We began it all with General Conference. The Activity Days leaders made these cute packets that the girls were able to enjoy during some of it.
I was cleaning out my parent's basement and came across this old gem. I believe it was given to my parents as a neighbor gift. They are popcorn holders. My dad can make some killer popcorn. Yum! I still have very fond memories of dad or mom making popcorn downstairs in the 'bar.' The smell permeated the entire house.
One Wednesday in October, there was a safety festival in Roy. We went and had a pretty darn fun evening. Got blown away with the police boat fan. Got a snap shot with this guy...
And got to ride around the block in a fire engine.
Allie in the back of the engine. The inside of the cabin was super hot and noisy.
The kids also got to go inside a bullet proof window and fake shoot a perp.
My nephew Austin, completed his Eagle project. He gathered a bunch of school supplies for a title 1 school in Layton. This was the drop off day.
He also received about 200.00 in donations and the manager of Target let Austin come and buy items with his manager's discount. He ended up with boxes and boxes and boxes of donations. Pretty cool.
Grandma Diane celebrated her birthday this year with us by breaking her back. Quite literally. We went to this carnival in Kaysville and decorated pumpkins and saw a princess.
Then, after eating, we went and looked at a bunch of different houses decorated for Halloween. We also went to a house haunt and after getting out of the van, Diane slightly tripped over some rocks and caught herself from hitting the ground. During that, she heard something pop in her back. She had to wait about month to find this out but she literally broke her back doing this! Happy birthday to Diane! Poor thing! It's now December and she's still waiting to be fit for a back brace. Lovely!
Changing directions completely, the fall was super warm and quite lovely. This was a fall morning jog Sadie and I went on. It was so beautiful, I had to stop and get a few pictures.
Someone else's birthday falls in October. Jason's! Oh how he loves attention. Here are a few of his birthday gifts. Can you tell that he absolutely loves Halloween?
I think this might have been his favorite surprise gift.
Here's a peak into Jason's yard and at our costumes.
Ellyse had her Halloween carnival fund raiser for school. She and Hannah did a bottle balancing game. It was great but a very long night!
Jason's actual birthday.
It seemed like every weekend there were a myriad of Halloween activities that we attended but it all ended with the actual holiday.
Lance and Brit and baby were all Willy Wonka characters. Emma was the girl from a horror movie. Can't remember which one. Colter was Iron Man. Jason was a scary face person?? Brent was what to me looked like a flying monkey from The Wizard of Oz. He had a wing span of about 12 feet! Ellyse was a cat, as was about 6 of the other sixth graders in her class. Allie was Minnie Mouse. I put together a Greek goddess costume in a matter of hours on Halloween due to Jason complaining that I wasn't dressing up. ;) Fun times!!