Party Hard

This weekend was full of parties. Surprisingly none of the parties we attended involved costumes so you will have to wait till Wednesday to see what the boys are wearing!

I started Saturday morning by taking the boys with me to the gym so I could take a yoga class and Kelly could stay home and get some work done. The Saturday yoga class is 90 minutes long so he was able to get a lot done and makeup for some of the study time he missed while helping me on Friday!

Saturday afternoon we walked next door to attend a birthday party. Our neighbors have 3 boys and their middle son, Ezra, turned 5!



The kids played lots of games including running around and trying to pop balloons that were tied to their feet and building a HUGE spider web with yarn.


Ezra’s Aunt is a cake decorator and made an incredible cake!  It was a big huge snake and it looked SO realistic.


The cake was strawberry with chocolate frosting!  I ate the chocolate frosting and Kelly ate the strawberry cake. Both were delicious.


After the party we walked home and made some delicious tacos. I topped mine with lots of tomatoes, avocado, and hot sauce. I ate the oranges for dessert. This is such a quick and easy dinner and is relatively healthy if you skip the sour cream and cheese. We used ground beef on Saturday but we often use ground turkey and it tastes great too!

Sunday we went to church in the afternoon and came home to the smell of pulled pork warming in the crock pot.


I made a side of green beans and some cheesy garlic toast on a whole wheat bun to go with the pork.

For the garlic toast I spread a little bit of coconut butter on the bun and then sprinkled it with garlic salt and finally topped it with parmesan cheese. The whole thing went under the broiler for 3-5 minutes. Watch them carefully because they burn quickly!

After dinner we went to a pumpkin carving party with some of Kelly’s fellow grad students.


Gutting the pumpkins is the worst part!


Dax started the evening on the couch watching Hocus Pocus with this cute girl!


Everett spend most of the night in this chair working himself into a deep sugar coma. I don’t blame him, the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies were really good.


I had a bite of everything!


I carved Dax’s little pumpkin and spend the rest of my time chasing the kids around.


The boys spent a lot of time with Jack, who was the most well behaved dog I’ve ever seen! Jack let the kids climb all over him and gave them quite a few kisses. Jacks tongue was bigger than Everett’s face so the kisses were pretty hilarious. On our way home from the party Dax said, “I just want to get one dog like Jack. Okay Daddy?!?!”

What are your plans for Halloween?

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