Thursday, October 30, 2008

in the air

Fall is definitely in the air. We've been busy with all sorts of fall-time activities. Saturday we went to Lyle Dabb's in Farr West to pick out some pumpkins. The kids were completely excited to go to the "punkin patch". For those of you that don't know about Lyle Dabb, many people refer to him as "the weed man". But, not in the pot smoking, refer kind of way. He lives in Farr West and grows a variety of produce that he sells. He also does a variety of wreathes out of weeds, twigs, etc. Most of them are made from items on his farm - I guess this is where "the weed man" nickname comes from. Right now Lyle has all sorts of squash, gords, and pumpkins for sale. His pumpkin prices are incredible! Plus, it is a fun trip to let the kids pick them out at a place like this vs. the produce aisle of the store. Lyle carves a huge pumpkin head and wears it when the kids come. We took pictures...

Tyce and Myka with "the punkin guy". Myka was surprisingly not afraid of him!

Picking out the best "punkins".

We have a winner!

On Sunday my MIL did a fun ghost hunt for the kids (and the big kids, too!). This was a lot of fun. We all had a special Halloween dinner, carved pumpkins (the foamy kind), and had the ghost hunt. The ghost hunt is finding balloons that she puts in the trees around their house. For each "ghost" that the kids find they get a fun prize. They absolutely loved this. Thanks, Laurie!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fluff and Circsumstance

My latest projects have been Halloween costumes for my kids. I love to make their costumes! It just makes me think that they're that much cuter when they wear them. Plus, I know that whatever I make them will be original and I won't see some other tot sporting the same haunting digs.

This year Tyce is going to be Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas (see pics here) and Myka is going to be a witch. I really wanted Tyce to be a scarecrow. I'm all about the "classic" costumes for my little ones, but, he is getting a mind of his own and that is what he wanted to be. Well, after we went through the "I want to be a ROCKSTAR" stage for a few weeks (Thanks, Jenny). I'll settle for something that is at least a little more Halloween than a rockstar for my 3-year-old.

So, Saturday was spent doing papier mache to get the form of Tyce's mask ready. I picked up the tulle to finish Myka's costume, but didn't get started on that until last night. I was working on this by myself at first and then Travis decided he would volunteer to help. Which, he later regretted once he realized how transparent single strips of tulle are! But, we finally got it finished. We have a trunk-or-treat tonight so I'll take some pictures to post tomorrow. They're going to be so cute!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Poo on You!

I was emailed this link today. I found it to be very entertaining.
My competitive side wishes this were more of a game. I would like to get points for stomping on the bag of flaming poo, and have potential to be a better poo stomper than someone else. I guess this is just part of what our society has come to -- certain groups of people believe everyone should be equal in their poo stomping abilities and we wouldn't want someone to get their feelings hurt because they couldn't stomp poo as well as someone else. Damn socialists/Marxists/liberals!