Monday, October 31, 2011

Trunk-or-Treat 2011

Sunday was our church's annual Trunk-or-Treat, however this year, they added a Family Fall Fest before. All decked out in our Halloween best, we made our way to the Family Fall Fest. There were bouncy houses. hay rides, a corn maze, digging through the hay bales, lots of games, food, make your own candied apples, and so much more. The children all gathering in the gym for a costume parade, and man where there alot of kids! Finally, it was time to Trunk-or-Treat! This years theme, Star Wars! Isn't this Yoda pumpkin the cutest?! I can not take credit for buying the kit, my sweet Aunt Becky has a knack for finding the neatest items! There were lots of treaters, trust me we handed out plenty of candy, and the cutest costumes. It just so happened we parked beside Rylan's little friend. Literally, he talks about this kid all the time. It is so sweet. He is always telling me "He's my best friend." I wanted to take a picture of them and this was the pose they gave me...it really must be a boy thing.

Another successful year of Trunk-or-Treat! We have already started planning for next year.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

We went to Oxford!

Went we to Oxford! Don't get too excited, it was Oxford, Ohio. Where Miami University is located. Holden's Upward football team was asked to participate in some of their Homecoming activities. I was excited to go to the game because I had heard so many great things about the campus and the quaint town. There must be something about a small Oxford town. It was so cute. Not exactly like Oxford Mississippi but it was cute and the campus was beautiful. As we arrived there were tailgaters in the parking lots cooking, music playing and football being thrown around. For a moment, I thought I was back in the South.
Once we arrived we headed over to Tailgate Town where they had bounce houses, games, food, and music. Before the game the marching band came into Tailgate Town to get the crowd excited for the game. Our little ones loved the music and the cheerleaders! This picture makes me laugh because they are both watching intently. After the crowd was pumped up we headed over to the stadium for the fan tunnel and the game. Holden's team was able to go out on the actual field and be apart of the fan tunnel that the players run through. Just look at these guys! And the coach was so intense. Our boys loved every minute of it. It was such a great opportunity even though we are not Red Hawks Fans.

Once the game began we found our seats and enjoyed a little college football. They have a tradition that with every touchdown the Red Hawks make the soldiers do push-ups. Kind of neat how they keep this tradition going.

Saturday, fall and football, how could we go wrong.

Cookies and a "BOO"

We have been winding down our Halloween activities these last couple of days. For whatever reason it has been an unusually wet fall so I had to change a couple of activities. On a wet and yucky day there is nothing better to do than to make cookies. I took the easy way out and used premade cookies and let the boys go crazy decorating. As you can see, there was a plethora of sprinkles for every cookie. After dinner and baths it was time to "BOO" a neighbor. Most of you know that Holden & Rylan are not quiet by any means, so having us not get caught as we "BOOED" became a little difficult this year. Rylan was laughing and yelling as I held and ran with him on my hip, "Run faster Momma. Faster, Faster." Then Holden tripped and fell, which was another tragedy, we were bound to get caught and we did. Thankfully, we had another neighbor to "BOO". Once the tears subsided we were off and running again. This time we did not get caught. Thank goodness!! I've decided next year we will be the first to "BOO" so perhaps then we know it will not be expected and just maybe, we will not get caught. I guess we will just have to wait and see next year.

Falling leaves

Leaves are falling all around us. I remember as a child racking a huge pile of leaves and jumping into them. However, our house here is lacking trees, therefore no leaves. Which means no playing in the leaves for the boys. This week we were over at the park and look at what these two were into.... You guessed it, playing the leaves. I suppose even though we do not have trees that produce tons of leaves in our yard, we can still enjoy playing in the leaves falling every where else.