Friday, October 31, 2008

I love  your pumpkin guts!

Cameron has no qualms about putting his hands in slimy goo.

why do we do this?

Tyson punched a hole in every single dot for his picture.

Carson didn't want to carve a pumpkin this year....well until I cleaned out the guts.  I guess he has some qualms about slimy goo.

Reese- just happy to be in the middle of things.

Cameron is very into his design.

Carson's own creation

Headless horseman


Friday, October 24, 2008

It's always fun when Grandma (and Luke) comes!

The kids were out of school Friday so I invited my Mom and nephew Luke to come up and do some Halloween stuff.   When she showed up she was dressed in her witch costume.  In her ward in Delta they have a "Witches night out" and all of the ladies in the ward dress up with cute hats and stuff and have a dinner.  I didn't ever think that sounded a little weird until I just now typed it, anyway, it was last night and she missed it so she dressed up today.  My mom is a really fun Grandma! She is always making stuff with the kids.  Today she made homeade play dough to make creepy fingers or noses with, fun!

Cameron, Grandma, Carson, Luke and Reese

We made pigs-in-a-blanket for lunch.  I haven't had these in a very long time!

The kids dressed up in our old costumes and we made skeletons out of paper plates.  They were not as easy I thought they would be.  My mom and Cameron did a lot of cutting out and the assembly was not fun either, but they turned out pretty cute.


Then...we decortated cookies.  These are the best sugar cookies.  Here is the recipe:

Sour cream sugar cookies/ cheerleader cookies( this is what my Aunt JoAnn calls them)
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
cream together

5 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

mix together 
1 cup sour cream
refigerate 2 hours or more.  Roll out on floured surface and cut out shapes with cutters.  Bake at 400 for 10 min

The Lukester
Tys  His cookies had at least an inch of frosting on them!


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Over by our house there is a little grove of huge trees.  The scouts have made one into a big tree house.  Sean is one of the assistant scout masters in our ward and they had an activity there. He was so excited to take the boys there.  He told them it was a secret and they couldn't even tell me what it was or anything about it.  They were so excited!  When we lived in Spirit Lake I was always trying to get the boys to go explore.  Just across from our house was a mountain with fun trails that we would hike.  You could see our house or the lake from just about anywhere on the trails but they would never go by themselves.  They loved going to the tree house.  They would stay there all day with their friends.  I'm glad they are finally getting a little adventurous.

I don't know if you remember how Reese rubbed vaseline all over her hair (which she did more than once!)?  If you don't, you can see pictures on the first page of my blog.  Well, this is her next phase.  She will climb on the counter in the bathroom via the  bottom drawer to get into my make-up hence the black eyes.  She has ruined 3 things of mascara!  She will come find me to show me how beautiful she looks.  She has also taken to drawing all over herself with anything that will leave a mark, markers, pens, or the best of all red, black and green sharpies!  I know what you are thinking, "why doesn't Carrie just put her makeup where she can't get it or hide all the markers (side note:  Reese just came to me buck naked!  She has taken off all of her clothes and her diaper!  She has been doing this the last few days, all day long! whattheheck!) anyway, she just finds things! I don't know how she does it. What a sweet girl!

(sorry i can't get the picture to flip)