Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Halloween 2011 - My 666th Post.

I swear I'm not making this up. This is my 666th blog post. Pretty fitting for my post about Halloween, don't you think?

We had a busy and fun Halloween season. It wasn't until 5pm on Halloween evening that I realized we never carved pumpkins. That's crazy! I think this was our first year ever that we did not carve a jack-o-lantern. Ah well, life goes on!

Sam and Parker made good use of our candy corns over the past few weeks.

We also moved Cameron downstairs to room with Carson about a week ago! Now all three boys are downstairs. Next up...changing the empty room on the main floor into a girls room! Agghhhhh!

Here are the 3 stooges chillaxin' in Cameron's bed. I think Cameron's just slightly excited to join the ranks of his older brothers.

Fern went to China for a few weeks in October but when she got home she made time to paint pumkins for my boys. Yay! Here they are, my kids LOVED them as usual!

Carson chose "Gir" from the cartoon "Invador Zim".

Parker was thrilled with his green Puffle from "Club Penguin".

And of course, Cameron wanted "Thomas the Tank Engine". Oh how he loved his pumpkin! He would just stare at it forever and every time we left the house he would yell towards the front door "Bye Thomas!!!"

This past weekend we were able to go to Rexburg Idaho to see my brother's photo show at the college. It was super cool and I'm so glad we were able to make the trip. However, that is my last road trip until after this baby is born. Whoo-wee mama! I was feeling every bump of the road for sure! :)

Look at my big ol' belly! In the past 2 weeks I swear I've tripled in size!

A good time was had by all!

While we were there, we decided to look around campus at BYU-Idaho. There are so many new buildings since I attended college in (ahem....) 1993 - 1995! In fact, most everything is new. I had a hard time getting my bearings straight while on campus. Darren would point out an old building and then I would understand where I was. So crazy! In fact, they have a new auditorium there that looks almost exactly like the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. It seats 15,000. It's a far cry from the old gym bleachers we used to sit in for devotionals when I attended Ricks College!

Halloween morning I got the kids ready for school and had them smile for pictures.

Meet Carson the stick figure. This costume is hysterical at night! The green stick figure lights up and it's all you can see. Carson was dancing around in the dark and I almost peed my pants I was laughing so hard!

Parker the penguin. Yes, this is the same penguin costume that Carson wore last year. However, this year it's an awesome costume because Parker loves Club Penguin so he felt pretty honored to wear it.

Cameron the frog. I could just eat him up!

I dropped Cameron off at preschool and then I went to Carson and Parker's Halloween parade at their school. There was a kid in Parker's grade that had the BEST costume. He walked with a walker, wore an old plaid shirt that he stuffed to make him look fat, and he SHAVED the top of his head so he was a balding old man! I loved it so much and at the same time I was so mad I didn't think of this costume for one of my boys! But here's the best part. I frantically tried to get a picture of him, but he was too fast. This is all I got.

Ha ha ha, the TRICK is on me! Check out that ear wax!!!! Hysterical!

The boys had fun trick or treating and came back with lots of candy to chow on over the next several days....and now it's November. Yay!!

Oh, one last thing. Just because we are talking about Halloween, I think this is an appropriate conversation to share with you...

Carson had to poop really bad but I was making him do his homework first because he always uses poop as an excuse to sit in the bathroom and do nothing.
After I noticed a painful look on his face, we had a discussion which led me to the decision that I should let him use the restroom.
About 10 minutes later, Carson said “thanks to you, I now know what “prairie dogging” means.”

Ha ha ha!