Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Keifer's First Halloween

With Keifer being so young and his bedtime being a little after the time it gets dark we didn't get a chance to do a whole lot this year. My Mom, Dad, and two sisters came over and we grilled hamburgers for dinner. After dinner we got Keifer's costume on and took him around the block to visit a few neighbors. All of the neighbors ooooed and awwwed at how cute he was and how cute his costume was.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Carving Pumpkins

Mine and Jason's first date was October 25th so one of the very first things we did together was carve a pumpkin. That year we carved a Penguin and every October since then we have carved a pumpkin and we never do the "normal face," we carve pictures. This year was going to be no different, just better because we had Keifer with us this time! My sister LaDonna always carves a pumpkin at Halloween and decided to come over and carve her's with us. We got our pumpkins and headed outside. Before we started we used the pumpkins for a photo op.                                            
 As you can tell he was excited to get started!!!
Step One: Cutting the top

Step Two: Getting all the seeds out

   Keifer just enjoyed being outside playing and watching us do all the hard work

Step Three: "Pinning" the picture into the pumpkin

Almost done, carving the picture...

All finished now time to light them up and call it a night!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Lions, Tigers and bears... Oh my!

Actually just Lions! I wanted Keifer to be an owl for Halloween however I had a hard time finding him a costume. Not just an owl costume but any costume that is. Keifer is still in size 0-3 months and the smallest size I could find was 6 months. Not too mention the cheapest I could find was $50 and I couldn't justify that money for a few hours. Since I just recently starting to sew I thought I would give it a try of making Keifer's costume. The easiest thing I could think of to make and my next choice to an owl was a lion so I spent $12 on fabric and accessories and got to work! I was so excited with how it turned out and very proud of my first attempt.
The Saturday before Halloween, Van Alstyne had trick or treating set up down town at all the businesses. So Jason and I loaded Keifer up and headed into town.

 He liked playing with his fuzzies!
We were meeting up with my sister in law Abby, other sister in law Amy, her husband Caleb and cousins Savannah and Hudson. It turned out to be cute because Keifer and Hudson were both lions. We didn't plan this but little Savannah was Dorthy. I had so much fun with Keifer for his first Halloween and look forward to many more!