoyed having mom there I think. The kids got to trick or treat in the area and they had lots of Halloween games for the children. Here are some pictures of our cupcakes and the party.
Here are the pumpkins we got this year. We started out with just 4, then added two more and ended up with a total of 6 pumpkins and 1 gourd. We had a cute little arrangement on our front porch. Oliver and Thomas have been practicing counting the pumpkins each time we go in and out of the house. Fall it is a great time of year and pumpkins make it extra fun! We even have bed time books we read about pumpkins. Our favorite is, "Too Many Pumpkins." We know practically the whole book from front to back and we can quote lines out of it we read it so much!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Well this weekend I was tasked with creating an R2D2 stroller costume. Here are some photos of my best try so I hope you all enjoy this. Ill also post them on facebook for others to see and/or comment on.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The boys love to spend afternoons or mornings coloring with chalk out in the driveway. This is an almost daily event for our household and we do this so often that we go through buckets and buckets of chalk each year. Right now because there has been no rain in quite some time our drive looks like someone has used it as their graffiti art head quarters. There are so many things covering our driveway that today we literally had to color new pictures on top of old ones! The boys don't seem to mind the plethora of rainbow colored Crayola chalk everywhere. To be honest I don't mind it too bad either. Not sure how the neighbors feel but I think it adds a nice friendly vibe to the neighborhood!
Art Exhibit #1: Thomas and "Oliver" the Train
Art Exhibit #2: Rainbows
Art Exhibit #3: The creature in your nightmare
Exhibit #4: Heavenly Gardens and Critters
Exhibit #5: Halloween Spectacular!
Exhibit #6: Pumpkins of the Chalk
Exhibit #7: Helicopter-Spacecraft-Machine-Thing (appropriately named by the artist named Thomas)