Thursday, October 23, 2008

Halloween Bunco

A week ago, I hosted Halloween Bunco at my house. To get into the spirit, everyone dressed up in costumes:) I always look forward to see how creative people can be! We had a punk rock star, super girl, Sarah Palin, a couple of 50s girls, a pumpkin, a paramedic, and more. It was great! So I have been asked by several people to post a picture on my blog. So here it is:)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

So many things you can do with a pumpkin!

Today, I guess you could say, was our pumpkin day! We bought some pumpkins yesterday at Dewberry Farm, so today we decided to get to work on them! Jason and I cleaned out and carved the pumpkins.

Happy Halloween


We put an old shirt on Ashlyn and let her paint a pumpkin.

And then we gathered up and cleaned the pumpkin seeds and made some yummy treats. We did the traditional toasted pumpkin seeds with salt. Also, I decided to try a new little recipe for pumpkin seeds I found here. If you love sweet stuff, this is a good recipe for you, so check it out!

So what are your favorite things to do with a pumpkin?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Dewberry Farm

The weather was beautiful today, so we headed over to Dewberry Farm after Ashlyn's Little Gym class. We had so much fun last year and knew it would be even better this year now that Ashlyn is a little older. We played in the little kids' play area, rode on a tractor train, went down a giant slide, played in some flowers, ate snow cones and kettle corn (yum!), and picked out some pumpkins. It was such a fun family day! Here are some of my favorite pics from today:) You can see more in my flickr account.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Super Princess

Lately, Ashlyn is starting to pretend a lot more. She keeps wanting me to tie a blanket around her neck so she can be Super Bunny (from Max and Ruby). So I decided to whip her up a little cape yesterday. Here's how it turned out:)
Jason is showing us that it can also be a big person's bib:)

Race for the Cure

On Saturday morning, Jason, Ashlyn, and I got up really early to go to the 5K Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. It raises money for the fight against breast cancer. It was our first time attending this event. The weather was perfect and there were a ton of people there. There were lots of funny signs that people made...for example...Save Second Base:) Or there team names were things like....the Double D's:) And there were some ladies who made hats out of pink bras...very funny! Somehow in the 30,000 or so people there we were able to find Jason and Casey:) We walked with them most of the way, then the took off to jog the last mile. We probably only jogged half a mile. There were just too many people there to try and maneuver a jogging stroller around. But we had a great time and it is such a good cause!