Halloween 2012 – Good Times!

My boys LOVE Halloween.  They love imagining, they love dressing up, they love running around and they love receiving and handing out candy! People come from all over just to trick-or-treat in our neighborhood and it is such a blessing!  The kids dress up, meet new people and are able to have  fun with family and neighbors.

This year my youngest wanted his mommy and daddy to dress up with him.  He dressed up as superman so naturally he wanted me to be wonder-woman. I put on my wonder-woman “outfit” and when my child saw me the first thing he said was, “Mommy, you need to put on the little blue shorts, red boots and put your hair up. ”  My response, “Yeah, that’s not happening.”

Guess which superhero I am standing next to.

Superman, The Black Night and a Sniper.  Watch out!

 

We also had fun with food.  We made chili, which was super yummy, and then we made some tasty treats.

We found our ideas on pinterest, of course! You can click on the image to link to the recipe.

Here is our puking pumpkin….

….and our sugar cookie fingers.

We had such a blast and I think the kids did too!

 

Family Fun Night

We needed a night  to unwind with just our family.  No TV, no ipad, no appointments, no distractions just us.  At first I suggested family game night but the boys weren’t really into that.  Then I suggested a lego party.  Their eyes lit up and the party began!

The rules for our lego party were simple.  Each person had to create their own master piece and then they had to tell everyone about it.  So, with the rules in place we each grabbed a handful of legos and began creating.

I am not a creative person but even I was able to create a little something.  What do you think is going on here???

My husband made a helicopter with blades that bend.  Yes, he is the creative one of this parenting duo.

 

Caleb created a cruise ship that had a pool inside the cruiser’s room.  I would love to ride on that cruise ship!

 

Here is Ethan’s creation.  He couldn’t settle on one so he made a lot of little creations.

 

If a picture is worth 1,000 words than a video is worth more right?  Click on Caleb and Ethan’s pictures to see what they have to say about their lego masterpieces.