Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Time For Halloween

This last Sunday after watching General Conference the kids made "Haunted Gingerbread Houses". Yeah, so if there is an easy way to do anything...I'm there. The pre-made kits are the best. No baking, cutting, or frosting to make....Awesome! There was even a slight chill in the air (it only hit 85). So it gave the impression that fall might actually grace us with it's presence. (It's supposed to get back up into the mid-90's this week however).

Getting started.

Brooklyn making a "textured garden". She went into great detail to explain this process to me.

Kalysta went all out on the back of her house. It was as creepy as the front!

Levi loved using the "fiery mints" to guard his castle.

Walker loved making his skull garden...where all the dead people lived...with just their skulls. Naturally.

They had such a good time. While most of the candy ended up just being eaten...my favorite part of the whole process...they managed to use enough to make some pretty cute castles. Which will proudly be displayed until Halloween. It was a great Sunday. Conference was wonderful and inspiring as it always is. Our kids did so well sitting and listening. I was very impressed. They had things to color and mom made some snacks to lure them in but all in all they did well. Here are their finished creations.

The Front....

And Back!














































To end the night we had our first dinner on our new dining room table. I LOVE my orange room AND my new table. But most of all I love those little critters seated at our table. It seemed to me that one of the overwhelming messages of conference was to have hope, and find joy in the journey. This is what life is about. To enjoy the small, simple moments that have a lasting effect on our lives. I will always be grateful for the joy they have brought us. We are blessed to have the spirit of happiness in our home. While the journey is never easy we have tried to always find the good that seems to be underlying every trial. But on days like these it's easy to find the joy....










8 comments:

Daniel Quillen said...

What a fun Mom! your kids will enjoy and remember this extra little time you take with them Aimee.

The Wachel Family said...

Those are so cute! I feel guilty. Lately all Mike and I seem to do is sit and listen to/scream at the politics on the TV, the kiddos are so bored. We need to get out and do stuff like this with them. You've inspired me Aim! Love ya...

The Wachel Family said...

P.S...LOVE your orange dining room and new table/chairs! Can't wait to see it all in person. More pictures please!!!

Rick & Summer said...

Looks like fun! I love fall! WE loved your home last weekend and thanks for going out with us. We had a great time with you guys. Let's do it more often! Did you see Razmataz on Bullard? YAY!!!

The French Family said...

Oh man I love that stuff - can't wait until Kate is old enough do to those fun and festive crafts. They all turned out so good!

Burgon Fam said...

Cute Aimiss... I wish i could have been there to do one.. :( We Cant wait to come and see your home!

Joseph and Lianna Quillen said...

Adorable! That is a genius idea... now if only I could find some of those kits you had.

Joseph and Lianna Quillen said...

That's ok. We are living in Hawaii, and so we do have SOME civilization here. There's a walmart about 45 min. away. Thank you for the offer tho.