Saturday, November 7, 2009

Halloween Surprise

We finally got around to taking down our Halloween decorations today and found something that I thought was particularly funny. This year we decided to make Ghosts out of Suckers and Napkins. We then added these to our Halloween decorations outside our house. The kids really loved seeing something that they did decorate the house. When I went out to take them down I found one that, due to weather, had become even more appropriate for halloween.

Gotta love those red suckers!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Brigit

It was 2 years ago that Brigit joined our family. She is always so happy and a joy to have around. We are so glad that she made it to our family. Last week sometime Ben told me that she needed a Castle Cake for her birthday. I wasn't too sure about that and did some looking to find some online. It turns out that most Castle Cakes require more cake than we are actually able to consume before it gets bad. We did a little modification and I think it turned out well. We'll save the full blown Castle Cake when there are more people around to help us eat it. :) It was a little different with it being a Sunday. She had said she wanted pizza, so we got a couple from Sam's club the day before so we could eat it Sunday. We took a ton of pictures and had a good time celebrating. Thank you for your birthday wishes. Here's our girl:

Happy Halloween

We had a different Halloween this year. It started very early as our 2 older boys decided that it was time to wake up at about 3:30 in the morning.... We had a few things that needed to be returned to a few different stores and had a few more things we needed to do before Brigit's birthday on Sunday. So, we had a earlier lunch and headed out the door. I think everyone was pretty much asleep before we backed out of our drive way. We got to do our running around and then the kids all woke up at about 3:00. We still had two more stops to make, but no big deal if kids are with us. We decided that we would try out trick-or-treating at the mall since it was close to where we were at the time.

So, we made it through and got back home and had a bite to eat before heading out for some trick-or-treating in our neighborhood. Captain Hook took Dash, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell out and I stayed home with our little army man.

They made it back with plenty of candy and we ended up having about 18 trick-or-treaters here at our own house. I think that's the most we have ever had and that does include the 3 that live here. Well, here are pictures of them all, they didn't turn out as good as I hoped. Hope you enjoy.

Ain't no need to watch where I'm going, just need to know where I've been.