What a week we've had leading up to Halloween. We've visited pumpkin patches, carved those pumpkins, made costumes, and trick or treated like champs.
Our festivities for this year's Halloween started about a week ago when we visited the pumpkin patch at Faith Presbyterian Church. We accidentally met up with Uncle Gary, Aunt Megan and Payton (they were there at the same time, but we didn't know that until we showed up), and that made it an even more fun experience. We picked out a big pumpkin for us to carve and decorate, and you got to pick out your own little pumpkin. You were super excited about your little pumpkin. There were other fun things to do at the pumpkin patch, too. There were scarecrows to look at and wooden cut-outs that you could stick your face through to make a funny picture. You really enjoyed yourself, and it was a nice day for our family. You especially loved having your Daddy around, because to you, Daddy is a rock star. But I digress...
And then it was the weekend before Halloween. We used that Saturday to carve our pumpkins, and they turned out really well. You were a little hesitant at first to reach on in there and scoop out some pumpkin guts, but eventually you worked up the courage, and predictably, Mommy got covered in pumpkin innards. You got to choose what your pumpkin looked like, too. I drew a couple of options for eyes, a nose and a mouth for your pumpkin, and you picked the ones you wanted. Funny, you chose a traditional jack-o-lantern face :) We put some lights in them, and you were totally excited about seeing them all lit up.
FINALLY we get to the actual day. After a morning of Halloween party fun at school and a good nap, you got dressed up in your costume (again, with no headband mane), and we headed over to the Ghio's house for Graham's birthday party/Halloween get-together. We got to see all of our baby friends: Chase, Tyler, Issa, Graham, Stokes and Harper were all in attendance. We celebrated Graham's second birthday with a cupcake, but then we needed to get back home so you could do a little trick-or-treating before bed time. And you did a GREAT job trick-or-treating. You remembered to say trick-or-treat at every house we stopped at, and you also remembered your manners when they treated you. And because Mommy is a stickler for rules, you stayed on the sidewalk and didn't run across the yards. You also helped me pass out a few pieces of candy, too. The more scary costumes bothered you, but for the most part, the different costumes amused you.
Whew. That was a TON of Halloween stuff to post about. But now it's over, and you're sound asleep in your bed. Mommy and Daddy passed out the rest of our candy to the neighborhood kids, and our front porch light is officially off for this year's Halloween. Now we move on to getting ready for Thanksgiving, and with the growth spurt you seem to be going through, I need to buy a 30 pound turkey.
I love you much my little pumpkin!