This summer (like every summer), we had big plans for growing our own pumpkins in our backyard vegetable garden. Mother Nature and Mr. Groundhog had other ideas and we were left with only two pumpkins.
October 29, 2014
October 27, 2014
It was another unforgettable Halloween party!
This year, Chris came as "Buddy the Elf".
As you can imagine, he enjoyed playing his "character" all night.
Isn't Emma beautiful? We managed to find her beaded dress at TJ Maxx on clearance.
We also had plenty of food and carnival games.
October 23, 2014
Twas the night before the annual Halloween party
and all through the crypt
"Yet there's still more to do!" complained Momma witch.
So she brewed up a magical potion
They carved pumpkins,
"Happy early Halloween to all,
and to all a good night!"
Linking up with A Fanciful Twist Halloween party! Be sure to visit Vanessa's blog to see other magical Halloween parties.
October 21, 2014
In years past, we had a favorite farmer that we purchased our stash of pumpkins. Going to his pumpkin patch became an annual tradition and a great opportunity to document growth of the girls over the last 12 months. I just have to share a flashback from 2010.
Our regular farmer is no longer selling pumpkins and so this year, my annual Halloween "sister" picture was taken at our zoo Halloween party.
I can't believe how quickly time has flown by. Emma isn't a little girl anymore. You'll be happy to know that Chris has found a new pumpkin dealer to feed his pumpkin addiction. This is only a portion of of his stash.
October 19, 2014
How was your weekend? Our's was nonstop busy.
Emma spent most of her weekend busy with marching band obligations. I think most people would be surprised to know just how long they practice for their very late competitions each weekend. It's not uncommon for these students to be gone for 12 hours on Saturdays.
We're so proud of the Grandville marching band!
We've had fun decorating the ceiling of the sunroom this year.
One of the best parts of decorating is unpacking things that I purchased last year after Halloween on clearance.
I'm not sure if there are child labor laws against paint brick laying, but it turned into a family affair Sunday afternoon.