Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010

Halloween is for sure one of my favorite holidays. Just the Fall atmosphere, pumpkins, treats, dressing up - it's all fun. We didn't even have to worry about the weather this year and having to bundle our kids up. It was just lovely here in Yuma. June chose to be Tinkerbell this year and came to that conclusion months ago and stuck with it. I was all for it. She already had a cute Tinkerbell skirt and wings that my parents had given her. I decided to make her some "bally" shoes to go with it. I just bought some shoes at Target and then spayed them with adhesive and covered them with green glitter after that. Then I hot glued the fuzz ball on top. I thought they turned out pretty fancy! June was quite taken with her shoes. Here she is just looking at them and loving them:)
We started out the Halloween fun by going to a Halloween/B-day party for a friend. It was so much fun. We constructed and decorated haunted houses, ate yummy food, and the kids had a scavenger hunt. I just love the friends I have made while here in Yuma. I am going to miss them when we have to move in January. Below is Sean building our house with the girls.

This is June and Nick playing outside in their costumes. June loves all of the friends she has here too.

My Jack man dressed up as Jack Skellington. For his costume I painted the black stripes on his jacket. It was a long precess, but it turned out good.

Here is our finished haunted house.
We waited until the 30th to buy pumpkins and it wasn't such a bright idea on our part. We were lucky to find two little ones for the kids and two white ones for me and Sean. June is a crazy girl and liked to eat the pumpkin seeds.

Here is the finished product: an owl, wolf, and two faces.

Our ward put on a trunk-or-treat that was a lot of fun and tons of people came to participate.

Here are my little trick-or-treaters!
When we lite our pumpkins that night Jack was very fascinated by them. Jack-o-lanters are pretty to look at!

On actual Halloween we got invited over to another friends house for dinner and trick-or-treating around the neighborhood. We had a good time there as well! I think we are set for candy until at least Valentines Day:) June wore were Belle dress this time around. It was a fun Halloween and now we are looking forward to some more holiday celebrating in the near future

San Diego

Sean didn't get to go on our family vacation to Disneyland, and he felt a bit left out so we planned another mini-vacation to San Diego with just the four of us. We stayed at a pretty nice hotel that was right on the bay across from Coronado Island. This was the view from our room. We went to the beach the first day that we got there. June loved picking up sea shells and putting them in her bucket.
I love the ocean at sunset, it just looks so pretty. Here I am with June and Jack.

We spent that evening in downtown San Diego. We hopped on one of those "bike cart" things and the girl who was pedaling took us on a tour. She dropped us off at a good seafood restaurant that was right on the water. I am not a huge seafood fan, but I liked the fish I ordered. The next day we went to Seaworld. I had not been since I was 11, so really it was like seeing it again for the first time. The kids liked seeing the animals and June was braver than she was at Disneyland with the characters. She loved meeting Elmo and Zoe.

They had a great new dolphin show called Blue Horizons that was very good. It had accrobates and divers, plus the dolphins and a few whales. Of course we went and saw the Shamu show, Believe. It was a fun trip and I'm glad Sean got to join us on this vacation :)