Sunday, October 28, 2012

Boo At The Zoo

Every year the St. Louis Zoo transforms into pumpkins and all things Halloween for Boo at the Zoo. If your zoo does something like this, you definitely have to check it out!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Fall Fun Fest

Every year the elementary school I went to when I was little has their fall festival fundraiser. They have dinner, games, face painting, you name it. Last year Ben was still a little too young to do a lot of the games himself, but this year he was all about it.


Dinner before all the fun.

It had rained all day and it was pretty cold so the school also had activities inside.

Stacking apples. 

Playing and winning the cake walk!

Ben's favorite part of the night was getting his hair spray painted!

And of course we couldn't leave without once last jump in the bounce house.
Friday, October 26, 2012

Pumpkin Carving Fools

I can't believe this is the last weekend before Halloween. This also means next weekend is already November. 

In preparation for fall and Halloween there has been a lot of pumpkin carving going on. First up was carving at my parent's house where the kids weren't too excited about having to touch the guts of the pumpkin. 

I wish I would have gotten a picture of my niece Hannah's pumpkin. She did an awesome job carving "Wicked" in her pumpkin.

Since J couldn't make it to my parent's house, the next weekend we carved another set of pumpkins at our house. 

And for the first year ever, I was quite proud of mine.

Ben eventually got bored and decided to just color his.

Our final creations!
Thursday, October 18, 2012

DIY Paint With Ice Cubes

What better time to update our Summer Bucket list now that we're officially in the heart of fall. Better late than never right? To read the original bucket list click here.
  1. Glow in the dark sticks in the bathtub. This one is for Ben although somehow I think the kid inside of J might also want to do this. 
  2. Go camping. Even if it's in our own backyard.
  3. Have a picnic. This one may need to be indoors if it doesn't get below 100 soon.
  4. Make an obstacle course out of paper streamers.
  5. Fly a kite.
  6. Paint with ice cubes.
  7. Have a spray water bottle fight
  8. Go on a picture scavenger hunt.
  9. Go fishing.
  10. Relax. Let Ben stay up a little later. Enjoy quality time as a family.
6/10 ain't bad. 

Our final Summer project was of course another Pinterest Idea. 

Ice Cube Paint

What You Need:
-Washable acrylic paint
-1 ice cub or popsicle tray
-1 small paintbrush

What To Do:
1. Using the paintbrush, place a few drops of paint in the bottom of an ice cube or popsicle mold
2. Fill the container to the top with water
 3. Stir the paint and water together with the paintbrush

4. If using an ice cube tray, place in the freezer until solid. If using a popsicle mold, place the stick inside the water and then place the tray in the freezer. *You may want to spray the tray with a non-stick spray. Some of the popsicle molds did not pop out very easily.

5. Once the cubes are frozen solid, remove and have fun painting!

Daddy painted with us too. Can you guess which one he did:)