Monday, November 21, 2011

Breaking Dawn

Last week was the midnight premier of the new movie in the Twilight Series, Breaking Dawn. Crissy and I have been going to the midnight movie since the beginning so we couldn't miss this one. For the very first Twilight movie, the following must have been much less because we were able to wait in the nice warm theater and they only showed it on 2 screens. This time, the line opened up OUTSIDE at 10am (we came at 6pm) and they were showing the movie on 11 screens! The line was huge, a little ridicules actually. We had to sit right next to a garbage can, luckily it was cold enough we couldn't smell it!

Here's a pic of about half of the people in front of us. It was worth it though, the movie was great. Of course the books are better but it's fun to see the books come to life on the big screen. Can't believe they are making us wait a whole year for the last movie!

Christmas Craft

I've been making these cute felt bows and I haven't quite decided what I want to do with them yet, but I thought I'd share how to make them!
Start by cutting strips of felt. Thy need to be 3/4 of and inch wide. You will need 3-12inchs long, 3-11inches long, 2-10inches long and 1-3 1/2 inches long.
Next you have to twist each piece. This part is kinda tricky to explain, so I tried to take several pictures and hopefully you can figure it out.

Then start stacking them, largest to smallest. The tutorial I learned from said to use a needle and thread to hold them together. I tried that and mine just fell apart. So I used hot glue. Much better for me, but if your handy with a needle, maybe sewing it is your thing. I just felt mine held together better with glue.
Happy bow-making!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween 2011

Here's a quick shot of out Halloween lunch this year. They had frankenstein pudding, mummy dogs, swamp goo and eye balls.
Most of you know my Mother-in-law makes out kids' Halloween costumes each year. This year Chase decided he wanted to be Captian Hook. 
Kardyn went as Rapunzel

Big Toy Book

I had to take a picture when I saw the kids reading the toy magazines. We used to do this as kids too, so it was pretty cute.

Saturday Hike

Last Saturday we decided to take advantage of the nice weather and go on a hike. We hiked up to Rainey Falls hoping to see that the salmon were running up stream, but we must still be too early. It was fun to get some fresh air though, but we forgot how long of a hike it is. 2 miles both ways! We were a little tired to say the least! The kids did great though, Chase walked the entire way, Kardyn needed some help though, but they had fun.

Pumpkin picking

Here is my attempt to catch up on all my blogging for this past month! We went a few saturday's back to pick our own pumpkins. The kids had fun, we tried a new farm this year, but probably will never go back! Our pumpkins rotted after 1 week and they wouldn't exchange them for us. We'll be sticking to 7 Oaks from now on.