Halloween Night

The kids had a great time trick-or-treating and as usual, ended up with way to much candy. Jared, Riley and Falyn were all Mario Brother’s characters, with Falyn being Princess Peach, Riley being Luigi and Jared being Mario. Aidan was a ninja. Talia and Kayli opted for Harry Potter themed costumes, with Kayli being a Gryffindor Hogwarts student and Talia being a Ravenclaw student.

The scarecrow Riley won.

Got to love those mustaches!

Ready for Hogwarts.

The neighborhood kids.

Kayli with her friends.

Our pumpkins

Falyn with her candy

Aidan with his candy

3rd Grade Halloween Party

I was able to attend part of the twins class’s Halloween party before heading over to the kindergarten party. They did crafts and split into three teams, each of which created two scarecrows (one done by the boys on the team and one by the girls). They raffled off the scarecrows at the end of the day and Riley won one of them! Jared and Riley were both thrilled they got to bring a scarecrow home.



Jared’s team with their scarecrows. (I had to leave before Riley’s team made theirs.)

Carving Pumpkins

We had our annual pumpkin carving day today. Talia and Kayli went with Harry Potter themed designs and Aidan went with a Doctor Who design. Everyone else did their own face designs.

Aidan with his Dalek pumpkin

Kayli with her Harry Potter pumpkin

Talia with her Quirrell pumpkin
Quirrell Side

Voldemort Side

Riley with his pumpkin

Jared with his pumpkin

Falyn with her pumpkin

Dan with his pumpkin

Halloween Party

Dan and I went to a Halloween Party last night. Dan went as Julius Cesar and I went as a Roman Goddess. It was a huge party with a DJ at our friend’s house. We knew a lot of the people there and had a great time dancing late into the night.

Soccer Saturday

Falyn has decided she wants to be a goalie. She spends most of her time protecting the goal. These three pictures were taken all within about a minute of each other,

It may appear that she isn’t paying any attention to the game, but when the ball came down there, she kicked it out preventing the other team from scoring.

Jared and Riley have been playing really well this season.

Easy Slow Cooker French Dip

I made this last month and everyone in the family loved it! I’m making it again tomorrow, so I thought I’d add it to my blog so I won’t loose the recipe.


4 pounds chuck roast or sirloin tip roast
1 (10.5 ounce) can beef broth
1 packed onion dip mix
1 can or bottle of beer
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
8 provolone cheese slices
8 french rolls

Mix beef broth, beer, onion dip mix, garlic powder, onion powder and Worcestershire sauce. Trim excess fat from roast and place in slow cooker. Pour liquid mixture on top of roast. Cook in crockpot on low for 6-7 hours. One hour before you plan to eat, take roast out of crockpot and cut into thin slices. Return slices to crockpot and continue cooking for an hour. Heat rolls. Place slices of roast in rolls. Top with Provolone cheese. Use liquid in crockpot for dipping.

Falyn’s Halloween Cards

These cards are double sided 3″x3″. I’m having them printed at the lab I use for my photography business. Falyn is going to hand them out to all the kids in her class on Halloween and will give them to her friends who aren’t in her class.