Saturday, November 30, 2013

October '13 Tidbits

In October the kids discovered a new secret hiding spot under the sink and since then on multiple occasions I have found kids in there sneaking treats, BUSTED Sophie.
October also brought Ducks football into full swing, don't worry we are properly indoctrinating our children to choose the right, GO DUCKS!
We started off the beginning to the month with a dusting of snow, luckily that wasn't followed up by much more.
October also unfortunately brought with is a speedy flu bug that swept through a could of our kiddos beginning with the weest one.
October also brings one of my most favorite holidays, a sign of all the fun holiday funess for the next 3 months to come. This year grandma/pa Potts sent the kids fun window stickers , which the kids played with non stop until they were all ruined or completely lost their stick. I also got a new decoration, a fun new wreath my neighbor helped me make!
One morning Josh crawled into our bed and refused to get out so I have to make the bed around him and told him the only way I know how to get lumps out of a bed it to beat them out, which was a consequence he was willing to face.
For fun one day I compared foot size after shoe shopping for Phoebe and Cami, really thought they were still about the same size, but clearly they are not! Below: Right pic is SOPHIE vs PHOEBE (Phoebe- the 6 yr Leftold is barely larger than Sophie- the 2 yr old) Right Pic is PHOEBE vs CAMI ( Phoebe- the 6 yr old is waaay smaller than Cami the 4 yr old).
One night Cory surprised me and with a romantic date night, this is the first time in our 8+ yr history I have ever gotten a bouquet of flowers! It was a fun night we enjoyed our "European" date night while watching The Tourist.
Miss Sophie tried so hard to keep up with her old siblings, but sometimes I find her in random spots around the house all tuckered out and sleeping.
Towards the end of the month we took all the kids out for ice cream since they all have birthday coupons for free ice-cream at Cold stone, we invited grandpa/ma out to join in on the fun. Cami eventually joined the fun, she started off so sad because she dropped a 1/2 a teaspoon of her ice-cream on the floor at cold stone and I wouldn't let her lick it back up, so instead she ignore the rest of her 99.99999% of ice-cream left to cry and morn the lost of her 1/2 of a teaspoon.
October is always a busy month in out home and this year was no exception!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

October Movie Fun

For October we had a TON O FUN with Movie madness. It helped that Phoebe was off track so we had lots of time, like summer, to do it! 

We started off the month with mummy dogs, ghostly string cheese and Hotel Transylvania.

We did sneak in one non Halloween movie day, The Croods and caveman popcorn, I had never popped corn off a cob before but it was cool , it popped beautifully just like it did in The Croods.

Getting back to the Halloween movie themed fun we enjoyed a day of  jellied brains and the Corpses bride.

We made fun witches fingers and watched Hocus Pocus, they were DELICIOUS!
For the movie day I was most excited about we made some fun gingerDEAD men and watched the Nightmare before Christmas.
On the last day of our movie madness we made our own "great Pumpkins" out of rice krispes and watched Charlie Brown's The Great Pumpkin.
I had a lot of fun with Halloween and the movie days and think the kiddos did too.

Trick or Treating with the Fergys!

For one of the first times ever the Fergy bunch went old fashion trick or treating instead of just doing the church trunk or treat. Everyone was super excited for Halloween this year including mom and dad, since we know trick or treating was gong to be big this year in our new neighborhood.
This year Phoebe was a peacock-
Sophie was an Indian, complete with sounds too-
Cami was Strawberry shortcake-
Finally Josh was a Shark!
I ADORE this twiner pic in their costumes.
I had to snap one last pic as the gang left for their candy haul. I stayed home to hand out candy and watch SNL Halloween skits.
The kids made out like candy bandits this year!
In the Fergy house we have always a dastardly Halloween Witch that comes to steal all the candy in the night so the kids had to try and reach their candy fill when they got home. Sophie's solution, double up on suckers.
This was a very different way for us to spend Halloween and though we really missed our old friends and trunk or treating we had a blast with 100s of other kiddos around  trick or treating door to door!