Monday, December 26, 2011


With Ethan having a super hero birthday party it was very easy for him to choose his Halloween costume, a superhero. So I made him Super E and Madelyn was Super M. After his party our ward had a trunk and treat so we quickly changed the kids into their costumes and headed over to collect lots of candy.
The kids walked around the field to show off their costumes. Madelyn was not interest in walking so we just hung out and watched Ethan. 
Next the kids and I walked from car to car getting lots of yummy treats while dad stood by our car to hand treats to all the kids.
The kids had fun and got lots of compliments on their costumes. Most people asked Ethan who he was and then I had to explain to them that he was himself as a superhero. As you can see I ran out of time and didn't get Madelyn's shirt finished before the trunk and treat. Oh well. This was only the beginning of our Halloween weekend. 

The next day we went to Jared's work and walked from desk to desk collecting even more candy and then it was on to on to visit my dad, mom and grandma. 

Here the kids are trick or treating at my grandma's house.
My mom and kids. My mom was at my grandma's house to help hand out candy.
Miss Madelyn jumping on my grandma's bedding give my grandma lots of laughs.
The next day we went to Jared's brother's house for a fun Halloween party. It was a long but fun and crazy Halloween weekend. 
My little superheros. I sure love these kids and love making their costumes every year. It's so fun!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Superhero Birthday Party!

For Ethan's 4th birthday party he chose to have a superhero party. Here's the invite I made. {by the way you can click on any of these photos to see them larger}
As the kids got to the party they each got to color their own wrist bands and then open a present.
Inside the present was a cape with their initial on it and mask for each kids. 
Once all of our superheros where dressed we went outside to vaporize all of the bad guys. I put pictures of villains on our fence and kids used silly string to vaporize them. 
Next we used our super strengthen to lift super heavy weights. Then we practiced our flying skills and flew over tall city buildings.
We then played a few games of flying around the house
Used our super powers to play red rover
And used our super smart brains to find the clues that lead us to the cake....but there was a villain standing in our way so the kids used their super powers to get past him.
We sang happy birthday
Opened presents
And then each kid got a little super sucker as a thank you for coming to our superhero party. 
I think the kids all had fun and I know that Ethan did. Thanks to everyone who helped me with this party and happy birthday to my little buddy!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Carving pumpkins

This year we were on ball and actually carved our pumpkins before Halloween :) Chad and Ang came over to join in the fun.
(click on the picture to see it larger)

Pumpkin Patch

For my birthday we took the kids to a pumpkin patch with our friends Chad and Ang. It was small, free, and lots of fun. They had a few animals out for the kids to feed. Ethan loved trying to get the animals to eat and Madelyn was not to sure about all of it.
They had a maze through some hay barrels that were taller then me. Here you can see just how tall they are Ethan wanted to climb on top. 
They had a hay ride which the kids loved. 
A pile of corn for the kids to play in
And a pyramid of hay bales to climb on
I love the fall and I love doing fun things like this with my family and friends.
After the pumpkin patch we headed home for some super yummy fancy brownies that Ethan and Jared made for my birthday.
Happy birthday day to me!