Saturday, November 1, 2008

I feel like Halloween has been going on for a week. And for those of you who know me this is not a good thing. Since I can remember I have hated Halloween. I think it rubbed off from my mom. When we moved to Las Vegas and my mom got a job with the docs she still currently works for we started going to Disneyland on Halloween. The docs would pay for the hotel and admission into the park. It was the best thing ever. No costumes or trick or treating just good family fun at the happiest place on earth. Last year was the first time we didn't go and then again this year. Last year we were on the Disney Cruise and this year we are leaving for an eight day cruise to Mexico so we stayed home to do Halloween. SO here is a run down of our week.

Monday- Pumpkin Patch
We went to the pumpkin patch for FHE and happened upon some of the kids' cousins. So they did the trampoline where Madisen did three backwards flips and Tanner did none. So Madisen thinks she is so cool. We got two pumpkins and then ate dinner at Pei Wei.
Our family
Madisen on the trampoline
Tanner as the human slingshot
Tanner and Madisen on the huge slide which they did three times

Tuesday we went to Trunk of Treat with my moms ward. We did this for two reasons. First Tanner was going to be at Disneyland with my mom for Halloween and second because my kids have been on track break and were driving me nuts. This was a great way to bribe them to be good while we were shopping for last minute things for the cruise.
Madisen the pretty little witch
Tanner was a ninja

Wednesday we carved pumpkins which I don't have pictures of because the camera was a Justin's office. But they were so cool. Madisen chose for me to carve her Sleeping Beauty and Tanner's was a gravestone with creepy hands reaching up to grab it. After that we took Tanner over to my mom's to spend the night because they were leaving early for Disneyland. 

Thursday was a girls day since Tanner was gone an Madisen was sad. We spent all afternoon shopping and eating and looking at all the girly things we could find. That evening we went to Red Robin for dinner and Madisen was happy to get a chocolate shake. She got to go to bed late and even got to sleep in my bed when she wandered in around 1am. Usually I take her back to her room and tuck her in again.

Halloween Night
Madisen in the back of the truck handing out candy.
Friday was Madisen's big day. She had the hardest time waiting for trick or treat to start. We went to the church around 5:30 where her cousin's came to trunk or treat with us. Justin had spent the whole afternoon with the elders setting up a spook ally and a haunted house which seemed to be a hit. Kids were screaming and laughing all night long as they went through them again and again. Madisen opted not to go in since she gets scared. She satin the back of a truck with a few other girls and handed out candy all night long. We visited some friends and ended the night at the Del Taco drive thru. 


The Pea said...

Holy Skinny girl! I know this post was about Halloween, But YOU GO GIRL!!! You know you have gotten skinny when your face changes.... You look awesome!!

And your kids look great too!

Thatcher Family said...
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Thatcher Family said...

Amen to the pea's post!!! DANG girl! You look 10 years younger. Shoot, you look even better than you did 10 years ago!!

YOU GO GIRL (x2)!!!

Trent and Lindz said...

Yea I wasn't going to make any Halloween comments either even though your kids look adorable! You look awesome! I say next post you talk about your secret!! Come on, Share the wealth!

The Pea said...

That pic of them on the cruise is killing me. SO CUTE!!!