Monday, October 31, 2011

The Hal-"Loo"-ween Party

Jeremy titled all of our trophies Hal-"Loo"-ween since we live in the Loo (Waterloo) and everyone else we hang with live in Cedar Falls. (We like to live dangerously I guess) Jeremy went as Bob Barker and I was his favorite contestant on the Price is Right!!!

So the party was a great success- we played some fun games:
"Wrap it"-  everyone had to wrap their partner up as a mummy with toilet paper.... Jeremy and I did not win because I stopped to photograph the moment and we were super slow!

We played a game called "Suck it"- where you had to suck a gummy body part with a crazy straw and carry it to your partner- it got a little wild....

Last was "Stick it"- when we played pin the wart on Waterloo's favorite witch... Michelle Bachmann!!

Here are a few of my favorite shots from the party.....
Curt and Courtney

Pirate Sarah's passed-out parrot!

Bob interviewing the cutest crayon in town!!!!!!!!
Last a quick shot of the great trophies we made. We voted on them and I won the R.I.P. award!!!!
Happy Halloween from the Loo!

Happy Halloween!

We are gearing up for our first Halloween party since we moved to Waterloo. Jeremy and I have planned the party to be held in the basement so baby Sid and attend the first hour then off to bed! Since several of our friends have little ones as well, we will be setting up the pack n play in the office so other little ones can rest while the party goes on.

One thing about having parties that I absolutely love is creating trophies. When we lived in Mount Vernon, Jeremy and I prided ourselves on creating great trophies for our annual chili cook-offs. Now we have decided to bring back the fun with costume trophies! We stayed up late last night creating 9 trophies for adults and babies after a shopping spree at the dollar store! Can't wait to pass out these beauties!
 We have also planned some pretty interesting games with some questionable titles....

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Family Fish Fry

After a summer of fishing up at the lake, it was time for the annual fish fry in DeWitt.  Here the men are found in the garage as they ritually prepare for our fish dinner.  Meanwhile the grandkids run around and play in the yard, on bikes, shoot hoops, and thanks to Grandma, they even got to bust open a pumpkin pinata!
 Of course the black cats liked the pumpkin pinata!

 Grandma and I did some fun little photo shoots with Sid since he cannot run around with the big kids yet. He seemed very interested in the pumpkins but did not seem to enjoy the crunchy brown leaves nearly as much.
 We celebrated all the fall birthdays in the family- 6 birthdays!  Chad got his own cake since he reached the top of the hill and is now heading "over it."  40 is a big year!!!!

Sid seemed very intrigued by his cousin Elaina and her mesmerizing tricks!
 He made it until 8 o'clock then passed out on the way home! He didn't eat any fish but sure had a good time celebrating with the family. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for another great summer of fishing and a fun-filled fall!  We love you.