Here I go again, falling behind on posting on time! Oh well, life get's in the way - can't complain! We had a SUPER fun pre-Halloween week with tons and tons of Halloween related activities! I just love Halloween, it's so fun to dress up, get treats, and celebrate all things spooky and fall! Basically the time between Halloween and New Year's is my favorite! Holidays are so fun!
We celebrated by having a pumpkin carving party with our friends The Mikkelson's and The Pound's at Dawn and Willow's house. The kids had so much fun eating their Halloween treats, playing, watching Halloween themed shows, and helping Grandpa Mark (Willow's grandpa) carve pumpkins! They thought they were so helpful with their plastic knives! LOL
The closest thing we could get to a group picture, lol.
H Squared. (Hudson and Halle!)
Belly enjoying her first Halloween!
This is pretty typical. Willow getting her hands dirty, Gavin interrogating, and Noelle observing (with her shoes on the wrong feet).
Here's a video of Brian, Dawn's brother scaring the kids with his werewolf costume! He actually didn't mean to scare them, he thought they would like it. Lol.
We also celebrated Halloween by getting to wear our costumes to dance class! Since Noelle has dance twice a week, she get's to wear her costume twice! This was from Saturday's class. :)
Check on Minnie, front and center, with her hands on her hips!
Here we are all ready before The Annual Larkin Halloween Party!
Vivi and Noelle at the party!
Moo and oink!
Noelle's Saturday morning teacher, Miss Melanie's family (The Birkeland's have) been with the Larkin family for decades! They are close friends with the Larkin's and host an amazing Halloween party each year at their greenhouse in Maplewood for the kiddos. They go all out with games, prizes, tons of good food, a DJ, hay rides, and a haunted trick or treating trail! The kids are so lucky and have so much fun.
Noelle had her eye on the Show White bear the WHOLE time she was in line. She stared it down and kept on telling me she wanted it. So you can imagine her thrill when she won it! So glad I captured this snapshot right in time! :)
Thank goodness for cousins. On our way to the hay ride!
Here we go!
Auntie Susan, aka the baby whisperer.
She got so much candy from trick or treating at the party she really doesn't even need to go trick or treating again! Although we will, lol. No worries, mama and daddy will help get rid of that candy! ;)
While the moms were with the kids, the dads were boozing at the bar next door! (Country Lounge, also owned by the Birkeland family.)
Noelle and daddy. So cute.
My costume. :) (Can you say easy? Dollar store cape + iron on letters from the craft store!)
We took a break from costumes and went nakey for a bit! lol. These two.
Noelle also had her first preschool Halloween party! They made Halloween crafts, decorated Halloween cookies, sang three Halloween songs for the parents, and then we trick or treated through the community center! So very cute, and sweet!
Showing me the treat bag she decorated.
Let's go get more candy! (We need to make an appointment with our dentist. LOL.)
Another day at the studio! This time sans the ears! (This was actually the day she got her costume, and she wanted to try it on! This costume is actually for sale at Larkin Dance Studio - $10 clearance! There are tons!!!)
We also had a fun date with our friend Oliver this week! We're excited to see him again this upcoming Saturday, for our Halloween playdate!
We continued our fall festivities with making some homemade blueberry muffins! Yum yum!
Another Halloween outfit! (We might have a few too many, lol.)