Monday, November 12, 2012


This year our spooky dinner consisted of

Eye of Newt

 Witch fingers

 Mummies (Camille wrapped most of these herself.)

A bowl full of worms:
 Candy Corn Fruit cups, Franken-pudding, and Pumpkin drink
 and bones.

I think everyone thoroughly enjoyed their dinner. Next year I think we'll have our spooky dinner the night before Halloween so we're not in such a rush to get everyone in costume and out the door at a decent hour.
For the video action of dinner go here and here.
 Our royal family complete with our own "Merlin".

Princess Camille
 Wizard Em
 Princess Nattie J.
I had a fabulous dress that I borrowed from the neighbor but didn't get a good picture of it.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


For family night on Monday we carved our pumpkins. We did it in teams. Brad and Natalie, Camille and Me, Ryan and Tara, and the Missionaries (We had them over for dinner so we invited them to carve with us.) Emily was the rover and "helped" until it was time for bed.

 Brad and Natalie  carve a mummy. Which turned out spectacular!

Camille and I chose a witch.

Ryan and Tara went patriotic with the Statue of Liberty.

We told the Missionaries that they had to carve something scripture related. So they referenced Isaiah 40:31 and did a picture of an eagle.

 I thought all of them turned out great. Camille and Natalie were impressed with all of them and as the judges gave everyone a piece of candy as a prize.

Here's Millie pretending to be a Vampire.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Fall Leaves

This is from the first leaf raking of the season. Hopefully, tomorrow we'll do the last raking of the season.

I love that the girls "help" us with the leaves!

I love this one. These girls have so much fun together!
Yes, we use a pool to gather the leaves. It holds more than the wheel barrel and is easy to move. Plus, the girls like to "swim" in the leaves.
 It was a beautiful day.

On an unrelated note the other day I found Natalie showing Miss Em how to plank.  (Alright. I don't really know what they were doing but it looked like they were attempting to plank and I thought it was funny.)