Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pumpkins, Ladybugs, and One Reindeer

Happy Halloween!  It's been a busy week preparing for this fun holiday...and Ava's new favorite word is SCARY!  We got a lot of use out of that word tonight as we went out trick or treating - there were some great house decorations!

Earlier this week, I carved pumpkins.  Ava was supposed to help out, but she got one look at the pumpkin guts and decided she wanted nothing to do with it.  Note to self: whoever picks out the pumpkin pattern must be the one to carve the pumpkin.  For the record, I picked out the face, Scott picked out the spooky house.  Guess which one took twice as long to carve?  That's right, Scott...next time, YOU get to carve the more detailed one!

I thought it would be fun to roast pumpkins seeds for the first time, too - but I think I cooked them a little too long...they were extra crunchy and a little darker than they should be.  Oh well, my domestic goddess-ness had pretty much been maxed out for the evening!




Today was a pretty good day.  Like most Sundays, it was full of all sorts of activities, and before we knew it, it was time to hand out candy and then head out to Great-Grandma's house to celebrate her birthday, and also do a little candy begging ourselves.

Practicing to be a SCARY monster!




Somehow she managed to lock herself in her room with Spanky and Darla.  Notice the real happy expression on all of their faces...  the dogs are looking at each other, like "Oh crap..."


Our first stop was at Grandma and Grandpa Goers' house.




And then off to Great Grandma's...

Happy Birthday, Great Grandma!


Stocking up on candy...


Playing well with cousin Calleigh


Twin ladybugs!  (Cousins Jenna and Ava)


Intrigued by a game on my phone...



By the time we left there, our nap-free ladybug was melting down.  We were already an hour past bedtime, and boy, she let us know!

Now that Halloween's done, we're getting ready for Christmas...check out the reindeer antlers!



Oh, FYI, there won't be a post for a few weeks...I'm heading to Europe this Friday.  Hungary and Austria, here I come!  I'm sure I'll have some great pics to post from that trip.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

4 comments:

Lisa said...

Looks like you had a great Halloween! Have a GREAT, and safe, trip to Europe. Can't wait to hear all about it!

Typical Suburban Family said...

Wait - what are you going to Europe for? You going alone? With friends? With Ava and Scott? Do tell. I was originally going to comment on how cute Ava looked in her costume, but by the time I got to the end of your post regarding Europe I couldn't even remember what all I was going to say about Halloween and stuff :-)

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Typical Suburban Family said...

Where are you???? I miss your updates. Hint, hint. Hope your vacation was a blast. i can't wait to hear all about it :-)