We carved our pumpkins lastnight. I should say, Stacy and I carved them. I LOVE carving pumpkins. The kids on the other hand, watch for a little bit, then find something else to do. Oh well, I had fun. Stacy decided to carve the "Little Darling's" (on the far left). I think she was kicking herself for picking it, since there were soo many small details to it. It turned out pretty cool! I carved the Spooky house and Silly face, for Taylor and Colin. The house was tricking. I pretty much 'winged' it after I started cutting. I'm pretty impressed with my 'skills'! Ha! I
This past Friday after school, we drove out to Bloomsbury Farm. You could easily spend a whole day out here! However, we were only there for a few hours. I don't think we even saw everything.
Taylor's favorite was the HUGE tire swings!
They have a huge jumping pillow. The kids loved this! But, who wouldn't?!!
Got to feed donkey's and sheep
Children of the Corn.....
My Little Frankie!
This slide was awesome!! You literally FLY down it!
In a 'ginormous' tire :)
Taylor climbing the tires
Fun filled evening! After leaving there, with my intention to get home and start dinner, realized we wouldn't get home til closer to 7. So we drove into CR and picked up some Fazoli's and ate it at Gma and Papa C's house. A delicious way to end the day :)
On Saturday, the kids and I headed to Burlington for Josh and Chelsea's Annual Halloween Party. I wish I had a camera that took awesome pictures, because they go alll out in decorating their house!! It's absolutely amazing! They hang lights from the porch, cover the windows so you can see in, had a skeleton in their attic window, and had eye's looking out of the boy's bedroom window. Inside is just as awesome!! From strobe light in the entryway, a massive cobweb with huge spider hanging from the light, to 'bloody' margaritas. It is always a good time!!! Thanks again J & C!!!!
Colin as 'Woody'
Jayden, Josh, Chelsea, and Gavin were goolish zombies! Here is Jayden with Ethan as a vampire.
Kim gettin her rockin' style on!!
Josh and myself....kinda creepy
Nice smile Colin!! Takes after his momma!!
This was taken with my phone....Taylor as "Princess Tiana" from Princess and the Frog.
I love decorating this time of year! It's even more fun since I can decorate a 'Home'!
Well, school is underway. Taylor is really liking it. I just hope her attitude continues throughout the year! She really enjoys PE, art, library time, and recess. At the end of each day, she pulls her folder out with all her drawings and school work and shows me what's she learned to do. It's amazing the things she picks up so quickly. I sure as heck don't remember the things I learned in Kindergarten...let alone the stuff as a senior in high school! ha! But she really enjoys it.
We've been keeping busy with many other things too. Hanging outside with the neighbors is high on the list. It won't be long and we won't be able to do that. :( We usually congregate to one house, let the kids play, 'beverages' for the adults, and have a great time! We have such a great neighborhood, filled with wonderful friends!! We attend all of Kelton's (our nephew) home football games. The kids love going! Cheering on the Cougars!!! Woot wooot!!
Weekends don't last long enough either. Whether it be functions that Tim and I attend, or family get together's to watch the Hawks win!! One weekend, Tim and I went to Des Moines and my parents came up and spent the night at a hotel with the kids. The kids had a great time with them swimming and relaxin' it up, hotel style. They also had a sleep over at Uncle Andy and Aunt Kristin's house. They sure love their dogs!!! They walk them and even fell asleep next to them.
Tim has just finished his first end of the year inventory at his store. What a crazy few months this has been!!! And to think, it's only gonna be crazier with the Holidays fast approaching!
Well, just a little insight to what we have been up to. Hope all is well with everyone!