Tuesday, November 2, 2010


We had a very hectic Halloween this year.  There were lots of SURPRISES and last minute running arounds, but it ended up being the best Halloween EVER!  Because of this recent cancer thing we have going, we are involved in a few awesome organizations and they all had parties.  Our schedule alone made things crazy this year, but then I got the flu on top of it.  Now normally I would have just dealt with it and had a normal day with the kids, but we cant chance getting Cami sick (especially on Halloween) so Pat took work off and I was quarantined.  This killed me because I dint want to miss any of the parties, I needed to be there to help Pat finish up his costume, and lets face it..things just dont run right when mom's not around!  Well, Pat really stepped it up and got the kids dressed, to almost every activity and finished his super cool costume!  Plus we were able to avoid getting Cami sick... HOORAY!  What a guy!  To top it all off we had an unexpected Halloween treat.. my sister had her baby girl on Saturday!  So, once again I handed the kids over and rushed to the hospital.  Once again the kids were perfectly taken care of and happy.  He's a good Daddy!

Cami was just torn between 2 costumes this year and we decided with all the parties she had, she deserved both of them.  Seriously this girl is getting super spoiled, but I honestly couldn't choose one either!  She looked too darn cute in both of them! 

She decided on a bumble bee...

and a candy corn witch...

Our little man was a lion...

Here they are ready to go to the Make-A-Wish party

Pat works at Smart Bomb.  They make video games and these people are super creative to say the least!  They all get REALLY into Halloween.  Smart Bomb has a big costume contest every year and it is INTENSE.  Almost every costume is homemade by these guys and each year I am blown away!

Pat decided to be a toy soldier this year.
  We used a TON of spray paint and face paint, but it turned out pretty great!

Here's most of his office...

Here are close-ups of some of the costumes.  A character (big sister) from the video game Bioshock (all made from scratch), the Mad Hatter (keep in mind EVERYTHING was handmade: the hat was made from cardboard and material), a gigantic batman PEZ (made from cardboard and paint), and a spooky pirate with a frame.

 Here's our fam: the lion trainer, lion, bumble bee and toy soldier.

Cam's super cute preschool class--

The best part of the week was welcoming this beautiful little pumpkin into the world.
Ria Wood was born Saturday Oct.30th @4:45 PM.
  She was 8 pounds 2 ounces and 21 inches.
  She is absolutely beautiful.  We love her SOOO much!  
Great job Jace and Jess!

Cami couldn't wait to get her hands on this baby, but we weren't comfortable letting her go to the hospital with all the potential germs.  Cami got all dressed up and even put a little makeup on to go visit her new cousin.  She was so excited!  Once we got there, Cami wouldn't put her down!  She just stared at her and rocked her.  We are all in love.  

There's nothing like a new baby to put a smile on your face!



  1. I love your costumes...so super cute!! You have such a good looking family Chelsea. That was so sweet of Pat to take such good care of the kids while you were sick. I hope you are feeling better. Tell your sis congrats on the babes, she is adorable! I hope you guys have a great week.
    Love ya,

  2. So Fun! I love all the costumes! I'm so glad you are feeling better and Cami didn't get it. That must have been tricky!

  3. Pat's costume is AMAZING!! Eric and I sat and stared at it for like 5 minutes - we can't get over how cool it turned out. :)

    Cami is adorable - and I love the Froggy's matching costume! It sounds like you had an awesome Halloween! I'm glad you're feeling better now!

  4. You guys always make everything look like so much fun! What a good daddy he is - one of my favorite things about him - so sweet! I can only imagine what a good dad & husband he is! I can't help but be so impressed by almost every picture you ever take of Cami - she is smiling, what a trooper! And of course, you are a trooper/good mom - such positivity! Thanks for your continued inspiration!

  5. Everyone looks terrific! I wouldn't have been able to make her choose between the costumes either! Thanks for sharing all of the precious pictures.

  6. Looks like a fun-filled Halloween! Pat's costume is my favorite out of the office for sure. Did he win?? Don't they have a contest or something? Anyways of course Cami and Caden look adorable and you make one good looking lion trainer yourself! I hope you're feeling better!

  7. You guys AMAZE me ! Love how creative you guys are!! I love the family Halloween picture..hahaha
    I hope Pat won the Halloween contest at work.
    (we starred at the picture for awhile too) LOL
    We continue to pray daily for your family!
    Love ya guys,
    PS.. WELCOME.. Ria (she beautiful)

  8. You all look so adorable but Pat is absolutely amazing!!! I need to pass this on to our kids! Can't believe his mind! Sorry about the flu! Love to all!

  9. She is so gorgeous!!!
    You guys look awesome!

  10. Your daughter is so beautiful <3 I will be adding you and your family to my prayers.

    Mandi Ostein


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