Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fall Recital Party 2011

Here are the only pictures I got of the after party. It was so much fun! I also wanted to say how awesome my husband is for setting this all up for me, and with the help of only one guy took it all down! I'm such a lucky gal to have him! And isn't Katelyn's face painting so cute!
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Fall Piano Recital 2011

This was such a fun recital! I was missing about 8 students though, and I was missing all of my flute students:( But it was still a really great recital and everyone did so well! Afterwards we had food (including a really fun cauldron of pink lemonade potion using dry ice), parachute games, balloons, glowsticks, and face painting. Unfortunately I don't have many great pictures of the party because, like I say every year, I wish there could be three of me!
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Preschool Halloween Party

This year for preschool it is just Ben and other friend. I really like it! They play really well together and I've never had to intervene like I did last year with more friends. For our little Halloween party we made cereal treat pumpkins, had orange crackers, and orange milk. We decorated a paper pumpkin, did a little school work and then played. It was so fun!
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Ghostbuster Party!!

We found a ghost pinata, and all of our ghostbusters did a great job busting this ghost!

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Ghostbuster Party!

We blew up a bunch of white balloons andwhen the kids got to the party they got to decorate the balloons like ghosts. Then we put them all on the trampoline and they bounced around with ghosts!
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Ghostbuster party!

This was Ben's first friend birthday party. He is really into Ghostbusters, so since it's Halloween time it was super easy to find a bunch of ghost decorations. I was having a hard time getting those ghost cake pops to stay on their sticks, so I did cake balls for the rest, and actually ended up liking those better. I bought a ghost cookie cutter and made peanut butter sandwiches for everyone, and decorated the plate with ghost peeps. For the cookies I took Nutter Butters and dipped them in white chocolate and then used a gel icing for the eyes and mouth. The purple cookies were from a package.
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Corn Maze 2011

Last year we went to the World's largest corn maze on a double date. It was so much fun we wanted to do it again. So this year for my birthday we invited eight others to come join in the fun. It was a blast, and such a fun birthday! We have such a fun group of friends! Afterwards we went to my friend Nikki's house for ice cream and games. I'm thinking we should make this a tradition!
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Chuck E. Cheese

Ben got to pick anything he wanted to do on his birthday, so he chose Chuck E. Cheese. Grandma and Grandpa Clift even tagged along to join in the fun!
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Benjamin's 4th Birthday

This was on Ben's actual birthday. Can't believe it's been 4 years since he came into our lives! He is a little class clown, usually to lighten up the mood. He's helpful around the house, and loves to help mom. We love you Ben!
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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Harvest 2011

Katelyn 12 years old and 57". She's tall enough this year to go on all the rides at an amusement park, guess we'll have to get some season passes soon!

Benjamin is 4 years old and 42".

Alex is 9 years old and 55". Is there a way to stop my children from growing up??? Or at least slow them down!

Pumpkin Patch

I really love Fall! I love how the leaves change colors. I love how the weather starts to get cooler. I love pumpkin patches, pumpkin pies, Halloween, Thanksgiving, I just really love Fall!

This pumpkin patch was a lot of fun. We did a hay ride, mazes, got pumpkins, and had a really great time.
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Ride at the pumpkin patch

Grandma and Grandpa Clift came with us to a pumpkin patch. We want on a little quad ride where they are all connected and pulled by a larger quad around the pumpkin patch. It was a lot of fun!
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Katelyn is 12!

Katelyn got a new outfit to wear for her birthday party, skinny jeans, shirt, vest, hat, and a shawl!

Our friend Nikki made this cake for Katelyn! She made a bed because it was a sleep over:) Isn't it beautiful!!

Katelyn's table spread. Chips, goodie bags, torilla roll ups, veggie tray, sodas, and the pizzas weren't here yet when I took te picture.

Katelyn's friends at her party (minus one who came late).

Katelyn and her frends painting their fingernails, a must at a girl party!

We love Katelyn so much, and we are so proud of her. She is a sweet, thoughtful, caring, loving, generous, and just plain fantastic young woman. (AAAAHHH she's officially a young woman now!) We are so lucky she is in our family. She is literally the BEST daughter a mom and dad could wish for!