Happy Halloween!

We came.

We ate our fill of candy.

We wore our finest garb.

We trick-or-treated.

We took our costume a little to literally and got sloshing drunk on Cuervo…

Okay, not really but it would have been funny.

From our house to yours, Happy Halloween 2009!


Whirlwind Weekend

Last weekend was super busy for us.  It started on Friday with preschool, a Halloween party for Wildman to go to, Zumba for me and a local fair at night.  Saturday found us at an early morning soccer game then two consecutive birthday parties.  J came home on Saturday from a week-long business trip to DC as well.  I passed him on the way to our first birthday party.  On Sunday, I attended and help teach a 3-hour Zumbathon at a local gym then rushed home to shower so I could attend services for a friend’s mother who passed away.

Whew!  Just typing all of that out makes me tired.

The only photos I have from the weekend are from the fair.  So, here we go.

We rode the sketchy Ferris Wheel first.  The operator stopped us at the top three times.  It was windy and dark.  I gripped the handle bar until my knuckles turned white…  This was not my favorite experience of the night.  The boys, of course, loved it and wanted to do it again…  We distracted them with promises of cotton candy and lemonade.

There were tons of kiddie-size rides for the boys.  We did all of the ones that were working.  The dragon spinning ride was out of operation which was probably for the best since we didn’t really need a bunch of dizzy kids hopped up on sugar.

Cutie Pie perfecting his homecoming wave…

Crazy Bus!

I didn’t really care for the light bulb eyes on this ride…  They freaked me out a little bit.

All in all it was a good night. We did as much as 4 sheets of tickets would let us.  Sure, some of the carnies were pretty strange but I expected that and ignored them accordingly.  The boys had a blast and cannot wait to go back next year.  That’s what it’s all about anyway.

And look who came home with a goldfish!  Cousin B was gifted this little guy by a friendly fair patron.  Steph was less than thrilled…

Cousin B was over the moon, naturally!

Painting Pumpkins

Yesterday was the kind of day that I love!  It was mild and breezy.  Just perfect for throwing open the doors and letting the air flow through the house.  No air conditioning required!  I have not been able to do this since early spring.  It’s been too darn hot and, unfortunately, it’s supposed to get hot again.  When these awesome cool days come our way we have to take immediate advantage of them because they surely won’t stick around.

B came over to play while Steph took our Tuesday morning Zumba class.  I had a couple of extra mini pumpkins sitting on the counter from our visit to the pumpkin patch.  When I suggested painting them Cutie Pie and B screamed YEEEESSSSS!

I located 5 tubes of Elmer’s washable paint.  It comes in these handy little paintbrush containers so there wasn’t much preparation or mess to clean up.  I let the boys go crazy with the colors.

Then we added some bling in the form of glitter.  (Yes, Cutie Pie’s shirt is on backward.  That’s what happens when little dudes dress themselves.)

The boys were so proud of their work!  I think they came out pretty darn cute too.

When Wildman came home from school and saw B and Cutie Pie’s creations he said that he wanted to paint a pumpkin too.  I immediately honored his request because he’s not a very artsy-crafty kid.  It’s a rare occasion when Wildman wants to do an art project.

I set them Wildman and Cutie Pie up on Cutie Pie’s little table in his room.  Since the Elmer’s paintbrushes had been used up earlier that morning we opted for old school painting.  Luckily, Cutie Pie’s little table is protected by a layer of vinyl that stapled on when we got it.  Clean up was a snap!

They look pretty nice, don’t they?

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