Our first activity was the Monster Bash at the Creative Discovery Museum. This year they made it for memebers only and it wasn't as crowded as it has been in the past. They have special activities for the kids to do and all the workers are dressed in costumes. They offer marshmellow roasting, popcorn, and apple cider outside, as well. Roasting marshmellows was Max's favorite and Wesley loved all the character costumes.
Climbing the rock wall
Princess in the reading corner
on the rooftop fun factory
Wes LOVED Spiderman. He kept going back
to talk to him.
Digging for dinosaur bones
Wes's favorite, the water works
He loved Scooby and the gang
Max had to have his picture made with this statue!
Our next fun filled activity was Boo in the Zoo. Nana's, Paw Paw's, Aunt Shia, and Aunt Jessi were able to come along with us. Also some friends Christine, Ben, and baby Ella were able to come. The boys had a great time going around the zoo. Max and Ben were focused on filling out their "puzzles" and we had to get that finished before anything else. They were given pieces of paper when they came in that had all the trick or treating stations and each station they were given a clue that completed the puzzle. It was a beautiful night, the perfect weather to be spent outside at the zoo. Unfortunately my camera batteries died as soon as we walked in the door so I only have a few pictures. Thankfully, my dad had his so I took a lot of pictures I just don't have them yet. Again, Wesley loved all the characters!
My cute Mario and Luigi waiting in line
for Boo in the Zoo
The boys with Scooby, then the
Our next activity was pumpkin carving. Max and I got the pumpkins on his field trip and he asked every day if we could carve them. I told him we would do it on fall break and we did on his last day at home. Max pretty much did his on his own, after mommy and daddy did all the dirty cleaning work first that is. We did the outline of the eyes and noses for him to follow and he cut them out all on his own. Max loves being a big boy and Wes enjoyed digging in the pumpkins with a spoon.
Cute little Wes "cleaning" the pumpkins
Max hard at work
Still carving away
Trunk or Treat at our church this year on Wednesday before Halloween. We had a short Awana's meeting, ate hotdogs, and then Trunk or Treat. Wesley wasn't sure abou the Trunk or Treating at first. I had to carry him most of the way. Towards the end he finally got down and did it on his own. Max is an old pro by now and this is the first year he was really excited about it.
Wes and what is left of his mustache
Max and his Sparks class
Wes was saying Look!
Max's class Halloween party was the next day. I was able to go and plan on being at all of his school activities that I can. The kids in his class are all sweet and they seem to get along really well. They just changed tables so Max wanted me to take pictures of his table mates. They had made spider hats earlier in the day and they wore them throughout the party. The parents all contributed and we had big goody bags for all the kids. Mrs. Baker lined them up after they were finished eating so we could hand out the bags. She even let them eat some candy and showed all of them how to eat the fun dip in their bags. Towards the end Max said, "This is the best party I've ever had!" My funny boy!
Max in his spider hat
Their yummy snacks!
Mrs. Baker demonstrating the fun dip
Max and Luka
Andrew wanted in the picture, too.
Fun Dip, yum!
We decided to go Trick or Treating on Saturday night since the kids had play practice at church Sunday night. Our friends let us come to their house and go with them in their neighborhood. We started out togther but the big kids didn't want to wait on the little ones and Wes and Hudson were not in any kind of rush. Rex went with the other dads and the big kids and Jen and I stayed behind with the little boys. I think Wesley and Hudson ate candy the entire time they were Trick or Treating. We did a lot of carrying and didn't do all the house like the big boys. The boys had a great time and enjoyed a little play time with Cooper and Hudson afterwards as well.
Max in his mustache. He saved until
Wes and Hudson and their suckers
Max and Cooper
Two sweet boys!
It was a great month of October! The boys really enjoyed all our fun activites and I can't wait for next year!!