Monday, November 04, 2013

What Happened in October......

October was here and now gone in a blink of an eye! 
Today as I put away my Halloween decoration away I realized how fast the month went and I didn't blog.

Here is a quick recap of what we did......

Pumpkin picking!
We spent an afternoon with dear friends and their son at the pumpkin farm. It's the same one we have been going to for the last 5 years. 
Animals, corn maze, live music & show, tractor ride and lots of pumpkins!

On the 4th my oldest turned 13!
Yes, I now have a teenager. Not sure how this day snuck up on us, but it did.
I asked him what he wanted to do on his special day. Usually I will cook the birthday kids favorite meal or take them to their favorite restaurant. Family party/celebrations come later on a Saturday.
This teenager wanted to go shopping of his present and then eat at Black Bear Diner.
Good choice!

(First time he has been publicly sung to. He was a bit embarrassed)

 Dessert was a berry milkshake!

 Then on the 8th my third son had a birthday.
This funny man turned 8!
After school we went and spent some time at the park. He asked for some orange chicken & rice for dinner and to go shopping to pick out his present.
It has been harder to know what my kiddos want each year and so I take them out to shop. It is a win win! They love to pick out what they want and I don't have to worry that what I've picked "sucks".

For dessert I made an ice cream pie. First time making it. It was delish!
Vanilla ice cream, (softened)  mix with your favorite candy bar, ( I chopped up twix), and pour into a graham cracker crust. Then you put it in the freezer until firm.

Next up is Halloween!
We didn't have time to carve pumpkins so I got out the paint and helped the kiddos with painting them. They turned out really cute!
We had a Frankenstein, a Purple Minion, and a Sparkle-Princess-Ballerina.
(My "teenager" didn't want any part of it this year.)

The Saturday before Halloween we participated in a "Trunk or Treat".

The kiddos cracked me up with the fashion show they put on with all the costumes. I have several for them to pick and choose or mix. Sad that I didn't get a good pic of them with their final decisions.

Halloween parade at school. 
My Little Miss' first and so I decided to walk with her. 

That night I allowed my teenager to go off with a friend to trick or treat. That was a first for both of us. I have to remember that I can't keep him in a bubble all his life and to start letting me go and do. 
The hubs and I took the other three out and saw some pretty amazing decorations. Our street was somewhat dead. By the time we came back home no one was walking our street and I had a ton of candy to give out. Ugh!
One teenager came by and our oldest gave 4 huge handfuls to her. I laughed and told her she hit the jack pot!
The last few days I have been on a sugar high.
So, so bad! I think I gained a pound from all of it. 

And that's all folks!
Goodbye October.....