Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

We actually had a party for Halloween! We celebrated Skylar's 2nd and Jaxon's 5th birthday (her cousin) since both of their birthdays are pretty close together in October with a Halloween party. The kids had a lot of fun, played games, ate food and then went trick-or-treating in the neighborhood.
Nikki (Jaxon's mom) made several games to play, bean bag toss, ring toss, bowling, etc. and we had glow-in-the dark tattoos and lots of other little goodies to give out. We had a pinata filled with candy, bobbing for apples, eat the doughnut without your hands while someone dangles it from the air with a string, and decorate your own Monster rice crispy.

For food we had mummy hotdogs, eyeballs, spider cookies, little pumpkins, oranges carved to look like pumpkins, punch with "ice" hands in it... and more.

And most of all, I'm just happy that we actually got to have a party, even though the weather could have been better. We noticed Skylar had a lot of little bumps all over her torso last night during tubby time and after doing some googling, saw that they looked just like the beginnings of Chicken pox. Just to be sure, we took her to the dr.'s today and was told that although they do in fact look like chix pox, since they have not begun to blister over, are not itchy, and she doesn't have a fever, it is probably being caused by something else. So, the party was still on!

After a lot of coaxing, we finally got Skylar to wear her Cat in the Hat outfit that I made, although she refused to wear her hat for the first half of the party.
The cutest little leopard ever!
Izzy, successfully retrieving an apple!
Skylar refused to bob for apples, but was kind enough to help hold the towel for Cheyanne. While she ate a doughnut. p.s. I have several pics of different kids bobbing for apples with Skylar in the background surreptitiously eating a doughnut...
Skylar's "monster" rice crispy treat. She really just wanted to eat the marshmallows.
Ahh, the famous "Skylar" face. This was a teddy bear that her aunt and uncle got her for her birthday and this was her face when she saw it. Not the most gracious of recipients. She hasn't learned how to act overly excited in the hopes that they will get you bigger and better things next time...
The big balloon toss- quite possibly the best part of the day for most of the kids. Just give them a room full of balloons to throw around.
The fam about to go trick-or-treating.
Notice the tail? Yea, she was cute. :)
Part of the gang!
I wish I had better pics of all the kids and all the decorations, but oh well. You'll just have to take my word for it that the kiddos were cute, the food was fun, spooky and yummy, and the house was nicely decorated (mostly in part to my wonderful hubby :)).

1 comment:

Zach and Carey said...

you guys are huge dorks! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SKYLAR! I know a girl who had the same chord issue as you, her son is 20 months old now and perfect!! that is all.