Monday, November 8, 2010

Halloween Fun

\\We needed to make up for the lack of fun we had last Halloween. So this year we had days of fun. Our fun started on Friday with a trip to IHOP for their free scary face pancakes.

Scott was able to join us before he went into work.

After our fill of pancakes we headed over to Gardner Village to check out the witches.

Emma and Alan did a super cute and funny dance to the creepy music.

I let each kid pick out a piece of candy from the candy store before we headed home.

Then Saturday morning we got up, got in costume, and headed out to the Zoo for a little trick or treating. I don't even know if I should tell every one about how awesome trick or treating at the Zoo was because then it might so awesome next year. But it was awesome, the animals were out, there was plenty of candy, and it really was not very crowded.

We were so close to the tiger it almost didn't seem like the mesh net separating us was quite enough.
Poor Bryce, doesn't it look like he wishes he could get in on the trick or treating? Next year buddy.
Check out the cute little monkey.

My pretty Fairy Princess.

It seemed like every one we walked past commented on the cute monkeys. I don't think it was because their costumes anything special (after all I saw about a dozen kids in the same costume). I think it was the volume of monkeys that made them so cute.

Emma petting a Boa Constrictor

I LOVE this picture.

We walked right under the clump of bats. There was nothing separating us from all these bats. It was gross, creepy, and interesting all at once.

Logan didn't really want to be in this picture.

After the zoo we took the kids to the Monster Block Party at the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake.

The kids had a ton fun making these masks.

Next we headed over to Scott's parents for dinner before heading out from more trick or treating. Trick or treating was very rainy for the first half, but then it actually turned out to be a really nice night. Emma and Alan told me it was their best night ever.
Halloween was actually the Primary Sacrament Program. Emma and Alan both had parts and did really well.
After church we had a few neighbors over for a little Halloween Dinner Party. We had all kinds of Creepy foods. Scott and I had made root beer the night before and we also had a spooky salad bar, bone bread sticks, monster claw chicken, and other creepy food. It was a fun way to spend the night. I vote we always trick-or-treat the night before so we can just have fun on the actually night. The kids had fun with their friends and we had fun with ours.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Alan's Halloween Preschool Program

I have been waiting to do all the Halloween posts because I wanted to do the post about Alan's Halloween Program first. The video has been giving us a little trouble and although I am sure most of you are not interested in seeing the full unedited almost 10 mins of his program I know that there are a few who would like to see it so to those of you who are excited to watch this awesomeness enjoy.... by the way Alan is the monkey (it is so fitting for him.)...

Alan's program was on the Thursday before Halloween and the same day as Emma's class party so it was a busy day for Mommy.

Alan did really well at his program. He didn't need any help with his part, was happy to be up there, and sang. I think that is really the most you can ask for. Plus as a bonus he was really cute. :) Grandma Hilton, Logan, Bryce, and I were able to make it to the event and we recorded the whole thing for Daddy to watch that night.

(Alan thought Bryce needed to wear his monkey costume too)

After Alan's program we came home and I decorated these cute little cupcakes for Emma's class party. I totally forgot to take pictures at the party, but it looked like the kids had a lot of fun.

First they decorated these really cute spider candy holders and then they divided into groups to play games. At my station we played bingo. I made this cute little bingo set because I couldn't find a Halloween Bingo that I liked. We used tootsie rolls as the markers and then as each kid got their first bingo they got a pixie stick.

Overall it was a fun day and I guess it was tiering for more than just Mommy.

(don't you hate it when you fall asleep with your sippy up your nose??)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Christmas Skirt Giveaway at Corner House

I am doing my very first giveaway over at Corner House. The winner will get their choice of any skirt in my esty store!!! That includes all the ones seen here plus a few others. I will be getting them all in my store a little later today/night. I will have sizes baby to big girl.

The giveaway will end at Midnight tonight, MST.

You can go HERE to enter.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tuesday Night at Chuck E Cheese

Last Tuesday we took the kids to Chuck E Cheese. We had been planning on going there on Logan's birthday, but we had bought a $20 gift card for $10 on City Deals that didn't come in time for his birthday. Then we needed to use it before all our coupons expired. We actually had a coupon for like 35 tokens, a large pizza, and 4 drinks for 19.99. Then we had a coupon for 20 free tokens when use that other coupon, the we had a birthday coupon fir Logan to get 20 free tokens and Emma had a coupon for her half birthday so that was another 20 free tokens. In all that was about 95 tokens, a large pizza, and 4 drinks for $10. AWESOME.
(btw these are i phone pictures)

It was Brycey's first time having Chuck E Cheese pizza.

And they have this fun "blue screen" camera thing were the kids could be a part of the music videos they had on.

Emma and Alan on Yo Gabba Gabba

And of course they all had fun riding the rides.

It was a very fun night and everyone had a lot of fun despite Logan throwing a random fit the hamster style play structure. Scott had to climb up the slide to fish him out (he started crying for no reason we could figure out right at the top of the slide). Once we got him out of the play thing he then climbed under the bench announcing "I WANT TO BE ALONE." Personally I wouldn't want to lay on the floor under the table at Chuck E Cheese, but I guess 3 year olds don't mind it. Scott sat at the table with Logan and Bryce while the rest of us played and then when Logan was done being alone we all had fun until the tokens were all gone.