Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Spooks

Here is Tara's pumpkin. Jack is of course one of our favorites. 
Duane made the Cat and Dan the traditional Pumpkin face.
Kevin added the partner to Tara's by carving Oogie Boogie from Nightmare before Christmas.
Carving is serious business at our house.

We had fun this week carving pumpkins for Halloween. My daughter Tara and her family came over for Family Night and we covered our kitchen counter with guts. Pumpkin guts that is. Madison could hardly wait for Halloween. She wanted to dress as a pirate because she thought princesses and stuff were not scary enough! Mom compromised by making it a cute pirate costume. Way to go Tara on sewing such a cute scary costume. Watch out though - she may never want a cute costume again!

When Trick or Treat time finally arrived it was a cold and we were worried that Madison might not get to go out since we had a huge rainstorm at about 5:30 p.m. But it cleared up about an hour later and off she went with mommy and daddy. Madison informed me that she hoped to get chocolate and candy corn because that was all she liked - go figure! I shot this picture from my deck just as Madison was leaving to Trick or Treat - the rainstorm was followed by an amazing rainbow.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Shaya could have ridden the carousel all day! Want to see what happens when you take her off?
 Just scroll down two photos and take a look!
We had our quiet moments, Madison was just thinking about how much fun she was having.
We had our noisy moments - Shaya - She has the best pair of lungs I ever heard!
Who was going to hit who first? Mara ruled and made the first hit.

No competition in my family, right?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Is anything quite like Disneyland - nope! All decked out for Halloween it was absolutely gorgeous. And of course nothing is better than spending time there with my family. Although we had record breaking heat 113 degrees! Whew I thought I would melt and I'm sure I ate about 10 frozen lemonades. But it was still super fun. Watching the grandkids and kids have a great time just being together and running from ride to ride. For me personally it was about getting to talk with each one and catch up on their lives.  Here are a few shots I took of the family while we were busy playing hard. 

My oldest son Matt loves Jack from Nightmare before Christmas so of course I needed a photo with the skeletons.