Saturday, October 24, 2015

Trunk or Treat--Oct 2105

Our primary was in charge of organizing the ward Trunk or Treat/Chili Cook Off...

It was fun coming up with different Halloween vignettes for each table...

While this picture doesn't show it, we had the lights dimmed and just kept the pot lights on which gave it a more cozy/spooky effect...

Crows with party hats!  Nothing could be cuter!

I took a few pictures of things before the festivities began because I knew that once everyone started filing in, things would get a little crazy.  

The only thing I wouldn't do next time is have the desserts out and accessible for people/kids to grab at their leisure.  Half of the cookies were gone before dinner even began.  This was one of those times when I wish I had a little less of an um..uptight personality.  ha ha

Ellie sporting her favorite food item--mac and cheese!  Here she is with her friend/neighbor, Megan.

As a presidency, we decided to be "expressions that we often say during primary each Sunday"
"Oh deer!"    "Holy Cow!"    "Holy Guacamole!"

On Friday, the 30th, I volunteered in Ellie's classroom to help with the Halloween party.  I made my traditional "witches brew" (homemade rootbeer with dry ice).  Always a big hit!  I've only got one more year of this left!  I can't believe that she will be in 6th grade next year!!  I'n going to miss this!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Activity Day Girls--Garden Party

I've been the Activity Day leader for about 3 years now, and every June, per the girls' request, we try to have a garden party.  Unfortunately, last year, every time we tried to plan this, the weather wouldn't cooperate.

Most of these girls will soon be moving up to Young Women's so I felt like they needed a memorable send off...

I decided to have them make fairy pots--

They learned the proper way to add drainage stones at the bottom of their pots and how to check to see if a plant is root bound or not.  They also learned about the right way to water.

I wish I would have taken a close up of the final product!  Dang!

The chickens added to the ambiance with their feathery selves! 

After the pots were completed, we ended the activity with refreshments:  cream puffs, lemonade and fresh fruit...

This was our last activity before summer begins!