Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween 2009

We have had the BEST Halloween! This has been the first year that we have not left Harwood Dr. (sorry Uncle Russ and Auntie Di--we never made it over your way!) Adam had to work this morning, so the plan was to head to the pumpkin patch as soon as he got off work. Like last year, we go to the pumpkin patch ON Halloween, come home, and carve our pumpkins in the front yard. And this year was no different! Adam and Jackson each picked out their pumpkins and we headed home to cut them up!


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Aunt Tacey came over to go to the patch with us so we could get some pictures of all 4 of us in the patch--no such luck! Jackson was being a typical 3 year old who didn't want his picture taken, and it was too breezy out to even get Everson out of the car (poor baby! He just sucks in too much air and then is horribly gassy the rest of the night, so we didn't even attempt to get him out!)
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Stacey and I made chili for dinner, and GG Jane came over around 4:00pm. I know I have mentioned many times before that I LOVE our block (we have GREAT neighbors and all the kids are "good" kids), but I really loved it this year. Adam pulled his table and chairs out into the driveway to carve his pumpkins, and all our neighbors made their way over to hang out and chit chat! And a great surprise--our next door neighbors that had moved away in June were back in town with Samual and Benjamin! Jackson had a BLAST playing with all the boys on their bikes! It was hard to pull him away to get dressed for trick-or-treating!

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We ate dinner, got dressed, and headed outside, where we were greeted by all those boys again! And after bribing Jackson with Airheads, I got a few pictures, and then, he took off--with the boys! So independant! They all walked off to Mr Blane's house, and Jackson joined the pack and never looked back!! :(



Adam got the honor of trick or treating this year! I stayed home with Aunt Tacey and GG Jane to pass out candy and hold Everson--okay, I'm lying--like I got a chance to hold the baby with those two around! :)


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Apparently, Jackson was a HOOT during trick or treating! His line for the night "Trick or Treat! Fill 'er up Please!" At EVERY door!! :) Adam said that he learned really fast that if he stood there with his bag open, they would just keep putting candy in! He came home with a TON of candy! They went ALL around the block--trick or treated for about 2 hours before we saw them again. By the time they got home, ADAM was exhausted!

Jackson had a great time passing out candy--he danced in the driveway for most of the night too! Every year, I make a Halloween CD to blast while we pass out candy, and this year, Jackson enjoyed shaking his booty to the spooky songs!

(video is sideways b/c I couldn't get far enough back to get his entire body! Sorry! Tip your head)

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We stayed out til about 8:30, well...until we ran out of candy! Jackson stood at the end of the driveway and told all the kids "We runned out! Sorry!" He came in and told me "All those kids are going to be sad, Momma....we runned out of candy!"



I fed Everson and got him all settled in with GG (Thank you very much for babysitting GG!!) and then Adam and Jackson and I headed down to the Waller's for the Halloween block party. Firepit, food, Smores, all the kiddos playing, all the parent's chatting and drinking--it was a fabulous party! WE were only out for about an hour before I started getting super sleepy. Jackson was tired too, b/c we came home and he said "Can I lay down?! I'm tired!!"

Right now, it's Midnight, both boys are in bed, and I'm FINALLY getting a chance to get the blog updated without 3 weeks going by! It's been a GREAT day!


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