Thursday, November 22, 2012

Ivan turns 2

Ivan likes to work with daddy when he builds.
 For Ivan's second birthday we spent the day at Discovery Gateway museum and had a combined birthday party (dinner and cake/ice cream) with Amber.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Halloween 2012

Halloween was a lot of fun this year. Ivan reminds a lot of Bam-Bam from the Flintstone's so his costume was a no-brainer. Reese wanted to be a princess, Sleeping Beauty in particular. Not sure why since I don't know that she has ever watched the entire movie - it is kind of scary! Eric had a Halloween work party at the Capitol this year so we decided to go all out and dress up as well. Eric was Fred, I was Wilma, Ivan was Bam-Bam, and we talked Reese into being Pebbles (by telling her we would spray paint her hair a color). At the Capitol we had a fun lunch and then Mrs.Clause took all the kids around to all the offices to go Trick-or-Treating. Reese was very good at saying "trick or treat" and "thank you". Ivan was very particular and would spend quite a bit of time at each bowl picking and re-picking out the perfect treat, usually something in a blue wrapper.

We had our traditional Ellis/Christensen pumpkin carving night, except without pumpkin soup or David and Nicole :( I was too busy with school, and David and Nicole are living in DC right now. Still a good night though! Reese was OBSESSED with digging the pumpkin guts out and then 'massaging' them for the next hour.

We went to Cornbelly's with Jared, Sarah, and Parker Swanson. They had the AWESOMEST slide with some pretty wicked bumps. I didn't go on it but got a kick out of watching everyone else go. Jared landed on his back after the last bump. The kids loved it!

The day of Halloween I took the kids up to Foothill Village, a shopping center. All the stores were participating in a trick-or-treating party. Reese said she really wanted to be Sleeping Beauty, so she got to do a little costume change and wore tons of sparkles in her hair. The kids totally loved it!! That night we went to Chipotle for dinner, because if you showed up in costume you got burritos for $2 each. It was packed with costumed people - SO fun! Ivan went caveman style, with no shirt under his little Bam-Bam outfit; he was the talk of the restaurant, seriously, his little bare chest was to die for cute! We then went to a party at a friend's house. I love that my kids are so comfortable with our adult friends and that our friends treat them so special, it's no wonder that once we get to a party they leave mom and dad to go hang out with the other adults :)