Sunday, October 29, 2017

Disney On Ice

You guys. Disney On Ice. It's my fave. Well one of them. All things Disney are pretty much my jam. Especially this one. I've been going to Disney On Ice since I was a kid. My Grandpa would take us and I just loved that special time with him.

The kid all dressed up.  Olivia was Elsa.  A last minute change from Anna.  Preston was Kylo Ren.  Because duh.  And Avayah was Cinderella.


Look at these two girls. I just super puffy heart love them.


So that they weren't standing two steps into walking in and with all these other random people bind them.  Behold the random wall.  Also take notice to the new accessories.  Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!


With the best grandparents.  Who spend a fortune at the souvenir counter.  And go to Disney On Ice so they can watch it with the kids.


My Mom is a sucker for all the things you can do when you go to these kinds of things.  Like the photo booth.  And she dragged my Dad in too.  But look how cute they all look.


Time for the show!


It was good!  I didn't love the Toy Story.  Because it's been overdone.  But I loved the rest of it.  And the flying through the air was awesome!  The kids all loved it too!  Every year I wonder how many more of these I'll be able to get Preston to go to.  But every year he still loves it and I call it a win!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Pumpkin Carving Party

Or we could call it the party where I fully realized my house is too small. Or my family is too big. It's one of those two. Because we filled my entire dining room and kitchen carving pumpkins.

You'd think I would have learned after last year and put something down on the floor so that pumpkin guts wouldn't get everywhere.  You'd think wrong.  Next year you better believe I will.  Especially after Marrissa threw pumpkin guts!

Look at everyone!  This pumpkin carving is serious business.  Mason even got Grandma to carve.


Olivia.  She wasn't so sure.  But every year my Dad talks about how one of his favorite photos of Olivia is when she was one and helping carve pumpkins.  Her arm all the way in.  She did a good job cleaning her pumpkin out and then I helped.


The rest of the group.


My poor Dad had some stiff competition.  Last year his pumpkin didn't compete with all of the stenciled ones.  So this year he wasn't messing around.

Meanwhile, Olivia was still scooping.


Preston taking care of business.


Poor guy.  I made him help this year.  Last year he stuck around long enough to pick what he wanted his pumpkins to look like.  And then bailed.  No go dude.  He had to help scoop.  And carve.

My best girl!


Addy just loves Olivia!  And Olivia just loves Addy.  And Summer her twin!


Mr Mase!


Helping carve her pumpkin.  And totally freaking me out.


Notice the seriousness of my Dad.


Before long the kids had all disappeared.  Off to play.  While the adults were left carving pumpkins.  I was pretty proud of Preston this year he hung out long enough to carve his pumpkin before taking off!

The finished project!


Not too shabby!