Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween "Party"

We love Halloween at our house. I think I get really into it because it's the beginning of the holiday season, and it gives me an excuse to decorate and make themed food. We hosted a Halloween night drop by and eat party like we did last year. We made way too much food again, but those who came had a good time. I should have taken more pictures (as always), but I at least got one of our family in costume. My mom is an amazing seamstress!

And Adam's family was adorable. I cannot look at Corban here and not smile.

And speaking of themed food, I give you Pumpkin Cheeseball (just the shape, not the flavor):

And spooky drinks and mix-ins, for brewing your own potion (the kids LOVED these):

I'm thinking we'll do it again next year.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Special Pumpkin Fest

Chad and I had a chance to take Lincoln to a free fall event for kids with special needs at the Desert Botanical Gardens. It was sunny and hot, because that's how we do fall around here.

There were Halloween tattoos (Lincoln was not a fan):

Art projects:

And a hay maze perfect for kids Lincoln's size:

The petting zoo was cool--Lincoln loved the tiny pigs:

And he got to pick out his own free pumpkin (Chad wanted to grab a huge one, but we let Lincoln choose, and he opted for a small one):

We finished the trip off with free entry to the Butterfly Exhibit (I got yelled at for trying to get one to crawl on my finger):

Saturday, October 11, 2014

A Budding Seamstress

Bree and Mason each got to spend a couple days on their own with my mom during fall break. When she asked Bree what she wanted to do, she said she wanted to learn to sew. My mom let her choose her own fabrics and patterns, and walked her through the process. She told me that Bree did every single stitch herself, and that she was a natural with the sewing machine. Bree is so proud of her accomplishments, and wears her creations frequently. Here she is modeling one dress:


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Fall Break: Family Style

Fall Break found us in Vegas again. The kids don't get to see enough of Grandma and Papa Wallace, so the drive is well worth it. We did a couple popular favorites. 
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay:

Discovery Children's Museum:

And new for us this year was a jaunt up to St. George to visit Mike's family, and see cousin Taysom return home from her mission! We are so proud of her!

And we "women" went to the General Women's meeting broadcast and dinner at the Cheesecake Factory! Love this picture. But Bree is way too grown up.

Pictures taken 9/29/14 thru 10/2/14
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