One night while browsing Pinterest...I'm sure to avoid doing something that probably needed to be done...I found a cute idea for a Puffy Paint Ghost here. I have been wanting to do some puffy painting with the kids and I thought this sounded like a fun, festive activity!
So I mixed the 3/4 cup shaving cream and the 1/4 cup of glue together and covered the kitchen table with a cheap disposable table cloth and we were good to go! (I also traced a ghost outline on the inside of a paper bag.)
They both kind of played with it for a minute and squished it between their hands and spread it all around.
Rubbing it together.
Spreading it around.
Diving in hands first! (: (You can see Reid is in the background starting to rub it on himself. Warning: This is a messy activity--plan for a bath immediately following.)
They smiled the whole time. They have probably asked to do it again 147 times.
Spreading it around some more.
Having lots of fun!
My instructions were, "Put your hands in the air and touch nothing!" Ha! Needless to say he went straight to the shower to rinse off and then to the bath for a proper cleaning.
Lilly was much cleaner--so I would say this is as neat as this activity could be.
And this was our final product! Lilly wanted a scary mouth and Reid wanted a happy mouth. One of the two of them stuck some extra eyes on after we were done because they both initially only had two eyes. Ha! These two are always full of surprises! ( ;
Saturday night we carved a jack-o-lantern as a family for the very first time! We were very excited! Our pumpkin needed to be washed so we decided to run some water in the tub and test out whether the pumpkin would sink or float...it floats!! We washed it off and then were ready to go! We read the pumpkin prayer as we went along...kind of (we were a little busy and had gunky hands)...but we covered the gist. ( : Both Lilly and Reid's KDO classes had read The Pumpkin Patch Parable which is a really good book that helps add a little Jesus into pumpkin carving, too.
Cleaning out the insides! Reid took one handful out and said, "I need to go wash my hands! I'm done!" Haha! And Matt said he was good, too. Lilly and I got the rest of it, though, and had a good time doing it! Please notice she is a princess cheerleader. ( ;
Then we started carving! I used a dry erase marker to mark the face and then we just worked on cutting it out. We got one of those "safer" little carving knifes from Wal-Mart for .97 cents and the kids were able to easily carve so I am glad we made that little purchase.
Matt getting into the carving action and Reid checking it out.
Lilly really enjoyed the whole pumpkin-carving experience!
Finishing it up! Reid was all for the washing and carving of the pumpkin.
Then we put in one of those battery-candlelights that looks like a candle but really isn't.
We are super proud of our first-family Jack-O-Lantern!!
I'm pretty sure this will become an annual tradition! Lilly makes sure that the light is on All. The. Time! She just loves it!
Saturday afternoon we went to Hannah's birthday party. We just love her and her sweet family!
Excited about some cake! Most of Lilly and Reid's birthdays are in the fall and so are a lot of our family's, too, which means that in the fall...we eat a lot of cake! (I am not complaining. I am really just trying to explain why there is cake in almost every post. :)
Here are the kids at the par-tay! I took several pictures and this is the one where the most people are looking.
At every birthday party Hannah is SO INTO presents. She just sits there and watches as the birthday girl/boy opens each present so I always LOVE it when it is her turn to get all the presents!!
There were lots of fun things for us to do. The kids painted pumpkins. Lilly painted a couple. She insisted on painting one for Baby Brianna. Unfortunately she dropped it on the way to the car and it was covered in grass and dirt so it didn't make it home.
Reid and Lilly say, "I'm going to make it beautiful!!" every time we do any craft now.
I LOVE this picture! There was a cute little photo op!
And a tractor. Both Lilly and Reid spent a good amount of time on this tractor!
At one point I heard Lilly yell, "Everybody on the ship!!"
Reid played on the trailer--I had to keep asking him to keep the hay IN the trailer.
Then we went on a hayride!
I had to laugh because as I was taking pictures there were a couple of boys who were willing to pose!
We had a great time and loved celebrating sweet Hannah!
Wednesday we went to a local place that has lots of bouncy houses. Look at my sweet little doll with her hands clasped and hair braided! I love Wednesdays because we can get around at our own pace and not have to rush around. We are also getting as much wear out of the Halloween clothes as possible. (:
You have to wear socks at the bouncy place and this is what Reid wanted to wear. He looked so cute I just wanted to hug him and squish his little cheeks!
Thursday was "Mother Goose Days" at KDO. The kids were supposed to dress like a Mother Goose Nursery rhyme character. (There will be a separate post about all that after Monday--which is the other Mother Goose Day.)
Both Reid and Lilly went as the farmer from The Farmer and The Dell.
Love that she has both of her hands in her pockets!
Both Lilly and Reid LOVED Mother Goose Day!
Friday we didn't have anything planned. That is rare for us! We played at the house and ran a couple of errands and met Matt for lunch at Taco Bell. That evening we went by to see our friends one more time before they left for Canada! We are going to miss them! I really think that there needs to be a rule where no more of our friends can move!!!
We went to the Dalmut's for dinner and then we all went to the Volleyball game. Or as Lilly and Reid call it The "Bolley-Bolley" game.
The kids LOVE to go to the volleyball games. The U of A band and mascots are there. We love it because it is a cheap and fun family night!
Reid watching the game.
Acting silly with Daddy.
Watching the band and the cheerleaders. I love when they do the pyramid and raise the razorback flag! But my favorite part of going...
is watching the kids DANCE!!!
You guys--they BUST a MOVE!
They have a great time and entertain the crowd! That is Lilly's favorite part of going...Reid's is having popcorn as a snack and high-fiving the mascots.
I snagged Matt up out of the dating pool and we got married 8 1/2 years ago! He is an amazing husband to me and awesome father to our two little ones. We are just a couple of Christian people trying to get closer to God, reflect Him better, and raise our children in His Word and His Way!! We are loving every minute of this busy/fun/blessed life!
This little princess is a mixture of sweet and sassy! She keeps us laughing with practically every word that comes out of her mouth. She can melt your heart with a smile and a giggle and then turn right around and keep you on your toes with some mischeviousness! Her facial expressions give away her every thought and we just couldn't love her more (but somehow tomorrow we will)!
This is our boy with the magic smile! He is a perfect mixture of sweet and snugglie and ALL boy. He is laid-back like his Daddy and full of energy like his sister. He is happy climbing and dancing or curled up reading a book with Mommy. He is always learning some new trick and we can't wait to see what he is going to do and say next!
My handsome man and I have been married for 7 years. We are the extremely blessed parents of Lilly and Reid. This blog documents our lives, allows the grandparents and other family to see regular pictures of the little cuties, and helps friends and family stay in the know about us! Overall, we are simply a God-loving family of four!