Monday, November 2, 2009

Chick Magnets and other scary things...

Happy Halloween!! Or November 2nd!!
Tyler had a 16th birthday party on Halloween (Happy Birthday Jami Jo!!) and I found this costume at Value Village. If you can't tell, he's a "chick magnet"! A few of the chicks had fallen off, but I thought it was pretty cute and only 5 dollars! I think he's pretty cute too!!
Here are a few more pictures from Homecoming/Spirit Week:
We only live a few miles from the Canadian border and Max's dad works for the Border Patrol. He kindly let the guys borrow his uniforms for twin (triplet?)day. Tami and Max spent some time removing all the patches, which aren't allowed, and even found some sheriff's badges for them. Max ended up getting Price of the sophomore class.
There was also" Super Hero" day. Found this costume at V.V. too and made Tyler into Spiderman!
His friend Perry picked him up for school that day and I couldn't resist getting his picture!You have to be pretty confident to wear underwear on the outside of your clothes!! Someone purposely spilled coffee on him that day to make it look like know!!

We had a bumper crop of pumpkins this year! Every year we try and get together with friends and family to carve pumpkins, have a meal and roast pumpkin seeds.

This year we had the Shindruks, the Rylarrsdams and a few of Ashleigh's roommates for the festivities
A very creative group! Tami did her house, Ashleigh did "Joe the Plumber", Perry, the pilot, had an airplane, Brian did Max...lots of great ideas!!

This is Brian's likeness of Max...what do you think?

Ashleigh and "Joe the Plumber"!! She had a hard time getting his pants on...that's a good thing right??!!

Tyler, Max and Brian.

Fraser, Alexa and Perry.

Max and Tyler...again...

Alexa, Perry, Fraser, Linda and Julia.

Tami and her Stone House. She has a lot of pictures on her blog also.

Some of Ashleigh's roommates came up for the fun: Ashleigh, Emily, Ginelle and Julia.

We had such a good time! The food was yummy! Linda made homemade rolls and Tami made a peach pie...soooo good!
I made a really easy chicken soup and while I didn't take any pictures, here's the recipe!
Curried Chicken Corn Chowder

2 med onions, chopped
1 bunch celery, sliced
1 Tbs butter
4 14 oz cans chicken broth
10 C frozen corn
2-4 Tbs curry or to taste
salt and pepper to taste, I like garlic salt
1 C flour
2 C + milk or half and half
5 C chicken
2/3 C minced cilantro
dash of cayenne

Saute onions and celery in butter. Stir in next 5 ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
In a small bowl, whisk together flour and milk until smooth. Whisk into soup, bring to a boil and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Add chicken and cayenne. Sprinkle with cilantro, and enjoy!!

You can also let this simmer, very low, for a few hours, or in a crock pot on low. I like the smell of soup cooking all day!!


  1. Chick Magnet=Tyler
    Perfect costume and so funny!
    The boys had a good homecoming week, tons of fun!
    Thanks for the soup recipe, it was delish ;)

  2. That chick magnet is the BEST idea I've seen in years. Just hilarious! And obviously Tyler doesn't need the costume to be a chick magnet!
    Loved seeing the pumpkins too - the plumber was pretty realistic. You're having way too much fun.

  3. LOVE IT!!! why do they keep growing up though? he looks like such a great kid. it's fun to see him getting involved. =)