Monday, October 29, 2012

Our Week in a Nutshell: Halloween Parties, Pumpkins & Some Ice Skating

Happy Monday {afternoon} friends!! 

I am just now getting the chance to hop on and do my "Weekend in a Nutshell" post and as I was going through pictures, I realized there are a few things I missed posting about throughout the week last week! Too many awesome giveaways and link-ups going on I guess :-)

So I thought I would take this chance to bring you all up to speed on what the kids and I have been up to.

For starters, we have been Halloween Party animals lately. First we celebrated for an entire weekend at Yogi Bear, and then we participated in our Library's Halloween party this past week. They had games, stories and of course...trick-or-treating. The kids had a BLAST and came home with way too much candy :-)


We will be trick-or-treating AGAIN on Wednesday, and Addie has her Pajama Party at school that day as well. Clearly, we will be on sugar detox come Thursday. Ha!

And speaking of sweets...Eric had a major craving for some Oberweis ice-cream on Friday and decided to take the kids. I certainly couldn't let him go alone, so I went and had myself the most amazing banana shake ever. It was a fun night :-)


Saturday morning, we were up bright and early for Addie's first Ice Skating class!!! This girl has been talking about ice skating since last year and when Dana told me that she had found a class for Nia, I thought it was the perfect time to give it a try. Here she is in her little skates :-)


Aren't they precious? Nia was totally decked out for class :-)


According to Eric, the girls did "Good!"but according to Addie they did "SO AWESOME!!! ME AND NIA KEPT FALLING SOMETIMES BUT WE WOULD GET RIGHT BACK UP AND IT WAS COLD BUT NOT ON MY HANDS BECAUSE I HAD GLOVES AND CAN I WEAR A SKIRT NEXT WEEK??" 

I can always count on Addie for her enthusiasm :-)

After ice skating, we did more Halloween prep and carved our pumpkins!! Or should I say...Eric and I carved our pumpkins while the kids watched Spookly. Ha!


And today, we are going to be making some Halloween cupcakes to share on Wednesday. My AMAZING BFF Chelsi sent me the most fabulous belated birthday gift this week and in it was a bunch of Halloween crafting and baking supplies. This girl knows the way to my heart...and my kids' hearts!


Chels also sent me this adorable handmade pumpkin with our name on it and I am honestly a little sad that pumpkin season is almost over!!!


But I'm not too sad because around my house, when Halloween ends...CHRISTMAS BEGINS!!! Officially :-)

And speaking of Christmas, I am hoping to recap some of the fun stuff I've been doing for 100 Days to Christmas tomorrow! Yay!!

4 comments:

  1. i love love ice-skating and can't wait to take my kids whenever they are a) born and b) age when they can actually go skating. cant wait to read about your 100 days of christmas tmw

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  2. Awww! I love ice skating. Haven't been in years. I need to find somewhere to take the kiddos around here. Looks like fun carving pumpkins! We skipped that this year as my kids didn't seem that into it. Chocolate seems to be taking priority. Lol. Love the pumpkin! And I can't WAIT to decorate for Christmas. We can start November 1st right?!

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  3. It looks like y'all had a fun time! I used to figure skate competitively. We don't have a rink here anymore, but our civic center has ice down for an upcoming Disney on Ice show, so we're going skating tonight. It's been about five years since I last laced up my skates - I can't wait!

    We did our pumpkins this weekend, too!

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  4. Awe! Hope you and the kiddies had fun making cupcakes. :-) And how fun that Addie is doing ice skating!!!

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