Thursday, November 15, 2012

Farewell Fall

Snow fell nonstop all last weekend. 
 We built two snowmen, one named Snowman, the other named Frosty. We lost power for half a day and had a cozy sleepover at Grandma and Grandpa Winegars.  Fall is officially over and we have been enjoying the 18" of snow.

Here are the last little bits of our long and beautiful fall.  
Gardner Village with the Winegar cousins.  This is the day that my cute sister surprised us with a tiny pumpkin and said they are "adding another pumpkin to their patch!"  Boy number 5 is on his way and that announcement brought me to tears.  We are thrilled for them!

Another day at Gardner Village with friends in 70 degree weather.  The girls spent most of their time enjoying the company of the horses.  I have always loved horseback riding and would absolutely love to have horses.  Dream on, I know.  It was fun to see the girls be so into them as well though!

We have continued on with our joyous play school that we were involved in back in Virginia.  Caroline was off early the day I hosted and she had all 7 little toddlers eyes on her.  She lead the music, told Halloween stories, and had them dance.  I may keep her home on the days I host and she doesn't have a short day :)  She made it so easy!
Farewell Fall, you were lovely!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

*Happy Halloween!*

What a holiday we had!  It was a good old fashioned Halloween, with trick-or-treating throughout the neighborhood and all.  We have not just taken off from our home and gone to all the neighbors on Halloween in years!  It was so fun to see what spooks and silliness went on in our neighborhood.  We loved it!!
We had so much fun dressing up several times for different events, the celebrating just continued on and on.
We loved taking our flower and two little bees out on the town.

We started off the candy extravaganza at Adam's work, where they had trick-or-treating. 
They went all out and totally decked the office out!  One group created the Gnomeo and Juliet movie, have you seen it?  The girls and I caught it on Netflix once and Caroline loved it.  

Another area had all the details of Harry Potter.  Fake potions, candles hanging from the ceiling, and Dumbledore was even there!

You wouldn't mind getting stung by this little sweet bee now would you!?  

These two could.not.contain.their.excitiment!  I always say this, but nothing is better than enjoying your children on holidays.  They make everything brighter, richer, and more festive!

The girls scored about 10 pounds of candy each it seemed.  The little girls were booking it from house to house, we could seriously hardly keep up.  We were exhausted when we got home and slept in the next day, which made Caroline miss the bus.  We did not even care, we were too tired to rush, we just enjoyed our morning.
We love our friends in the area.  We are so blessed to have tons of little girls around that are so fun to have for playdates!  

And now for the endless sugar rush until after the New Year!