Well friends, my month of doom has finally come to a dramatic close!! I am at last free to do as I please and lie around on my cozy couch and dream of the holidays!
The last 2 weeks have been a blur, with so much going on and hardly any time to sit and reflect. I did however take plenty of photos to share!
Let's see, first there was my son's Kindergarten trip to the Pumpkin Patch in Reedley, CA. Oh, you would have *LOVED* this sweet little place!
They cater to young children! Every detail is covered! First, they tell a story of Mr. Rabbit and his adventures...
He lives in the Pumpkin Patch!
After finding a giant pumpkin, he pops it open and discovers how to plant a pumpkin himself! Then the guide shows each stage of a pumpkins life... from seed to fully grown.
The children are taken on a walk thru the forest to discover Mr. Rabbit's house!
Then they are all treated with a hay ride and a walk thru a corn maze!
After all of the fun, each child gets to pick their own small pumpkin!
It was so much fun to be a chaperone, listening to all of the 5 year olds direct me... I told them all to take care of me so I wouldn't get lost in the corn maze! It actually worked! They all stayed right beside me!
On Friday, my mom hosted a Halloween Party.
Oh, I thought for hours of what to wear... really, I did! I just couldn't think of a great costume! Finally, I had it!
It took me about an hour to make my PRIZE WINNING COSTUME!!
A lady in the shower!
We had such a great time! Everyone came in costume!
My kiddos came as a Ninja Turtle, A Fairy Princess and Spaghetti.
My mom was a pirate...(she'll kill me for posting this picture! Shhh...) Isn't she cute though??
My baby sister and her hubby and baby came as a hunting party... she was the prey.
We also had a Nun (complete with Wine Bible), an Ipod, an oompa loompa, a baby nurse, a bumble bee, another pirate and a butterfly!
We played lots of games... like "Eyeball Search" where you search for "eyeballs" in a huge pan of "brains"!
We also had a Donut Gobble... SO FUNNY!
Jeff is in the back, he came as Charlie Brown.
Oh, it was such a fun time! My kids won't soon forget!
On Sunday, I invited all of the children at church to come and carve a pumpkin. I remember as a kid carving pumpkins with my family... I even won a pumpkin carving contest one year when I was 9 or 10.
I wanted to let the kids of our church have some of these same memories... carving a pumpkin, there's nothing like it! For some of the kids, this was the first time to carve a pumpkin!!
Lastly, I wanted to share a photo of our trunk for the "Trunk or Treat" and Harvest Festival that our church sponsored. This is what has been consuming ALLLLLL of my time lately! So, I am happy, SO HAPPY, to say it was a success! We had a good turn out, lots of fun, games and of course, CANDY!
Our trunk's theme was CANDYLAND!!
My kids *LOVED* helping me with the decorations and making all of the "candy".
We made a Hershey Kiss out of paper and foil, a giant Hershey chocolate bar, giant M&Ms, giant lollipops, giant peppermints and giant candy canes... then topped it all off with a HUGE sprinkling of candy!
Jeff came as "KING CANDY". I made him a candy hat, candy tie and even a candy scepter!
Well, I have so many crafty and sweet things to show you as well, but it will have to wait until Monday my dearies. I am exhausted!!!! ( I think I am going to watch Marie Antionette again this evening, just to see something pretty!!)