Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thankful for Fall

This is one HUGE posting our our fun fall festivities. I love fall, probably the season and colors I miss most as Phoenix is mostly brown all year:). Still, we have a great time and enjoy our wonderful weather! This year Chris attended a helicopter seminar in Las Vegas which enabled us to meet my family in St. George for a day and a half to celebrate Halloween together. Thanks for making the drive and all the fun activities Jardines!

Our first order of business was carving, or as I prefer, decorating pumpkins. Chris did the skull painting and I did the funny face and Caleb's mini spider web pumpkin.

Numero dos: cookie making and decorating. My family's tradition was making sugar cookies for Halloween and that's something Chris and I have carried on, I look forward to it every year.

cutting pumpkin shapes with Dad

We use M&Ms, red hots, and candy corns to make jack-o-lantern faces on the pumpkins and this is Caleb's first year "helping".

Not quite...

still didn't get it...

Caleb's thoughts, "I don't want them on cookies, I want to eat them!"

My mom got this cute set to decorate a pumpkin kid style and Caleb loved it!
We spent Halloween eve at Tuacahn amphitheater playing some fun games and launching pumpkins.

Tiger in the desert

jumping with Uncle Andrew

giving Dad some lovin

bowling (we also did a bean bag toss and ring toss)

Jumbo slide

Pumpkin Launcher!
This was really fun to watch, the pumpkins were loaded and and shot off like a cannon.


Caleb as a chicken

Yes, we were the bat family (mostly) my brother was a knight and my mom the dragon.

Halloween day after church and waiting for Dad at the hotel in Vegas. This is Caleb's smile when he in entertaining, he loves to make people laugh.
On our last day we did the famous breakfast buffet in Vegas and made a stop at a casino called Sam's Town for Caleb to get out some energy before the long drive. In the center there is an open atrium with a large waterfall and life-like animals that make noises and turn their heads. Caleb loves animals and imitating their sounds so this was a fun stop for him.
Thanks for sticking through to the end, hope you all had a happy Halloween!