Friday, October 31, 2008


Every year our ward does a Trunk-or-treat party for Halloween. We have a baked potato/chili feed and then go around to everyones cars for the candy!! Here are the monkeys sitting on the stage.
Natalie and her fellow ballerinas - Sydney, Kamille and Kali.
We made the girls their skirts using 6" wide tulle and an elastic waist band - no sewing!!!
My kind of project!

Kaylee with her fellow Gryfindors - Hailey and JayDee.

This is Colten and Andrew at Colten's school party. I was in charge of the games so we used about a dozen rolls of toilet paper to turn the kids into mummies!
Thanks for the great idea Maria!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Grandma's Halloween Party

Every year my Mother-in-law has a Halloween party. The kids all get dressed up and get to show their costumes off to Grandma and Grandpa. Here are all 13 grand kids (plus Mark holding Jacob). From the left is Brenden (not dressed up) Eastyn (farmer) Tyrelle (pig) Haiden (football player) Natalie (ballerina) Emily (Snow White) Colten (Spiderman) Kianna (Diva) Maeson (Spiderman) Lyndon (Power Ranger) Andrew (frog) Jacob (lion) and Kaylee (Hermione Granger)One other highlight of the Halloween party is the food. We make nasty looking food and come up with weird names for them. Here are the bug rolls:
The Skinned Rats & Bones

And a picture of the rest of the meal that included bloody popcorn, puss, vomit, dog food, monster eyes, mold, diaper dump, fungus, and blue brains. I tried everything except for the diaper dump. It looked so bad that I could not bring myself to try it and gagged when my bro-in-law did eat it.
The Halloween party is always the highlight of October and the kids look forward to it every year! Thanks to my mother-in-law for another great party!

HSM3 Opening night

Friday night we had a girls night out to go see High School Musical 3: Senior Year. I'm so glad there are movies out there like this that my girls and I can enjoy together. We all had a great time. We went to the movie then out to Shari's afterwards - I know , not such a great place to eat, but it was 6:30 on a Friday night - where else were we going to be able to get a table for 7 right away? Here we are with the cast of HSM3 - Back Row: Ryan, Sharpay, Troy, Gabriella, Chad & Taylor Front Row : Jessica, Kaylee, Natalie, Stacy, Hailey, Sydney & Mary.
Hailey and her Christmas present!

You caught him Jess!

Sydney had to have her picture with Troy too!

Ahhhhhh!!!!! Look a Twilight ad! We are SO going!!

Mary looks so natural . . . as if she isn't even aware of Edward behind her . . . look at her leaving her neck all out in the open . . . doesn't she know there's a vampire right there???
PS - Do you like our doofy friend in the yellow shirt? He ruined my shot!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Belated Birthday Shout-Out!

Just wanted to throw out a belated birthday shout out to my GREAT friend Mary!! We celebrated at the new Mexican restaurant in town (ummmm just go to El Cap . . trust me!)Hope you had a great day - love ya!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Blustery Day Activity

It's a nasty, blustery Monday here in Prosser, so I've been doing a bunch of house cleaning while Andrew bugs me every 5 seconds that he's bored. I checked on him a little while ago and found him stamping in the kitchen! Look - he's even using the stamp-n-scrub to clean the stamps!! What a good boy!!!
(for now)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Last night we went to the pumpkin patch that is near Toppenish. It was a blast! We got there around 5:45 pm - with plenty of sunlight left - so I thought. We started off in the hay bale maze, climbed around the hay bale pyramid, pet the animals in the petting zoo, and then walked through the corn maze. It wasn't really a "maze" just a walk on a path through the corn field. Then we realized that there was a real maze and the kids decided that they would like to go through it. BAD IDEA!! It was soooooooo long! At first there were no new pathways to take and we were afraid it was just like the other one. Nope, they just take you deep in the corn before starting to confuse you. The kids were having fun for the first 20 minutes we were in there. Then we just wanted out! It was starting to get dark and we started seeing kids in costumes making their way through the maze. It was then that I realized that at dark it was going to get haunted!!! ARGHHHH! I hate being scared! And I didn't want my kids traumatized by the experience! So we started walking faster and even asked some of the "crew" if we were near the end. "You've got a hour left" is the answer I got. WHAT?!?!?! AHHHHH . . . obviously we made it out . . . 50 minutes after starting!! And just in time - we didn't get haunted. PHEW! After all the panic-y good times we ate hot dogs and roasted marshmallows for s'mores. They really have a great set-up there and we all had a fun time! What would a family outing be without the mandatory "silly face" picture?
Sliding down the hay bale pyramid.
Andrew being creative - corn stalks make great horses!
The petting zoo - bunny exhibit.
One of the 5 campfires. We had gotten a family pass and it included hot dogs, drinks and s'more makings, but we saw other people bringing in their own food and drinks.