Friday, October 31, 2008

Like Daddy!

Ashby tryin' on the wig!

Halloweens Past

4 month old Ashby the cloud? marshmellow? giant cottonball?

16 month old Ashby the duck (made by Grandma Loveless!)

Ward Halloween Party

This was a great party and it isn't just because we didn't have to plan it! (we are the Ward Activities Commitie Chair)! There was lots of yummy chili and stew, crafts, a costume parade, root beer chugging, a pie eating contest and Trunk or Treating! Thanks to Sister Herrmann and the young women for all their hard work!

Great Costumes!

My favorite "trunk" to get "treats" at!

Ashby and her friends!

Family Portrait: Witch, Giraffe, Hairman?

Happy Halloween!


So our good friend and cousin Trine got 5 mom's and their 2 year old together for a weekly pre-school about 2 months ago. Each week we meet at a different mom's house to learn about a letter of the alphabet. The lessons are reletively simple (they're 2!) but fun for both moms and kids. This week happened to be my turn and the letter happened the be "H"! SO of course we had to wear out costumes and learn about the letter "H" via Halloween activities.
This week we had a first in our little pre-schools history, we had a field trip! We went to Pumpkinland! Apparently this place is so poplar, real school bring their kids there by the bus loads, but we missed 2 groups, slidding in just after one and leaving just before another.
The pre trip line up.

A pumpkin, lion, duck, fire fighter, bunny, giraffe, and duck (minus the cute puffy part)!

Everyone loved blow up Elmo!

Sittin' on the hay. Smile! Cousins: Leyna Bunny & Ashby Giraffe This guys was the winner of the pre-school scarecrow contest!
No, Ashby and I aren't ghost for real!

We all took pictures in with these halloween themed prop ups!

Aside from our little animals running about, Pumpkinland also had lots of animals of their own.

Chickens and Rooster, Bunnies (and baby bunnies), Goats, Ducks, Emus, and field mice!

The kids really enjoyed getting to see them all.

There are also tons of play areas! The kids loved it. this was a set of tunnels and tubes fot the kids to climb on and through.\There also was a "House of Hay", a Castle and lots of dirt, but this was the topper by far!

The kids loved this adult sized Jack-o-latern! They could crawl in the front or walk in the back. We spent a good ten minutes just on this! They ran around and in it. But mostly jumped! For some reason, obvious to 2 year olds, this was almost as fun the jump in as a bounce house!

There also was a light ally with lights and Holiday themed blow ups, AND Cinderella's Carriage Flying!

We had a lot of fun and lots of cute pictures!
Ashby loved pumpkin land, she yells "Pumptin Land!" if we look at the picks or talk about it!
At first I couldn't get her to sit on the pumpkins, in the end she wouldn't get off of them!

Thanks Trine for setting up pre-school in the first place!