Thursday, November 1, 2012

October Madness

I think October is one of the busiest months of the year! 

I LOVE the weather and all the fun fall activities and we make the most of it each year. These past 2 weeks have been so busy with fall activities, festivals and parties that I have barely had time to catch my breath. But now, all but Trick-or-Treat is over (it is rescheduled for Saturday because of the storm) so here are some highlights.

Fall Festival at Church

I helped plan this festival and we worked hard for weeks, planning a bonfire and hayride, but unfortunately we were rained out. We held the festival inside and it still turned out great!

                          Play time!

Family Relay Races

Pumpkin Decorating

And we had many more fun activities too!

 Fall Fun in the Leaves

What is fall without jumping in the leaves?



 Dayton Mama's Halloween Party

It seems my luck was not with me this year, as we ended up with rain for this party too! But of course, the kids knew no difference and they had a great time with their friends!

making picture frames

Look at this cute table of friends!

Do you think she is happy with her ladybug?

Melina decorating her pumpkin

Logan and Carl had a good time hangin' out!

Arrr Matey!

The whole Crew!

 Pumpkin Carving!

Meeka "drew" a face and Michael helped her carve it. Then she drew some more. While everyone else was carving she was "feeding" her hungry pumpkin with all the scraps.

Melina did a great job carving her own Spider. She made a spider last year too and decided it was perfect choice for a pumpkin and she would make it again!

Logan modeled his after a picture on the Internet of a spooky pumpkin. This was his 2nd choice…no one is our family has the talent to carve his first choice! :)

Making some Fun Fall Things!

We did a couple projects too in between all the party fun! 
Did you know if you put a bar of Ivory Soap in the microwave for about 2 minutes it turns into a big cloud? The kids thought this was too cool! 

They played with it for a bit and then we put the soap in Halloween ice cube trays and made little soaps.
They took at bath in the dark with some soaps and a bunch of glow sticks! Talk about FUN!!! 

We made some caramel apples too!

Melina's Kindergarten Halloween Party

I did a pumpkin theme for her party. We read a book about Pumpkins, made a pumpkin craft and played pumpkin games! In the end I had the kids wrap all the Mommies up at Mummies! They got a kick out of that!

Playing games
Making her Pumpkin with toilet paper and tissue paper.

Aren't they a cute crew!

Meeka's Preschool Halloween Party!

Meeka and Carson having snack.
We made cuties into jack-o-lanterns for snack and they had a cookie too!

Making her handprint bat.

I have to say, I am happy about the Trick-or-Treat re-schedule! I was one of the people writing the major and the city planner asking for it! Yes, I remember Trick-or-Treating in the snow and cold, but not 50 mile an hour wind gusts. And now that I am a grown up, I have no desire to walk outside for 2 hours in the rain, snow and cold! So this Saturday afternoon from 4-6 we take to the streets to beg for candy!

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