Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween: Part 3

Since Sunday was actually Halloween, we started off the day with Pumpkin Pop Tarts before we went to church.  I thought they turned out pretty good.  Saxon took one fake bite and told me it was gross.  Bridger smashed his to pieces with his fork and then told me he couldn't eat it.  So, we gave them all to Nate to take to work :)
After church, Brittany and Johnse came over to make a Halloween Dinner with us.
We had pumpkin chips with pumpkin hummus, sweet & spicy pumpkin seeds, pumpkin fudge, pumpkin ravioli, snail pesto rolls, smoking sodas, baked apples, and salad.  Check out Brittany's blog for some more pictures...

Saxon didn't like our baked apples, so he decided to make his own.  He got out the apple peeler and rolled his apple, then covered it in whipped cream, peanut butter, sprinkles, and cherries.  Gross. :)

I still need to get the pictures, but Britt drew spiders on their faces with eye liner.  Then Saxon decided he wanted a pumpkin face.  So, Uncle Johnse turned his face into a jack-o-lantern.  Saxon looked in the mirror, gave a pouty face, and said "he turned me into a vampire!"  So, being the good sport that he is, Uncle Johnse let Saxy draw on his face with eyeliner.  It was awesome!

Thanks for coming over BB & Johnse!  We had SO MUCH FUN! 

Some pictures I got from Britt's blog:

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween: Part 2

Today was Halloween: Part 2

First of all, here are the cool pumpkins that Nate stayed up until 1 am carving.
Didn't he do a great job!?
And...we grew them all in our garden on only one pumpkin plant :)

For dinner we got Papa Murphy's Jack-o-lantern pizza and we roasted pumpkin seeds to try the sweet & spicy recipe off of Brittany's recipe linky party.
Cinnamon and cayenne actually turned out good even though I'm not a spicy person.

My three heros...

Saxon's little girlfriend, Chloe, from church was Iron Man.  They all looked so cute as superheros.  His other friend, Nelson, was Spiderman, but I didn't get a picture of all of them together.
Saxon's other girlfriend, Riley, met us over at Brittany and Johnse's house to go trick-or-treating in their neighborhood.  Brittany was awesome and took the kids out in the rain to get candy.  After, Saxon went upstairs with Brittany's in-laws to count his candy and organize it where no one could see or take it.  It was so funny!
My Grandma Sonnenberg sent me this email today:

"I remember my kids, and their Halloween parties.   They just dressed up, (not allowed to wear masks) They had some treats, and came home, to get ready for "trick or treating" around the neighbor.
Your Dad and Brent would take an old pillow case and see which one could get the most candy.   They would dump it in the middle of the living room floor, and count it.   They would refill the case and put it under their bed, and no one would dare touch it.    (one piece at a time)   I was always hoping it would last until Christmas, but somehow,  it got away from me.
The boys would dress your Dad up as a football player, with shoulder pads, helmet, and black sute under his eyes, from the fireplace.   I had five "romping" football players, all ready to go clean up the neighborhood."

It made me laugh how much kids, esp. boys, are so much the same.  I asked Saxon what his teacher was going to be for Halloween and he said "A football player" because who wouldn't want to be a football player for Halloween?  (She was Snow White).  
When my boys finished trick-or-treating, they did exactly what my Grandma's boys did...dump it out in the middle of the living room floor and count it and then hide it from each other. 

Here's a cute story from Saxon today:
He has been counting down from the minute he woke up for it to get dark so he could go trick-or-treating.  When it finally started getting dark, it started to rain.  Saxon was devastated!  He went out on the balcony, looked up at the sky, and yelled, "Heavenly Father!  Why are you ruining my Halloween!"  I explained that Heavenly Father doesn't like to be yelled at and that maybe he should try asking nicely.  After he stopped crying he decided to ask the right way (say a prayer).  So, he sat on my lap and said a prayer asking Heavenly Father to stop the rain for Halloween.  He even promised to start "showing love one another" because it is something we are working on.  When we left our house to go to the ward party, it was raining.  When we left the ward party to go to Britt's, it was pouring.  When the kids left Britt's house to go out and trick-or-treat, the rain stopped.  On the way home, Saxon told us that Heavenly Father stopped the rain for him.  I was so glad because I didn't want to have the "sometimes Heavenly Father says no" talk with him just yet.

This picture is Saxon in his "Spider Hat" from preschool.  
I'm getting ready to get rid of some preschool projects, but I wanted a picture first :)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween: Part 1

This year, we are having a 3 day Halloween Celebration!
Today is Day 1:
First we went to Saxon's Halloween Carnival at Preschool.
They had games, a bounce house, a slide, a "haunted" maze that you ride a scooter through (it was really cool), tons of prizes, a performance by all of the kids, and a pizza party at the end.  The kids were so sad when it was over.  They LOVED the big slide, but couldn't quite understand the point of the cake walk.  They both walked away before the music even stopped :)

Saxon wasn't that interested in most of the songs that they sang, but he did sing the "Frankenstein" song.  He was even singing it in his sleep last was so cute!  Since Nate couldn't be there, he came home and sang some of the songs for Nate too.
The slides were a hit, and so was the cotton candy machine.
My kids were so excited to get their first cotton candy.
Saxon loved it and ended up sticky and blue for the rest of the carnival.
Bridger looked at it and said "This Wucky" and handed it back.
Dalton slept through the whole thing.
Saxon's teacher (Miss Nettie) dressed up as Snow White.  She looked so cute!

To celebrate "Halloween: Part 1" we had butternut squash soup in pumpkin bread bowls.  The kids actually ate a lot of it too because they were so excited about their bread bowls.
After dinner, we went over to our neighbors house to carve pumpkins.  We had 5 pumpkins (one for each of us) and it took FOREVER!  Nate is still carving them.  I'll have to post a picture of the finished pumpkins later.  We did save the seeds though so we can roast them :)
I made this fun "Candy Cake" for the pumpkin carving party.  It was chocolate cake with Kit-Kat on the outside and Reeses Pieces on top.  I tied an orange ribbon around it and it looked like a candy bowl.  It was fun.  I wish I had a picture of it before we cut it.  I found an "imitation Magelby's famous chocolate cake" recipe online and it turned out really good.  Really rich though...
The kids were totally uninterested in the pumpkins since they had so much fun running around with the neighbor kids.  I tried to get Saxon and Chloe and Bridger together for a picture and instead they all laid down in the grass.  So, this is what I got...
We've got some fun stuff planned for tomorrow too, so we can't wait for Halloween: Part 2!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Turn away for a second...

I turn my back for one second, and Saxon decides to give Bridger a bath in the sink.
Bridger was obviously a willing participant, in fact, I'm pretty sure he helped come up with the idea.
I was on the phone with my mom and Nate was holding Dalton.
Nate says, " might want to come look at this..."
And this is what I find...
I'm pretty sure I laughed until I cried, and then we had a mess to clean up...