Sunday, November 16, 2014


With Halloween falling on a Friday this year, it made for a very busy, fun-filled day. It started with Sarah's parade at school. The kids get to dress up in their costumes and parade around the courtyard with their class. 

Queen Elsa dressed and ready to go.

One of her teachers was also Elsa. 

And the other was Anna (although she looked more like Little Red Riding Hood if you ask me.) 

Sarah's class in the parade.

Class photo

A healthy snack for her class party. 

Her spider cookie.

Happy girl!


The boy's school always has the Dancing Through the Decades event in lieu of a Halloween party. The kids can dress up from any decade and they chose the '50's again. It's easy so I'm not complaining!

In between Sarah's parade and party, I got to go see Luke during his party. Dancing Through the Decades was complete with a DJ playing music from all the different decades while the kids danced all around. They also had a snack station with popcorn and cookies. 

His best buddy, Tyler and their teacher Ms. Lewis.

Class photo

Luke was busting some moves!

I wasn't able to make it to Jacob's event since Sarah's party was during the same time but a friend of mine sent this picture to me. 

As if all this daytime activity wasn't enough, we still had the evening ahead of us. We started off with a jack-o-lantern shaped pizza for dinner. 

Queen Elsa was ready to go!

Ron Washington was suited up and ready for some candy. 

And our little shark was showing us his swimming arms and was ready to "Trick-or-eat" as he said! Chomp Chomp!!

We went with our neighbors and both girls were Elsa and had so much fun. As a side note, it cracks me up that Sarah is only six weeks older than Jillian but is physically so much bigger.

My neighbor Lindsay.

We set a new record for the time we were out trick-or-treating this year. Two hours! And Sarah and Jillian were leading the way most of the night. Three pumpkins full to the brim of candy= WAY too much candy for this house!!

Our shark was in full character all night and was ready to chomp into his candy!

Then they had to sort all the candy into piles to see exactly just how much they got! Our dentist was collecting candy to send to the troops so we happily took SEVEN pounds of candy to their office. And that's after they kept a small bag here at the house of their favorites. The office paid them one dollar for every pound so they were happy to get some cash in exchange for parting with all that candy!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Pumpkin Patch

We made the annual trip out to the Pumpkin Patch again this year. It's getting harder and harder to make it each year but I'm determined to make it work because you know I NEED to have those pictures! :) I'm enjoying the fact that the kids still enjoy going themselves and aren't "over" me and my have-to-have pictures. They're such good sports!

Jacob- 2014

Jacob-2005-first visit

Luke- 2014

Luke- 2008- first visit

Sarah- 2010

Sarah- 2010- first visit



 They love seeking out their favorite characters and actually ask me to take their picture. Well, Luke and Sarah do at least! Jacob enjoys photo-bombing and giving bunny ears! Ha!