Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Weekend

Adaline was finally old enough to partake in the Halloween festivities this year. We crammed as much as we could into the weekend and she seemed to really like it! She was beyond exhausted at the end of every evening, but she still ran to put on her costume the next night, so I think she enjoyed herself.
We started Friday night at the local farmer's market trick-or-treat event. Adaline was really leery of the whole thing until her cousins and their friends showed up- then she was completely willing to follow them around to all the booths!

Thanks for the great event, Turlock! Perfect for our little family :)

The next night we joined my sister and her kids at a local church for a Trunk-o-Treat event. So many churches in our area were putting on similar events it was really hard to decide which one we should go to. One of my friends told us that her church (a really large church) puts on a huge event; that was the one I was interested in, but it sounded a little overwhelming, so we opted for my sister and her friend's church which is much, much smaller. It was wonderful! Since the weather was so nice (78 on October 30th!), the event was mainly held outdoors and consisted of cute little game booths that were adjustable to any age- even Adaline was able to do them! She tried every one (except throwing darts at balloons...just a little to much for her) and even looked like she was having fun. Amazing since we were almost an hour past bed time! I wasn't able to take any pictures of that event because I had to help Adaline with the games, but we had fun.
Sunday afternoon we visited our local pumpkin patch to pick out a few pumpkins and take some pictures. We were successful with the pumpkins, not so much with the pictures...
 Picking out the perfect pumpkins
 obviously she takes after her Grandpa Great, the Tractor Guru
 This was the perfect spot for a few pictures...
 but she was not having any part of it.

 Trying to find her pumpkin...
 Found it!
 Helping decorate the front porch
Again...I think she had a good time!

And finally, the actual Halloween night went by much to quickly. Being that bedtime is 6:30 and it didn't get dark until about then, we did not go full on trick-or-treating like we had planned. We visited our cousins, stopped by a party we were invited to, and went to Grandma and Grandpa's house.
 Travis borrowed Trace's costume at Hayley's house
 At our second stop we realized it was a little confusing to Adaline to only trick-or-treat at friend's houses. She walked right into every house we stopped at! We'll work on that next year :)
 Hanging with the big boys :)
and waving to Grandpa who was mowing the lawn at our last stop.
It was so fun to see Adaline experience the whole thing, but I have to admit I'm a little nervous for next year when she's going to want to actually eat her candy! Happy Halloween, everyone!

1 comment:

Mary R said...

Adaline is just so adorable! The picture of her scrunched up face right after the photo of her decorating the front porch looks EXACTLY like you, Margo! Oh, my!

You are blessed with your family. Keep luvin' them all.