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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Happy Halloween 2014

This year we decided to stay home from our church's Trunk or Treat in order to test out the new neighborhood and see how the trick or treating was there. Although it isn't my favorite holiday, there's something quite alluring to our kids and love it. Reed and Nash even wanted to dress as skeletons which is definitely not our top choice.
 Luckily, our kids have some great teenage friends. Oh the irony. If only they knew that most kids don't have great teenage role models that are willing to dress up and go trick or treating with them. Jason, Brian, and Keslie all came over and went trick or treating with the boys.
 The only problem was that it WAS FREEZING cold. Reed bowed out as quickly as he could and Uncle Bill volunteered to take him back home.
 We did find out that some of our neighbors take Halloween very seriously. I mean, they gave out FULL SIZE candy bars!
 After everyone arrived back home, we had hot dogs and gave out candy. We had a ton of trick or treaters. It was a fun night!

Miss Candace's Pumpkin Party

 Every year Ms. Candace has a pumpkin party and every year we go to the party. This year, though, Abbey had to miss the party because she was running a half-marathon in Chattanooga.

The boys and I still went and we had a lot of fun. Even though the point of the party is to carve pumpkins, we never actually carve pumpkins, because the thought of having to reach inside of a pumpkin and pull it's guts out makes my stomach turn.
 Thankfully, Candace always has little pumpkins for the boys to decorate. Some years she is daring and even let's them paint the pumpkins. This year, however, wasn't that year. She did have some great stickers for the pumpkins.
 Will was very proud of his pumpkin and he did do a great job at decorating it.

 Nash really loved that this year's new addition to the party was a bounce house. I hope that Ms. Candace is planning on renting another one next year or there might be a revolt.

Of course, KK has a lot of things to play with at her house, so the boys never get bored. They even have ducks that won't stay at the pond and continually come back to their house even when they try to make them go away.
 Reed has been to the pumpkin party every year and he is getting so old. Maybe next year he can carve a pumpkin himself.
The highlight of the evening was the hayride. KK pulled us on the trailer through the back pasture. It was a lot of fun. And Abbey ... well ... she got sick and ended up not being able to run the whole race.