Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Here are our girls in their costumes getting ready to trick our treat tonight. Happy Halloween!

Halloween Parades

Both Autumn and Ashlyn had Halloween parades at their school. Each had a party and came home with lots and lots of goodies.
Here is Autumn walking in her class parade, taking a class, and teacher Halloween photo. With spooky Halloween music Ashlyn walked with her class around the school for her Halloween parade. Autumn walked with her and I pushed Aubrey in the stroller.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Carving of the Pumpkins

It's always fun and exciting for our family to carve our pumpkins. First we have to make a decision on what we want our pumpkins faces to look like. Then cut the top off scooping out the insides and creating each of our own master pieces. Then we can line them up, lite them up, and see how our creations turned out.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Our Annual Halloween Dinner

Every year for the past 8 years now we have been having a Halloween Dinner the Monday night before Halloween. We invite another family to come and enjoy a fun and spooky night with us. Last night we had our friends the Oliver's as our special guests. We watched Halloween cartoons and ate our spooky dinner. On the menu was skeleton brain dip, brain cell jello salad, mini mummy warps, kitty litter casserole, Halloween shaped jello jigglers, and ghoul aid(with dry ice). We asked our guests to bring a ghoulish dessert(it is so much fun to see the different creations our guests bring). They did awesome job and they were yummy. The kids got to make and take home a witch hand filled with popcorn, m&m's, and peanuts. We had a great and spooky evening.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Saturday we went to Cameron Park for our nephew Davis's 7th birthday.
We played games and had yummy cupcakes. Then the kids got to hit a football shaped pinata. They were really excited about that. And we had fun with the remaining pieces still in tacked.The Birthday boy even had fun with the leftover pinata.After the party we went to the movies to see High School Musical 3, Senior Year. The girls loved it. After the movie Noah's family took pictures of my girls posed all cute in front of the cut out and for me they hid. Can you find them?

Friday, October 24, 2008

Halloween Costumes!

So this week was the week for my girls to decide what they wanted to be for Halloween. Ashlyn wanted to be Dracula, then Hannah Montana, then a Runaway Diva(whatever that is?) and so on. We went down all the costume isles at the store to find the right one. She finally decided on being a cheerleader, but I always have one rule it has to be modest(most big girl costumes are trashy). We found one that fit both requirements, a High School Musical EHS red and white cheerleader costume. Autumn wants to be a pirate, a witch, or a princess. Well she is in luck we have all three costumes already. She couldn't make up her mind so I told her to be all three at all the various party's we have coming up. Aubrey will be a Pumpkin Pooh Bear(her sisters were the same thing at 2yrs its become a tradition)but she did say a witch too(we have one her size). So with costumes picked out we can let the party's begin.

Tonight we went to Ashlyn's school for a Halloween Party and this is what they decided to dress up as.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Harvest Party

We had our Ward Harvest Party on Saturday. For the past few years our ward has had a Harvest Party at one of the members home who has several acres of farm land. We bring sides or desserts while Elders Quorum provides the hot dogs and chili beans. We eat, play, visit, and before the sun sets they let all the children run through their pumpkin patch and pick out a pumpkin of their choice. This year they grew 200 pumpkins. We all came home with a pumpkin and then some. We had a wonderful time enjoying the party and being with friends.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Smith Family Farms

Autumn's Pre-School class took a field trip to Smith Family Farms. It has many fun harvest colors, scarecrows and of course pumpkins. They have a country style "Hoe Down" in the barn. The girls loved clapping and singing to the music. Autumn and some of her friends participated in playing in the band. Then we took a Hay ride out to the pumpkin patch where each of us picked our own pumpkin. We then headed back to run through the corn maze, see the barnyard animals, and see the Miwok Indian Village. We all sat in the picnic area and ate our lunches. Autumn and even little Aubrey had a great time with her classmates. We had so much fun. We just love the Fall.