3 days ago
Monday, November 2, 2009
This year was a really fun Halloween! Jimmy had taken the girls several weeks ago to pick their costumes out, and I had let James sort of choose his, last year I made the costumes but I wasn't really in the mood this time around so they were all store bought.
Grace was a "Poison Fairy", it was a little big on her but since she had to wear clothes underneath anyway to keep her warm it worked out well! She loved her wand and wings.
Lexi was a witch, not really original but it's what she had wanted to be and I think she made for a really pretty one!
James was a Garden Gnome, he loved the hat, but hated the beard so I don't have any pictures of him with it but you can still tell what he was. I loved watching him figuring the whole trick or treating thing out!
Friday night we went with Janna & Dave (who are in town for a week , Yay!) to Dave's sister's ward for "Trunk or Treating" then we came back to the house and the kids had a blast playing while us adults hung out and talked for a few hours! It was so great having family for the holiday, made me feel a little less far away!
Saturday, Jimmy's brother Danny came over and ate an early dinner with us and then he and Jimmy took the kids around our neighborhood, it was actually not too cold so it made it much nicer to be out. They did drop James off after a while since he was starting to get tired, but then they headed back out for more candy! They kids got so much candy, we aren't really used to that since in Vegas we would only go down a few streets in my parents neighborhood and the houses were pretty far apart, it was always just enough to make the kids happy, but man, this year was crazy!! Lexi "estimates we have over 600 pieces of candy in the three bags", not to mention the left overs from what I didn't hand out!
Once they got back we had doughnuts and hot chocolate, then the kids were off to bed and Jimmy, Danny and myself stayed up talking and watching movies. It was a really nice way to spend our Halloween.
Sunday we enjoyed the time change that gave us a little more time to get ready for church. It was a great Sunday, have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE our ward?!?! It really makes attending church great for our entire family. Afterward we went to our friends the Clark's for lunch and hanging out. We even got out for a little snowball fight and playing at the park across from their house. The kids had a great time playing and Jimmy and I really enjoy Kari and Rob's company so it made for the perfect Sunday afternoon!!
Something about this place just fits out family so well, it feels like home! Hope all of you had a great Halloween as well!
Love to you,