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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

No Pumpkin carving around here.

I love that the kids would prefer to paint their pumpkins than carve them.


Yes, paint please!

Corbin said, "Put this on the blog.  Say -- One pumpkin, Two faces!"

Sure thing buddy!


Makayla said, "Make sure to show the flower."  

Can you see it?

Fingers-crossed that the neighborhood punks don't smash them this year. :)


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Carnival

We went to the neighborhood carnival.  The kids were excited to give their costumes a test run.

The neighborhood kids decided together to go as
The Wizard of OZ.

Makayla went as Glinda the Good Witch

And Corbin decided to go as the TinMan.

Other neighborhood friends were Dorothy and the Wicked Witch.

Initially, I thought I would be making their costumes but then I was talking to a friend and found out she had the same costumes from years ago.  
She let me borrow them. 

What a lifesaver!

I did make Makayla a crown and wand. 


And I made Corbin an axe...that kids has to have a weapon! :)

The carnival had the same activities as last year.
The kids still had their favorites.

Makayla loved the hula hoop:
video

The both liked the fish pond:
Though you can't really tell from their facial expressions! :)

And Corbin loved the sack race:
video

And doughnut eating on a string:



Nothing better than donut in the ear!  :)

video

It was a fun night.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Crazy Hair Day

The kids had red ribbon week at their school again this year.
I don't know if they know the real purpose of the week, but they do like the activities.
Their favorite this time was crazy hair day.


Corbin wouldn't let me cut his hair for weeks so it be would long enough to make "crazy".

Makayla decided to go for the "cute crazy" option.



Funny kids!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!


Pumpkin Walk

On Monday for FHE, we went to the Pumpkin Walk.
This is an annual tradition that has yet to get old.  I forgot the camera though so just took a two pictures on my phone.

My favorite was the "butterfly" from The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The kids also wanted to see how tall they were.

I keep thinking Corbin is going to pass her up but it hasn't happened yet.  

Monday, October 27, 2014

Harvesting Sunflower Seeds

Remember the huge sunflower Corbin grew this summer?

While Grandpa was here, he encouraged the kids to harvest the seeds.
I have planted sunflowers lots of times but it seemed like too much work for the seeds.

The kids were thrilled to do it though.

First, they cut off the head:

then they scraped out the seeds:

then they sorted them.
We then googled how to get them ready to eat.
There were lots of options (including a 24 hour brine)
but Corbin choose the route that was the quickest.
After nearly 2 hours of baking with salt, we had an edible treat.
Not too bad at all.