October 31, 2013
Allison's preschool doesn't celebrate Halloween, but they always have a fall festival with a Noah's Ark theme. So all the children are asked to dress as animals. Here is our Halloween Kitty cat. Not sure what she will be tonight - kitty cat, Rapunzel or purple fairy. She had the best time getting her makeup done this morning and posing.
October 30, 2013
The nursery is pretty much done. We got a sweet surprise on Sunday when our YP group gave us a diaper cake. After Allison moved to her big girl room this summer we converted the bed back to a crib and then shut the room for awhile. Now clothes are washed and ready, and we've pulled the infant car seat and all the baby stuff out of the attic and cleaned it up. Some of the artwork moved with Allison, but aside from some bare walls we are ready to go.
October 28, 2013
A neighbor called in a sighting and my dad spent an hour chasing her through muddy free belts and over barbed wire fences. She was so panicked she kept running away from us. Thankfully I finally managed to get her in the car. Haley is very scared but seems un-injured.
Saturday night the YP held their annual pumpkin carving party at Staci and Carter's house. They have such a fun backyard for outdoor parties. Allison drew on her little pumpkin but had way more fun trying to carve my pumpkin for me. It ended up more like death by paper cuts, she was very enthusiastic.
October 27, 2013
We got to celebrate Halloween early at Trunk or Treat this afternoon. We helped out with the YP trunk, including Pumpkin Chucking, and decorated my car with a pumpkin patch theme. One of Allison's friends from school, Riley, came out with her parents to enjoy the day with us. Both girls dressed up as Rapunzel so we had double cute factor. The girls had face paint, decorated pumpkins, and got lots of candy. Allison's favorite trunks were the Little Mermaid truck and ours - she had fun tossing water balloons.
October 25, 2013
Wednesday we drove out to Flower puns for the pumpkin patch and rides. Allison loved the mini Ferris wheel and the pony rides. There were maybe 10 kids in the whole place so we never had to wait.
October 21, 2013
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October 9, 2013
Kevin took a vacation day so we could go to the State Fair today - we had great weather and very reasonable crowds.
Our highlights were the petting zoo (that included zebras, kangaroos and a baby giraffe), the puppet show, and the bird show. We each had a corn dog and Allison ate hers all by herself.