Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Spooktacular at Fort Edmonton Park

We went to the spooktacular at Fort Edmonton park last weekend. I was really looking forward to this, and ready to be scared! I found out that it was going to be the theme of creepy clowns and freak shows. I am not usually scared about those things so I wasn't too worried. And I was dressed for the weather. I was wearing 2 shirts, a hoodie, my winter coat, capris leggings, sweatpants, my toque, a scarf, and mittens.

On our way to the "scary street" the UofA dance team was doing the Michael Jackson thriller dance. And then when they were done they just walked around like zombies. It kinda freaked me out, and I screamed, and they noticed. They started following me and staring at me. It was pretty creepy.

When we got to the scary street, there were clowns and freaky circus people all over. This clown was Joe's favourite, he laughed like Krusty the clown and would fall down all the time.

This clown was the creepiest looking one. It would come up behind you quietly and then honk it's horn.

Some of the haunted houses were pretty scary. This fortune teller one was creepy. She handed out a card at the end that said "look behind you," I didn't look behind me cause I was too scared, and then something started crawling out from under her table.

There was another haunted house where we were brought into this room and then all of the sudden, these girls were behind us.

On the way out there was a place with snakes, scorpions and tarantulas. Snakes, don't scare me, well, the non-poisonous kind. But scorpions do, and especially big spiders, like tarantulas.

Everyone was being brave and holding the tarantulas. At the last second I decided to hold it, and then not, and then hold it, and then not. I kept opening and closing my hand. And then I decided to just do it. I did it. I held a tarantula in my hand! And it was a huge one! Once it was on my hand, I could barley feel it. But it still grossed me out. That spider was not crawling fast enough across my hand. And it's body even rested on my hand, EW! Yes, this is my hand in this picture.

I can't believe I did that. And I won't be doing it again.

I have to admit. I wish the spooktacular was scarier. Next year, the corn maze at Halloween!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Goodbye Rover

As many of you know, my car (Rover, as Taylor would call it) was stolen a couple weeks ago. The police found it 4 days later. The car seemed to be fine, except for a broken window and garbage all over the inside, and was at the autobody shop. I thought we would be getting our car back in about a week. After they inspected our car, we got a message from our insurance adjuster last Wednesday that our car will be a write-off and that we won't be getting it back. I started to cry. I know it's silly, but I love my car. It has been so good to us. Here is a picture of me with Rover right after we bought it in 2002.

We have had our car for almost 10 years and have had many fun memories with it.

Look what those "bad guys," as Hannah would call them, did to my license plate!

I went to visit Rover on Friday at the autobody shop to grab some things from the trunk. And to say goodbye.

Good bye Rover, we will miss you.

Hello new car.

We bought a Hyundai Sonata Limited Turbo. It. Is. Awesome. I never expected to ever drive anything but a Honda, cause I love them, but as soon as I saw this car and took it for a drive, I fell in love. Yes, I already love my new car.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Snaggle tooth

Taylor has lost 4 teeth in the last 2 weeks. 2 of them being her top two front teeth. The last one finally fell out today and it has been hanging by a thread for the last couple days. My mom even offered Taylor $4 if she would let my mom pull it out. Taylor said no. I took these pictures today after school.

Check out this snaggle tooth!

Then we had dinner and Taylor noticed her tooth fell out...only we couldn't find it. We think she ate it. Pretty gross if you ask me.

I am so happy this nasty tooth finally fell out. I think Taylor looks so cute with her 2 front teeth missing. She has a little lisp now and sounds cute too.

I am going to do a photo shoot of her sometime this week, before her awkward ginormous sized front teeth start growing in...before she looks like THIS!...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I love Jimmy Fallon...part 4

It's about that time again. It's been a while, and I know you have all been waiting for more Jimmy Fallon.

Just so you all know, when I watch Jimmy, I find something on every show that is worthy of my blog posts. So it is extremely difficult to narrow down my favourite parts. And since it's been a while since my last Jimmy post, 7 months to be exact, this is going to be a good one! I promise you will have a good laugh!

One of the main reasons I love late night with Jimmy Fallon is because of the games he plays with his guests.

Here is a game called bow and arrow stand-off he played with Jason Sudeikis.

Who here likes Hugh Jackman? What about Hugh Jackman wet? Well, in this game, you get both. Check it out here.

I don't know how many of you have seen this already, but this is the best thing I have seen in a long time. It involves Jimmy's BFFSM, Stephen Colbert.

This is another one I have shown a lot of people, but for those who haven't, check out this video with Justin Beiber.

I know all of you have seen this one. "Let us play with your look." I can't wait for the next one he does. Don't watch it unless you want that song stuck in your head all day.

This next clip is about a fight that is going to happen on late night with Jimmy Fallon between Jonah Hill and Matthew Morrison.

This is a funny skit he did with Emma Stone. This idea all started when he heard someone in the audience say "ew!" really loud. And he occasionally says "ew" randomly on his show.

This next one is a video he did with his writers. It's about old tapes he found from the 80's about a video dating service called Cupid's Arrow. My favourite characters are Jose and Chiz Dippler, both played by Jimmy!

And then of course Jose had to make an appearance on late night with Jimmy Fallon in the audience. I would have loved to be at this show! Hiii-ya!

I love the amazing guests Jimmy has on his Justin Timberlake. As you all remember from my first part of I love Jimmy Fallon blog post, I showed you all the History of Rap he did with Justin Timberlake. Well, Justin was on again this summer, and if you want to find out if they did another rap, check out this clip!

If you didn't think I was a crazy Jimmy fan, you will after reading this paragraph. I was googling pictures of Jimmy for this blog post and I typed in "Jimmy Fallon monologue." I scrolled down a little, and this is what I saw:

ME. That's right. Me. I was like, "uhhh...that's me." It is a picture from my blog post about my trip to New York. I am holding up the monologue rehearsal ticket and the stand-by ticket we had for his show. Crazy.

Here is another one. If you google "I love Jimmy Fallon" this is what shows up:

My blog is second. I promise I am not a crazy psycho stalker. I just really love Jimmy Fallon, and his show. Don't worry, my husband knows about this obsession.

There are so many more clips I want to add, but it is getting too long already. If you don't already watch late night with Jimmy Fallon, you should. It makes me happy and laugh every night! And I need that!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Edmonton Corn Maze 2011

The last hot day of the year was on Saturday. I thought we should spend it outside, so we decided to go to the Edmonton Corn Maze. Adults cost $10 each, kids 6-12 are $8, and kids 5 and under are free. And if you "like" the Edmonton Corn Maze on facebook, you can get $2 off coupons. So it only cost us $22 to go. And it was definitely worth the money.

They usually have sunflowers outlining the maze, and by the time we got there this year, they were a little dead. Except for one. Go little buddy!

They have many things to do besides the maze. They have some farm animals you can feed and pet. My girls loved petting and looking at the animals.

They also have a huge pile of hay you can climb and jump on.

This year, they also had this huge jumping pillow. It was the highlight of the place for the girls. I went and jumped up too. It was really fun. Can you find Hannah in this first picture?

They also have a little dirt track that you can ride bikes on. The girls loved it.

They also have this little train thing called the Corn Cob express, but we didn't go on it. I just made Hannah pose for this picture.

Now it was time for the maze.

And this is what it looked like from above this year.

The girls had fun trying to figure out which way to go in the maze.

And Hannah kept picking up corn off the ground and peeling it.

When we were halfway through the maze, there is an option to exit or go on to the second half. Hannah and I decided to stop and go back to the jumping pillow. And Joe and Taylor ran on to finish the maze.

And she let me take some pictures of her!

When Joe and Taylor got back the girls got some strawberry ice cream.

We got there at about noon and left a little after 3pm. When we got there, there was no line up to pay, and when we left, there was about 50 people waiting to pay! It was a busy day there. So if you do decide to go on a Saturday, go earlier than later! I am planning on going back before the weather gets too cold.