I love birthdays! I love all the surprises that come with them. This year I woke up to a well decorated birthday chair, Thanks, Honey! As well as a yummy breakfast made by my kids. Tyler put together some amazing muffins while Genevieve and Hayden made a great fruit salad. It was a wonderful way to start off my day.
I sent the boys off to school and later went to lunch with my mom and Genevieve. We then headed back to my mom's house to work on a cute Halloween craft. Wayne had planned on taking me out roller skating in Mesquite, but we discovered that the rink is out of business. Shoot. So, on to plan B..... We decided to pick up some pumpkins and get to carving.
I loved every minute of it!
And I think they turned out pretty great.
Not bad for my 31st birthday.....
So since I'm blogging our pumpkins, I figured I'd add our Halloween photos as well.
My kids are all very into Harry Potter. Genevieve wanted to dress up as a Hogwarts student as well, but then I found this cute owl idea on pinterest and just had to make it for her.
I picked up a few thrift store t-shirts to create it. I loved how the t-shirts curled up at the ends.
If you asked Genevieve what she was for Halloween she would reply, "Tyler's owl."
I've been wanting our pack to experience a space derby for quite some time. I finally found someone to build a track for us and we did it!
Having never done a space derby before, I did a lot of online research. I read that you should use a potato peeler to carve your wood. It worked beautifully. Then I came across these cool treats that I just HAD to make for all the cubs.
Since we only have 6 cub scouts, we invited the families to make their own ships as well. I'm not sure who was more excited about that....Genevieve or Wayne.
On to the race.....
To keep the younger kids busy, Sister Wood brought a cute space bean bag toss board.
Wayne and his X-Wing Fighter.
All but one of my cubs and their ships.
It was a fun event that we plan on doing every year now that I have a track!