Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Eve

Well it is Halloween Eve and I need to catch up on some pictures. I went to the pumpkin patch with Aidans class. They were so cute! I believe that there were as many parents as kids there. One parent took a picture of the "parent paparazzi". All the moms and dads were taking pictures of the group photo. It was to cute.

on the hayride....
 thinking hard about which pumpkin to choose....
 Ms. Annabelle Leigh all decked out for Halloween
 A miners hat that Uncle David sent Aidan. He decided to take that and the train made from WV coal that he got last summer on our trip to WV for share day.
 oops. Out of order pic. another one of the pumpkin patch
 Tonight we carved our pumpkin.
 Cleaning out the "guts"

I am so excited for tomorrow. I am dressing up as a kitty for school to match the student I work with one on one. We are then going to a friends house for a party and then going trick or treating with all of our friends. I will be going as Princess Leia to match Aidan and his Darth Vader costume. Pictures to come....

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Brick or Treat

Shew! What a busy weekend! I am tired just thinking about it. We started our weekend on Friday making Halloween cupcakes and having an early dinner at Chili's. Saturday morning I took Aidan for a haircut. We went to our usual place but man did she do a butcher job on his hair! Even Clinton noticed what a bad job she did on it. His bangs were so bad that I had to fix them before church this morning. Scissors and myself are a bad mix people. A.BAD. mix. but I just couldn't take the unevenness a second longer. We went for doughnuts after his hair appointment ( he is always such a good boy!) and I did a little grocery shopping. We then came home and I did a little house cleaning and laundry before Clinto got home from the gym.. We then put Aidan in his Halloween costume, loaded up the car, and headed to Legoland for Brick or Treat. Legoland is all decked out for Halloween. They have special shows and trick or treating trails around the park. There were costume contests and special characters out and about. It was a special time and I'm so happy we got to go this year. :) We got home late last night with a worn out little boy ( and a pretty tired mom and dad).

This morning we went to church, Christmas Play practice ( tis the season fa la la la la), and then Aidan and I met some friends at a pumpkin patch. They had some fun rides there, bounce castles, slides, and a petting zoo. It was really hot today so we only stayed about an hour and a half. 

When we got home we found that Clinton had put out our new Halloween decorations (a 6 foot tall pumpkin and ghost!) and he had a surprise for Aidan. He made a treasure hunt for him. He had to follow clues around the house. He was so excited! His treasure was a bunch of candy. They then had daddy/ son movie time and I finished laundry and did the ironing

It was a busy and awesome weekend!

Aidan decided to be Darth Vader this year.
 riding the Beetle Bounce with dad. I actually got Aidan on a roller coaster today also! He hasn't wanted to ride one since he rode a really big one when he was 3 and it scared him to death.

 I love his little hands in this picture.
 Darth Vader in the stockade.

 At the Pumpkin station at Del Mar with his buddy Conner.

 The clue we found on the door!
 running around looking for the clues.

 After 12 clues he finally found the loot!
 happy boy!
 Hot, sweaty, tired boy at the pumpkin patch.
 our new halloween decorations.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pumpkin Patch visit #1

I say this every year but October is absolutely my favorite month! I love everything about it- the cooler weather ( well not necessarily here in so cal), the fall decorations, pumpkin patches, Halloween decorations, all the activities going on at the amusement parks around here, pumpkin spice lattes, and trick or treating. I even love all the fall colors- orange, brown, red, etc... I especially love ( and miss) the leaves changing colors in West Virginia and Marshall football. I  wish I could go back to West Virginia every year and stay the entire month of October. There is something about the crispness in the air and the beauty of the leaves that is both invigorating and rejuvenating. It is my happy place. Even though I am unable to get back to West Virginia until next month I still love the things we have around here.

Last October was pretty lame because I was sick for most of the month, so I am making sure we make up for it this year. Even though I am working and Aidan is in school I have lots of fun things planned this month. This past weekend we made our annual trip to Bates Nut Farm. It is a farm near San Diego that is basically in the middle of nowhere. They have pumpkins for as far as the eye can see, hay rides, a corn maze, petting zoo, jumpy slides, food, and art vendors. It is always a fun family event. This year Clinton was unable to go because he was working in Los Angeles but we went with a couple of other mama friends and had a great time!

Speaking of  lame- Clinton and I were talking last night. I was talking about something being L- A- M- E and spelled out the word. Aidan chimes in and said "lame?" smart boy.

Since I am working I decided to bite the bullet and buy myself a good camera. I really love taking pictures and I am tired of the fuzzy and blurry ones I get a lot of the times. I got to play with it for the first time this weekend. I only know the basics so I am really excited to take some classes. I have no idea how to edit so I am looking forward to learning this too. I wish I would have bought it when Aidan was a baby. I think I have gone through 3 or 4 cameras since he was born and could have bought a good one with the money I have spent. Here are some of the pics I took this weekend.