Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

We are starting to thaw out now.. finally.. little by little!
What a fun night!

We decided not to pass out candy this year so that we could all go trick or treating as a family. The plan included us leaving the house at dark but not turning on the outside lights so that we wouldn't have anyone come to our door.

Apparently, not everyone knows that around these parts we don't trick or treat until dark and only to houses that are lit up.
We had a family come to our door this afternoon at 4:00... in the sunshine... they left disappointed.
I went to the door, not expecting to see 3 strange witches, opened the door, a little stunned,(especially since 2 of the 3 appeared to be well over the age of 18)only to hear "trick or treat!"
Excuse me?
I kind of looked at them, probably with a weird look on my face. Finally I just said, very plainly, something I have never uttered on this holiday before and didn't intend to today, "We don't have any candy. Sorry." And closed the door.
It was a very strange experience.
Then I ran to the dollar store and bought a small bag of candy, which cost $3?? Weird again!

Anyway, the kiddos made pizza for dinner **yummy** (surprisingly!) then we dressed for Halloween! I really struggled this year with what they were going to be for Halloween. So far, I have been lucky in that they don't have an opinion about what they want to dress as.
This was my crew in previous years....

Puddin's 1st Halloween... 2 weeks old!

Halloween 2006... baby Chick

Halloween 2007... Little Red Riding Hood and 2 Little Pumpkins

Halloween 2008... Three Blind Mice

So precious...

My plan changed a lot this year. Due to an injury on my wrist, sewing has been a little more difficult than usual and I really didn't feel like, or have the time to make the costumes. So we rustled around the house and came up with this....

My little cowpokes and punkins!

Puddin looking tuff!

Monkey See... Tuff guy!

Monkey Do... just couldn't keep it together! Such a Ham!

Bud and Daisy... chillin!

The babies wore some pumpkin suits we had from when the boys were tiny. Good thing they were warm because it was C-O-L-D outside!!

After we finished doing 1 loop around our street (took forever btw) we came home and dumped the loot and started eating!

The camera was so cold even the pictures were fuzzy!

They were like 3 Buddy the Elf's!!! They just couldn't stop unwrapping and taking bites! Needless to say, we had a lot of partially eaten candy!

SOOO funny! I made hot chocolate to warm us up and let them enjoy.

I finally had to cut them off and get them to bed.
They had soo much fun!!! Puddin had a great time running up to the houses... she was usually the 1st one to say "Trick or treat!", and considering how shy she is, I was pretty impressed. She and the boys remembered to say "Thank you" most of the time too! Poor Monkeys though. Towards the end they were so cold and their buckets were so heavy they began to wear down quickly! But, they all had the true "trick or treat" experience! What fun!
Now it's peaceful, I'm still cold, and we have more candy than we know what to do with!!
Any suggestions?

Friday, October 30, 2009

Daisy...AKA... THE ROCK!

I was never a big fan of The Rock... never watched his do his thang, but I did see him on the Tonight Show a couple of times. Anyway, when I saw this picture of Daisy, he immediately came to mind... Funny!

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Big Bad Wolf Pinata

Thank you Hubby for helping me turn this...

Into this...

I love you!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

She Sits!!

It's been a busy month around here!
Even little Daisy has been busy...

Bud seemed a little surprised by her sudden interst in things but he seems to be enjoying the company now!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Little Red

**Edited agagin to say that in the upcoming weeks I will be doing a NEW post on the Little Red birthday party and sharing more pics and details. Check back soon! 6-16-10

*** Edited*** I recently found images that had been used on other sites from Puddin's 'Little Red' paty. None of them were bad, but still I felt like I needed to go back and watermark the photos. So, this post has been edited to do just that.
Hopefully, my pics will not be taken without a request first from now on.
For those of you"following" sorry if this messes with your feeder!

Puddin's Party... in pictures...(just a few, FABULOUS pictures!!! THANK YOU KATE!)

Puddin wanted a Little Red Riding Hood Party. So, I looked and looked and could find very, very little to work with. So I worked some late nights and this is what we had! It was a lot of fun and she had the greatest time!

As her friends started to arrive the girls played a little then we made beaded bracelets in red and white beads ( I forgot to load that picture- oops!)

Puddin asked her friends to sign her special birthday book
After we made our necklaces we gathered around to hear the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Then decided to play some pretend play of Little Red and go on a walk to grandma's house. We put on our capes

But our baskets were empty!

So we went for a walk and found lots of goodies along the way!

As we arrived at Grandma's house

our baskets were full!

But- we still had to face the little BIG BAD WOLVES!

We finally arrived, safe and sound at Grandma's house just in time for snacks and birthday cake!

(Thank you Amie for the wonderful cake!)

Next, it was time for the pinata!

We tried and tried to get the candy out!

(Puddin's starting to loose it!)

Finally, we called in the big guns!! Good thing "A" can swing hard!

Thank You "A"!

Lastly, Puddin opened her presents... with only a little drama!

She was one happy little girl!

Happy birthday Little Red!