October 31, 2009
Jaxson was Spongebob, again. I didn't even bother getting the costume out of storage until about an hour before trick-or-treating time and thank goodness it fit (it was a bit snug).
This was the first year Haley didn't dress up, she just wanted to hang at home and pass out candy. We only trick-or-treated a couple of blocks and then the boys pooped out. I couldn't believe it. I think they were tired from their game earlier that day.
This was Jaxson's pumpkin that Larry carved for him.
We had this really cool bubble fogger that my brother-in-law brought over. It was a huge hit. It blew bubbles with fog inside so when you popped them the fog sort of floated out. I think the kids liked the bubbles more than the candy we were passing out. We even had one guy say that our bubbles were better than the haunted house down the street (I'm not so sure about that though, I went through the haunted house and it was pretty cool).
After we ran out of candy we headed over to a friends house and ate yummy soup, hung out around the fire pit and had a great time.
I LOVE HALLOWEEN!
He ordered the smiley face pancakes. YUM!
He got to open his present from mom & dad. Larry thought it would be funny to make him work for it.
First a big shipping box.
With a football added for some weight (this wasn't his gift) and lots of packing material.
All for a new Pokemon game. Just what he wanted!
After our tummy's were overfull we came back home and carved our pumpkins.
Then it was off to the football game. I'm not sure what he's doing here. Maybe it's his impersonation of a crazy football player.
The coach dedicated the game to Nate for his birthday and I made cupcakes for afterward to celebrate.
The final score was 25-0. Kings win!
Then it was back home for trick-or-treating. The next night we went to Grandpa's who was also having a birthday and celebrated some more.
The fun's not over yet. This weekend he's having a sleepover/campout with his friends. I'll post pictures if I survive the night.
October 29, 2009
Not very exciting but it's all I got. She was so sad to turn in her uniform. Hopefully she'll be wearing Mesa High's uniform someday soon!
October 22, 2009
We started out our week of no school by going to the Mesa High Homecoming football game. I took the older two boys and a friend. Mesa High is my Alma Mater and I haven't been to a football game since I graduated. I think I did more people watching than game watching. Were we really that "idiotic" (the only word that accurately describes it) when we were in high school?
These boys have never ending appetites. They went through a whole bag of popcorn, half a bag of Cheetos, half a bag of Doritos and snow cones. All in two hours!
We got a little crafty. On Monday we made these cute lanterns out of jars. They have battery operated tealights in them. I got the idea from a friend's blog, thanks Nicole, we had fun making them.
On Tuesday we made pumpkin tie-dye t-shirts.
Jaxson's shirt was on backwards in the first picture. Here's what the front's supposed to look like.
Haley helped me make a spooky Halloween tree. I've seen this idea on several different web-sites and really wanted to make one. She knocked some branches out of the tree in our front yard and then spray painted them. I didn't originally plan to hang anything on the branches but I found these little signs at the pumpkin patch and thought they were cute.
Wednesday Larry took the kids to see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and then we went to Mother Nature's Pumpkin Patch that night.
Friday we went to Fossil Springs to do some hiking and ended up swimming in the Spring instead. The water was so clear we could see all the way to the bottom. It was pretty warm by the time we got down to the bottom of the canyon so the cold water was refreshing. The men shed their shirts and some of the smaller kids shed more than their shirts and in they went.
My little mountain man.
This next picture is him throwing a stick. He was across the road up on this little hill and he kept yelling at me to take a picture of him throwing the stick. So I did, too bad my camera's so slow, I missed the stick.
We rushed home early on Saturday to make the boys first football game. It was over 100 degrees out and miserable but the boys were troopers, decked out in all their equipment. They lost by one touchdown but overall played a great game.
This is Jake making a great tackle (he's the gold jersey on the ground)