Sunday, November 13, 2011

Halloween 2011

I love Halloween. Not the spooky and scary stuff, but I love what Halloween is to our family: fun with family (great grandparents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins), chili and hotdogs, hay rides, apple cider, candy, and LOTS of laughs!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Braden's Halloween Party

Braden loves his school, loves his class and really loves his teachers this year, which makes me super happy! Since I am still on maternity leave we got to attend Braden's school party as a family. They call it a Let's Pretend Party, instead of Halloween and discourage scary costumes or dressing as witches. All of the kids were really excited and they played a few pumpkin games and then had a snack. Several of the students, including Braden, kept talking to each other about this being the BEST party they have ever had! It was really funny!
Braden loved showing off his little brother!

Parker loved being a Braden's school!


Friday night was the PERFECT night for carving a pumpkin! The air was crisp and cool, Emersyn actually slept the entire time we worked on the pumpkin, and I swear I could actually smell the scent of apple cider and pumpkin pie. This year my intention was to carve 3 pumpkins, one for each kid, but Braden's choice was Mater from the movie Cars and it kicked my booty, so I stopped after the first. Next year, I'll set my goal to carve two pumpkins! Emersyn can wait a few years to have her own pumpkin! Each year I get stuck cleaning out the pumpkin and Brad usually carves it. This year I was glad to have little helpers that didn't mind scooping out the guts!

Parker was really excited about helping!
The boys played while I took me a LONG time!