Every year is a challenge for us to figure out what we want to be for Halloween. We always do a themed costume for the whole family! Last year the kids were Pokemon while my husband and I were Ash and Misty! It was super fun! Here is our costumes from last year! Halloween
This year we are the Super Mario characters! I am super excited and I always put a ton of work into our costumes , it is so much cheaper for us to make them than buy them! Costumes are so expensive!! My kids love to see the costumes come from nothing and they are excited to tell everyone they helped make their costumes!
It is quite the experience and sometimes challenging but definitely worth it! I will post pictures on Halloween of our costumes!
What do you do for Halloween?!?
I want to know! Are you crafty? Do you have a family theme? (Even if it is not a family costume, I’d love to hear about your costumes!!) What are you going as this year?!??!
So I love my kiddos more than anything in this world but when they latch on to a favorite show/movie, they will watch the crap out of it. Here lately it has been Captain Underpants. Cute movie the first couple times I seen it or heard it from the other room…. Then it was also cute when they asked me to buy the music from the movie on Amazon.
Super cute when they sang the I Love Saturdays song the first time….. Now that song is permanently stuck in my head (singing the song in my head as I type)….. I could quote the entire movie and unfortunately my husband has taken on the persona of Professor P… because well he’s a teacher and he’s a tad crazy. (one of the many reasons I married him!)
We just bought the Emoji Movie and watched it for the first time this weekend, again cute movie but I feel it will be on repeat for the next few weeks. I love it when new movies come out that they like, it gives me a reprieve from whatever their current fascination is lol!!!
What movies do your kiddos love to watch repeatedly?!?? Is it just me or does it drive you crazy sometimes!!!
So today was a fantastic day! I went out with my mother-in-law and had drinks, lunch and a fantastic pedicure! Then we did some shopping and rounded off the day with pizza and my kiddos.
So when we got back home after being gone all day…. there was a rooster out of the damn coop! The hens tend to get out all the time.. they are super sneaky little creatures… Anyways the two roosters we have never get out! Like ever! So we were definitely surprised to see him out. He is lovingly called Raymond….he is a Rhode Island Red and he reminds of Raymond Reddington from the Blacklist!!
This rooster does not want to go in for anything. Here my husband and I are running around in the dark with flashlights cursing Raymond. Their is a storm due to hit our house in about 10 minutes give or take a few lol. So of course we were not happy! My husband the aloof guy he is has forgotten to pick up his weights that are sitting in our yard. I mean the big giant bar and heavy weights! I did not see said weights while I was chasing Raymond through the yard and ran right into the bar 😦 I screamed, Raymond crowed and my husband laughed as he caught Raymond by the feet and lovingly threw him back in the coop.
I am pretty sure that I broke a bone in the top of my foot…I don’t know I could be wrong.. I am quite a baby when it comes to pain lol. Long story short it hurts like the dickens and I have a massive bruise…. Moral of the story: leave the stupid rooster to fend for himself, or get rid of my husbands weights since he leaves them outside before an impending rainstorm…. Hmmm maybe I’ll just get rid of the rooster…or the husband lol! Just kidding! 🙂
Hope you all have a happy Saturday! 🙂
It’s Friday the 13th and honestly I didn’t even realize it! We didn’t have school today and my kids were being crazies loving their day off, and lets be honest, I am terrible with dates! All day Wednesday I thought it was Thursday… I blame it on the mommy brain.
So in the spirit of Friday the 13th, I thought it would be fun to tell a little ghost story (true story!). Growing up we lived in a very small town (500 people). We lived in a house that was half an old school house. It was brought in town to be added on to an existing house (confusing I know!) But anyways it was to make this house bigger. It was a pretty awesome house. There were the really old heavy charcoal chalk boards and our laundry room had a gym floor!
But this house was haunted! I don’t know why but most every night as I was growing up I would see young children playing in our living room ( I could see this room from my bedroom). It honestly never bothered me seeing them. I would talk to my family about it and they had seen and heard things also! Spooky right!? Well we moved out when I was in 6th grade to live on our family farm and the people who moved into that house called my mom one day and asked her if we had ever seen/heard anything weird! So it wasn’t just our family!! We weren’t crazy lol! They never bothered us and it’s always a fun story to tell!
Fast forward several years and I am a senior in high school. My parents have divorced by this time and my mom and I are living in a different house. We get bored one night and decide to look in the attic of this house (there had once been a fire and we were bored and curious). So we peeked up into the attic and found some crazy stuff! A model-T tire, some old porcelain dishes, a bunch of old insurance fliers and some other random stuff. We thought it was so cool, we love history stuff so it was neat to find this stuff. So we decided we had enough (it was well after midnight!).
I headed to bed and was laying there trying to get comfy.. All at once I felt something in the room with me… You know the feeling where you feel like someone is watching you and you get goosebumps or your hair stands up on the back of your neck?!? Yea well at the end of my bed was a scary ghost! It was a man in a business suit looking angry at me! I screamed and ran to my mom’s room! It scared the living shit out of me! I had never been so scared in my life! We promptly put everything back in that attic where we had found it and needless to say I slept in my mom’s room that night! The weird thing is I never seen that ghost again!
So I blame it on the fact that we messed with the stuff in the attic and it pissed off a ghost lol!
Tell me your ghost stories! I love to hear about them!!! 🙂 🙂
I love everything about Halloween! We have a tradition of watching all of our favorite Halloween movies every year! Here are some of our favorites!!!
- Hocus Pocus
- It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown ( great book too!)
- Corpse Bride
- Hotel Transylvania #1 and #2
- Frankenweenie (the cartoon one)
- Scared Shrekless
- Mickey’s House of Mouse Villains
- Room on the Broom
- Alvin and the Chipmunks Frankenstein
What are your Favorites?!?! We would love to know!
October 11, 2017
Mid-October can mean only one thing…
FOOTBALL SEASON IS WELL UNDERWAY!!!!!
Chances are if you are not a football fan, you know more than one person that is. All around the United States there are games going on at every level of competition, every single week. In your community, there are little-leaguers running around like crazy every Saturday morning with proud dad’s and worried mom’s looking on.
On Friday nights, we get to go see those kids keep playing on a brighter stage. High school football still brings out those dedicated parents, but also brings out other football fans that come out in droves to support these boys and their hopes of moving on to the next level.
Big time football fans will usually split here into one of two categories: collegiate or professional. To the untrained eye, football is football. How can watching a college team be any different than watching an NFL team? Many view collegiate teams as the purest form of the sport. These athletes go out every Saturday and play because they love it. It is illegal for these players to receive any form of compensation, other than a college scholarship. To an extent this is true, for most of these student-athletes their time at whatever school they attend will be their last time playing football.
For a select few however…
The National Football League awaits.
Elite college players are selected in a draft format by the 32 professional teams that make up the NFL. I enjoy watching my University of Oklahoma Sooners play when I can, but its my Kansas City Chiefs that I cannot go without. I am a professional fan at heart, always will be. The NFL has the highest level competition available, and every Sunday almost all the games played are exciting to watch because each team is talented enough to win.
I firmly believe that football has eclipsed baseball as America’s pastime. If you don’t believe me, go check out your local high school’s game this Friday night. It’ll be worth it!
We love Fall in our house and Halloween is always a favorite for everyone!
Our favorite activities for the month of October are:
- Decorating for Halloween (One of my most favorite holidays!)
- Carving Pumpkins
- Celebrating 2 birthdays (My middle son and I)
- Hot Chocolate
- Taking walks and not sweating my rear-end off!
- The Fall themed festivals!
- Pumpkin Patches
- I make our family themed costumes every year (hard work but worth it!)
- Playing in the leaves
- Playing at the park in the much cooler weather! 🙂
What are your favorite activities to do in October!?!? We are always looking for new things to add to our list! 🙂 🙂
I love the smell of fall! The air is crisper and here lately rain scented! We’ve had a lot of rain lately thank goodness! 🙂 But my favorite part of October is when I get my fall scented candles out! I have a lot of them and a large variety of smells! I’m kind of a candle hoarder, anyone else out there stockpile candles!???!?!? I love it when Bath and Body Works puts their candles on sale…I stock up!! Anyways today was beautiful and I was able to open my house and light up some yummy scented candles. I had a myriad of flavors going today and it smelled wonderful, my husband said it smelled like Christmas!
Here is what I had going today! It might seem weird but it was a fantastic blend of smells!
And of course I had to do some Halloween decorating today!!! ❤
What is your favorite autumn scented candle!??!?!? I need some new flavors! 🙂
Whew we made it to the weekend.. I swear that week lasted about a century! Bonus that it was a fantastically beautiful day today!! Today was a lazy day for us! We watched the Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and 47 Meters Down while the kids watched their favorite movies Smurfs: The Lost Village and Captain Underpants (both very cute movies!!!)
Pirates was as fantastic as ever! I love Johnny Depp and really enjoyed seeing Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley!!! ❤
47 Meters Down was HORRIBLE! Every part of that movie was just plain stupid and not plausible, drives me crazy trying to watch those kind of movies! I screamed at the TV a lot through this movie!
After that we decided to go for a walk and enjoy the last parts of this beautiful day! I can’t believe how early it is getting dark now, that is literally the only part of this time of year that I don’t like. So here’s some pictures of some things we found on our walk just for FUN! 😉
Can you spot our crazy tree chicken?