Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Second half of October...

Tin Foil Dinners
Before the evenings got too chilly we booked it on up into the mountains with friends to have tin foil dinners and s'mores.
Miles enjoyed roasting his 'mallow.  Eating it on the other hand-- not so much.  He's such a silly kid and won't try ANYTHING new.
Our attempt at a family picture.  Miles is always SOOO cooperative, as you can see.
Building Forts
Our newest and favoritest game to play in the front room is to deconstruct the couch cushions and build forts/tents.  We could play this game for hours, I tell ya.  Build it and destroy it, that's the name of the game.
 Poor Graham!  He just wants in on the fun and Miles deliberately destroyed the fort so Graham couldn't get inside with him.  Such a stinker.
Ward Trunk or Treat
Cutest little Indian and cowboy I've ever seen!  This Indian costume was Tim's when he was about the same age.  I'm going to dig out the photo of Tim wearing it and when I do I'll share it with ya'll.
Sure wish this kid didn't mind taking photos.  I don't blame him though, it takes away from precious play time!
Bribery with a binky and blanket to sit still long enough always works!
We suck at dressing up.  My last resort for Halloween is always the same old Skunk ears we have laying around.  Lame, I know!
Miles ate more dum dums than he handed out!
Wagner Farm Experience 
Wagner Farms doesn't compare to Thanksgiving Point in Utah, but it was perfect for our little ones.  We spent the morning finding our way through the corn maze...
... taking a hay/tractor ride...
 ...picking out pumpkins to carve...
...playing on the many stationary tractors...
...petting all of the animals...
...sliding down very bumpy tubes...
...and playing in the dried corn box.  It was a perfect morning!
Carving Pumpkins
We of course had to carve our hand selected pumpkin.
"Yummmm... raw pumpkin sure tastes good"
 "Actually, it's kind of bitter... YUCK!"
"Tada!  I did it!"  That's what I hear ALL THE TIME.  It's usually followed by him saying, "good job Miles".  Silly kid.
 Can't carve pumpkins without eating some homemade pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.
 Neighborhood Trick or Treating
The dinosaur (it's actually a dragon, but whateve) and monkey costumes were rediscovered by Miles and there was no way I was going to get him back into the cowboy suit.
 It's beyond bizarre to see Graham in this monkey costume.  Miles was just 8 months old when he wore this and now my little Ham is wearing it!
 Trick or treating was fun this year.  Miles clearly understood that people were handing out candy and he would march up to the doors with a clear purpose to get his candy.  Holidays just get more fun by the year!

2 comments:

Sabrina said...

Several things -
1) I still can't get over your weight loss. I made my friend come look at your photos to show you can lose weight. You seriously are a hot mama now and look so good.
2) that farm you went to reminds me of Black Island Farms in Layton. I just went there with Logan for his field trip at preschool.
3) I totally forgot about the dragon costume. I wish I'd remembered I could have mailed Logan's down and they could have both been draggons. Logan's is a 24 months so maybe it will still fit Miles and they can be matching dinosaurs/dragons.

Dan and Laura said...

That bumpy slide at the farm looks like it would hurt.

CUTE costumes and fun Fall activities!