Thursday, November 21, 2013
Our church does an event called Lite the Nite where people decorate their trunks and kids trick-or-treat from trunk to trunk. This is our second year of decorating our trunk. Last year we did a UPS Store and it POURED rain!
This year I picked a mouse costume for Esther (from Costco since it was inexpensive...and I knew I would use the tights/pink shirt as outfit pieces). Isaiah asked to be a donut because he and Grandad play donuts and Grandad sings him a silly song--I wish I were a chocolate covered donut (to the tune of "I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Wiener.") We needed to think of something to do with a mouse and food item and we eventually thought of "Mouse Mess" one of Isaiah's favorite children's books.
We had fun having the van this year...it made decorating much easier and had it rained we would have stayed dryer than last year. There was tons of space in the back of the van and the kids just played while we passed out candy!
We recorded me reading the book "Mouse Mess" on the iPad and then played
the video over and over again for kids during trunk-or-treat.
Nonna and Pops came towards the end of Trunk-or-Treat and took Isaiah and Esther
around to do some of the other fun stuff that was inside. Dan, Elise, Campbell, and
Greyson also came to check out the fun.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
So... I guess I love Pinterest and it is starting to show as I work on my blog posts. I saw a cool picture idea where you have your child sit in a chair and hold a balloon for however old they are going to be. I decided to try the idea with Esther and Isaiah this year.
The picture I liked on Pinterest showed traditional plain balloons so that is what I had in mind. However, when I went to the dollar store that wasn't an option. I weighed my options back and forth and finally picked five blue stars for Isaiah and one purple star for Esther. The lady working at the dollar store blew up all the blue star balloons and then realized they were out of purple stars...ugh, now what! So I picked a different balloon- a pink balloon with cupcakes that says Happy Birthday.
However, when I came home to do our photo shoot I quickly learned that the shape of Esther's balloon wasn't great when the wind blew. The Happy Birthday didn't show and the shape looked silly...so that meant a lot of pictures weren't options all because of the balloon choice. They aren't prefect, but the kids had fun with the balloons and it did the job for cuteness before passing the party information along to family.
This is the photo card we emailed our family to give the party information for
Esther's 1st birthday and Isaiah's 5th birthday!