Monday, November 1, 2010

Our Funny Farm

Old Mrs. Petersen had a farm.......


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WAIT...





WAIT...

OLD?

WHAT???.....

The Very, VERY young and NOT AT ALL OLD Mrs. Petersen had a farm......
E-I-E-I-O

And on her farm she had a....


CHICKEN


E-I-E-I-O
With a....


Bawk, Bawk
here
and a......

Bawk, Bawk
there

here a.....

Bawk

there a....

Bawk

everywhere a....


BAWK, BAWK!!!


The VERY young (and BEAUTIFUL) Mrs. Petersen had a farm....

E-I-E-I-O

And on her farm she had a....

LIONS

and

TIGERS
and
BEARS

OH MY!!!!

E-I-E-I-O

I say if Siegfried and Roy can have tigers in their backyard I can have tigers and bears on my farm! This is Vegas.

We had fun celebrating Halloween, despite Levi and Lucy still being sick.

October 22: We took Ezra to The Bass Pro shop to see the fish. He loved the fish and all the "stuffed animals". They had little Halloween activities going on but he was having too much fun running around to really care about that.
October 28: My sewing club girls had a party for the kids at the park. I took Ezra while Ryan watched the babies. I timed it just right, they slept the whole time! Ezra had a great time playing and I was thrilled to get out of the house!
October 29: I found out that a preschool was doing a free Halloween party, petting zoo, pony rides and Trick-or-Treating. I really wanted to do something fun and festive as a family that wasn't ALL about candy, since we still aren't giving Ezra sugar. The other great thing I was excited about was the fact that it was a outdoors event so we wouldn't be in a germ infested room with lots of people (these are things you have to factor in when you have sick babies). Well the event wasn't all it was cracked up to be. There were two ponies (which Ezra and Ivy never got to ride), NO petting zoo and there was only three places to "Trick-or-Treat". What they DID have was a little playground that Ezra and Ivy loved! Ryan played with the kids while I nursed the babies. Something I really wish I got a picture of is Ryan in Ivy's witch hat. He was a trooper and wore it for her....what a nice uncle! Even though it wasn't all we thought it would be the kids had such a great time. And that's what matters.
So much for my "safe" environment......This little girl all of a sudden came and sat SUPER close to Levi and sneezed on him!!! GROSS! Her mom totally yelled at her. I took his costume home and washed it. Now I guard the babies at outdoor events as well.
October 30: We had a Trunk-or-Treat at our church. Don't worry I kept my eyes on everyone and made SURE they would not sneeze on my babies! Ezra was SO cute! He would Say "Trick-or-Treat (person gives candy) Thank you, bu bye!" We were there for about a hour.....The babies cried about half the time (we were having a REALLY bad day). The BEST part of the evening was the huge container of pancit my friend Michelle gave to me!!! Totally made my day...really days because I'm eating some while I type. It was nice to have something special to eat:) This diet has been no fun! No treats for Halloween......a sin! If it helps the babies it will be worth it!!!
October 31: We stayed home and passed out treats to the kids.....AND adults...We had two women (in thier 30s) with no costumes on come Trick-orTreating! WHAT??? I made Ezra a jack-o-lantern pizza. For treats he had pretzels, raisins, fruit leather, cracker,cookies (NO sugar...I use banana and a couple tablespoons of honey to sweeten) and slushy (juice and ice mixed in our Vitmix). So he had his fair share of treats! I made Ryan a carmel apple and tried to not be too sad while he ate it.

Ezra LOVED the chicken costume!!! He would say "I Chicken!" and "Hat" (so I would out the hood on) The truth is he HATED the costume at first! I put it on him and he screamed until I took it off. So I had a brilliant idea....If I could get Ivy to wear it he would want to wear it. My plan worked like a charm. Now he wants to wear it ALL the time.

Here are a few more pictures....




Feeling festive!
Levi had Frankenstein socks on and Lucy had jack-o-lantern socks.

Jack
The Pumpkin King
Carved by Ryan
I never ended up getting to carve my pumpkin......the babies were having a rough week:(

At the preschool I was trying to get a picture of the kids next to the decorations. See how well it (did not) worked.....

My chicken wanted to run!

Happy Halloween!

3 comments:

Kacey Nielsen said...

They just look so adorably cozy! I am thoroughly impressed with all of the festivities you participated in with your "herd"!

CJMsquared+3 said...

Cute, cute, and cute!!

Stacie said...

Ryan, that pumpkin was AWESOME!

Can I come to your farm? That sounds like the coolest and cutest farm Vegas will ever have!

(I found more ribbits!)