Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween Party!!!

So much fun! This will become an annual tradition at our house! The kids had a blast, and I had so much fun coming up with all the decor.  The best part was that Mollye was able to help me with almost every decoration! 

Check out some of our fun:

Mollye practicing our Candy Corn Bean Bag Toss:

 Mollye helping to make the centerpieces (pretty sure she ate more candy corn than we added):

 Time to make bugs:

 Mollye was in charge of the eyes:

 Mollye's date is here! Now is that not the cutest Grease couple that you have ever seen?
 Mollye playing one of our games- can you cross without a spider getting you!?! She was nervous!
 Even Mommy and Daddy attempted to be 50's parents:

 Miss Ellie Rose (Mollye finally calmed down when she arrived as they are best of friends!):

  One cute ghost! Miss HK!
 Tree decorations that Mollye helped me make.  I forgot to take upclose pictures but we had an owl, kitty, and pumpkins.
 Finished table centerpieces:
Food Table (sorry I forgot to get a picture before we ate):
 Spaghetti jack o lanterns, anyone?
Candy Corn Veggies:
Hot dog mummies:

Yummy candy/dessert table:

 The banner:
 Yummy cupcakes!
Witch feet cupcakes:

 Spider Cucpakes:

 Again I forgot to take pictures before we ate. Sorry!
 Our child did not want to take a picture with us, but I think we found one that looks like she belongs:)
 Pinata Fun!!!

 Daddy had to save the day!
 The party favor was their bags and as much candy as they wanted!
 Love how Haley went through looking for the "good" candy. Aka chocolate!

What a great time we had! We had chili, spaghetti, hot dog mummies, veggies, and plenty of desserts! All of this great food along with a bounce house, ghost bowling, spider walkway, and a candy corn bean bag toss equaled a lot of fun!!! I'm not sure how I do not have pictures of the kids jumping in the bounce house.  It was the hit of the party!

Happy Halloween!!!
We will see you all again next year for the 2nd annual Casey Halloween Bash!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Flashback a year

Wow how much diference a year makes! Here is our little ladybug one year ago! 

Look at how little hair we had!

 Some things never change (will she go to school still sucking these fingers???):

Happy Halloween 2009!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fruits of the Spirit

Galatians 5:22-23

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law."

I used this verse for inspiration with our latest craft! These are all characteristics that I hope to possess as well as teach my children the importance of each.  I thought it was the perfect time to start talking about all of them! We incorporated this into our Fall apple crafts.

We started by painting apples:

First Mollye insisted on using the correct colors: red and green.

This quickly changed to pink and purple- every girl's favorites!

She loved the way that I painted the entire apple pink so she was determined to paint her "big apple all purple!" She did! I was so proud! I think one day she might have a decent artistic ability- something her mommy does not have.

Then we took the apples and wrote the Fruits of the Spirit on each. 

We strung them together for a finished banner.  This now resides above our kitchen sink.  Mollye and I both enjoy looking at her hard work! Plus it is a nice reminder to me of the qualities I want to demonstrate to my child, husband, school children, and everyone else I encounter.