Trick or Treat

Sarah came down on Halloween with Isabella and Jacob so we could all go trick-or-treating together (I twisted Sarah’s arm). We only took a handful of pictures on the porch since it was raining, and I didn’t take my camera out with us.

Our three ninjas, Lucas, Isabella and Noah. Noah originally chose a Transformers costume (Optimus Prime), but once we got home from the store and tried them on, he was jealous of Lucas’ swords and daggers, so he asked if he could change his mind and be a ninja, too. It’s all about the accessories.

Jacob asked to be a spider.  Not Spiderman – a spider.  So Sarah made him four more legs to add to his four limbs.  This costume got so drenched; those spider legs really soaked up the rainwater!

My Claire-bear as an elephant. This costume has now been used for each of my three babies. Awww…


Pumpkin Carving

We carved our pumpkins a little early this year, and they were pretty moldy and rotten by the time Halloween came around. Next year, we’ll do them one or two days before Trick or Treat night. But we had a lot of fun carving them and getting our hands dirty!

Nate actually broke this knife while cutting the top off.

Claire wanted to eat the goo.

Nate drawing the owl, which he made me carve, and it was 20 times harder than the jack-o-lantern face he carved!

I am probably not holding the knife right.

My boy.  Love him.


My owl.

Pumpkin Patch

Today we went to Iron’s Fruit Farm. We love that place. We try to make it a habit to visit every October so we can ride the hayride and pick up some pumpkins for carving. But I really go for the apple cider donuts. Those things are SO GOOD. And the kids have a ton of fun while we’re there, playing on the swingset, going on the hayride, eating donuts, climbing in a firetruck and running around in the pumpkin patch.