Sunday, November 7, 2010


I know this is a week late, but I think that's pretty good considering how busy October and November have been.

We had a fun Halloween this year! A few days before, I made this fun lunch for Kade & Ky. We had mummy dogs, monster faces, and tator tots dipped in blood. However, they each only ate one bite of their mummy dog. Sometimes I wonder why I go to the trouble to make things like this fun, when they would have been happier with a pb&j. Oh well.
On Saturday evening, we went to the ward trunk-or-treat. It was extra fun because Bret, Charise, and Cooper were with us. I think the boys had a great time and they got lots of candy, even if it was too crowded and chaotic for me. I didn't get to talk to a single person at the party, except for Greta, but that's only because our cars were parked next to each other.
War Machine and Iron Man in the costume parade.

Cooper as Buzz Lightyear-too cute!

War Machine and Iron Man had their costumes picked out months in advance. I couldn't believe that I was letting my kids wear store-bought, jumpsuit costumes for Halloween. But, to add that special, homemade something extra, we made repulsors for their hands with gloves and little lights. They looked super cool in the dark!

If you remember the fake War Machine costume that Ky used to wear all the time, then you'll notice that this actual War Machine costume is a huge improvement. I'm not embarrassed to let him wear this one out of the house.

Hope you all had a Happy Halloween like we did. Oh and P.S. don't tell my boys that they missed Trick-or-Treating because Halloween was on Sunday, because I don't think they even knew they missed it. They had so much fun at the trunk-or-treat, and we were too busy at Bart's surprise party on Halloween night for them to notice they were missing out on something.

Monday, November 1, 2010

the big 3-0!

Last week, my amazing hubby turned the big 3-0! We've been having so much fun celebrating his birthday for over a week. We started the celebrations with a party with some friends the Friday before his birthday. I had so much fun planning and decorating for his party.
I printed out a bunch of pictures of Bart when he was younger and tied them to the glasses so everyone could keep track of which glass was theirs.

We ate food based on Bart's favorite snacks: Twizzlers, peanut butter M&Ms, salt and pepper chips, peanut butter and chocolate popcorn, black-bottom cupcakes, and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with caramel bits. It was all so yummy!
Then, we played games from the show Minute to Win It.

Ky showed everyone how to do it!

This balloon game was super hard. I think we needed a bigger room with no ceiling fan to get in the way. But, doesn't Bart look cute trying? I think so.

Me and my sweetie at the party. He looks good for 30!
His actual birthday was on Wednesday. We had his annual birthday lasagna, and cheesecake. This year's cheesecake had a fudgy layer, topped with a creamy cheesecake topped with peanut butter ganache, chocolate ganache, and peanut butter cups. Yum!

Friday night, his brother Bret and his family came up and surprised him at his clinic. They stayed through Sunday and we had a lot of fun with them too.
Then, last night we had a surprise party for him at his parents house in Appleton. His sister Sadie planned the whole thing and we had a lot of fun. We almost weren't able to get him down there, but we did.

I think he looks a little worried about blowing out all 30 candles!
We also celebrated my nephew Cooper's birthday at the party since he turns two tomorrow. He was the first one to hit the Spiderman pinata.
Here he is enjoying his birthday cake. Yum!
It was so fun celebrating Bart's birthday, and I feel so lucky to be his wife. Happy Birthday Bart!