Tuesday, November 4, 2014

October Happenings and Halloween

We had a very busy October but we always seem to be busy during this month.  We have lots of birthdays, college football (in our house this takes up a lot of time!) and fall activities.

Earlier in the month we went to the pumpkin patch with Lyndsay, Ryan and Ella.  We had planned to go the weekend before but we got rained out so we made the trip the following Friday because the kids were out of school for the day. We also went to a new pumpkin patch this year, it is where we get our Christmas trees every year, and we loved it.  We will be making this our new place to get pumpkins every year.

Pulling their wagons and filling them up with a lot of pumpkins!

Love these 4 so much!  Walker wasn't too happy to take a picture.

Waiting for the next tractor to pick them up


Finally a picture of the 4 of us where everyone is smiling at the camera!!!!

These 2 boys are crazy!

Lou Lou and Ella

The Shirley fam (minus Dallon)

Happy to finally get their turn to ride the tractor

My sweet baby

Feeding catfish

Later in the month we celebrated birthdays.  Ryan and I have the same birthday and this year it fell on a Saturday.  He had a small get together with three of his friends on his birthday, so we celebrated with him on Sunday.  Since we had the weekend open Jeremy and I took advantage to go out and celebrate mine and his birthday together since Jeremy's birthday is just 4 days after mine.  Friday night we had a sitter come over and we got a nice night out.  On my actual birthday Jeremy's mom came over to watch the boys for us during the day so we enjoyed a nice day out together.  It was so nice having some kid free time!  On Jeremy's actual birthday we just hung out at home and I cooked him dinner.  His birthday fell on a Wednesday and since he had to work we weren't left with much time to do anything fun unfortunately!

During all the birthday celebrating we carved our pumpkin with the boys.  It ended up that the boys just played while Jeremy and I cleaned out the pumpkin and carved it.  Maybe next year they will want to get their hands dirty!

Bennett checking out Jeremy's carving skills

Walker just being Walker!  Silly boy!

Our finished product!

I was so excited that Halloween fell on a Friday this year.  It was nice not worrying about bedtime or having to be up early the next day for school.  The morning of Halloween Bennett's school had a parade then his class had a party afterwards.  It was a fun start to our day!

Bennett during the parade.  I told him before I dropped him off that he needed to keep up with his mask and of course he comes out without it and doesn't know where it is!

Luckily he just left it in the classroom!

His whole class

Decorating a pumpkin

Proud of his work :)

Walker got to decorate his own cupcake with the big kids

Later that evening we went over to Lyndsay and Dallon's to eat dinner then head out to trick or treat for the night.  My dad came with us and the kids had so much fun trick or treating together!  It was freezing that night which I expected but half way through our night we started to feel rain drops.  I had no idea it was going to rain.  I was hoping it was just a random sprinkle but no it started to pour rain on us.  Ella and Bennett did not want to stop trick or treating but the rest of us wanted to get back inside fast since it was so cold.  We let them hit up a few more houses on our way back then we dried off and took a look at all the candy they collected and it was a lot!

Power Ranger and Ninja Turtle!  Quite the duo!

They all looked so cute dressed up!

My cute turtles!

He was ready to go!  He was so excited!

This mask didn't stay on long.  Poor guy couldn't really see out of it.

Getting his first piece of candy for the night.

He had so much fun!

The three big kids running from house to house!  They ran most of the night.

It was great night!  I love this time of year and all the upcoming holidays we have to look forward to.  I have gotten a head start on Christmas shopping and have gotten a lot done already.  I really can't wait for Thanksgiving.  We have a fun day planned with my family and I am looking forward to all the wonderful things the holidays bring!

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