Saturday, October 31, 2009

Darth Vader and a witch go trick or treating

Kyle decided to dress as Darth Vader and Kaitlyn wanted to be a witch this year for Halloween. It took us forever to find a witch costume for Kaitlyn that was not slutty looking. Finally we found this one at Wal-mart and luckily it was only $14.

First we went to the Fall Festival at church, they played some games.


My brother and his girlfriend, Mandy

Kyle won this really cute cake in the cake walk.

Kyle and Andrew (dressed as a Jedi Knight) battling it out with their light sabers.

Trunk or Treating

Kaitlyn doing the cake walk, she won a pumpkin pie

Then we went trick or treating in my mom's neighborhood

I thought I would get a pretty good picture under this cute little arch so I told the kids to stand there and smile. Then right as I was snapping the picture that witch started to descend and make scary noises, freaked Kaitlyn out!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Spider Web cake

I made two cakes for the cake walk at our fall festival tomorrow. I was so proud of these even though they were super easy.

I started out with one cake mix and poured it in two circular pans and frosted them with chocolate icing.

Then I piped white icing in concentric circles (see the Geometry I am using)

Then I used a knife to drag the icing and make it look like a web.

And the finished product!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Open House

We went to the kids school for Open House. Kyle's teacher is going to be out for 6 weeks because she had to have some minor surgery. They showed me the music and art rooms. Then we went to Kaitlyn's room.

Here is Kyle's seat area (notice the proximity of the teacher's desk to his).

And here is Kaitlyn sitting in her seat and showing me this surfboard she made in art.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Aaliyah's skating party

My niece, Aaliyah, turned 9 last week so we had a party for her at Cordova Skating. It was so fun watching the kids skate, some of them for the first time.

This is where they spent a lot of their time, on the floor!


Hey Macarena!!

Peyton really wanted to be where all the action and kept trying to get out on the floor.

So her daddy let her skate for a few minutes.

Happy Birthday to you! There would be 9 candles on that cake.

Trying to get a picture of the girl cousins, it didn't work at all. I guess we shouldn't have put cake in front of them first, HA!

and opening presents

The lighting in a skating rink is horrible and I have no idea how to get good pictures in there. I tried several different settings. I have so much more to learn.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The never-ending soccer season

I realized that I haven't posted anything in a while. I feel like we have been busy but there is really nothing exciting going on to post on the blog. That should change from now until the end of the year, HA! So I guess quiet is good for a short while anyway.

Kyle is in his 4th season of playing soccer (I am signing him up for basketball tomorrow so stay tuned for that). He loves soccer. We have had so many rained out games that I don't think this season will ever end.

Here are some random shots:

I had camera/lens envy this day, do you see it?

Friday, October 2, 2009


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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Dancing in the rain

Yesterday at the Big Backyard they had a simulated rain thing. Every 30 minutes it thunders and starts to rain. The kids loved this, especially Will.

Kyle did not want to get wet at first, Kaitlyn tried to drag him in.

Kyle finally getting in on the action.

Will shivering.

Kelley decided she was going to run through it and said "okay I think I am going to run through". The second after she said that, the rain stopped. So funny!