Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Let's play catch-up...

What have we been up to for the last month? OOOhhh- lots of fun stuff!!


I got the kids these flashy necklaces, and Lauren was surprised to see the lights!

You see Belle, Iron Man and Snow White and a Black Cat (which I have been for 3 years now. My trusty headband never lets me down!) were our costumes of choice this year.

Tony didn't dress up because he is too cool.

The weather was nice enough, we went around my neighborhood loop on 4-wheelers! The kids thought this was the greatest thing ever! Usually, they were snow pants under their costumes.


Our house all spooked out for little visitors...One of Kinsey's first big-girl trick-or-treat moments!!Dave, Kinsey and Ashley- on the hunt for some treats!!

AND BIRTHDAYS!!! Jossy had a Tinkerbell party with all her friends from primary and cuzzin Kinsey! I made all the girls little tutus and we danced and played "pixie appropriate" games. They loved it! Tinkerbell hair-do. Not bad considering her latest hair-cut!

Pixie tea party. Wow. Those girls ate more that Gage and his friends. Actually, I remember me and my friends and that sounds about right...

Gage had a Transformers party. Hence, he is dressed as Bumblebee. I got some cute ideas off the internet for his party: Powerlinked Energon hunt (tied together with glowsticks, looking for treat bags) and the biggest hit: a Decepticons vs. Autobots battle! We used silly string, and it was a huge hit. I love that five-year olds think I do good parties.

Thank you to Jen, Julie and Ashley for helping me with these parties when Tony couldn't be there. If you hadn't been there, I would have been eaten alive. Or trampled.

And I redid my "fancy" room. Muy Caliente!! It was a soft steely-blue before. It just wasn't doing it for me. I still want more stuff- like on the walls, and better window treatments. And maybe something for the corner.... Oh well, I'll just have to put it on my list.


vvjenks said...

Hi Halloween and Birthday people. Everyone looked like partying is the best!! Sweet costumes! I can see that Tony liked his job--actually a 4-wheeler ride on Halloween sounds pretty fun.

Alli - you make our birthday parties look simple! You really do produce great parties.

Mom Jenks

The McGary's said...

wow lots of fun parties! You make a great cat:) and do a mean party.

Paige said...

Hi Alli...it was so fun to get caught up a little on your adorable family...They are all SO cute!! and yes your still a model, hey how did you do your little girls curls in your family pictures? Hello she could be in a magazine!! what barrell did you use? I need some step by step with the hair-do dept. for mine and my girls....anyway were the pictures before or after Gage cut it off? if it was after You did a great job of hiding it!

Mark said...

I'm so sad I missed the big birthday parties!! I thought of them both on their birthdays... brings back some fun hospital memories (I'm sure I enjoyed visiting and seeing the babies more than you enjoyed labor). So... I am a fan of the entry room. Did you move your dining table in there then? What's where the dining table used to be?

And, the parties looked like they were a huge hit! Wish I could have been there...


Kara said...

So fun parties for the kids! Your fancy room is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your kids with us!

Lacey said...

We have to get our boys together to play. Ryker also had a transformer party this year too. I know all the lingo even. Cute pics of your kids. You always have the cutest family pictures done.