At lunch yesterday Stacey suggested we make homemade corn dogs for dinner and have a little family fair night. I thought that was an inspired idea from the hubs so that is exactly what we did. It was VERY impromptu, as you'll see by the signage, but super fun and the boys LOVED it!!
I had a few helpers in the kitchen, I'm sorry make that the Food Court. :) Ally and Ryan were over for a bit too and we decided next year we might need to make it a cousin carny event with the whole fam.
Q: "What color did you guys decide to go with on your stained concrete?"
A: "We went with Corn Dog Batter, we just loved the deep fried hughes."
Since I've totally derailed, our floors are also the EXACT same color as scorpions, but that is for another post.
Not sure, but I think he liked it. :)
Everything, including all the food, cost a certain number of tickets (small piece of paper). They got 10 free tickets to start the night and then had to "earn" the rest, by picking up toys, brushing their teeth etc. Whenever they ran out they would run do something to earn a few more and by the end of the night they were all ready for bed. Perfect!
Had we planned ahead a little more we could have let them earn tickets all week...next year.
Jack-o-lantern decorating, otherwise known as coloring an orange with a sharpie.
Angie I thought you would really love this event. HA!
Somebody (Coyt) got a little overzealous about bobbing for apples and dove face first into the water bucket. I had to bust out my super Mom skilz (yes with a Z) and grab him out of there with humanoid speed.
Just a wee bit wet.
Perfect timing for our next activity:
This was Stacey's idea and it was hilarious.
I had the boys all prepped. SIX tickets taken and warned them that he could be a little skittish so they had to be very quiet and calm and oh what a privilege, yadda yadda yadda.
Stacey and Wyatt went to bed listing off their favorite activities which included all of them.
And isn't is just life that you can plot and plan for weeks about something only to have your kids role their eyes or complain about what you envisioned as a super fun treat and then other times you can bust out a few sheets of orange card stock and fly by the seat of your pants and end up with a new fall family tradition.