Saturday, May 24, 2014

Halloween 2013

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The girls wanted to be wizards this year.  I found these awesome LED garden lights that would automatically turn on at night and glow different colors.  What I couldn't figure out was how to make Abbey's hat look more like a wizard and less like the pope's cap (or the Ku Klux Klan hood, yikes!)

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We love the Texas fall!  It was so nice to do Halloween activities without coats and sweaters.  We found a pumpkin patch and corn maze up the road.  I spent most of the time running back and forth trying to find my runaway fireman.

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This is the confident pose of a gal who picked the right path out of the maze when her dad was insisting it was the other way.

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We didn't know the wagon ride was such a popular thing and should have bought tickets as soon as we got there.  I wasn't willing to wait two hours for the next time slot and promised the kids we'd do it next year.  If I would have known how often they would bring it up, I would have just done my time and got on that hay ride!

I think there was an option to pick your own pumpkin from the patch, but the kids were happy to find their favorite from the huge piles already brought in.  I loved having the carving mess outside!

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Halloween Night:

The kids didn't make it nearly as long as I thought they would.  Justin and I were encouraging them to keep going, but they wanted to go home and pass out candy to the other trick-or-treaters.  They liked it so much that they ended up giving away all our candy AND their trick-or-treat candy by the handfuls.   (Nicole, do you see their bags?  Somehow, they've worked out perfectly with their costumes every year since you sent them!)  

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Natalie said...

Your darling family belongs in a magazine!

Nicole said...

I did notice! I'm loving all these posts. Thanks for reminding me how awesome you guys are. :-)

Victoria Gilbert said...

Looks so nice to have a WARM halloween!!! Whenever we get that rare year it is glorious. LOVE the wands/garden lights. You are brilliant!!! Also, I love that pic with the little witch on her broomstick in the background. haha. Cracked me up. I miss you!!!!