Thursday, November 16, 2017

'Ween '17



I've really come to love All Hallows Eve as a mom.  I already have the next two Halloween's costumes picked! It is a chance to be creative and the one time of year I try to sew (and then subsequently swear) Watching the kids run house to house, then going back to my aunt and uncles for homemade chicken noodle soup and handing out candy, it is one of the best nights of the year!

I had the idea for this year's costume last year while watching A Goofy Movie with Everett. It was one of my favorite movies as a kid, the soundtrack is pure gold and I had the biggest crush on Max! I knew I wanted Ben to be Powerline, Everett to be Max, Patrick to be Bobby and while Roxanne was maybe more of an iconic choice for myself, the Stacy costume was more fun!

Most of the items I found at the thrift store, with the exception of my pants, mine and Patrick's glasses and Ben's costume. It was originally a "man with the yellow hat" from Curious George costume that I rigged up, then sewed the yellow neck and armbands with spandex and stuffing, my mom did the vinyl for the logo, his hairpiece is made of felt and pipe cleaners. His glasses were hardware safety glasses I painted, the headset was an old set of headphones we spray painted and added the mic with a pipe cleaner and electrical tape.

So we went and took a bunch of pictures, left and then realized that we forgot to put Patrick's white gloves on. I am nothing if not detailed oriented, so I made everyone go back to the pink wall to take another set of pictures. Everyone was NOT happy as they were dying to get trick or treating.

Ok here are the pics, some a little less authentic because minus the white gloves haha!














Oh and don't forget: The Perfect Cast. No amount of bribing would convince Ben to learn and perform this with me. Everett was a willing participant.





Past Halloweens:
2016-Rugrats
2015-Cave Man and the Dalai Lama
2014-Albert Einstein
2013-Lumberjack

Sunday, November 5, 2017

October in a nutshell. A huge, enormous, way-too-long-nutshell


October is one of the good ones.

We had our seven-year anniversary, complete with our first ever kid-free lovers trip, Patrick turned two, my parents came and visited, my cousin got home from his mission so tons of family time, a nerd-alert Avalon party with all my favorite people and of course All Hallows Eve. Not to mention, Utah was so beautiful this fall and really showing off, and not to mention mention pumpkin patches.

Rrrrooooolllllll Ccccaaalllllll.....

Pumpkin Patch #1

 




Anniversary trip of my dreams:

Also flying without kids, I think I'm a Kardashian or something 
Ben and I have never taken more selfies in our lives than in this 48 hours
Such a cool place at the Anaheim Packing District! I don't know why I look like an Amazon woman

Ambiance I tell ya

Yay-my BFF lives in California!

Disney at Halloween-Bucket List: Big fat spooky CHECK!

OOGGEY BOOGEY

Mark Twain Riverboat-a new favorite. Someone proposed right beside us!

She's beauty and she's grace, she's Miss United States




Again, just so many selfies


Basically a profesh Disney photog

Exhibit B

Haunted Mansion turned Nightmare Before Christmas, I prefer the original but glad I saw this!

"K now one with my lips closed smile"


I love him

The name is Jack, the Pumpkin KING!

Freaking long line to take a real pic with the iconic pumpkin, this is the best we got

Splash Mountain!

Not as good as I wanted it to be, should have got the Tigger Tail, but really cute. 7/10


Guardians is my favorite ride, but soooo scary

This is the first year they decorated in CA for Halloween and Cars Land was everything!



This peanut butter square gets so much hype and I was so excited, but I don't know if I was treat-ed out but it was only ok to me. Fine, I'll give it another try next time.


Happy Seven Years, babe close your eyes.






Phew-you still here?  
Pumpkin Patch Round 2:







and my cute cous got home from his mission!

They are the cutest


#Sundaytremblays

Patty turns two on October 20th (full post here) and we throw a PIE PARTY!!

This is the face you get if you tell him to smile

and again....



spray painting leaves copper and gold was incredibly satisfying for some reason. Stringing them on a thread individually was not. at. all.








 My parents came to Provo and we celebrated my moms birthday and went to Garner Village:








AVALON PARTY: The only way I can explain this is, I can't. Board Game, loyal servants of Arthur vs. Mordrid and his evil minions set out on a quest.....ok I can't. We dressed up and played. It was epic.




Ben as "Lady of the Lake" So glad this is now on the internet.









Some cousin/family Love photoshooting on a Sunday at Tyson's homecoming:






They were all wearing gingham #notplanned 



Pumpkin Patch #3 and carving pumpkins






Ok and one for Halloween. I think it deserves its own post:

A Goofy Movie baby
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