Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Belated "BOO!"



This little dragon has one BIG sweet tooth! After trunk or treating at church he would not let go of his goodie bag. Several people kept asking if he would share a piece. His response, always "no" withouth a moment's hesitation. Then I asked if Mommy could have one. He put his noggin down in the bag, fished around for a minute while he said "how about....", then he came up empty handed and without batting an eye said, "no." Well, at least he thought about it!

She seriously was all of these things. Just this year. That's why I cannot believe this is the only picture I have of her. Is the tutu familiar?

And this is the only one we have of miss Brittain. She slept through trunk or treat and most of the trick or treating.
This is the cake I made for their little halloween party. (Totally stole the idea from Walmart but I'm still quite proud.) Avery was telling grandma about the party. In her words, she invited, "some new friends, old friends, some community friends."

Anyway, hope your halloween was super scary and filled with loads of sugar!


By the way, I married a flippin' genious! Saturday he gave Avery the task of picking up all the walnuts all over the yard and promised a nickel for each one she found. Then he paid her yesterday, $9 (that's a lot of walnuts). We decided to have a family home evening lesson about tithing. My idea. For a visual aid we demonstrated what 1/10 means using their halloween candy. His idea. Mmm... sweet idea honey! (It took a while to get Mason on board.)

9 comments:

MommyJ said...

your cake is totally awesome... and I am totally impressed. I love the almost candy sharing... so adorable!

Melissa said...

Loved the cake!!! How are you doing the cute scrapbook look to your pics? I love it. Good thinking on the tithing idea. We actually read and discussed the Family Proclamation last night for FHE. We had to bring it down to a 3 and 5 yr. old level...so basically we were saying, "So girls, is it okay for a girl to marry a girl"? "No, that's right only a girl and a boy can get married and then and only then should they have children." In today's world you gotta start young, right??

Gallup Family said...

I totally loved the tithing lesson idea. We've been wondering how to teach tithing when we don't give an allowance or anything yet. And thanks to Melissa for the idea on the Proclamation lesson. Anywho, the kids are adorable. Mason and Luke are very much alike in their love of candy and inability to share. I'm sneaking pieces out of Luke's candy as often as I can but I'm thinking it's multiplying on it's own in there.

janet said...

I loved the cake!! So cute, yet so simple!! I remember when we tried to teach tithing..somehow we didn't make it clear you only had to pay on "new money" not what you had already tithed the week before. Jonathan was trying to save for something and was really frusturated cus he was paying tithing on the same $ each week. I think when he grasped the concept he felt much better about sharing his 10%!! and then it didn't seem like so much cus he had been paying it weekly! Glad you are such good parents. All of my grandkids have such good parents and that does a moms heart good!! love yeah

The Staley Family said...

Cute little kiddos! I just wish they could have come trick or treating at my house. I would have filled little Mason Moos bag to the top...and been a favorite auntie coco! Miss you guys! Hope we get to see you sooner than later!

Carmen said...

Love those pictures Destinee! That's hilarious about Mason. :) He is so cute!

Thanks for sharing that tithing FHE/idea. I need to start doing better at things like that for the boys.

Destinee said...

Melissa, I just made a "collage" in photoshop for the pics. Thanks for the comments everyone.

julie said...

Dest way to go on the cake, it is so cute! Don't mind if we steal that tithing idea, heaven knows we've got the candy supply! Love you guys!

Anonymous said...

About the tithing lesson, I think that the candy belongs to the rightful owners. You two must have really been desperate to have to take your own kids candy away from them. ha ha ha Just Kidding!!! Love and miss you guys.