Saturday, October 31, 2009

halloween 2009

Halloween was so much fun this year. We started off by friday going to our ward trunk or treat party. Whoever was in charge did such a good job! The kids night started with the trunk or treat outside the church and then afterwards moved inside the church for games and treats. They had a room filled up with balloons for the kids to play in, a fish pond, a picture station, a cake walk, frito pie booth (put on by the missionaries) and lots more. I was very impressed by all the work they put into it. Devan and Tristan loved it. Tonight was fun as well. I served a special Halloween dinner of witches fingers with a side of ghost goo for dipping, goblin eyes, monster toes, apple bites, bat dropplings, vampire's delight to drink, and brain cupcakes for dessert. Devan thought it was so funny! After dinner we got the boys into their costumes (Devan a firefighter and tristan a dalmation) and we went trick or treating to a few of our neighbors houses

Goblin eyesWitch FingersGhost gooMonster toesApple bitesBat droppingsVampire's delight

Brain cupcakes

Monday, October 26, 2009

Apple Pie

My mom sent me this fun apple pie cutout the other day and I'd been anxious to make one ever since. So yesterday I went at it. I've made an apple pie once before but did a crumb top so this was my first real attempt. The top broke when I put it on so it didn't turn out as pretty as it could of, but it wasn't half bad. I'm on a diet right now so I resisted having a piece, but Chad said it was wonderful. He also said he wasn't a crust person, but he loved the crust on this. So if any of you are interested, here's the recipe. And thanks again mom for the fun new kitchen tool!

Oh, and I almost forgot my funny story...

Today I was going out shopping with the boys. I ran upstairs real quick to get my shoes on and when I got back down Devan and Tristan had pulled a chair up to where the pie was and were hovering around it. As I got closer I noticed a fork right dab in the middle of it, and Devan turns around and says, "mmmmm... I LOVE apple pie mom, I LOVE it!" I couldn't help but to crack up.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Visitors :-)

Chad and I had visitors last weekend!!! Iwalani and Bruce saw an open weekend and decided to head on down to San Antone. I thought it was so awesome they would do that just spur of the moment. We didn't plan to much, but it was really nice to visit and let the kids play with their grandparents. They got here late Friday night and the boys were so excited to see them Saturday when they woke up. Later that day we took the boys to the park and had a picnic. That evening Iwalani and Bruce treated us to a yummy dinner at Papadeaux. Sunday we went to church and spent the rest of the day watching the Seahawks kick the Panthers butt :) It was a happy night for the boys. We were sad to see them leave early Monday morning, but SO glad they could make the trip in the first place. Here's a few pictures from the park...

Can you believe this poor boys eye??!! He has a bad allergy to mosquitos and got bit the day before .

Chad and Bruce having fun :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Just me and Tris

Well, like I mentioned before I'm done teaching preschool now so 2 day a week Tristan and I get some time just by ourselves. I LOVE the one on one time. It's just really nice to be able to focus on Tristan. Before we picked Devan up today I took a couple pictures of Tristan and I thought they turned out pretty cute. So here they are...

On a different subject, What are you all planning to dress up for as Halloween? Originally Devan had wanted to be a monster, so I was thinking Chad and I could be star trek officers and the boys aliens/monsters from a different planet. But the other day Devan saw a fireman costume and has his heart set on it. Tristan loves dogs so I think we'll end up having Devan as a firefighter and Tristan as a dalmation. I love Halloween though and it's even more fun this year because Devan is getting REALLY into it!