Thursday, October 30, 2008

Big Chicken

Here is Nicole at the costume parade today at school. The picture isn't very good because she wouldn't stop so her dear old mother could snap a photo.

She looks pretty cute though.. some history of the chicken. 6yrs ago I made the first chicken costume a idea I got from a Martha Stewart magazine ( I made it better though).

I recently submitted a picture of Nicole in the chicken costume age 6 to the Standard Examiner and wouldn't you know it got published.

Nicole was in heaven. She asked me if I thought tv reporters might want to come and talk to her. I said probably not, even though you look fabulous as a chicken the newspaper is your 5 min. of fame. She did get a lot of attention from people at church as well as her class at school. Shortly after her picture was in the paper she announced she was going to be the chicken again. And so I being the wonderful mother I agreed to make a new bigger chicken costume.

This however is the last chicken costume I will be making.

There are white feathers all over my house.

There are white feathers in my bed. ( I sat on my bed while assembling the chicken )

There are white feathers on the dog. ( Jack was drawn to the fluffy chicken suit, rolling and sleeping on it He couldn't get enough of it. I think He might of thought it was a female dog because yes, I caught him doing that to). Don't tell Nicole that part. She will never want to wear the chicken suit and she promised to wear it next year to.

Halloween tommorow should be lots of fun.

Justin as the Candy Robot

Today is the Halloween celebration at the elementary school. There is no school tommorow. The kindergarteners get to wear their costumes to school and the older kids take theirs to change into.

So we dressed Justin in the robot costume I made and he looked great ! It was funny because he can't put his arms down all the way. oh well, the price of looking fabulous.

All month long Justin has told me he will be the robot for school but wants to dress as Mario for tricks and treating. I have tried to convince him to be the robot instead of Mario.

I think today changed his mind about Mario.

When we were walking up to school and across the playground all of the school kids ooohed and awwed at his costume. We heard kids yelling awesome, and cool robot kid- you should have seen Justins face, he was beaming. When we got to kindergarten the praises kept coming - from adults and kids alike.

Justin turned to me and gave me a big hug saying " Thank you mom for making my robot costume".

Wow... this kid really knows how to make me feel great.

He is going to have one fantastic day at school.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Let's play tag

Well I have never done this before but it seemed kind of fun and since Karrie tagged me I'm not about to break the chain.
8 TV Shows I like to watch:
This is hard because I am not a big tv watcher but like Karrie we watch a lot of dvds of old tv shows.
1. Monk- it is halarious.
2. Curuso - new show on nbc this season good so far.
3. Home extreme makeover- I just love all the stories and the deserving families.
4. The Adams family.
5. The waltons- good clean entertainment.
6. Dateline and other news shows
7. Masterpiece theatre on pbs especially when they had the Jane Austen series on.
8. Fox 13 news

8 restaurants I like to eat at -- In no particular order,
1. Jason's deli in layton, try the panninis yummy !
2. Ye Lions Den - the scones are to die for.
3. TGI Fridays- Bruschetta chicken pasta.
4.The Oaks- just the atmosphere is great.
5.Texas Roadhouse- kind of loud but the food is great.
6. Boston's - if you love pizza
7. Cafe Rio - anything with the sweet pork barbaquoa
8. Lee's Mongolian- really great food but a dive

8 things that happened today.
1. Woke up and got the kids to school
2. Volunteered in Justin's classroom, kindergarten is so much fun.
3. Thought about doing laundry, maybe a little latter.
4. visited mom and dad
5. Worked on Halloween costumes
6. Played outside with Justin
7. Cleaned up a bit
8. Talked with my sister

8 things I'm looking forward to
1. Halloween, trick or treating with the kids, school parties and a day off of school
2. The weekend- spending time with Eric and the kids
3. Thanksgiving- being with family
4. Christmastime- the whole season is fun
5. A family vacation ( hopefully sometime in the next year )
8 people I tag
1. Annemarie
2. Dana
3. Gloria
4. Chloe
For those who I have tagged copy the questions and replace my answers with yours in a posting on your blog. I look forward to reading yours.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Chicken and Robot

Well, today I am working, working, working on Halloween costumes.
This is one thing I look forward to every year. I really enjoy making the kids costumes. Last year the kids wanted store bought costumes. Nicole was a witch and Justin was a vampire. It was ok but I am really glad that this year they both decided ( I talked them in to ) being something unique.
Nicole decided she wanted to be a chicken. She was a chicken when she was 6 and it was great, so hopefully she will be just as happy as a 12 yr old chicken.
I talked Justin into being a robot for school and it is turning out fabulous. He still wants to be Mario for trick or treating which I guess is ok to.
I am going to dress up Eric either as a farmer to go with the chicken or a mad scientist to go with the robot. As for me I will probably be a witch, ( I won't even have to dress up ) just kidding I will dress up and I think I might spray my hair as well. As soon as the costumes are done I will post some picts.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

UEA weekend

It was so nice to have the kids home for a break from school. We had lots of fun even though I was sick the whole time. I came down with a horrible sinus deal and it totally knocked me on my butt for the weekend.
Friday I suffered through frightmeres at lagoon. The kids had a great time and it was fun to see the performers dressed up like monsters singing and dancing. Lagoon really goes all out on the decorations. We even saw a tombstone with Justin's name on it. He thought that was great !
We walked through a small spook alley with the kids clinging to both sides of me. I told them one of them could hang on to Eric, but neither one would leave my side. Nicole opted out for the other two haunted houses. I guess she is still scarred from her birthday at the haunted corn maze.
We spent some time at the arcade and Justin won a bunch of tickets on deal or no deal. When he was turning in the tickets for prizes a teenage girl came and gave him 125 more. You should of seen the look on his face, the girl did, and that made her day.
The best part for me was watching the kids devour carmel apples while watching the monsters dance. The kids rode on a few rides and then we called it a night. It has been really fun this year having lagoon passes. So nice to go and not spend all day long.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

That's a Bummer

Today my nephew Thomas had to have a colonoscopy done. What a bummer he is only 12yrs. old. So to celebrate I made him this cake. The small sign sticking out of the butt cheek says- congrats on your colonoscopy.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Jeremys Revenge

Wow, yesterday we woke up to snow. I couldn't believe how much was covering the ground and still coming down. The flakes were huge. We had about 5-6". I am not ready for winter one bit. I think that it is my fault for all the snow. The other day my brother Jeremy called- He lives in Alaska, and when he told me that they already had snow I laughed my head off. I rubbed it in pretty good that down in Utah we were enjoying a lovely fall. So to get me back I am sure he had something to do with all the snow coming down here. I can just see him praying for us to have a winter storm.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Go Utes

This year we got a couple of season tickets for Ute football. Eric has been having lots of fun taking the nephews and our kids. My turn is coming up when the Utes verse BYU. I told Eric maybe we should paint our chests for that game. Don't worry I won't post the picts. if we do. We have had so much fun that next year we've already decided to get season tickets for the whole family.

Creative Hair Day

Today is creative hair day at school. Every day this week the kids have been doing fun things for the anti-tobbaco campaign.

Justin wanted to be half red and half green in honor of both Mario and Luigi.... go figure.
Nicole just wanted colored hair.
Eric did the honors.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Feeding the ducks

Today we took a trip up to Beus' Pond. I just love visiting the pond. We took lots of bread to feed the ducks and they were hungry. I have never seen so many ducks at the pond. We also took Jack with us, he didn't like the ducks so much. The weather was perfect. I could not have asked for a better day. You can tell Justin had a great time , just look at the goofy look on his face. Nicole enjoyed herself as well. And of course I had a blast watching the kids and taking pictures.

The Great Pumpkin

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Halloween is coming !

Last years famiy portrait. I know we look fabulous !
Nobody recognized Justin with his hair sprayed dark.
I just love Halloween.
This year I just don't know what to be. I love making costumes and especially like when our whole family matches.
Any ideas out there ?