Here are my handsome boys at their piano recital. They both played really well! The theme was " A Night at the Movies", so Blake played a song from Lord of the Rings, and James played a Veggie Tales song from The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything.
I had a hard time coming up with our costumes this year,
but here we are as Bob Ross
(you know, from The Joy of Painting on PBS, "happy little tree" afro painter guy),
and his painting (found at Goodwill, then forged by yours truly).
We had our annual Halloween party, and I even made the doughnuts this year, since Jordan and Karin weren't here. I was a little stressed since I had never made them before, but they were delicious!!! It seems like a lot of parents hate Halloween, but I think it's so much fun!
I didn't get pictures of all the great costumes, but here's what I have:
Bethany and Blake as Freddie Mercury and David Bowie!
eating pumpkin bread bowls and soup
Blake is the mummy
Have you ever seen a cuter Harry Potter?
Brynlee was Cinderella, and grandma made the cute dress!
(too bad she cut her own hair, so no Cinderella bun)
Marinne and her friends were Justin Bieber fans
sorting the loot
"Bob"enjoying a doughnut!
Steven and Adina
more cute cousins
The kids even shared their candy!
The day after Halloween, they taped some of their Snickers bars on the front door for Ray to find when he got home from work.
I have been a bad blogger lately! Rather than trying to catch up, I will start from where we are. We went to a corn maze at a little farm on Saturday.
Marinne and a friend
James lost his two front teeth, so I just had to get a picture with the pumpkins and his jack-o-lantern smile! He says if they haven't grown in by school picture day, he wants to wear fake teeth! Silly kid!
"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbor's children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was here and that I really lived." -Marjorie Pay Hinckley