Friday, October 30, 2009

More Halloween Flashback

2007 Puppy Dog

2008 Tiger

2009 Rock Star

Halloween Flashback

2005 Sweet Froggy

2006 Blue Octopus

2007 Fireman

2008 Pirate

2009 Rock Star

Our Jack-O-Lanterns

The boys were so excited to carve their pumpkins. They both actually pulled the seeds out and helped us. Last year, they didn't want anything to do with it.

Here are our pumpkins....

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party

This year we went to Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party. What a fun night! Everyone was dressed up from as young as the newborns to the young at heart. And there were a variety of costume out there. Many were dressed as Disney characters but there was many others out there too. We saw a sumo wrestler, witches, pirates, baseball players, and much more. It was great seeing everyone get in the Halloween festivities.

Since this was our 1st year at the Mickey Trick-or-Treat Party, my son did not know what was so special with today. We have an annual pass and go all the time so he just wanted to go on all the fun rides. So I had to explain that we get to trick-or-treat around California Adventures.

We started our party by getting our treat bags & map. We followed all the other guests and found our 1st treat near the Monster Inc ride. I appreciated how Disney had a healthier option, like apples and carrots. I allowed my son to get all the candy and I choose the healthy snack. By the end of the night, we ended up with a full bag of our treats and going on a bunch of fun rides and watching the Trick-or-Treat parade. It was a great night!

Trick-or-Treat! Happy Halloween!

Rocking Out at California Adventures!

Cool Mickey Ghost

Our Rock Stars!

Our Halloween Rock Star!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fall Halloween Party

Today my MOMS Club had their annual Family Fall/Halloween Party. It was such a fun morning. There were many games for the kids, a derby race, a spooky maze, a pumpkin walk, Halloween story time, a costume parade, a chili cook-off, and a ton of yummy food for us to eat!

Yummy Cupcakes!
Game Time!

Derby Races

The winner is....

Halloween Story Time

Spooky Maze

Pumpkin Walk

Cosume Parade
What a fun party!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Halloween Blog or Treat Gift Swap

After starting my blog I decided to try a blogger gift swap. I joined the Halloween Blog or Treat hosted by Shannon at The Mommy-Files and I had a lot of fun shopping for my swap partner Donna at Mississippi Mama . I hope she likes what I put together for her. And thank you Shannon for hosting a fun fall event!

So today the kids and I were just hanging out when someone rang our doorbell. Low and behold it was a package for me from Michelle at Flying Giggles and Lollipops. The kids were excited to open the package up with me. They had no clue what it was for but they love opening packages. And look what she gave us. Her daughter even helped to pick the books for me boys. Thank you! I love it all!

For the kids......
For me....

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Disneyland Resort with My Big Kid

My parents are in town and I had the chance to take Trevor to California Adventures & Disneyland while my little one is at school. We had a blast and rode all these rides that Trevor has never been on.

We started off at California Adventures. First I have to tell you about a secret way we go to avoid the lines. We go through the Grand California Hotel. As long as you have your ticket or pass, you can just quickly go through and end up next to the Grand Rapids ride. Its great! There's no long line to check your bags or long line to get in. Its just a quick check of the bag and you are basically in. Anyways, we went on the Grand Rapids Ride & Mulholland Madness. I am still unsure how he felt about both rides, but it was fun to try them out. It was the first time for me too now thinking about it.

Now on our way to Disneyland. That's the great thing about having an annual pass. You can go to the park for a couple of hours and not feel guilty for spending all this money for one day. Before even getting in the park, Halloween decorations are everywhere. I love it! Disney does such a great job decorating for the holidays. Since I always take pictures at the park Trevor & I pose in front of the Big Mickey Pumpkin at Main Street. Aren't we cute?

At Disneyland, we did most of our usual rides/attractions: Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters (Trevor calls it the Space Rangers ride), Small World, Tarzan's Treehouse, Innoventions, and the Jungle Cruise. Something we got to do that Trevor really enjoyed was ride the horse-drawn street car up to Sleeping Beauty's Castle. (We never get to ride the transportation up Main Street since I always have a stroller. But not today! We were stroller-less. And I love it!) Another attraction we saw was the Enchanted Tiki Room. Trevor loved this one too. We were dancing in our chairs while the birds sang. In the tiki-tiki-tiki-tiki-tiki room.....

It was such a great day!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Mason!

My best friend, Jessica, had her son's 1st birthday party today. It was the cutest thing and she is so great with the details. Her son, Mason, had a "Where the Wild Things Are" party. She also drew these picture from the book for him too. They are awesome! Come and check out Mason's party.

Party Favors for all the kids

Mason's boat

One of Jessica's drawing. It's it great?

And I must have forgotten to take a photo of the other picture.

Mason & Mommy

Happy Birthday Little One!

Opening his present from Mommy & Daddy - He loved that ribbon!

He loved the Lollipop Drum we gave him. (All the kids always love this drum in music class.)

We all had a great time at the party, especially the kids.

Happy 1st Birthday Mason!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

We Love Fire Trucks!

This past Sunday we were so lucky to pass by the Newport Beach Fire Station in Fashion Island. They were having a Public Safety Day. They had a police & fire tour, rescue units display, and live demonstrations. It was awesome! We saw and sat inside a real rescue helicopter, motorcycle, wave runner (for the life guards), firetruck, ambulance and so much more. The kids and us were amazed! We actually think is better than the Fire Authority Open House they have every year in October because you get to see basically the same things but less crowded.

The boys in the Search & Rescue Helicopter

Riding the Newport Beach Lifeguard's Wave Runner or Sea-Doo (not sure what this is called).

The boys participated in a practice of what to do when your house in on fire. They were all in bed, then dropped to the floor when they heard the alarm. They all felt the door to see if it was hot and then climbed out the ladder (that you should have if you sleep on the 2nd story of your house.) And then meet at a meeting spot with your family. (We really should practice with the boys, but they are both still so young.)

This next thing was the coolest thing we saw. They had a real fire they simulated and they put it out in front of us. Everyone was excited to see this. And the fire was really hot!

What a fun Family Sunday!