Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Decor

Right behind Christmas, Halloween is one of my very favorite holidays.  While we don't go too crazy decorating, I do like to add a few creepy touches to the house to keep it fun.

Here is my little assistant, ready to give you the tour.

Posing with her Minnie pumpkin.


We have just a few things inside the house, too.  My very favorite decoration to get out each year is my collection of Halloween pictures.  We all love to look back and see how much these kiddos have changed over the years.  Love this!

This pumpkin cracks me up.  Kyle painted it in 3rd grade as a class project.  That was 1 year ago.  It's a real pumpkin! How has it not rotted yet???  Creepy!

Allie is so very afraid of skeletons this year.  Every time we see one in a store or while walking around our neighborhood she'll close her eyes and say, "tell me when it's over."  She did give me permission, though, to buy this skeleton head because it was sparkly and pretty!

Happy Haunting!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pumpkin Carving

Last night was one of those rare nights when everyone was home.  No out of town travel for work, no dance class and no sports practices.  So, we enjoyed dinner together, pumpkin carving and watching the final game of the World Series.  We sure were bummed that the Royals lost.

The kids got to enjoy a fun and super easy dessert after dinner.

After dinner and homework were finished, we got to work on the pumpkins.  The kids each chose their designs.  Here are the final products.

Hayden and his Vanderbilt pumpkin

Kyle and his Nike Swoosh pumpkin

And Allie with her scary castle pumpkin.  Bless her.  Mama helped her.  Let's just say I won't be quitting my day job anytime soon to be a professional pumpkin carver!

I just love these traditions and memories we are making with these sweet kiddos!

Boo to You!

Mummy Juice

The Little Things: Mummy Juice Boxes

Allie's preschool Halloween Party is today, and we signed up to bring juice boxes.  Of course, plain old juice boxes just wouldn't do!

With these simple supplies, we transformed regular apple juice into Mummy Juice.

The Little Things: Mummy Juice Boxes

The Little Things: Mummy Juice Boxes

So simple, but so fun!

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Gentry's Farm

Each fall we try to take the kiddos to a local farm that opens its doors for family fun, Gentry's Farm.  Unfortunately, this year we didn't make it as a family; but Allie and I were able to meet up with some friends earlier this week to take it all in.

How tall?  It helps if you stand on your tippy toes.

Crawling through a spider web.

On a hayride with our sweet friends B and C.

Happy Fall, Y'all!


We just wrapped up the boys' football season this past weekend.  This year was the first time that Hayden and Kyle were able to play on the same team.  For any sport.  Ever.  They are only 2 years apart in age, but it is just enough of a difference when qualifying for sports leagues.  It made for a special season that these boys could be teammates.  This won't happen again until high school.

This was the day before their first game back in September.  They were allowed to wear their game day jerseys to school each Friday.  I think this might be the REAL reason they wanted to play football!

 This is after their first game.  Best buddies J and L are also brothers who haven't played on a team together before this season.  While Kyle and L play lots of sports together and Hayden and J do, too; it truly was a special time for all 4 boys to be together.  And it made carpooling to and from practices easier on the moms!

Hayden #87

Kyle #31

After Kyle broke his toe, he became the sidelines entertainment.  Thankfully, he only missed 2 games.

This little cutie was there for every game cheering her brothers on to victory.

Love these two! 

And with that, we have already moved on to basketball practice this week.  No rest for the weary!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 27, 2014


Around here, it is common for our kids to get BOO'D each Halloween season.  Friends leave a bag of treats on the front porch, ring the doorbell and run like crazy so they don't get caught.  Our little ones enjoy their goodies, and then we do the same to 2 other neighbors.

This year, I decided it was high time that the moms got in on the Halloween fun, too.  There was some BOO'ZING going on in our neighborhood!

A little bottle of wine and a cute glass make a fun "happy" for some sweet friends!

Have you been BOO'ZED?