The Falk Family Blog

MONDAY
OCT
- 2011 -
31
11:20 am
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Happy Halloween!

This year we had Batman and two ninjas.
Some of the cul-de-sac kids.
The boys ran from house to house. I was worried about being chilly during trick or treating, but instead I broke a sweat jogging after the boys for an hour. Lincoln slowed down after about 20 minutes of running so Warren finished taking him.
Austin and Isaac finished passing out the candy for us.
The boys and their loot.
Can you guess who Warren was for our cul-de-sac Halloween party?
SATURDAY
OCT
- 2011 -
29
9:07 am
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Pumpkin Carving!

This year the cul-de-sac got together for pumpkin carving.

Each year I take a pictures of the boys sitting on the front step together with their jack-o-lanterns. It was a lot of fun showing them the pictures from years past.
THURSDAY
OCT
- 2011 -
27
3:49 pm
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More Fall Baking

These are bite-sized pumpkin pies! I got the idea from Bakerella’s website. I saw them and couldn’t wait to make them. Aren’t they adorable?
I make these iced pumpkin cookies every year to take to Thanksgiving weekend with our family.
MONDAY
OCT
- 2011 -
24
11:02 am
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Cake Bites

Kari and I got together and experimented with making cake pops last week. A while back Kari had ordered some to give out at the hospital after Zachary was born. I loved both the idea and the taste! They looked easy enough… Unfortunately, our attempt ended in a cakey, chocolatey mess. Not wanting to be defeated, I tried a second time. Only this time I decided to make cake bites instead of cake pops. Who needs them on a stick anyway?  I still ran into trouble with the chocolate being too thick so they aren’t as pretty as I had hoped for.  Next time I will add shortening to the chocolate and hope that helps to thin out the consistency.

They taste great and don’t look too bad. I already have the itch to make them again and hopefully the third time will be a charm!
Totally unrelated to the cake bite topic, but I thought this was a cute picture of Isaac!
SUNDAY
OCT
- 2011 -
23
11:30 am
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Pumpkin Patch

We met up with Dan and Kari at our favorite pumpkin patch that we visit each year. It was a beautiful Fall day – picture perfect!

The boys started the fun by testing their muscles to see who was the strongest.
I got my annual pick-of-the-patch photo. 🙂
All 10 of us on the hayride!  Look at all the BOYS…
Six little Falk boys.  They don’t sit still for  a second! Two out of six looking at the camera, not too bad. 😉
Our family on the hayride. The sun was bright!
Finally, they’re ALL looking AND smiling!
Apple fritter anyone?  This didn’t belong to us, but the boys were fascinated by the bees so I snapped a picture. The apple fritters are amazing, by the way.
My favorite person in the whole world!
I thought this tree was really cool looking.
TUESDAY
OCT
- 2011 -
18
3:19 pm
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School Pictures

Isaac: 2nd grade
Ethan: 4th grade

FRIDAY
OCT
- 2011 -
14
3:01 pm
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FRIDAY
OCT
- 2011 -
14
2:46 pm
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Enjoying the park, beautiful weather, and cousin time!

I love the huge smiles on the kids’ faces as they  jump and play in the leaves.  I also love the smell, brings back such great childhood memories.
FRIDAY
OCT
- 2011 -
14
2:08 pm
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Fall Fun

We went to a pumpkin patch with a bunch of our neighbors. The kids had a great time together, as always! They spend hours a day playing and playing. They sometimes act more like siblings than friends. 🙂

THURSDAY
OCT
- 2011 -
6
3:52 pm
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Ethan’s Own Room

Now that Ethan is getting older we decided it would be good for him to have his own room. Lincoln got kicked out of his room and moved in with Isaac (he was a bit sad to leave his room, but adjusted quickly). We transformed the nursery into a “cool” bedroom fit for a 9- year-old boy. I chose simple bedding and decorated with extreme sports wall art.  As much as Warren and I hate painting, we had fun staying up extra late painting over the green walls while the kids slept.  It took two days for the room to be completed.  Ethan is very happy with the outcome (so am I) and loves having his own space.  He mostly loves that he has a double window looking out into the cul-de-sac.  His bed is a queen size so it will be nice having a place for company to sleep. That’s right, Ethan will get the boot when company comes. 🙂