Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I hope that everyone has a festive and fun holiday!  We'll be getting into costume this afternoon and joining our friends and neighbors for some trick or treating fun!  We can't wait.

This weekend, we got a bit of a head start on Halloween festivities with my extended family in Northern Wisconsin.  Here are some pictures from the weekend:

Cupcake and Cookie Decorating:

 Birthday Celebrating (Lucky #4 and Cici #1!):

 Dog Hugging:

 Daddy Cuddling:

 Playing Outside!:

Filling the Bird Feeder

Walking with Opa!

Hay Ride Time!

Farmer Fritz at the Wheel

Fritz's Pond

Pumpkin Painting

Ghost Pinata!

 Family Costume Time:
We're Lucky Charms:)!  Bill is a Leprechaun, Charm is a Pot of Gold, Lucky is a Rainbow and I'm a Shamrock:)!!  

Lucky handed out Skittles and said 'Taste the Rainbow'.  Well she said it to me anyway:).

Charm handed out chocolate gold coins.

Queen and Baby Bees!

"It's too darn hot for a penguin to be just walking around!"  Yes, D.B, you missed it.  Mom was a Penguin.

Checking out the goodies!

Oma Heaven!

Thanks Oma and Opa for hosting!  And thanks to my extended family for coordinating such a fun and festive holiday weekend!  It's hard to believe we were up there for less than 48 hours!

I'll be back tomorrow with my first November post...bring on Thanksgiving!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Pumpkin Palooza!

It was pumpkin decorating night in our house last night!  Check out the pictures from our fun night:

Charm's Pumpkin Request: Circle eyes, Square Nose and 5 teeth

Lucky's Pumpkin Request: Heart Eyes, Triangle Nose and Squiggly Mouth

Lucky's Completed Pumpkin!

 Next up, one of my pumpkins using inspiration I highlighted in this post:

This pumpkin came from my dad's patch.  We picked it over Labor Day weekend!

Marking my drill holes

Bill used a 15/64 drill bit.

I popped these lights in the holes Bill made.  The set was less than $3 at Target.

I only needed about 50 lights, so the rest will hang out within the pumpkin.  My only tip for doing this is to drill a cord exit hole prior to stringing in the lights.  We made our cord exit hole after stringing the lights which proved a little tricky.

Finished Pumpkin Product!

 Here's my other pumpkin using inspiration from this post:
I found black patterned tights on sale for $2.50 at Target.

Ribbon was used to tie off the ends.

End Result.  This decorating option was so easy and so fast!  I love the look!!

Have a wonderful weekend!