Halloween 2013

I’ll just warn you now — I took a lot of pictures today!  We absolutely love celebrating Halloween — not the ghoul and yuck, of course.  But in Natalie’s words, “It’s a great chance to give!”  (She may have melted my heart when she said that.)  It is also a chance to get to know our neighbors, to celebrate some family traditions, and to have fun!  Today included jack-o-lantern pancakes, a trip to the pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving, our traditional Halloween dinner, and then trick-or-treating; all with my parents, who haven’t missed a Halloween with their grandkids yet.  Great day!

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One goat decided to nibble her shirt!

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Poor Malachi got bit by a pig.  I got a few looks from other moms when I insisted on a picture before comforting him.  Ah, the life of a blogger!  Poor dude.

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The kids all carved their own pumpkins this year.  I was impressed!

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As always, the kids picked their own costumes and designed them — all from our dress-up bin.  Two hula girls, a jack-o-lantern, and a monkey.  (I didn’t even know what Malachi would be until right before going out.  So glad we had the monkey and it fit!)

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Malachi ate more candy than I want to admit.  He would knock on a door, get candy, then hand it to us and say demand, “Open it!”  He would then eat it and not want to trick-or-treat until it was gone.  He would then be ready to go, again!   The girls all waited until we got home to eat, sort, and share.  They are so sweet that way!

Until next year, Halloween!

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