Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Evin's Heatwave Costume

One night at dinner we asked Evin what he wanted to be for Halloween.....after we all thought that we was saying something terrible that I can't even type, we finally figured out he wanted to be Heatwave from Rescuebots (a transformer spin off).  

The challenge began.  My mom had always made our costumes growing up....I felt it was only right to continue the legacy.  

I started with a red and black zip up Reebok jacket.  

Then I added wheels from a goodwill toy.  

Using battery operated Christmas lights I was able to figure out how to make his gloves light up.  

Problem was....he HATED it!  There had been too much trying on and taking off during the process, I bought hockey shoulder pads that he hated and the gloves made his crazy.  

So when the day came to go to Arvada's Trick or Treat Street we started slow and subtle.  I put on the pants and a red long sleeve.  He wanted to go outside and play so we put on his jacket and acted like it was a normal sweatshirt and then I put on his boots for him.  

When we got outside we saw the neighbor Tru (4yrs old) who I used to convince Evin to try on the gloves and the hat.  Once we arrive at Trick or Treat street he let us use sticky velcro to attach the cardboard ladder dad made.  

And we were off!

We met up with Tru and filled our buckets

More photos to come after Halloween Trick or Treating!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween Month: Week 3

Mudflap is testing out the pieces of Evin's Halloween costume which I still have LOTS of work to do on.  

Lookout Mountain Nature Center: 

We had a great day learning all about seeds!

We learned how seeds can move through the air, on animals, or even on US!

We matched seeds to the plants they belong to....

Played in garden sensory tubs....

Planted our own seeds on a wet paper towel.  These are now hanging in our window and we're waiting for them to sprout.  

Then we took felt bunnies outside and hopped through the forest collecting seeds!

Red Wings Game: 

Karl is from Detroit so obviously a huge Red Wings fan.  

Thanks to the help of my mom and sister-in-law I was lucky enough to be able to get us some GREAT seats at the Red Wings v. Avs game.  

Evin and I had a great time at our first ever Wings game and they WON!  Happy 5 year anniversary and birthday to Karl!

Superhero dad: 

Because I tend to do some awesome scheduling oopsies on a regular basis.  Nicole and Karl ended up taking our Strider bike obstacle course to a birthday party for a friend.  That night Evin told me a story about how his dad was a super hero.  His superhero friends and him went to a superhero school very far away and sometimes they came over to the house but had to leave really fast to shoot bad guys with squirt guns.  His superhero dad had rockets that he uses to shoot through outer space.  It was a pretty awesome story! 

Foot ghostes: 

A little white paint, some orange and black construction paper, and a very brave aunt results in some pretty fun footprint ghost art.  

  Mummy Hot Dog Lunch: 

Hot dogs plus crescent rolls cut in to strips and a couple peppercorns for eyes and we had a yummy mummy snack!

Which in true fashion I overcooked and they were a little toastier than planned.  OH well!  Still yummy mummies!


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Halloween Month: Week 2

Halloween Month
Week 2

Itsy Bitsy Spider Game: 

We stole this great idea to act out the itsy bitsy spider story.  

Every time someone sings a song or dances, Evin covers his ears and whines about it....I thought maybe this way would be a great way to make singing nursery rhymes fun.  

And while he let me sing and was willing to act out the story with me....

He had way more fun knocking the spiders to timbucktu with the rain.  

Staffing the Nature Center: 
I've been volunteering at our local nature center and they asked me to help them out for a couple hours. Evin came with me and did a great job playing greeter and helping all the young patrons find the coolest parts of the kids nook.  

Eyeball Slime: 

We took our trusty slime recipe and some Target eyeballs and turned it in to a fun activity that lasted for days and days!

This was an activity that dad was in charge of so of course they ended up outside and sharing with the neighbors!

Festival of Scarecrows: 

Our city puts on all types of fun festivals and the festival of scarecrows was a chance for Evin to hang with his friend Jordan, check out all sorts of scarecrows, giant pumpkins, and more!

Jell-O Excavation: 

After about four days of making Jell-O and layering it over our Target Halloween trinkets....

We had about 15 minutes of yummy excavating fun.  

Rock Creek Farms: 

We also have probably the coolest pumpkin patch ever!  $6 U-Pick'em Pumpkins, inflatables, petting zoo animals, hay bale maze, corn maze, and hay-rides.  Another awesome family night out!

Bat and Ghost Obstacle Course: 

Auntie Nicole and Cousin Shelby spent quite a while setting up this awesome obstacle course.  

Evin demolished it in 3 minutes.  

Happy Halloween MONTH!