Sunday, October 29, 2017

fall fest at school

I was delagated to attend the fall fest with  the youngest of the grands. I was all crazy excited about it and volunteered a booth, too. I would have to manage being with the little one and manning my both. We'll see how that turned out at. 

We started with the games and treats. 

And checked our loot a time or two. 

And We did face painting and a pumpkin craft.

She had time to help give out our treat bags, too. 

Fun day with all the costumed dressed kids.

Our little treat stand was built the day before for under $10.
* used large moving box -$0
* dollar tree Halloween table cloth, crepe paper rolls, $3
* scrap wood pieces - free
* a lot of tape and spray on adhesive - in my stash 
* suckers, bubble gum eyes, pixie sticks, gummy spiders, and spider rings for 120 trick or treaters. 

It was this from start to finish: 







Monday, October 23, 2017

getting scary

Not much setting up for Halloween since we never get cute little trick or treaters. 
I would go all out Halloween-y if I had trick or treaters stopping by. 

So for just us I'm down to one lonely lighted jack o'lantern sitting on the back porch, blooming yellow mums in my frog planters, and a dish of candy that keeps getting re-filled. 

My all time favorite Halloween decor is my two people sitting around the campfire making smores and passing time. 

I first used this as a decoration on a camping trip a few years ago for a decoration contest. I use it every year now if we go camping during the few weeks of Halloween contest. 

I shopped the dollar store looking for what I could get to set up something and as I walked the Halloween isles it all came together. 
* glow in the dark full length paper skeletons 
* black poster paper to make the fire ring
* gold glitter poster paper to make the flames
* string of orange halloween lights
* large black garbage bag cut in strips to hang as backdrop 
And then set it up with camping chairs and long dowel rods with marshmallows on the ends. 

Happy Trick or Treating!!


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

My yearly fair episode

My hometown fall parish fair had its 80th birthday last week. And I have attended 60 of them (give or take a few years). This year was no exception. 

We took along the 3 little grands for them to re-live my life with me. Their parents take them every year also, and we took their parents every year when they were children. Generations of fair goers here. 

We rode everything we could from the Ferris Wheel to kiddie rides and one in-between roller coaster up and down the midway.

We made our way thru the 4H chick and bunnie exhibits with their blue, red, white ribbons shining bright. The kids were amazed that the animals won ribbons for for first, second, and third places. 

Fair food of course. 

A group picture without me. Don't know how that happened. 

We had to try our luck at winning!!!

End of our day 












Wednesday, October 11, 2017

High Five

Another birthday cake, gifts, and party for the second five year old in the family. 

Rather chaotic with Birthday girl sitting on the table. The parents threw the bday party in the midst of moving in a new house and unpacking. So there was no set rules. But you can't let a five year milestone pass by without a celebration. 

So she made her wish and blew out the candles. 

And enjoy her cake. 

And opened her gifts.

Happy Birthday Brooklyn.