Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Foodie Pen Pal Reveal Day #5

It's that time of the month again; Foodie Pen Pal Reveal day! This month my Foodie Pen Pal was Jillian. She lives in South Miami, FL but is a native of Canada (talk about weather change!) You can check out her inspirational blog here. Jillian has turned her lifestyle around, lost weight and become so much healthier. It is an amazing transformation!! Check it out! 

This was her first month participating and she hit a home run right off the bat! We LOVED this box! It was a nice bog box and with the kids bigger always means better! ;)

We opened it up and  were so excited to gear into it!

The kids ate the Buddy Fruit Snacks that day! And they ate the popcorn the next! They were intrigued by the popcorn since it was made by someone who lives in a treehouse! And this weekend we made a whole big pot of Apple Cider using the mulling spices.

And check out these fun things!
I used the Alphabet Pasta to make soup. Yum!

Wanna Join?

Friday, October 19, 2012

Halloween Party Games

Tonight starts the Fall / Halloween Party Season. 

Here are some games I made this week that I will be using at several parties over the next two weeks.  (My kiddos will be sick of them by the end)

Can Toss (using plastic gold balls)

Pumpkin Bowling

Beanbag Toss

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pumpkin Playdate

Yesterday the kids had their weekly playdate and we painted a pumpkin, because what kids don't love to paint a pumpkin, and for the big boys I gave them a hammers and golf teas and a large pumpkin. The boys decided the golf teas were bullets and they were murdering the pumpkin. All of the kids had a good time. After the big boys were finished the younger kids took to the holey pumpkin. I gave them the wooden mallet from a toy though instead of a big hammer. It was a good exercise in coordination for the little ones.
Painting the pumpkin

Carson painted for a long time.
The finished product.
"Hmmm…where should we shoot him next?"

checking out the latest wounds

Meeka in action!

The final murdered pumpkin

Monday, October 15, 2012

Fall Festivities and Weekend Fun!

We had a fun filled jam-packed weekend. Here are some of our highlights. 

The Pumpkin Barn

We went to playtime at the Pumpkin Barn on Friday with Dayton Mamas. Lot of friends and fun, but it was COLD!

These two cousin troublemakers were climbing the fence to get a better look at the combine harvester.

Two out of Three 2 & 3 yr olds looking in the same direction and smiling is not bad!

Burying themselves in the corn

Checking out the animals

Headfirst into the hay

Fun at Home

I made a giant spider web in our living room and dining room on Friday. We had fun exploring it and finding different ways to navigate through the web. I had the kids do "trust leads" through the web as well. It was a great experience for Logan and Melina to trust each other to lead them through without getting hurt or tangled. They took it very seriously.

Just because this was cute!

Logan working his way through

Big Step!

Logan leading Melina. She had her eyes closed.

Corn Maze

The Boy Scouts had their annual corn maze day on Saturday at Sweet Apple Farm. We accidentally took the hard maze instead of the easy one…we were defiantly LOST in the maze! I think the boys had a good time…not so sure about the rest of the crew.
Melina had a couple of girl friends to keep her busy.

Carl was our leader through the maze.

Carson just wanted to hide in the corn

Acres and acres of maze

Enjoying and Apple Cider Slushy after the maze

Strikes Against Breast Cancer

Our Babysitters sorority was hosting a fundraiser for Breast Cancer, so Logan, Melina and I went bowling for 2 hours to support them. We bowled 3 games and they could have done more. It was very enjoyable! And the turnout for the event was fantastic! They said they raised more money than ever!

Logan bowled great and many times he never even hit the bumpers!

Melina used the bumpers to her advantage!

I got into the action as well!