November 06, 2011

Sunshine Sunday - Halloween, snow, and ice cream mustaches

Halloween did not disappoint this year.  The weather was perfect.  Both boys were old enough to get it and love it.  It was so fun to watch them stomp around in their costumes.  I am thankful for the excitement of kids.  It makes me so happy.

Baden made a great Viking.

He even let me paint him a beard.

I happened to let Rex see the real Thor movie a few days before Halloween (editing it as we went).  He thought he was the coolest big boy ever.  He stayed in character all Halloween night :)

We got snow twice this week!  It's always kind of exciting and beautiful in the beginning.

Things have finally slowed down a little around here and I've had some time to catch up on all the house work, which always makes me feel so good.  Our laundry is clean.  The house is tighty.  We got a head start on the next Super Heroes of Service project and sorted through all our toys.  Ah!  I feel like this.

I love that moment of feeling like life is under control and in order.....probably because it doesn't last very long.

And one last photo...because this is the most perfect ice cream mustache I've ever seen.  He has a gift.  (No, Rex isn't sleeping.  I think he's experimenting with new poses.)

Thanks for reading my blog.  You guys make me really happy too.


Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

:) I love that very short lasting "life is under control" feeling. Ah! Love your new header and blog colors :)

The Miller Five said...

Cute pictures! I love the first snow of the season. I just wish ours hadn't come 2 days before Halloween. :( I brought my husband over this morning and showed him your costumes. He nodded and smiled until I told him that you made everything from scratch...including the toilet seat cover "buffalo wrap". THEN, he was floored. Great job totally rock!

Have a great rest of your weekend!

sarah said...

i seriously CANNOT stop laughing at the ice cream mustache picture. priceless! i hope my boys are half as cool as your boys are when they get bigger!

Pat said...

Cutest costumes and attitudes ever!

dana said...

so cute! I love the beards

Lacie @thedanielsons said...

Those are two of the cutest costumes ever! I love that they are home made too :D

Laryssa said...

Love the "in the beginning" qualifier about snow. I love the changing of seasons for this reason, "in the beginning" I love love love every season, then I'm ready for the next one.

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

it all makes me smile :)

Siobhan said...

Ha! I revel in that fleeting feeling! Can't wait for the next time I feel it.

Halloween is going through a bit of an awkward time over here. Some people get into it but many don't so it doesn't have the same vibe as yours. The shop shelves however, are groaning with all the gear so you can't ignore it. Awkward.

Unknown said...

Can't believe you already have snow over there. We have about another month or so before ours usually comes down here. I love it at first too. Then I get a little tired of the effort it takes to get everyone wrapped up to go out, then unwrapped to come back in again!

Beth ( said...

I just found your blog on the Homeschool Blog Awards so I popped over to check it out! Super cute blog! Love your blog title & your kiddos are darling!! Love the Viking costume =-)

I am a new follower. I would love for you to follow me back, if you want to =-)

Samantha said...

They are so precious!

Sabra at Sew a Straight Line said...

Such cute boys, Cheri!

Okay, so my guilty mom moment is that we totally let ALL our boys (yes, even the three year old) watch Thor when we were in CA on vacation. They were so excited and absolutely loved it. And seroiusly, that move had to have been made for kids. It was like watching Power Rangers. I'd think. I've never seen Power Rangers. But really, the side kicks? Anyway, I'm glad that at least one mother I admire and look up to also allowed their young child to watch a PG13 show. Guilt is easier to take in numbers :)

Clare said...

My husband LOVED Thor and insists that our 2 year old dress up as him next Halloween. I'd love any tips on what you used to make your costume!

cgourley (at) gmail (dot) com

iammommahearmeroar said...

Clare - You can find the tutorial here:


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