Tuesday, December 2, 2014

All Sorts of Halloween Fun

As always we like to get several uses out of our Halloween costumes. The first party we attended this year was our Fergy Family Party;this year it was at the Elwell home. All the families looked great including the Madsen Family which I missed getting a picture of. 
We did notice we had an awful lot of Frozen charters attend our party so we just had to capture a pic with all of them. To spice things up this year we also had pasta instead of our normal soup bar. After Dinner we had a costume & candy parade with all the kiddos, followed by a costume awards ceremony (yes, everyone won). We finished with root-beer floats which were delicious, but we lamented weren't our ideal treat because we were already frozen to the core due to the icy winds outside.
The second party we attended was our Ward's Trunk or Treat (pictured before things started so they were just waiting in the car). This event was PACKED and the kiddos were made out like true candy bandits!
On a side Halloween note this was the first year that we carved pumpkins and Phoebe loved it, the rest enjoyed it for 5 minutes then made me do the actual work of gutting and carving the pictures they picked out.
Josh- Oogy Boogy, Phoebe-Cat face, Sophie - Paint, Cami- Kitty
This was our night before Halloween dinner, mummy dogs and jellied brains.
On Halloween Morning we went for free kids scary face pancakes at IHOP, which is normally pretty fun but less fun when they don't nearly have the amount of help they need and we have a 45+minute wait.
After breakfast we went to Phoebe's school to see the costume parade, which I was thrilled she got to be in this year, last year she was off track during Halloween time. After school brought more adventures free cupcakes at IHOP, errands and a fun drop by at daddy's office.
For Halloween night we had our beloved traditional Chinese dinner takeout, then our for Trick or Treating. Phoebe was a Cheetah this year, Cami was a Pirate Princess, Josh was a fireman & Sophie was Olaf.
Phoebe had a class bear that she was supposed to take with her everywhere so it dressed up as a ladybug and luckily we had a matching backpack for it to go trick or treating in.
This was another great year for Halloween in the Fergy Home and I LOVED not making any of the costume this year!! Must remember to just buy it all again never year WAY less stress.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The twins are FIVE!

Toward the end of October the twins turned 5 and for their class party they choose to hand out juice and doughnuts this year.
I must admit we procrastinated getting their gifts together a  little too much this year and at 11pm the night before Cory was looking through his childhood Legos set to put together a set Josh could have and I admit a parent fail when I didn't count closely and realized at 11pm I forgot to buy Josh's last b-day gift so Cami had one more...we rectified that the next day I took him to Walmart to pick a movie. I am glad they are not old enough to notice or care!!
For the twiners birthday breakfast they had some of the best cinnamon rolls I have ever made....really DELISH!
We decided since the one present in the morning work so well for Phoebe's B-day and the dramatic decrease in fights we then had over new toys all day long we did the same policy for the twins.
For a second breakfast we took the kiddos for Chick-a-filt's free breakfast day with lots of friends from our neighborhood.
After Cory got home we opened up the reast of the b-day gifts, which had been killing them to wait for all day!
The birthday dinner requests this year was soup for Cami and pizza for Josh.
We got to have a few friends over for dinner and cake this year which is always a treat. this year the twins requested not getting a cake but making THEIR own so we got a mummy kit and they loved making their own chocolate treats.
The twins had a pretty fun birthday this year especially when we factor in after the cake they got to stay up extra late and come with Mom & Dad to mutual where they ran in the gym got cookies and lots of older kids to wish them a Very Happy 5th Birthday.

Pumpkin Patchin' It 2014

In October we got to do one of our favorite annual traditions picking pumpkins out at the pumpkin patch!

Every year we restate the rule, you have to be able to carry your own pumpkin! A couple of our kids tried to see if they built some  major muscle over the last year, nice try Josh and Sophie, maybe next year.

After we picked our pumpkins we got to play a little on their fun tractor and in their filed of corn kernels, My kiddos LOVED this part of the trip more than picking out their pumpkins.

We always manage to get pretty darn cute pics of the kiddos in the patch!
I love this tradition and look forward to it every year!!!