Monday, November 23, 2009


I have been trying to wait to post this blog without pictures, but I am not allowed to upload pics while Matt is working because it bogs down the internet, and that seems to be all the time now a days. I tried last night and Ill have to do more tonight.

Anyway, Halloween this year was hilarious. First things first, the girls got to ride the train again to the pumpkin patch, thanks to Mimi and Dandy who have now made it a tradition. The girls talked about this for weeks. "Ride the train on Saturday! See pumpkins! With Dandy! Saturday". Everything is going to happen on Saturday.

The day was pretty cold and Leah was not in the best mood until she got a gummy snack (you do what you gotta do) but we ended up getting some pretty cute pictures. And both girls did help me clean out the pumpkins which i was surprised about. Even more surprising, Hannah - my OCD child with cleanliness, was the one who actually put her hands in the guts to pull it out. Leah had to use a spoon which proves to be quite ineffective. Never the less, they had a great time at the pumpkin patch and I think they are looking forward to riding the train again when it becomes the Polar Express.

Trick or treating was a riot. The girls REALLY got into the whole concept of ringing the doorbell and asking for candy. Or rather, reaching their little hands into the buckets themselves and pulling out handfuls. The walked the entire circle of our street. Which is no small task. We had a great group with us, since we have wonderful neighbors. The funny thing is, everyone wants to walk around together with their kids, so very few people are actually at HOME. There were many bowls on the front porch and the girls liked that equally well.

I had two little Minnies again, keeping with the birthday costume from a few weeks before and this mommy ended up wearing Minnie ears for a good 2 hours. Oh well.

We had more candy than I knew what to do with but the we had a blast!

Family pic - these are so rare

Pumpkin Patch

Painting Halloween cookies

Our group for trick or treating


Ready to go - Leah wouldnt wear her ears

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