As Halloween grows closer there are more and more fun activities for our little family to do. I'm loving it! Halloween is so fun and Tanner is really into it this year.
Last weekend we went to the "Haunted Hallow Hayride".
At first I was worried that it would be too scary for the kids, because we've never been before, but it turned out fine.
When we walked in there were a couple of games for little kids and Tanner and Bailey loved it.
They had a "Rat Hunt". The kids had to search in the hay for fake rats. Tanner found one and was sooo excited.
Then there was the frog toss. You hit the end of the spring board and the frogs went flying. The object was to hit the target with the flying frogs, but Tanner didn't even get close. He had a lot of fun though!
After playing those little games he got to pick out a candy from the treasure chest.
And Bailey got some candy too.
Sweet kids and I before starting the hay bale maze
Bailey thought she knew where she was going, but she lead us all into a dead end. (Love my chubby girl)
The kiddos following Daddy through the maze
The champion- he lead us out of the maze! Such a big boy!
After we found out way our of the hay bale maze, we did some trick-or-treating. Bailey loved this, although she cant say "trick-or-treat" yet, she'd walk up to the person and just smile and say "PEEEAAASSEE" and no one could resist that face- so she got a bag full of suckers and smarties.
Then we made our way over to the line for the haunted hayride.
Me lovin' on my girl while we are waiting in line for the hayride.
After we got on the hayride, I started to get really worried because I was getting scared. After I jumped from fright the first time I realized that Bailey didn't jump with me. I looked down and she was sound asleep. I guess the hayride wasn't scary enough for her.
When Chris asked Tanner if he was scared he said "Mom will save me. She's a super mom"
Seriously, that kid melts my heart!
Tanner was a little scared, he kept having me cover his eyes. But then Chris told him he could shoot at the monsters and Tanner loved that. So he spent the rest of the hayride pretending to shoot any monsters that scared us. He LOVED it.
Here we are on the hayride. The flash blinded Tanner....but he was having a great time.
On the way home Tanner fell asleep and Bailey stayed asleep. I guess they were totally worn out. It was about 8:30 when we got home and both kids stayed asleep when we moved them to their beds. It was such a fun night. Tanner told me the next day that he saw lots of "scary stuff" but he shot at them and they "couldn't get us".
Today we carved our pumpkins. Tanner loved scooping the "goop" out, but not with his fingers, he'd only use the "goop scoop" Tanner requested we carve a "Spooky Ghost" pumpkin. So I found a stencil for a ghost and then the fun started.
Bailey sitting with her Daddy. (She's really into her Daddy lately. Its adorable)
Daddy and his kiddos carving pumpkins
Mommy and kiddos and pumpkins
Kids getting the gooey stuff....
Bailey LOVED it. She is fearless! The squishy goop didn't faze her!
Tanner thinking about using his fingers to get a handful of "goop'
For lunch we made "Mummy Pizza". I was going to make these on Halloween, but Sonic was advertising .50 cent corndogs on Halloween, so I knew we'd be there instead.
Tonight we went to the "ASU Kid's Bash". It was super fun. It's a little halloween festival just for kids. Bailey loved wearing her costume. I can tell you she loves how she looks in her tutu.
Best friends walking to the festival...
Fun at ASU
Tanner feeling different spooky textures...this one was "Monster Brains"
Bailey was in her element. She loved the music, the games and all the kids!
My sweet Captain America. He played all the games, but didn't want to do any of the spooky or scary stuff. He kept telling everyone "I CAPTAIN AMERICA!!!!" I think this year's theme is his favorite for costumes!
When we got home that night I made "Mummy Dogs" for dinner. We devoured our festive meal and put the kids down for bed. They were exhausted from all the fun!
This month has been soo fun. I cant wait for Halloween tomorrow. We are going to our ward "Trunk-or-Treat" in full costume. Wish us luck!