Well hello there! This is the place where I share my crafts, recipes, knitting and crochet projects, photos, and moments of family life in the Midwest.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Costumes and Fun

This year for Halloween Riley wanted to be Super Mario so I was Princess Peach. He wanted Max to be Luigi but Max really wanted to be a death knight. So both boys got to be what they each wanted. I'm glad we didn't have snow or rain and everyone had fun trick or treating. Jered took the picture below at Max's school Halloween Parade.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Past

Looking back at old photos of halloween, I think the costumes from the 1970's were a lot scarier than now.... 
 Max's First Halloween Picture
 Riley's First Halloween Picture
 Shauna's First Halloween Picture

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pumpkin Update

The pumkins lit at night...so cool.

Halloween Pumpkins

Pumpkin carving is one of the best, and messiest, things about Halloween. This year both of the boys were old enough to design their pumpkin and we cut them out. Max and Riley thought the insides were super yucky and didn't really want to touch the "guts".  We saved the seeds to toast in two batches, one spicy chipotle salt and one plain sea salt. Everyone's pumpkins turned out cool. I can't wait to see them lit up with candles.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Rowan's 2nd Birthday Party

On Saturday we went up to CR to celebrate our nephew's 2nd birthday. He is really in to cars and trains, so basically anything with wheels! Rowan is growing up to be such a sweet little guy with a playful additude. The boys had a great time playing with cousins and new friends. (Mom had a great time hanging out with old and new friends too!) I was super happy Riley didn't steal the cars off the the cake Clare made, and Max didn't get hurt running around with the kids. All and all a successful 2 year old birthday party.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Spirits in the Garden

This weekend my mom, the boys, and I went to Reiman Garden's Spirits in the Garden. The boys wore last years costumes (since we aren't quite ready with this years!) and got to pre-trick-or-treat some candy. The weather was nice and cool this time and it was fun to do some Halloween type activity before it's actually the night.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

School photos

I have never been a fan of school photos, but they do tell a story of each child and who they are at what stage in life. I would be sad if I didn't get them every year. Max just got these back from the printer. So 2nd grade and so Max right now....

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Cuboree 2012

On Saturday Jered and Max went to the 2012 Cuboree at Kent State park. It was cold outside and they were glad they packed warm soup and hot chocolate for lunch. The boys built pop bottle rockets and launched them. They went fishing, but didn't catch anything. After that the cubs went inside to warm up had a matchbox vs hotwheels car race. (Max's car came in fourth!) They finished the day with archery practice.

Friday, October 05, 2012

A Walk in the Woods

Jered and Riley went for a walk in the woods today. Pretty soon all the leaves will have fallen and snow will be here. But for now, the joy of leaves.
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