Monthly Archives: October 2009

The Big Halloween Reveal

Halloween in Review #2

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This is Bill as Mr. Incredible in 2005.  He got second place that year.  He lost to a witch.  There was some confusion as to whether the teacher actually dressed up or not.


He grew his hair out as much a he could and then I had to dye it.  I had never dyed hair before.  I always let professionals handle this task.


2nd place 2005b


1st place 2006 - pacifier twins



This was Bill in 2006.  He is Vin Diesel from the movie the Pacifier.  If you’ve never seen this movie it is a family friendly movie.  He won first place that year. 


So he has won first place at school for the last 3 years.  This year he is going for the 4-pete.


Stay tuned, the big reveal will be Friday morning.

Halloween in review

My husband is involved in a costume contest for Halloween at his school ever year.  He has won first place for several years.  So it has become a challenge to him to win.


So this week we will be revewing his costumes until the big reveal Friday morning.  The contest at school is Friday since there is no school on Halloween.  So you will be kept in suspense on day less.







Dr. Evil and mini Me







Howie Mandel, Deal or No Deal


I’ll post other pictures later in the week.

Journeyland Theater Debut



Jemma’s class got to perform the same play that Justin did.  She was very excited to finally get to do what the boys have done.  She was the narrator.  She sat in the back of the room with a microphone and script.  She really enjoyed herself.




Elijah talking to his helpers about putting more water on the alter.




Curtain call.

What’s a fullback?

I didn’t know either until Monday night when Will came home from football practice and said that was what he was going to play on Tues.   Don’t get me wrong I like watching football, I just don’t know the positions other than tackle (the position he has been playing), quarterback, center and running back.  So for you non-football people,  the fullback stands behind the quarterback, sometimes they block, sometimes they carry the ball and sometimes they pretend to carry the ball so the quarterback can throw a pass.  Will did all those things last night and I must say he did a pretty good job for his first time playing the position.  He carried the ball 5 times for a over 50 yards.  The last play of the game he carried the ball for over 20 yards.  He also played tackle on defense and I know he had at least one tackle.


Last night was the last game of the season, he has enjoyed playing but is glad to be done.  Unfortunately his team didn’t win last night, but I’m glad the coach let him try a different position.


Last weeks game made me wish that all football games were played in dome stadiums.  It misted heavily the whole game and it was cold.  The only good thing I can say is he played on astro turf so his pants didn’t get muddy.  His practice pants were another story.  The practice field is grass.  Playing on astro turf when it rains does present a different problem.  My laundry room floor had little black pieces all over it.  It looked like a ton of flies had died on the floor.  The rubber from astro turf sticks to everything when it gets wet, so I think he drug half the field home.


I was also proud of Will for thinking ahead.  He knows I won’t run the washing machine until I have a full load of clothes.  So Friday on my normal laundry day, he told me that he wasn’t washing all his clothes because he would have to wash his practice clothes on Monday, so he could turn them in clean after the game on Tues.  Monday night he came home and put everything into the wash.  I don’t let them run the machine but I make my kids sort their clothes.  We’ve already worn out one front load washing machine.  Needless to say, he had to do two loads because he stuffed the machine to full with one.

School Program-Justin style.




Justin had his school program a couple of weeks ago.  They performed songs from Broadway Musicals, so I knew some of the songs.  They did a great job.





In between songs, there is spoken parts.  Justin is filling in for another student that didn’t make it to the evening performance.





Here he is getting ready to say the lines he had practiced.

Halloween Decorating






Jemma and I decorated these last weekend.   I saw the idea on a couple of weeks ago.  All it takes is ribbon and tacky glue.  It takes a little time for the ribbon to dry on the pumpkin.  Anyone can do this even if you don’t consider yourself a craft person.  We had a lot of fun.  We also had fun wandering around Hobby Lobby and a quilt store during our fall break yesterday.

Sibling Love

The other day when I got home I found this:





Justin and Jemma were playing a game and getting  along.  I decided to take a picture to remind myself of what it looks like when they get along.  I picked up my camera, turned it on and took a picture without them knowing it.   Before I finished taking the picture they were arguing, and within 2 minutes they were both yelling at each other and packing the game up.  So much for getting along.

What should I be for Halloween?

I can’t believe that the people person girl did this to me, especially when her friend was here.  It’s bad enough she dresses me up in a tutu, but at least no one else saw.  Now she has dressed me up in all these Halloween costumes, to see what I should be.  Of coure, if the people person man hadn’t bought them last year after Halloween for $.50 a piece I wouldn’t be having this problem.




Come on, give me a break.





A chicken.  Can you tell I lost part of this costume before the picture?  And Butler just sat there.  What was he thinking?





A lobster.










Army dudes, Sargent Butler and Private Pablo.  Can you see the humiliation in my face?  Notice Butler can’t even look a the camera.










Well you can vote if you want, but I am not wearing any of them.


Love, Pablo

Pray at the Pole

The last Wednesday in September is Pray at the Pole.  Students are encouraged to gather around their flag pole at school and pray for their school.  I took Will to school eary so he could participate at his school.  It was really neat to see the students praying for their school.  There was a couple of other mom’s hanging around, but it was totally student run.



2009-09-23_Will at the pole 1



2009-09-23_Will at the Pole 2



Justin and Jemma had the same event at their school.  It was organized by  one of my friends.  Justin and Jemma both read a scripture.  I didn’t get to see Justin and Jemma since I had to go to work.  My friend took the following pictures for me.