Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wednesday - Halloween



So I am loving that our team made it to one play off game.  Sadly we won, but happy to be done and moving on to better and bigger things.  (for both boys)  

It was a hard game but Jackson did really good!

Since we lost we and we are done we are having our end of season party Saturday.  I am loving I get to see some of my friends then!!

I am loving this little boy!  I LOVE that he has such an amazing imagination!!

I am loving that today is Halloween and we get to go to Church for our yearly Harvest Party!!

I am loving this sweet little boy and the sweet little girl!!!


I LOVE that we bought Jackson a new riding suit for his bday!  Now he can get out there and get as dirty as he wants and not ruin his clothes underneath!!!


I am LOVING I got to spend the day with Stephen at school!!  I also stayed a few minutes longer this morning cause he didn't want me to go.  So I stayed for a few minutes and then he was fine!!  I can't wait to tell you all about our day at school in a different post!!


I love this little turkey!!  Isn't Grace the cutest!!!  Stephen wore this when he was 9 months old and it makes me miss my baby!!



Friday, October 26, 2012

Past Halloween Costumes from 2002-2011

                  





2002 I celebrated my first Halloween as a mother!  My friend Jessica that I worked with bought Jackson this sweet pumpkin suit! Of course we didn't go trick or treating but we dressed up anyways!!


2003 I was dating Bart and everyone knows that Bart's family has horses.  I think  I might have had him something already, but when I went to Party City I found this horse costume!  It was $30 bucks and by far the most I have spent on a costume.  We went to my Dad's church and had fun at the festival with my little sister at their fall festival!!

2004 Bart and I were married and we went to my moms, Winn Dixie where Pam worked then headed over to go trick or treating in My dad's subdivision.  I think we went to 5 houses!!  It was alot of fun though!!

2005 was a quick and fun Halloween.  I left the very next day for a 10 day trip with my work and so I was busy getting everything ready!!  Jackson's aunt bought him this cute little football costume.  We still have it btw and Stephen is loving it now!!  He had a mouth full of candy!  This is also back when he LOVED Ga Bulldogs.  We went to see my Aunt, my grandparents, and my mom and inlaws!

2006 we went to the sames houses that we went to in 2005.  Can you tell we are big trick or treaters????  We bought him nothing for his costume.  He had all the stuff already!  I wish you could see his little chaps!!


Jackson was Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2007.  I found this costume for $4 at a consignment sale and Jackson LOVED it!!!  This was Jackson's first year doing Halloween at Church!  He racked up with the candy!!  We didn't go trick or treating at all that year just to church!
2008 we were blessed to have Stephen!!!  It was alot of fun with the 2 boys!!  We didn't go trick or treating and honestly it might have been Jackson's weekend with his dad.  I bought the turkey costume at a consignment sale.  It wasn't cheap, but we got LOTS of use out of it.  Birthday party for Jackson, Church and I think he wore it during Thanksgiving!!
Jackson was still able to go to the Fall festival at Church the Wednesday before Halloween.  This is also the same year he had a Costume Birthday party!  I made his costume.  Looks kind of shady, but honestly Jackson LOVED it!  I was kind of embarrassed about it, but have you ever seen the price tag on one???  like over $50?!?!?!  Crazy!


This year for sure Jackson was at his dads.  He couldn't think of anything in particular so he just dressed up as Bible Man for our Harvest Party at Church.  2009



2010 I had a ball with costumes.  The boys wanted to be Mario and Luigi.  The costumes at Walmart are over priced so I came up with this.  Jackson couldn't find overalls so I took an old pair of his jeans and and old pair of my jeans and put together this outfit.  It looks all junky, but they loved them!!  I made their mustache and hats out of stuff I had already!!  Jackson was Luigi since he is the taller brother!!


Stephen was Mario since he is short!  We also didn't go "trick or treating" this year.  We had a blast at church and they got tuns of junk!!



2011 Jackson was Frankenstein and Stephen was a puppy at Church!  I made all of Jackson's stuff with what we had at home and bought green paint and black hairspray.  It was cheap and he LOVED it!!  I bought Stephen the puppy costume at a consignment sale for $3.  It was so sweet and cute.  He HATED it!!!  I think he felt funny around the neck because it was bulky?!?!?!



2011 we went real trick or treating.  Stephen was Jackson's football player!! and Jackson was Frankenstein again!! This time both was happy!!  We went to the Methodist church in Cleveland and then we went to a small subdivision and trick or treated!!


 Come back and check out what the boys will wear for Halloween 2012.  Once again I have only spent around $3 on Jackson's and I will only be spending about $3 for Stephen!!





Thursday, October 25, 2012

Monster Mansion - Fall Break Craft

We had fall break a week ago.  I knew the kids would want to do something fun so I pulled out the Monster Houses that I bought at Target 75% off last year.  I ended up paying $2.50 for each of them.  It kept Jackson and Matt busy for almost an hour.  Stephen worked about 5 minutes and then he was done!!



The stickers were dry since they were a year old, but glue helped!!


Stephen would rather play with babies than do an art project.  Come to find out he is the same way at school!

Matt was so careful!!

Stephen watching Matt!!

Matt's final project!!

Look at Stephen's then look at Matt's again!  AND I helped him with the top!!  Somehow Jackson didn't get a picture of him and the final project???  


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Is today a school night?

Stephen ask the same question every night.  "Is today a cool (school) night?"
He LOVES sleeping anywhere but his bed.  Always has.  Regardless if he actually sleeps in his bed he still ALWAYS ends up in our bed every night.  On the weekends we let the boys sleep on the couch or where ever!  This particular night Stephen wanted to sleep in the play room!!  He didn't last though!! and he was mad because I  took a picture!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Celebrating Jackson's 10th birthday!

Wednesday night at Church I surprised Jackson with a cookie cake from The Great American Cookie.  One of his faves!! 



Saturday we invited his football buddies over to celebrate.  What other way to celebrate?  With Football of course!  They played football and we served them some tailgate food!  Below are some pictures from the party!  We had a good time!  Lots of smiles from sweet little boys!

The junk food table!

The cupcakes!



Loved getting to do some ideas I found on Pinterest!! 






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Some of the party guest!

Oh and they played basketball!  and ping pong, but some how forgot to take a picture??

Football MoMs!!

Sweet Grace!!

10 candles on a little cupcake!!!

It's blurry, but look at the smiles!!!


Blowing them out.  Hope he made a good wish!!

Opening presents!



Aunt Jo holding Grace, and Pam holding Jayden!


Had to take the ring pop away from him ;)



Love the expression?!?!  Not sure what he was thinking!!!



This is where Aunt Holly was telling him it was really hard for her to buy him GT stuff and that she must really love him for her to buy him that!!



I love that Jayden is looking down at her little sister and the smile from Holly and Jody is sweet!




Hay ride time!

Don't worry Maddie Kate didn't drive, papa did!!

Most of the kids that rode the hay ride.  They all had a ring pop!

ring pop out for a good smile!!

Priceless!

They all had a soda and a ring pop!

I had a photo booth, but sadly we were the only ones to par take in it :(  They boys had to much fun playing football.  boo


Over all it was a great party, good turn out, good fun and great getting to see everyone.  BUT most of all it was a blessing to see Jackson happy!

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