Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cake and Carving and Costumes...Oh My!

It's been an eventful, fun-filled week. It all started with Will's 5th birthday on Monday.

I made him a special breakfast. He looks thrilled, doesn't he?

Later that day we had his birthday party. There's just one word I think best describes the event - CHAOS! Which is, of course, completely understandable when you put 10 kids, ages 3-5, together in a huge room that has an echo. But the kids all seemed to have a fun time, so that's all that matters, right?

These two girls are probably two of the sweetest, most adorable girls I've met in a long time.

Here the kids are playing "Simon Says". My favorite part of the picture is that it looks like Kayla is the one being the leader, even though it was actually Bill.

Will's monster truck pinata after being destroyed. None of the kids were able to make much of a dent, so after all the kids got a turn, Bill took a few whacks at it. After HE was unable to crack it open by hitting it with the bat (I have never seen a sturdier pinata) we had to resort to throwing it on the floor as hard as we could. It was really funny.

Will blowing out his candles. Bill and I spent most of our Sunday night putting his cake together. Basically we made it look (as best we could) like the board from a Candyland game. I think it's the most candy-filled cake I've ever seen, but it ended up looking pretty good.

Will opening presents. I think I'm going to have to give away some of his old toys just to make room for all the amazing things he got for his birthday this year.

The whole group enjoying cake and ice cream. Will has some fun friends, and we're sad that we'll be losing some of them in the next year or so.

Later in the week we carved our pumpkin. Bill and I did most of the work

I love Will's face in this picture, like he's saying "Daddy, don't hurt the pumpkin!"

The end of the week was devoted to all things Halloween. Will and Kayla were dressed up as characters from Dr. Seuss. Can you guess which ones? (Ok, so Will's is obvious, but what about Kayla?)

On Friday morning we went with Susan and Robert and a few other friends to a local nursing home for a short costume parade. Kayla wasn't too excited about it.

Friday night was our ward Halloween party and Trunk-or-Treat.

From all the parties and other activities during the week they both have WAY too much candy. But they had a fun week. Hope you all did too.


phyllis bestor said...

Kristin and Bill, I especially love the effort you put into making memories for your darling children. . . and . . of course, we love seeing the pictures too.

Eve said...

Totally impressed with the cake...

Andersons "Stand Sure" said...

Five years, how can that be? I still have such vivid memories of Will when he was born. Well done you two!!!What a fun week was had at the Evans home. Much love,
Sister "A"