Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Happenings

We're running a day ahead of everybody else for Halloween!  Our little town did trick-or-treating last night because of the high school football game tonight (like I said, small town).  So we just kind of bumped everything up a day!

Tuesday night consisted of a little bit of pumpkin carving.


Ok, so I've done the fancy carving in the past.  It's fun and all, but it just didn't happen this year.  We had a very toddler-themed carving party this year.  Emmie was in her Halloween PJ's and she got to pick out the features of the Jack-O-Lantern based on what shapes she wanted to see.


For the eyes, she (originally) wanted squares, for the nose she picked a triangle, and by that point, an impatient Mommy picked a crescent for the mouth. :)


After we were done, she decided she wanted her pumpkin to wear an eye patch like a pirate.


So, this is what we ended up with.  This will not go down as my finest work of art, but she loved it, and that's what matters.  And we painted the other pumpkin the next day...no pictures of her in the act, but this was the final result!


On Wednesday, we went to our local Zoo Boo!  

This was the debut of Peck!  For about two months now, she has been very (very) adamant that she was going to be Peck, I was going to be Sheriff Callie, and Noah was going to be Toby.  Like, there was no deviating from this...her mind was made up.  After figuring out that none of these characters had pre-made costumes out, I had to get a little creative!  I got a couple of good tips on Instagram after I posed the "how in the heck do I put these costumes together?" question, and after a couple of weeks of work, they came together.


I honestly don't have too many pictures from this night...it was really dark in there, and when my child wasn't running from line to line, she wasn't really in the mood for pictures.


This is the only time you'll see the red makeup though.  She wasn't a fan.  (Neither was I after I realized it dyed her skin and hair red.)


Thursday morning, Emmie had her first class Halloween party! Lots of good food and cute kiddos. It was kind of strange I be on the other side of the class holiday parties after years of teaching!


We love her teachers! (This is Emmie's "Mommy is making me smile" face.)


Last night was the big event!  I don't think she really remembered trick-or-treating last year, so this was a big deal to her.



She was much more worried about getting out there and trick-or-treating than smiling for a picture. :)


And we're off!  She was much happier once she starting getting candy (aren't we all)?


When did my child turn 16???





After about an hour of trick-or-treating, we headed back and helped the grandparents hand out candy.

Very fun, very busy week...I believe it will be a low-key weekend after all of this fun!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Create It Thursday #78 (Plus Features)


Welcome back to the last Create It Thursday of October!

You guys brought some great creations to the table last week.  Below, I have a few of my favorites! You can also find these on the Create It Thursday Pinterest board and the Lamberts Lately Facebook page.











A big huge thank you to everyone who contributed creations last week!  If you were featured, grab a button below:



Now let's get this week's party going!
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Not Drinking My Calories

So we've all heard the saying: don't drink your calories.  It's one of the quickest ways to cut calories out of your diet.


But let's get real: it's tough.  Over on the review blog today, I'm talking about how I've been cutting "drink calories" out of my diet recently.  Click here to see!
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Pumpkin Patchin'


We made our second annual trip to the Pumpkin Patch this weekend!  When we went last year, we had just moved here, so it was one of our first big excursions here as a family.

This year, you could definitely tell a difference in how much fun Emma Ramey had.  She was a little older, so she was able to really enjoy all of the fun activities they have there.  There are several playgrounds, a petting zoo area, and even a corn pool.  She had a blast!

Here are a few pictures from our trip.







(I finally get a good picture of the three of us, with the toddler smiling, and I'm hiding behind her giant bow. Figures.)











I put this one on Instagram and thought I'd share it here too...same tractor ride, same pumpkin patch, 1 year apart.  She looks like a different little girl!  Time flies, doesn't it?

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