Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Halloween

Well, here is the whole gang! We have the Peter Pan/Star Wars/Spider Man theme going. We were at the Hundens (friends from Wesley's soccer team) home for a Halloween Party on Friday night. Bethany won the best kid's costume and we all loved the Haunted House that they made in their garage. Well, Cameron actually cried and Carter wouldn't go in :)

We made this jell-o and used whipped cream to make a spider web and then put a plastic spider on it. We also made "ghost" cookies out of Nutter Butters and "witch's hats" with cookies, hershey's kisses and frosting to take to the party.

On Saturday, we went to the Library where they were having Harry Potter activities. We did a Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt, played a Quidditch game and attended a potions class. Then we went trick or treating in Gram's neighborhood. They had so much candy because we had also gone to a trunk or treat at our school the night before that someone in our ward had organized. I think they actually had more fun after trick or treating watching for trick or treaters and giving out candy. A great lesson that it is more important to give than to receive.

Bethany in Ken's Captain Hook wig with adoring brothers. Luckily this wasn't her real costume.


Another cute Halloween outfit, but not the real costume!

I know I am biased, but isn't she just the cutest Tinkerbell ever? She is about the happiest as well. No wonder she won the costume contest. We like to call her TinkerBeth!


She actually fell asleep about half way through both the Trunk or Treat and Trick or Treating!


Earlier this month at Carter's preschool, they had Western Days where they got to dress up and do all kinds of cowboy activities. He wore Wesley's old Woody costume and it worked out perfect. Doesn't he look like he is having a blast?

Cameron wanted me to take these pictures of him next to Jesus so that we could post it on our blog. He said, "Then everyone will be able to know about Jesus." He often prays, "please bless that everyone in the world will know about Jesus and have the spirit with them." What a great missionary! He also invited his whole 1st grade class including his teacher to our Primary Presentation in Sacrament Meeting just a few weeks ago.


He also took this picture of the temple that Ken and I got married in so that "everyone will know that it is important to get married in the temple." What a sweet boy!


He also took this picture of his feet which I thought was kind of funny and about 30 other random pictures of our house that I decided not to post :)


A few weeks back, I had all 4 kiddos home sick from Mon-Thurs. with lots of breathing treatments, couch potating (shown by Wesley), fever checking, medicine giving, and germ cleaning going on. It was fun to have them around for the first two days, but by Thursday we were all stir crazy and driving each other nuts!


Daddy and his "moo." When Bethany was first born, I kept accidentally calling her "buddy" since I was so used to boys. Finally, I started calling her Missy and then Missy Moo. Well, Ken has to shorten everything and so he now calls her "Moo." At first, I resisted. But, now I am used to it and even find myself calling her "Moo."


Beffers snuggling up in our bed after her bath. Notice how much hair she is getting now. I can't put the headband bows on her head anymore because her hair just goes crazy.


We can actually get a pretty good mohawk going on her. We call it her "Moo"hawk.


The last couple of weeks I've been putting a pig tail on the top of her head, well today I had to put two little pig tails because her hair is getting so long. It looks kind of funny, but cute.


Bethany is such a happy smily baby! We get comments from everyone wherever we go about how they can't believe how happy and smily she is. Honestly, you can't help but be happy when you are around her. Almost everyday, one of the three boys is either crying or mad about something and they can't stay sad or mad when I bring Bethany around them. She just smiles and coos and claps for them and within seconds they are smiling again. We are so blessed to have such a darling peacemaker in our family!

5 comments:

Beam Family said...

Those are cute pictures. I think her hair looks cute and she was very cute in her Tinkerbell costume. That is very sweet that Cameron wanted to post pictures of Jesus and the temple. We can all learn from the boldness of our little ones!

joana said...

cute cute pics! we miss you guys so much! i can't believe how much bethany looks like cameron.

Abby said...

So cute, Wendy!

Emily W. said...

Bethany is by far the cutest tinkerbell ever.
I can't wait to meet her the next time you're in town.
You have the cutest family it's so fun to see your pics of everyone.

Brandon & Shelly said...

Oh my gosh I am so jealous of the darling little tinkerbell you have at your house. It is crazy how much she looks like your boys but in such a girly way. It gives me hope the someday I might put a bow in one of my childrens hair. Are you guys coming this way for Christmas? We would love to get together and visit if you do.