Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Pics...

The kids had a really fun halloween this year!! As usual, we trick-or-treated at the neighbors around us (we live in the country, so there was a grand total of 3 houses we went to!), and then we went to our church for Great October Days (G.O.D.) - kind of like a carnival with games and bounce houses and of course lots of candy!! For the Cutest Costume Contest - Abby & Katelyn (well actually they were "the cheerleaders") were in the top 3 in the 3-5yr old category! They didn't win, but they LOVED just getting to go up on stage!! They weren't sad they didn't win though...they were just sad when they had to come down off the stage!! But they got to spend the night at Grandma Cheryl's afterwards, so overall - a VERY fun night!! :)
Abby on left

Getting to say their names into the microphone on stage...very exciting!! :)

Katelyn on left

The pink poodle won...she was so cute!! :)

A Super Cute Turtle!!

Micah was the cutest turtle ever!!! In fact, he won the Cutest Costume Contest for the age 0-2yrs category!! Although with Beth and Teresa as two out of the three judges...the deck was kinda stacked in our favor!!! :) (I am including a picture of him from behind because the back was the cutest part of the costume!!) :)

Two Cheerleaders!!!

Two stinkin cute cheerleaders!! Katelyn wanted pig tails "towards the front", and Abby wanted "3 pony tails in the back!" I think they're both gonna big major "type A" personalities!!

Abby on left, Katelyn on right



Oh yeah...the outfits came with megaphones too!! Our house is very very noisy nowadays!! (As if it wasn't already?!)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pumpkins!!!! a little late...but tonight we finally carved pumpkins with the kids. (Well actually, just with A&K because Micah was in bed!) They were both very specific this year about what they wanted their pumpkins to look like. (And I mean VERY specific!!) Abby wanted circle eyes (which daddy had to re-draw a 2nd time b/c the 1st attempt at eyes was "NOT big enough!", a triangle nose, and a mouth with two teeth! Katelyn wanted a girl pumpkin - with rectangle eyes WITH EYELASHES,eyebrows "that slant down so they look mean", a square nose, and "girl lips." Then of course when Abby saw that Katelyn's was a girl pumpkin, she started to get upset because she didn't want hers to be a boy pumpkin!!! So mommy swooped in and saved the day by drawing long eyelashes on hers, and all was well!!

We had a good time though (very specific instructions and all!), and they were so excited to light them up and put them on the porch "so all the people who drive by our house will know what our faces look like!"

Here's some action shots. (And if you'll notice, both girls are in leotards!! They were playing dress up, and making their mommy freeze just by LOOKING at them!! But of course - "we're not cold mommy, we're hot!" Yeah right!! More like, "we're not gonna admit to being cold because we really want to wear these!" They think they're so smart!!) :-D

Abby's pumpkin - at the pre carving stage! (Abby's in pink)

Aaron "The Butcher" Moser

Notice the way Aaron's holding the knife? Nice example, right?! :)

Mommmy carving Katelyn's

Finished Products!! (Aaron drew and carved Micah's in the middle)

Didn't Want to Leave Micah Out!!

Micah had to go to bed before we carved A&K's pumpkins, so here's some pics of him with his pumpkin before he went to bed!! I tried to get him to just sit still and hold his pumpkin, but of course he would have no part of that, so if you'll notice - all the pics of him with his pumpkin are of him doing something with it!! His two favorite things were picking it up and letting it drop (luckily it never hit his toes!) and "drumming" on it! :-D Too cute!! (Oh, and please ignore his runny nose in the pics - I didn't see it until after we took the pictures and he was in bed! Aagh!! That's really gonna bug me!) :-D

Little Drummer Boy - just like Uncle Kyle!!

Trying to pick it up!! (He couldn't figure out how to do it from a sitting position! :-D

Finally-success!! Then there was no stopping him!!

He looks so ornery here!! I love it!!

What a cutie!!

Finished Products!!

Here's Abby & Katelyn with their finished pumpkins!!

Miss Abby Lynn

Miss Katelyn Ann

Completed Roof!!!

Our roof is officially done!! YEAH!!! Aaron finished it last Sunday, but of course did I post the new picture this week - of course not!! (Sorry!!) Here it is for all of you who were just dying to see it! :-D (Next step - build a wrap-around porch, hopefully this spring!)