Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Halloween!

As tradition, we of course carved our pumpkins for Halloween. This year we tried to not go as extreme as we usually do. Dave carved the Superman pumpkin, Jackson wanted a scary Jack-o-lantern for his little pumpkin, and I did Dora the Explorer, since Jackson just loves watching it. This year Jackson was a football player and Megan was a cute little ladybug. We had a fun Halloween going trick or treating and to our friends house for a Halloween party.

Jackson and his little friend Gwyen reading a book together on her couch at her families Halloween party we went to.

Jackson always has to play in the leaves whenever he sees a big pile of them. When I went visiting teaching, him and his friend Savanna had a blast playing in them. He couldn't help but notice that Megan needed to play too. Jackson never wants to leave her out of the fun.

Our Ward Halloween Party

I didn't know being a ladybug was such a common thing for a little girl. It was funny there were two other little girls that were a ladybug other than Megan. We couldn't resist taking a picture of them all together.

Daves friend came to the ward Halloween party. Dave dressed up as Abraham Lincoln and I dressed up as a deviled egg, ha..ha..! It was a lot of fun with the dinner and trunk or treating they had. The ward parties are always a lot of fun to go to, they always do a great job with them.

I felt ambitious and made a Halloween cake for the Ward Party. It was fun, but a lot of work.

Jacksons Preschool Halloween Party

It's been a lot of fun the past few months doing preschool with Jackson and a few of his friends. We will do a lesson everyday with a letter, number and theme. This past week for Halloween, I taught, we did a lot of fun Halloween crafts and treats. One of the days I had a little Halloween party for them and played a few fun games like a cake walk, but with cupcakes, and eat a donut off a string. They had fun dressing up in their costumes. Jackson has had a lot of fun with preschool, it seems already, and has done so much better going to other peoples houses to play without having a hard time when I leave. It has made me sad to see him break out of his shell, now I have to remind him to give me a kiss, a hug, and say bye. He use to cry, hold onto me, and not want me to leave. But now he does wonderful. So that's been very nice to get over.


Unknown said...

Awww! The kids look so adorable! I love your pumpkins. They turned out great!
Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy the temple=) We will see you on Sunday.

Joanna said...

How cute are your kids in their costumes?! Love it!

Kristi said...

GREAT costumes and AWESOME pumpkins! WOW! You guys always do the best pumpkins! Very creative with your costumes...and cute little ladybug and football player!

Elise said...

Your kids looked so cute in their costumes! The preschool ones turned out cute too. It's such a fun time of year!

Cindy said...

Great pictures. I love the pumpkins. Nice job!

Kaitlyn and Kyle Shelley said...

So cute Amber! I love your costume! What a cute idea =) It looks like you guys are getting along great in Indiana, we sure miss you! Your kids are so cute and they are getting so big! It looks like Jackson is a great big brother to Megan, that is so awesome. Kyle says hi and we both love you all!

hairprincess said...

So cute I love the lady bug and football player they are the cutest! You my friend are VERY talented I had no idea you were so good and making cakes and everything else, how cute are you! And with the deviled egg costume that is so cute, it seems like you are having so much fun there, although you are so far away and that is sad:( But maybe one day I can come visit, we need to hang sometime and catch up I miss hanging with you! I was just thinking about you the other day and about how much WE have been through and how much I love ya girl!:) Call me sometime!:)

hairprincess said...

ps I am SO showing Meg that Dora pumpkin she will die, its so cute! How did you learn to do that! I had the hardest time carving a regular one this year! LOL