Thursday, October 31, 2013

 Last Saturday, we took the kids to downtown trick-or-treating.  The kids loved getting all the candy, and the weather was beautiful. 

 Brad felt like the real deal by this fire truck.  He was excited that the firemen were wearing the same "costume" he was. 
 Taking a break to eat some candy before we went home.  I think Bradford felt like he had gone to a lot of work to get his candy with all the walking and saying "trick-or-treat."  He told me the following toward the end of it all: "I'm just tired of saying trick-or-treat."

 Bradford during the school's Halloween parade. 

 I am glad I was able to help out at Brad's preschool Halloween party.  This is the game I made.  I think the kids enjoyed it, and they liked winning the spider rings off the cat's tail. 
Bradford waiting patiently to eat his Halloween snacks. 

I am getting induced today at three, wish me luck. 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

 Grandma and Grandpa Bundy sent a Halloween package for the kids.  The kids were into it immediately. 

 These Halloween Jell-o jigglers were part of the package.  The kids had fun making them, and they turned out really well. 

 We made them in shifts.  Stella made the purple while Brad was at school, and Brad made the orange after preschool. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

 We had a really fun pumpkin carving FHE with Ross, Hannah, and Madison.  It was nice because the kids used the pumpkin push-ins from Phillip's Uncle Pete and Aunt Susan.  No mess.  My camera has been blurry lately whenever I take pictures (super frustrating, sorry).  I'm not sure if my settings are messed up or what, but I am a little tired of all the blurriness, so if anyone has suggestions to fix it, let me know. 
 After the kids did the push-ins, Phillip set to work on his pumpkin. 
 Stella and Brad wanted to touch everything. 
 Hannah was the master carver in her family. 
 Ross and Madison offered great support. 
 Sitting by Hannah's finished product. 
 Not sure why this one is showing up sideways, but I had to include it.  I made some gingersnap cookies and pumpkin dip for the occasion, and Stella thoroughly enjoyed hers. 
 Ross making a monster with his push-ins.  Brad had plenty of advice for Ross. 
 Phillip's finished product.  Oh boy. 
 Stella went up to Ross and wanted to sit on his lap (a VERY rare occasion), so I figured we needed to document it. 
Phillip thought this was SO funny.  He HOPES the baby is going to be a baller. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

 On Saturday, we went to the Linford Elementary fall carnival.  It was a nice family outing.  Bradford loved the inflatables. 
 Stella and Dad watching Brad go through the obstacle course. 

 Stella tried her best to stomp on this balloon to get points for prizes at the end of the carnival. 

 Bradford and Stella both loved the bounce house. 

 The cake walk.  We had to play this about four times to win.  We won because there were only three players at the time and two of them were from our family. 
 Bradford with his cake. 
Messing around at home with the prizes from the carnival. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

I am 40 weeks pregnant, and there is no sign that this baby is coming any time soon.  I went to the doctor today, and I haven't progressed any since last week.  He was going to strip my membranes, but I wasn't dilated enough to strip them.  Apparently, a person has to be dilated to a 2 before their membranes can be stripped.  Lovely.  I think the baby has been listening to me over the last couple of months and decided I'm a pretty mean mom.  He'd rather stay right where he is.  I don't blame him.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

 As I have been looking at preschool stuff online, I noticed that a lot of people refer to the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.  I am not sure how I missed this book as a kid, but Bradford and Stella really like it.  I decided to make a felt coconut tree and alphabet letters to go along with the book.  Brad has seemed to enjoy manipulating the letters and the tree. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

 We received a couple of nice packages this week.  Vanessa sent a huge box of Pampers diapers for the baby.  So glad I don't have to buy any of those right away.  Aunt Margie sent a blanket for the baby and something for Bradford and Stella as well.  Here is the picture of the quilt. 
 Here is Brad after we opened the package.  Aunt Margie sent a whitetail deer as well as a little book about farms for the kids. 

Stella was excited to look at the book when she woke up from her nap.  

Bradford decided that the whitetail should go with all of his farm animal stuff.  He asks me to get out his Magna-Tiles and farm animals every single day.  He makes towers ad corrals for the farm stuff.  He wasted no time making accommodations for his deer.  Thanks Aunt Margie and Vanessa!