Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

At our ward Halloween carnival
Halloween was a lot of fun.  We certainly didn't run out Halloween festivities and couldn't help but be happy the day was finally over.
We have always had fairly easy costumes in the past, but this year Gavin wanted to be a Wild Thing from Where the Wild Things Are.  I stressed and stressed about how I was going to come up with a costume.  With a LOT of help from my dear friend Lynda, I think we pulled it off.  She pretty much sewed the mask/hat all by herself with out a pattern, just a picture.  Gavin, however, was being very difficult.  He insisted that the monster had a yellow striped shirt and not orange.  We orginally sewed orange stripes.  I told him he had to fix it if he wanted it different.  So, he cut out the yellow stripes and taped it over the orange stripes.

Eli started out as a ghost, but ended up a bear (Gavin's costume from 2 years ago).  Boyd was a Bishop chess piece (haha).  I was a bat.  Joshua was a dragon for our indoor events and Pooh for our outdoor events.

Our Halloween activies included carving pumpkins
Pumpkin Festival and pumpkin picking where Gavin and Eli got to play in hay

School parade and carnival

and of course, trick-or-treating!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

End of the school year

Gavin had a great Kindergarten year in Ms. Alicea's class and celebrated with an end of the year program.Overall, we feel Gavin had a positive first year of school. 

Grandma Miggy came for Gavin's Birthday and for the end of the school year.

Brooklyn Cyclone game to end Gavin's baseball season.
Eli had a great year at Book Buddies.  They had an end of the year party and put on a little performance.  We love Ms. Amy