Thursday, October 31, 2013


To those who ventured to put forth a suggestion for the "Fifth Annual Tapper Family Pumpkin Carving Guessing Contest, I hereby declare that we had several correct guesses!  Here are the results:
Gymnast = Abby
Ship = Andrew (This is the symbol for the Aylmer Minor Hockey Association)
Pirate = Jadon
Rocket Ship = Ethan
Thanks to all who participated.  The kids love to see your guesses :)
Of course, the creativity continues.  We had a lot of fun putting their costumes together this year.  Again, we tried to recycle and create ourselves.  I think we spent less than $20 for four costumes (and half of that cost was duct tape!) 
Here are a few pics of the crew headed out to collect their treats for the night...

 Jadon, the friendly pirate
 Ethan, the rocket man
 Andrew, the Roman gladiator
Abby, the rainbow
Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Fifth Annual Tapper Family Pumpkin Carving Guessing Contest

As tradition would have it, we pulled out the old crafting tablecloth, the bowls, the knives, and --of course--the pumpkins for our annual day-before-Halloween carving extravaganza. 
For those of you who might not have participated before, here is how this works...
Each Tapper child (Andrew, Ethan, Abby, and Jadon) gets his or her own pumpkin to clean out.  They each choose a design for carving.  We are now at ages where children are actually involved in the carving process, too (which is both exciting and anxiety-producing at the same time!)  At the end of the night, I take pictures of the finished project and put them here so that all of you can take a guess at the Mystery Designers behind each pumpkin.

Let's hear those guesses!!!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Abby is Eight!

We celebrated Abby's eighth birthday today with friends, peppermint foot rubs, nailpolish, hair accessories, sparklies, and chocolate!  So much fun!

She is a treasure!  Happy birthday, Abby!