Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween Has Arrived

Happy Halloween!
This year we had an extra big gang to celebrate with. Our cousins, Lauren (2months), Dominic (almost 2 years), Marcus (3 years), along with Aunt Christina and Uncle Eric are here for an extended stay. They came just in time to join in on all our Halloween fun.
We first headed over to the neighbors for a little snack.
Dominic, Marcus, Axel and Lucas

Christina, Eric & Lauren...first baby girl out 7 boy brothers and cousins!

She lasted about 5 minutes. :)
Then we headed over to Jodie & Steve's house for a soup potluck before hitting the neighborhood.
Lucas quickly realized that the Witches' Brew was really root beer. He was taste testing before Mr. Steve added the magic.
Mr. Steve making it extra special.
So much delicious food...soups and breads!

Lucas, Mommy & Axel. Yep, I had beautiful platinum hair this Halloween.
All the kiddos plus one Mommy. :)

We tried again...Little Lauren was in full character.

Finally, time for Trick or Treating!
We sprinted from house to house until the buckets got heavy and legs got tired.

We were all in character!

The house decorations were amazing!!!

Axel even ran into a little princess from school...Ms. Emma.

I was so proud of Axel, he faced his fears and didn't let all the pretend stuff get in his way candy!

More awesome houses.

They don't mess around in this neighborhood!

It was a blast and we were so happy to have our family here to share in all the excitement.

Soup Ladies! :) Thank you Jodie and Steve!!! We had a wonderful time!
Happy Halloween! Hope you had a wonderful night!! Daddy...we sure missed you but saved you lots of treats! :)

Pre-Halloween Parties

This year for Halloween, Axel wanted to be Thomas the Train and was completely content with a cute little $9 costume. Lucas had bigger visions and after some tough decisions he was set on being an Alien Commander from Legos Alien Conquest. We started making his costume a month ago and were able to maximise them with numerous Halloween focused activites.
Here is the Lego character...



Here's our Alien character!
#1. First stop was the neighbors.
Axel checking out his brother...making sure it was really Lucas. :)
#2.  Then, it was off to a Halloween birthday party for Lucas' friend Aiden. Axel was a little scared at all the costumes but he kept talking about how it's all pretend.
#3. A week ago, our friends Jodie & Steve, invited us to their church Trunk or Treat Chili Cook Off. It was perfect for the boys and they loved every minute. It got everyone in the Halloween spirit and gave Axel an idea of what was in store down the road.

We even saw Lucas' Science & Math teacher! :)
My gang!
#4. The next night, we hit the local library park for some Halloween fun. We just had good friends moved to town so the Buschelman's joined us.
Ms. Molly rockin' her flight suit with red shoes. Love this girl!

William (Mario) and Dominic (Luigi)
#5. The fun was not over! Last Saturday the boys entered in Halloween costume contest at the Destin Commons Halloween Festival. No official winners in the house but they got my vote for sure!

Lucas showing the judges his awesome costume!
Axel would not let us go home without riding on the haunted train!
#6. We then had to prepare for Axel's school Halloween party. Sugar cookies were in order!
#7. On Tuesday, the party began! It was adorable and very well organized by one of the Dads.
Everyone getting name tags.

Four different stations filled with fun activities.

Decorating goodie bags.
Pumpkin craving. Each group member got to pick out an eye or nose or mouth to make their pumpkin perfect. Mr. Scott did the carving and they were all judged at the end of the party! I'm pretty sure it was a four way tie!

Yummy treats!

Axel and his buddy, Dominic.
More carving.
Checking out the competition.

Snack time!

I think we are finally ready for Halloween! HA! :)

Taekwondo Graduation

Lucas recently tested for Yellow Belt in his ATA Taekwondo class. He did extremely well and was extremely patient. Over 50 people were testing which took 2 1/2 hours total. Luckily for me, Axel was at the neighbors and I got to enjoy watching Lucas show off his moves!

50+ people waiting to was going to be a long night.

Waiting to start.

Testing in Self-Defense. He also had to do a routine twice which he did great with. I have a video I will post of that later.

Patiently waiting for his turn.

Master Palmer tied on his new and well deserved belt.
Yellow looks awesome!

Two hours later, he had his Yellow Belt! Way to go Lucas!

Bizzard from DQ for celebration!

Above Photo: Downtown Portland Oregon Bike Ride

The Danger Zone needed a little update to include not only LUCAS DANGER, but also his little brother...AXEL ADVENTURE!

Welcome to our family blog now known as:

DANGER and ADVENTURE Around Every Corner!!