Nov 2, 2014
Since my children got the shaft last year with all things Halloween related, I decided we better take them to a pumpkin patch this year so they wouldn't start to think we were neglectful parents.  

Even though I am no longer puking my guts out (like last halloween), I still could not handle the craziness that is Cornbelly's.  Luckily my children had no idea what they were missing and were thrilled with our visit to Pumpkin Land.  Plus, we were the only ones there!!  Seriously, the only ones.  

they all loved the pumpkins and gourds growing up the sides and on the ceiling at the entrance to the corn maze.  

Poor little Crew could not keep up with M&M.  But, seriously, that view.  Love it. 

Having the inflatables to ourselves, was obviously Navasard Children heaven.  Expect Crew would not get near them.  So, since there was no one there to judge, I did what any good mom would do...I shoved him in kicking and screaming.  He of course remembered that he loved them, as I knew he would. 

Pumpkin Land is filled with these cutouts and we had to stop at everyone.  These are my 2 favorites.  

And it wouldn't be a trip to Pumpkin Land without a picture in the giant Jack O'Lantern.  

One of my favorite Halloween traditions is Fright Fest.  This was year 8

We let Ruby and Wren join in on the festivities, don't tell the other kids.  

Funny story, we all forgot our pumpkin carving kits, so we had 1 good knife between us to share. whoops.  

Man, I really do love these people.  

Now onto one of the best days of the year...HALLOWEEN.  

I got roped into being the Room Mom for Macey's class. Even though, I really didn't want to be in charge, I of course ended up having a blast planning the party.  

Macey's favorite was the marshmallow vampire teeth game.  I found it highly entertaining as well. 

She also loved the Halloween Parade and made sure to smile and wave when she walked by.  

Onto this year's costumes.  

The BYU cheerleader.

The Paleontologist riding an Allosaurus.

Not to be confused with a T-Rex, as he quickly pointed out to everyone.  And then proved this by counting the three fingers.  As any true dinosaur lover knows, T-Rex's only have 2 fingers.  :) 

Sheriff Woody
All night Crew was saying "howdy partner" and "dare a snake in ma boot".  It was adorable. 

And Jessie
Ruby's costume unfortunately had to be disposed of at the end of trick or treating, due to a poop explosion.  I was just glad I decided against carrying her in the front pack.  
Crew loved matching Ruby.  

Woody and Jessie 2011
                             Macey, 4  Miles, almost 2

And an actually decent group shot!

Trick or Treating was thrilling, as always.  Trina saved our sanity once again and came along for the fun.  

Crew was adorable all night long running after M&M holding his hat and pumpkin.  

He was also adorable saying "Tank You" after he got his candy and ran toward the next house.  

Miles was often heard asking for 2 pieces of candy.  When we'd reprimand him, once again, for not being polite, he'd respond, "I not be rude, de just forget to give me two."  Luckily, everyone knew him and his antics. 
Trina was the official bucket carrier for the boys when they could no longer haul their load themselves.  

The night then ended by showing off their haul to Nana and Opa. 

I'd say it was a pretty awesome Halloween.  
Tags: halloweenoctoberfright festpumpkin land
Pumpkin Land looks amazing to me, I think you made a great choice. Those are pretty amazing pumpkins for only having one knife. It must have taken all night for you to carve them. Wonderful Halloween costumes, Miles was so perfect to him & Crew & Ruby are just the cutest. You are hilarious in that turkey!

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Some, ok lots of, October Happenings...

Oct 25, 2012
October is always one of my favorite months and this year has yet to disappoint.

Our bff's came for a visit.

Macey and I have been doing lots of crafts. My desire to do projects is proof that I am beginning to feel more like myself and less like a crazy person 24/7.

Featured Projects: butterfly wand, buzz lightyear costume, and Littlest Petshop Mats.

I also decided that our neighborhood needed to do a Halloween Carnival. So, I sent out an email and made a flyer asking that everyone bring a treat and do a booth. Easiest party to plan ever.

Lots of Spooky Treats.

I of course had to include a guessing jar, what's a carnival without one? And the adorable winner.

Everyone's booths were so fun and creative.

There was face painting.

Airbrush Tattoos.


A Haunted House.

and lots of fun games.

Love these moms.

We also had our 6th annual Fright Fest, one of my favorite October happenings.

To spice things up we played a new game called, "Catch Cheetos in Shaving Cream". I thought it was a hit.

Our Masterpieces, of course.

In other news, Crew has graduated to using the Exersaucer. It's a hit all around.

And Miles is still making everything into a gun. Raff, green beans, cups, wands...you name it, it's a gun.

Less than a week to Halloween!
Tags: fallhalloweenfright fest
Fun! Your comment about Miles making everything into a gun reminds me of CJ when he was little.
Yay for October and Fright Fest and carnivals and crafts! Now if we could just prevent winter from happening...
You're right Brianne just like Christopher. I love the catching Cheetos.
I love the pet shop mats and the cheeto catching. Awesome! Also, I am impressed with your neighborhood party. Good work!

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