Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!
I started my day getting to work extra early to set up for Snack Day in our department. Even though I only was scheduled to work a 1/2 day today, I organized a snack day at work. It seemed like everyone participated and there was quite a bit of sweets on the table.
My youngest Jordan, dressed up for school as a vampire. He had to put his makeup on and get ready all by himself. He practiced on Saturday (see haunted forest walk pics below) minus the darkness under the eyes. He mentioned that he scared a student and a teacher. The boys only had a half day of school on halloween and Nov. 1st due to conferences.
Later in the day the trick or treaters started arriving after 3:30pm not too many this year, probably because Halloween fell on a Wednesday this year. This year we gave out the ever popular Gummy Body Parts


Since the boys are older they didn't trick or treat so I purchased some of our favorite candies for us to enjoy for the next few days.
Tuesday we all got creative and carved jack-o-lanterns once I get them downloaded, I will post them here.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Yesterday was a great day full of events.

My oldest son and I had an appointment to give blood at 8:30am. We made sure we ate before we went because the last time I gave blood I had a very light breakfast and by the time I got home, I was very light headed. After lunch DH and I treated my 5 year old nephew to a walk through the matinee of our towns Haunted Forest Walk. It is very mild scare to go through that time of the day. They gave the little kids a power ring to scare off the monsters. It was really fun, when he would show the ring the zombies would fall to the ground. My nephew still ended up being scared; luckily his Mommy and Daddy went along with us on the walk. His daddy ended up holding him through the walk. It really would have been creepy to walk through the forest at night. Some of the "stages" were done by the boy scouts and they really did a good job. Also during this event my 2 sons volunteered to work. My oldest son was in charge of setting off the hearse with a skeleton that popped up on his queue and my younger son did crowd control on the hayride.

Once we were done with the walk. My sister and I spent the rest of the day at Archivers scrapbooking. I treated her to an evening of scrapbooking for her birthday. I ended up getting 8 pages done; I didn't think that was too bad considering that I felt I really wasn't ready or organized to scrapbook. I think having a Quikcuts Silhouette really helps my pages come together.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Haunted Forest Bust

Well tonight my two children were supposed to volunteer to work at our villages Haunted Forest Walk. They were their for about an hour helping people on and off the hayride when we received a phone call asking to be picked up. Unfortunately it was cancelled due to rain. Hopefully they will be able to work the event tomorrow.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Where have I been?

Wow, I just realized that I haven't posted since August.
I will do alittle catching up and post other happenings later.
We celebrated 4 September birthdays towards the end of September, Hubby purchased a motorcycle which I hope to post pics soon here. What fun and enjoyment that has been. I didn't think I would enjoy riding on the back of one as much as I do. Not crazy about the helmet wearing but if it will save my life, I will do it.
Last but not least, getting our oldest sons paperwork ready for college applications.