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There’s a Snake in my Boots!

And here we are, the official ‘what my kids were for Halloween’ post. You got a sneak peak at Woody’s vest the other day, but here’s how it turned out.

Helo’s costume was a bit of a bust, but I can’t take the blame for that. Will Haven picked it out!  😛  WH’s costume turned out pretty well if I do say so myself! I was missing a few pieces, but I don’t think they were necessary. I could find a yellow woven shirt so I drew lines on a tshirt with a red sharpie. The rest was easy enough to find.

WH as Woody

How cute are Will Haven and Sabine?? And it only got cuter out there when a friend trick or treating with us convinced Wh to start asking for sausages when he went up for candy. Yes, seriously, my child was asking for sausages.

How cute are they?

It’s Halloween!

The weekend started off crappy with missing the Dia de los Muertos procession downtown. Tyler got home after it started and I was just too tired to even half-ass it. The weekend got a little better though on Sunday when we took the boys to the Pumpkin Patch with Tristan.

We went to Peter Pumpkin Patch at Spring Hill Farm. There were lots of activities, free Hay Rides and live music, all without the hordes of people found at the ones in town.

Then, of course, we did the mandatory Pumpkin Carving. See below. I made the face! Go me 🙂   Tonight it’s off trick or treating.

Pumpkin Carving

Happy Halloween!

Halloween Costumes!!!

Kelly Panacci Mat PadGot some Halloween running around done today. While we were at Michael’s this morning we found a cute little Halloween themed Mat Pad (see right) for $1.99. Been seeing a lot of craft paper chains in Pinterest lately and decided it would be a super fun project for Will Haven. Worked out pretty well I think, he sure loves playing with glue sticks!

Here is our finished product which now resides over our front door. (sticky fingers not shown.)

Paper Chain Making

So, I got lazy with Helo’s costume, but only because WH decided that he wanted his baby brother to be a pumpkin and he saw a Pumpkin costume on an outing to Costco last week, so it was decided and we bought it. The end.

On the bright side, one down, only one to go. While I absolutely LOVE making these guys costumes, I’ll admit that I tend to get overwhelmed with all the things I have to do and how little time I have in which to do it!

So, that brings us to WH’s costume… Can you guess what it’s going to be?? Hint: It’s not a cow.

Cow Print

For me, we’ll see what I can scrape together at the last minute, as usual. I bought some face paint on my lunch break today. I’m think a mime…..or maybe I’ll just do sugar skull makeup. Speaking of which….I wonder who all is going to the Petaluma Dia de los Muertos event this weekend. Lots of fun is sure to be had!

Baby Shower Gifts

So this past weekend was the baby shower for my brother’s new baby! I would have gotten around to this post before I left, but I was too busy trying to finish these up!!

I found all patterns on Ravelry.com.  I even learned how to crochet for this blanket pattern because it is just so darn cute!!!

Here are the patterns. You need a ravelry account to view them.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tiramisu-baby-blanket

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/double-pom-earflap-baby-hat

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/elefante

I also packed them up in these badass little suitcases, which, I imagine, will double up as adorable storage in the baby’s room!

I think they liked them…I’ve only encountered a few people who don’t appreciate hand-made things. Hope they get lots of use!!!

MUST HAVE TINY TOMS!

Just felt the need to share a few things I’ve come across lately that made me excited to only have boys.  It always seems that all the cute stuff is made for the girls….and it usually is. It’s pretty rare to find cute boys stuff. So, you can imagine I get pretty excited when I do! I mean, how cute is that retro robot pattern? Anyhow, here’s a few things…

And just so everyone knows….I MUST HAVE THESE TINY TOMS!! They are so adorable.

Cute Boys Stuff

Cute Boys Stuff