Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Today's the big day! We will all be eating our kids' candy tomorrow, won't we? Here is some Halloween art I made a few days ago. Well, I don't know if you can call it art. If you look around on all the artsy-craftsy blogs, you will for sure feel intimidated by what some people create. All I know is I like what I make and that's good enough for me.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Halloween isn't for whimps!

Oh Halloween, I love to hate you! Don't get me wrong, I love Halloween just as much as Christmas. I think I have as many Halloween decorations as I have Christmas ones. But dang, Halloween is WORK! I counted it up and Tabby (my oldest) has to dress up in her costume SEVEN different times this year. Remember when you were a kid and you not only wore your costume once for trick or treating but you constructed it the day before out of a paper bag or something you had around the house? I remember one year wrapping a box with Christmas wrapping paper, slapping a bow on it and cutting a hole out for my head and walking out the door to go get candy. And I think one year I wore a trash bag and called myself a California Raisin. Remember those cartoon raisins that played in a band? Anyway, now our kids pretty much need the couture version of a Halloween costume and you have to buy it like in July or they'll be sold out. Like I said before, I truly love this holiday. I love getting my kids dressed up and man they look cute. But I need a break and the real Halloween hasn't even happened yet. And by the way, all of our costumes are already worn and stained. I guess I got my money's worth! Oh well, my kids really love going to all the different parties and Tabby looks forward to Halloween pretty much the whole year so watching them have so much fun really makes the headache worth it!

Regardless of all the work, we had a great weekend because we had our ward Trunk-or-Treat party last night and my parents had a Halloween party for the grandkids tonight. Here are some pics of those cute little boogers!

Here we are right before our Trunk-or-Treat party:

Grandma's House!

Magi (my sis) handmade this flower pot costume for her girl Madeline. Cutest flower I've ever seen!

The kids loved the "mummy" races. Thanks for letting us waste your toilet paper Grandpa!

Yum! Yum! I have to give it up to my friend Tresure for the inspiration to make these little gems!

Okay, not only did my sis make her daughter's costume she also made the most hilarious cake! And it was delicious!

Grandma and grandpa had stuff to make s'mores. All Rex wanted to do was burn as many marshmallows as he could to a crisp. He'd get 'em blazing and then wave the stick around. Who says 2 year olds can't play with fire?

Here's Magi enjoying herself. You even look cute with your mouth full, Mag!


Friday, October 26, 2007

Cheater Cheater Pumpkin Eater

Happy Halloween Everyone! This is our pumpkin this year. Aren't carving kits great? Remeber when you actually had to sit down and think of how you were going to carve your pumpkin? Lame! Well no more!

Tabby took the seeds and planted them in the hopes that we will soon have pumpkins growing.

Here are some pics taken last week of Ella Rose. She is now 14 months old and in to everything naughty. She loves to play with her older brother Rex because he makes her laugh. It was a miracle she sat on this chair long enough for me to take a few pictures.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Marathon Madness

I call it madness because that's what it felt like! Yes I actually ran a marathon this month. And here are pictures to prove it!

I trained for months with some of my good friends for the St. George Marathon. It was a blast and I will totally do it again. Maybe not for a while though.

Tresure and I drove the course the day before the race to see what we were in for. Here is us at the start line.

You know it's a big race when there is a line of j-johns as far as the eye can see.

Here is me about 20 ft. from the finish line. Dale snapped the pic just in time for me to run past him so you can't see my face but I swear it's me! If this were a video clip, you would see me limping. Hey, at least I'm running!

Here is Dale holding a sign he made to encourage me. It's nice he thinks I'm #1 but I was actually #4187.

Here's Dale and I. I passed out sometime before or after this pic. I don't remember.

I had a really great time running in this marathon and I am so proud to say that I have done one! I made some really great friends and lost some pounds (heck yeah!) so it was really a great experience.

Friday, October 19, 2007

A farm with a roller coaster on it?

Last Friday, Dale had the day off from work so we took the kids to Schnepf Farms by our house. It's a working farm but they have carnival rides and lots of other fun stuff to do. You could tell the kids had a blast because they came home covered in dirt.

Here we are on the train ride. Rex loved this part.

Riding with Tabby on this roller coaster will be one of my favorite memories always. She was just tall enough and the ride conductor told me if she got too scared, I could flag him down and he'd stop the ride so she could get off. Yeah, right. She held her hands in the air and laughed the whole time. My fearless 4 year old.

Ella on a haystack.

The bees were a fave. They had controls to make them go up and down. Tabby was upset because she thought another kid's bee was higher than hers.

Here is Rex being Rex. Just before we took these pictures, he went down the slide face first into a pile of dirt. Which of course, was the highlight of the day for him.