Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween- Second Half

 It's F-A-L-L!!! And I love it. I love the weather cooling off...I love the colors everywhere...I love the trees and the messy leaves everywhere... I am so happy to be here!!!
 After lunch and naps we were off again with Scott and Will to a local park that was hosting fun, free activities. You can't beat that! Gavin was running down the center of the field yelling he loves this place. Cute kid!

There were a ton of activities for the kids to do. It was a very fun family event. Then, it started raining! BOO! We headed oer to a cousins house where they eat Chili, donuts and Witch's Brew for their Halloween tradition. It was fun to join them on the festivities! THANKS BOYCES!!
We headed over to a neighborhood that was real wealthy. (My cousin used to live there...) They handed out toys and candy bars and the kids LOVED it! About 7pm we decided to head on back to our neck of the woods. We put Nathan and Brigs down for bed, it had been a LOOONG day for those two. I walked down our street with the boys and we stayed out till 9pm. We now have 6 full grocery store bags full of candy! (What I always do is have the kids hold cute little Halloween trick-or-treating bags and then in the car or at home we have grocery bags with their names on it. So when their bags get heavy then can dump it into a different bag.)
We had a very fun day!

Halloween- First Half

 Back to the grocery store we went...The big kids wanted to participate in the festivities. (Will and Scott were at BYU for a scouting activity all morning and afternoon long...)
There's my monkey, Superman, Lion, cowboy and Sideman. With Mr. Incredible mask on...Silly boy!

 Racing through the grocery store to fill their bags with edible treats...

 Next we were off to Michael's for some Halloween crafts. The gal there in charge painted Gavin's, Tyler's and Brig's faces! How awesome!

 We also made Colored Duct Tape bracelets.
After Michael's we went next door to Toys R Us where they held their annual Halloween party. They handed out bags and had the children parade around the store to receive treats and little prizes. We then headed to our cousins ward Truck or Treat.
And this is only half the day...

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Party at the grocery store

 Seriously, there was a party at one of the grocery stores here. In front there were a ton of pumpkins the kids could climb on and take pictures with.

 Sweet Naters has a Halloween shirt on that says, "I love my Mummy!"
 In the store there were 10 different stations the kids could walk to and receive yummy things to fill their bags. The first station they received these cute reusable Halloween bags. Items they received were apples, milk, cheese, candy, cookies, a mini pumpkin, pencils, popcorn, Popsicles...I only had the little boys with me and they had a blast. The grocery store is doing this again on Saturday so I may come back with the bigger kids...

Some of our favorite cousins came along for the fun!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Parade

 At the boys school they held their annual Halloween parade. All the children can wear (appropriate) costumes and parade around the gym area. Each class walks around. It was real cute. After the parade the classes hold their own Halloween party. Here is preschool! Gavin the PIRATE! ARGH Matey!!

 My little monkey boy! How cute is this costume? Old Navy is wonderful! (Especially when they're having sales and I have a coupon!!)
 See how there is a tail and a banana...too cute!

 Jackson went as a Cowboy. Before he left for school he had on a Batman costume. So I was very surprised to see him in this costume.
 And of course there was Superman! You look adorable Tyler! (Or maybe I should say awesome. Superman shouldn't be "adorable"!!)

 For Gavin's party one of the students dad is a police officer and he came with sticker and treats and of course his cool car. All the kids piled in and played with the buttons. They were in heaven!
The children sang "Five Little Pumpkins" song to us and decorated small pumpkins. It was fun!

Pumpkin Quesadillas

 There are these raw tortillas at Cost-co that my boys LOVE. I make them
quesadilla at least once a week and usually for a lunch or snack as well during the week. I thought it would be cute to make them a tad different today. Here are my special Halloween Pumpkin Quesadillas! (It's a little hard to see the final product because I use cheddar and mozzarella cheese. You can really see the orange shine through when using just cheddar...)

 Everyone enjoyed them! What a cool mom I am! :)
Happy Halloween!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Brickyard monument

 When my mom came for a (WAY TOO SHORT) visit, we had many things to go see. One, was to visit a monument at the Brickyard in Sugarhouse. My great-grand father made bricks and ran the brickyard. He wanted to serve a mission for our church but Brigham Young told him that he could not. He was needed to continue building bricks. Pretty cool!

My mom was born and raised in Salt Lake city. Both sets of her grandparents are also from here. We have a lot of family ties and heritage here in Salt Lake City. When my mom was here and we were driving around town she kept pointing at different building giving us a story about it. "Your great grand father lived there..." "Your grandma worked there..." It was a fun visit.