Saturday, January 4, 2014

Pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating

We had really bad weather on Halloween night so most of the trick-or-treating was postponed to the next day.  That allowed us time to actually carve our pumpkins.

Addison has always been a girl that doesn't mind getting her hands dirty.  She plays in the dirt, plays with bugs/worms/etc. so she stopped using a spoon and just used her hands to clean out the pumpkin.

We don't use the store bought pumpkin carving tools around here.  Nope, we (as in Jeremy) use a drywall saw to carve our pumpkins.  Ha!  It was done in no time!

Kate wanted to draw on hers.


The next night we went trick-or-treating in David and Carrie's neighborhood.  My parents came over as well.  

Addie was set on being a UofL cheerleader.  I tried to suggest some less girly costumes (trying to expand her a bit), but she landed on a cheerleader sometime in September.  She gets this from her mom.  I was some version of a princess three years in a row for Halloween.  We went to a UofL football game in early September so I think that is where she got the idea from.  Hopefully we'll go to some games and we can get some more use out of the costume.  

The four cousins.  That is Dylan on the right. :) Kate wouldn't wear her zebra hood all night.  Boo.

Kate was lovin' trick-or-treating this year.  She tried to keep up with the older kids, but that was hard for her.

So she charmed her dad into getting on his shoulders between each house.

A couple of houses gave out full-sized candy bars.  Score!  

Unfortunately this is blurry, but she looks pretty cute walking down the sidewalk on her own.

Back at the house to sort out the loot!

And a little bit of snuggle time at the end of the night.

Another great October for the books!

Sunday, December 29, 2013


Our church, Beargrass Christian, starting doing a trunk-or-treat event a few years ago.  It keeps getting better every year.  The girls love it!  They get to see some of their favorite people and get lots of candy.  What is better than that?

Our zebra and UofL cheerleader!

Anthony, Jenny and kids joined us this year.

Look at this sweet ladybug and her daddy!

We started out doing the trunk-or-treating in the parking lot.

A lot of the cars really decorate their trunks.  This is our friend Jay as a gorilla. He freaked Kate out!  

Luckily Grammy and Grandpa's car was not scary.

Too cute!

Next we headed inside to the gym for games and activities.  The youth group organizes lots of fun games for the kids.  They had a big poster for kids to draw and sign their names.

They had a mummy toilet paper game.  Kate and I got wrapped up together and she thought it was pretty funny.

The Wilde crew joined us as well.  

We had a lot of fun again this year!

(One more post and I may be to November pics.  Ha!)
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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Pretty fall pictures

I took advantage one Sunday after church when the weather was nice AND the girls were both in good moods AND BOTH willing to take their pictures so we did a little photo shoot.  I don't really have much editing software or really want to devote the time to editing, but these turned out pretty good regardless.  I love the fall and all of the colors!


Melt my heart!

Love this one too.  When did they get so big?!?!

Some of my favorites of Kate swinging.

In typical Addie fashion, playing with a bug.

I love these two sweet and sassy girls!
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Fall party

Now that Christmas is over and the crazy December schedule is dying now my goal is to catch-up on the blog.  These pictures seem like they were take a long time ago, but I didn't want to skip over some of these because there are some great pictures/memories during the fall season.

The last Saturday in October I took the girls (Jeremy was on his annual guys' camping trip) to Jeremy's cousin's house for a fall party.  We weren't able to go last year so I was excited we could make it work this year.  The kids wore their costumes and did a few hayrides.


I love this photo of Abigail.  Such joy!

 We then had chili for dinner and then did a pinata followed by s'mores.

 Look at this cute zebra!

It was a great fall night and I hope we continue to have the party every year!
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