Saturday, October 31, 2009

Jump Around

Pumpkin Carving

"I like this, this is fun." Owen LOVED pumpkin carving and so did we! Now I can't wait for it to get dark so we can see our front yard decorations all lit up!

Aaron asked Owen what shape he wanted for the eyes, nose, etc. and made dash marks. Then Owen connected the dash marks with his pen to create a design for Aaron to cut out. Once the knife was moved safely away from Owen, Aaron asked Owen to push the cut out pieces out of the pumpkin revealing the face!

Owen decided that the jack o'lantern would not be complete without ears.

All finished and put outside - hooray!

Mama carving out the word "Boo" on three pumpkins.

Ut-oh it broke! I guess it will have to be one great big circle!

Pumpkin Guts

Our Ghost Garden

The finished pumpkins

I wanted a picture of Owen with the decorations, but he wanted his picture taken with the timer box.


Stick - Er- Treat

Happy Stollerween! This day at StrollerFit, Mommies and Kiddos wore their Halloween costumes and after class the kiddos went "Stick - er Treating."

Lex & Taylor

The Boyz!

Mommy Amy with her girls, Kailey and Aubrey

Kailey making her way across the grass - so cute!

Mommy Emily giving Olivia a sticker


Evan all dressed up as a spider

Mommy Melanie with pretty girl Raina

Me & Wendy, Wendy was an 80's Jazzercise Instructor. It was hilarious! Too bad you can't see the leg warmers in the picture. Eat your heart out Jane Fonda!

Our attempt at a group photo of the kids

Halloween Party

Owen's first Halloween Party was also our preschool party. We had a small group this day. Ava and Chloe were home sick all week and Giulia is on vacation with her family. The kiddos dressed up in their costumes - so cute! We played both inside and outside games, had a boolicious booffet lunch, danced, and in general had a spooktacular time!

Owen as a Jack O' Lantern

Taylor as a Leaf Pile

Hailey as a Fairy Princess

The kiddos went on a ghostie scavenger hunt and then "pinned" them on the spooky night poster.

Owen opening up his "Mr. Pumpkin Head"

Taylor's little brother, cutie boy Evan :-)

Lunch Time! We served ghost sandwiches and jack o'lantern fruit salad with orange mango pumpkin punch. Owen didn't think much of the punch but overall lunch was a hit!

Mr. Pumpkin Heads - our take home gift for the kiddos

Bootiful Ghost Cake - this cake is from my childhood. At the first Halloween Party I ever went to the mom made this cake. So of course I had to make it for O's party! Especially since he is obsessed with ghost. The eyes are supposed to light up but we couldn't get them lit. Three cheers for Aly for figuring it out! Since we are natural & organic food foodies around here our lemon extract is just that lemon extract. Non organic extracts contain alcohol which what causes the eyes to burn. We tried adding a little rubbing alcohol since no one was going to eat the eyes and that did the trick!

Video of Owen and Taylor doing pumpkin bag relays

Enjoy Me Mama

Owen is melting my heart these days with a new little phrase, "Enjoy me Mama." At first I didn't understand and then I realized where he got it from. At night, before he goes to bed I always tell him how much I enjoyed spending time with him today and we discuss our days activities.

Now, before I leave the room to put him down for his nap he puts his little hand on my face and says, "Enjoy me Mama." I know he is stalling before nap but I do enjoy spending time with him cuddled up on his bed!

Pounding Pumpkins

It was our turn to host preschool again last week. Here are some pictures of the kiddos hammering golf tees into pumpkins. I had my reservations about turning a group of 3 year olds loose with hammers but they did a great job staying safe. I'm always so impressed with our little group.

Once they made a sufficient number of holes they decided to fill the holes with flowers. The finished product was quite beautiful.

Fall Fun

This month has been crazy busy, jammed pack with super fun activities! Here are some pics from our recent adventures.

Pee Wee Soccer Clinic

Apple Hill with the V-4

Owen got to touch a pig's nose!

Preschool Field Trip to the Zoo