Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween 2013

All year, I had wanted Ryan and Jake to be The man with the yellow hat and Curious George for Halloween.  I found a few cute DIY costumes of the man with the yellow hat, but I could not find anything cute for DIY Curious George costumes, not to mention, the store bought ones were awful.  A few weeks before Halloween, I was looking up boy costumes that go together and I came across the cutest Mario Brothers costumes!  I sent them to my mom, and wa-lah! She made them.  Unfortunately, there were a ton of Mario and Luigi costumes out there, but my kids were definitely the cutest!  No velcro and no awful plastic.  A million thank yous to my mom for making their costumes, again.  She's so crafty and I wish I was.

This year's Halloween festivities were going to be extra fun because my parents were coming into town and they were bringing my nephew, Aiden with them.  Once again, during holidays, I load up on all the activities.  I love that there are so many different Halloween events going on.

I already know I post too many pictures, thankfully only a few people read my blog.  Plus I want them all when I print out my yearly blog!

They got into town on Friday night, and I have to participate in our school's annual Harvest Fest. I wasn't able to spend too much time with the family because I have to work at a bean bag toss booth.  I was able to hang out for a little bit.  When my parents and Tim showed up with my kids I couldn't believe how cute they were in their costumes!  I wasn't able to see them before hand because my mom had brought them into town.


Batman-- who is still in a 5 point harness (at 5 years old)!!!  A few weeks ago I saw a boy a month younger than Jake who just uses the shoulder belt!  Ahh.  Safety first people!  It's unbelievable to me how many parents just don't do what is safest for their kids regarding carseats.

& my little Luigi

The Harvest Fest at my school was fun, but I wish I could have spent more time with the boys.  The next day, my parents were going to spend the afternoon with my Aunt Betty (my dad's sister) and her family.  They live in Georgia but they were visiting Tucson because their son lives here.  My parents left Aiden over here so that he could play with Ryan and Jake.  My house was a mad house!  Now I know what my life will be like when we decide to have another kid!  The boys were running all over the house pushing cars around.  They were pretty cute at times when they would sit so quietly and play with the car ramp.

That night we were going to go to two different church carnivals.  We had went to both of them last year and had fun, so when I saw they were holding them again, I was excited to go again.

On the way over to the first carnival, Aiden fell asleep in the car.  He was a little grumpy when we first got to the carnival and didn't want to play any games.  After about 10 minutes he was back to his normal self and wanted to keep going down the inflatable slide.

All 3 boys digging through the treasure chest.

My kids totally cheated at all of the games this year!  Jake wasn't big enough to play last year, but Ryan was and he cheated then too!  He walked up to everything.  Here they are walking up to the felt dart board and putting the balls where they need to go.  Next year Ryan will be 4 and he'll be too old to cheat at all the games.

Cuzzies riding the train.  I always think of how lucky my kids are to have all of their family so close.  They get to be best friends with their cousins, I never had that when I was growing up.

This was too funny!  Ryan and Aiden were doing a cake walk and Ryan was right behind this girl, but he stayed RIGHT behind her.  He stepped on every paper that she was on when the music stopped.  She kept turning around to look at Ryan.  Tim and I couldn't stop giggling.  Aiden won the cake walk and he was so happy picking out which plate of goodies he got to take home.  He picked a plate of cupcakes.

After this carnival we went to another one.  They also had trunk or treat afterwards.  My mom had to walk around with Aiden because he was so speedy compared to my little slow pokes!  My Aunt Betty and Uncle Bert took my family out for mexican food afterwards.  It was nice to be able to see them, they also came to Arizona back in May.  It's fun to watch her kids play with mine.  When I was younger and we would go back east to visit them, I always loved playing with Aunt Betty's babies and now they all play with my babies.  

The next day, my parents, Aiden, and my family spent the day at the pumpkin patch.  Every year we go to Apple Annie's but I wanted to try out a new pumpkin patch this year.  We went to the Marana Pumpkin Patch and I am SO glad we did.  There was a ton of stuff for kids to do.  We spent the entire day there and had so much fun.  We will definitely be going there next year.

They have this huge straw climbing thing, geez, I can't think of what they call it!  Anyways, Aiden was so excited to climb all the way up to the top!

Aiden and Ryan were excited to watch the pig races- except we showed up at the wrong time and Aiden didn't get to watch it.  We watched the pig races after my parents and Aiden had already headed back home.

We took a tractor ride out to the pumpkin patch to pick pumpkins.  When we were walking up onto the tractor Aiden said, "I want to sit next to my cuzzy." :)  And they wanted to sit next to Grandma and Grandpa!

Ryan's face was priceless when Papa found the perfect pumpkin for him!

After we picked the pumpkins, it was time for them to go home because Aiden had school the next morning.  Boo!  It's always sad when they leave.  After they left we watched the pig races and did two different corn mazes.  Ryan loved the corn mazes and was running through them telling us which way to go.  He was pretty cute.

I didn't actually get any cute pictures of my kids trick or treating this year.  Boo!  This year was more fun than last because Jake wasn't walking last year.  He got to walk around and get candy.  The boys were loving going door to door and collecting all the candy.  After a while we put them in the wagon and pulled them around.  Jake started dumping out his candy and eating anything he could get his little fingers on!  It was hard for me to see him because it was so dark out, sneaky sneaky.  After a while, Tom & Caitlyn brought Kylie over to do a little trick or treating together.  We ended our night by stopping by Auntie Jenn & Uncle Wes's house to get our last bit of candy and to give hugs and kisses.

Backdating this entry from 12/29 to 11/01 to keep these posts in order!

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad Aiden got to go! They're so cute together. :)