Preparations for Halloween are in full swing. The girls have been pretending to be witches - riding brooms all over the house and yard. We can't wait for our neighborhood trunk or treat on Halloween night. And for family night we'll be carving pumpkins...check in next week to see those.
Friday night was our neighborhood Halloween Carnival. It was a lot of fun! We volunteered to bring treats. I found this idea on Pinterest and it seemed easy enough to do with the kids. I was right. It was simple and so fun. The original idea was to dip the top of the heads in chocolate but I knew frosting would be easier. I bought candy eyes at the craft store and let the kids help with everything. Each Frankenstein monster looked different. I had nearly all the kids on the street in the kitchen helping with the frosting and eyes. It was a great experience. The kids were so proud of the their rice krispy monsters.
Aren't those little faces funny?
Our friend Olivia dressed as the Cheshire Cat.
Dance Party! We stayed until almost eight o'clock. Once the sun was down, it got very cold. It was a great night. We can't wait until next year.
A friend sent these pictures to us Monday morning. Lily looks so beautiful. And I just adore this picture of Jeremy and Joey.
Saturday evening we tried out a new straw maze in Rexburg. Jeremy won tickets from a local radio station. The whole experience was funny - especially with Tommy. Being lost in the maze seemed to stress him out. We'd hit a dead end or path we had taken before and he would throw his hands up and say "it's not working!" or "oh no!". See his worried expression in the picture below? This was at a dead end spot. He was so upset that the path didn't go through. I guess he's too young for mazes.
I just love fall. The weather is cooler. There's excitement in the air as we anticipate the holidays. It's just a beautiful and magical time. Now it's even more special since we have two little girls with birthdays in October. It was a fun week. We're looking forward to Halloween next week!