Halloween Craft for kids!

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So today I want to share with you guys a craft I did last year with my step son Bryce. He absolutely loved this and I plan to do something similar this year. I posted this craft to Pinterest and actually got a few repins so I figured I share with all of you a little halloween craft!
What you will need:
1 Canvas
Paintbrushes
Black, white, brown, yellow, red, orange paints.
Modge Podge to finish it off.

Background
First what we did was paint the entire canvas black except for one circle you will leave white. After that is dried you will paint the white circle yellow to represent the moon. Let everything dry completely.

Hand print tree.
Second you will paint your child’s hand brown. (Be super careful! This tends to get messy!!) once completely covered place their hands directly in the middle of the canvas. Clean their hand immediately with warm water and soap. Next you will take the brown paint and (you or child) paint the trunk of the tree. Just directly under the hand print. Let dry!

Ghost Feet

Third, paint your child’s feet white, and place them (toes facing down) on the canvas. Clean feet immediately after with warm water and soap! Let dry.

Leaves and ghostly faces
This is what my step son enjoyed the most (besides getting his feet painted!) I took my paint palette and put a little bit of red, orange, and yellow paint in each individual section and let him go crazy! He finger painted all the leaves around his hand print tree. Next you or your child can put three dots for the ghosts faces. Two eyes and a mouth. Clean fingers afterwards with warm water and soap. Allow all to dry.

Parents- after all is dry write with a paint pen or with brushes your child’s name and the year! After all that is dry seal the painting with Modge Podge and once it’s all dry hang up your child’s painting for the world to see!

I hope you enjoyed me little tutorial, if you try this out please post a link of your finished work in the comments below I would love to see them!!!

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Ninja Zombie Child.

So since being married I have a lot of people asking me “How does it feel to be married?” Or variations of that question. I’ll be totally honest, it feels exactly the same as when we weren’t married, haha. It’s not a bad thing, I think it’s because Brandon and I already pretty much a married couple in the first place. We lived together, did everything together, and had Bryce to take care of we never really thought of ourselves anything but a family. So when I tell people that they tend to laugh, some agree with me, and some just think I’m odd until I explain myself! However there are many times Brandon and I will be sitting down or out and about and one of us says, “Can you believe were seriously married?” We laugh and think about our wedding and kiss each other and go on with what we were doing. Sometimes it is weird to think were actually married! Especially when I’m at home doing nothing (whereas before getting married I was doing wedding prep anytime I had free time.) basically I don’t know where I’m going with this because I doubt you guys wanna ready about my married woman thoughts and probably came to this blog to read about our ninja zombie child!

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If you would have seen on or Target wedding registry you would have seen that we registered for a booster seat. Which my mother in law Melissa got for us! So when we picked up Bryce this Friday he was excited to see in place of his old car seat a brand new big boy booster seat! Complete with cup holders and an across the chest safety belt. I’m pretty sure Bryce was just as excited as we were when we put it together. We couldn’t take our eyes off of him and how happy he was. I nearly cried, seeing how big he has gotten these years breaks my heart!
That night we hung out at Melissa’s and Bryce and I played Ninja Zombie Attack. Bryce was of course the ninja, rolling on the ground and jumping off the couch and slicing my throat. I of courses would die, turn into a zombie and try to exact my revenge. Bryce however knew that if he would just kiss me that I would turn back into step momma and he could kill me again. He must have kissed me a thousand times! Goodness it’s exhausting being undead.

Saturdays are days I work, and Brandon attends school in the mornings. So Bryce for to spend time with Mimi and PawPaw. He got to see the tractors in town and got to stand on one! When he came home he told us all about the fun he had. After going to dinner with Brandon’s and I’s parents to Yamagata’s we took Bryce to the Halloween Spirit Store and let him pick out his costume. I’m not giving away any details but I’m going to have to special order some green tights for Brandon and I to match him! 💚 haha!

After coming home I began to put up laundry, I had a pile of empty hangers on the couch and Bryce came up and grabbed a handful. He began laying one by one down and slowly counted “One…two…three…four…FIVE!” Both Brandon and I’s mouths dropped. We’ve worked on numbers before but he’s never just done it on his own like that. We are very proud of him as always!
Last night was the first time I’ve actually been able to hold a long conversation with Bryce. I told him that on Sunday I had to work and wouldn’t be able to see him, his response:
B-“mom, go to work? Why not stay home with me and dada?”
Me-” I just have to go sweetie, I have to work so I can take care of you and dad!”
B-“So mom can’t stay home? Just dad?”
Me-“yes sweetie, you get to play with dad all day!”
B-“Hmm okay mom, I play with dada, you go to work.”
Me-“you want me to stay home?”
B-“yes mom, but can’t, you go work.”

I can’t handle the cuteness, he then told me he is sad that I had to work but I promised him that I would take him to do something next weekend we had him that was just him and I.

Well that was the events of this weekend, were super excited for these next few months with Bryce! Keep checking back within the next few weeks and see what were up too! I’ll also be posting a wreath tutorial very soon!

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Rainy Day Wedding

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First off I want to thank everybody who came out on Saturday to celebrate our marriage and endured the drizzle during the ceremony! That obviously was not how we expected and envisioned our big day. I expected a hot sunny day, worrying about how much I was gonna burn up in that dress. But God blessed us with a beautiful overcast day.
Everybody told me: “Rain on your wedding day Is good luck, that means angels are crying over you with happiness!” I’ll be honest, it didn’t feel like angels crying, it felt more like angels pissing on my big day. Haha. The venues owners told me that we would have to go with plan B, move the ceremony onto the covered patio and do it Hollywood style. I however had my heart set on my outdoors ceremony under the porch gazebo looking thing and walking out of the big doors down that aisle outside. So after much back and forth (an NOT becoming a bridezilla….*maybe a cryzilla) I stuck to my guns and told them rain or shine, I’m walking down that aisle. So I informed everybody I knew was coming to bring an umbrella.
The hours leading up to the ceremony seemed to fly, we checked out of the hotel, ran to the mall to get candy for the kids, I got ready early, had my makeup done by my sister in law, had a few glasses of wine to calm my nerves, and just hung out with my bridal party and favorite hair dresser Jolie. I didn’t begin to freak out until I was told Brandon was in the building and I now had to stay inside my bridal suite. Everything from there was a blur, I do remember my dad showing up with a ton of umbrellas for the ceremony though!

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Around 6:20pm everybody started to line up, I could hear the music and hoped to God that it was the ‘correct version’ I had asked for. Dad who was the only one with me kept telling me “you’ll be okay” when I started to have a hard time breathing. Before I knew it I was standing behind the big fence doors, dad holding an umbrella, trying not to cry. I could see Brandon between the cracks of the fence posts, and I couldn’t help the water works.
Once the gates opened my eyes were already filled with tears I barely caught the ‘first look’ and I was worried about my dress catching on the concrete and how heavy it felt now soaking with water. But when my eyes semi cleared as I saw Brandon’s face nothing else seemed to matter.

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I don’t remember much about the ceremony, i remember seeing my friends Calley and Kenzie, Yadira, my family from San Antonio. I remember our vows, mainly because I cried like a baby. But I remember holding Brandon’s hands the entire time, him looking at me and making me feel like the most beautiful girl in the world. I remember everybody telling me we had the coolest wedding ever because we embraced the rain which apparently isn’t common.
It’s still crazy to think were married, every morning Brandon has woken me up or greeting me “Good morning wife” “Hey Mrs. Alvarado” which makes me smile so big my cheeks are starting to hurt! It’s also weird to think what I’m going to do with all my spare time now, this wedding took up a lot of energy and time I’m freaking out about what I’m going to do with myself haha. I need a hobby.
Many people told me that things would go wrong the day of the wedding, music would mess up, weather would act up, cake wouldn’t be perfect, the flowers, decorations, people would aggravate us, anything that could go wrong would- and that it wouldn’t matter. Because at the end of the day it was all about Brandon and I being one. It was 100% true, I don’t remember the flaws (if there were any!) all I remember was I had an amazing time and I’m married to my best friend and have an amazing official step son! That Is all that matters.

So again, thank you very body who came out and embraced the rain with us. You made our day special ❤️

Much love, Suzanne Alvarado

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