Saturday morning we had a big breakfast and chilled till about 10:30 when we went to the North Logan Pumpkin Walk. We love this Halloween tradition we've been doing for 8 years now!
It was so fun to have Adam and Amelia, and Swa and kids with us too!
The theme was something along the lines of, "What's more American than _______?"
This flag had over 200 Pumpkins in it. Weighed over 2000 pounds! They of course had to have a Donald and Hillary scene as well.
Other highlights include Charlie Brown, The Tonight Show...
Norman Rockwell, and the cutouts are always a big hit!
All the cousins who were there!
Cutest babies playing by each other. Anna was very concerned about the car wash we went through; love her concerned eyebrows.
We had lunch at Chick Fil A, then headed back to Mantua and the kids watched Hocus Pocus.
We left by 4:40 and made it home for dinner, baths, and bedtime.
Sunday the power went out during church and stayed out for quite some time. Kind of unusual. Dan taught a great lesson to the youth about standards and how living them can give us freedom.
Monday we had lots of rain! This was the day we said goodbye to Dan's Natural Gas Honda Civic! Over the last year we had spent more on repairs than the car was worth, so it was time to trade it in. Dan found a GREAT deal on a 2010 Nissan Xterra with only 20,000 miles on it.
Tuesday I worked on organizing a bunch of pictures on my phone and dropbox. I also worked on sorting Ben's clothing. That evening we played and swept outside. The kids played Hocus Pocus on their brooms. :)
The kids had Spirit week this week at school, but none of the days were that significant to take pictures of. Kind of lame themed days. Oh well. Hope it's better next year.
Wednesday Bethany started taking lots more steps on her own! That evening we had our ward Fall Carnival and trunk or treat! Introducing our Star Wars Theme! McKenna as Rey, Ben as Kylo Ren. Anna as BB8, and Bethany as Chewbacca. Dan had crazy hair because he was the mad scientist in the spook alley the youth were in charge of.
My siblings came too! Jonthan found a sweet disco suit to go with his 70s hair!
Cute Bethany. Found her reading. And I also have found her in the morning several times with one arm out of her jammies.
Thursday, Anna had her Halloween party at preschool at Rachael's house.
My visiting teachers came over that day. I also went to a Discovery Toys party in the afternoon. I wanted to buy everything! That evening we were able to play outside a little more due to really nice weather. I did more baptism prep while Dan worked on writing remarks for his first civil marriage he would perform the next day.
Friday I babysat Ivy Roth in the afternoon and started working on another 6 week online class for teacher licensure. That evening the Winegars babysat while Dan and I went to the wedding of Ann Marie Wallace and Cory Birkholz. She is McKenna's primary teacher and they are a great couple! Congrats to them!
The marriage took place at the Farmington Botanical gardens and the dinner afterwards was delicious!
Saturday, I finished organizing Ben's clothes and went grocery shopping in the morning. After lunch, we babysat the Winegar kids while they went to the Utah game. The kids played great and babies napped well until about 4:30, then we all went outside for some fresh air. It was the kids idea to rake leaves to jump into...by all means, go for it!
We did dinner, baths, and bedtime after that.
Sunday I sang in church with some other women. We sang, "I Know that My Redeemer Lives." It was also a particularly hard Sunday with Anna for some reason.
That evening we celebrated October BDs at Webster family dinner.
Monday was Halloween!! The kids actually didn't have school due to a teacher work day. Unfortunately, Anna was up at 6:45! McKenna was invited to go to the Leonardo with the Roths. Ben and Anna played with the Alexanders in the afternoon. We did a little yard work after lunch. Then we finally carved pumpkins while Bethany napped. Ben chose a stencil one. McKenna drew her face on (with eye lashes) and I did most of the carving. Anna's colored on hers for a good while before she changed her mind a thousand times about what she wanted her jack o'lantern to look like. Good times!
We had Papa Murphy's Jack O Lantern Pizza for dinner. Unfortunately, due to Anna's early wake up time, she was quite sleepy at dinner. We let her take a quick 15 min power nap before getting everyone changed into costumes for trick or treating!
She was of course grouchy, but managed to smile for this awesome picture!
Happy Halloween 2016!
I don't know if we'll ever be able to pull off another theme as good as this one, but it was great while it lasted!
Anna was quite grouchy for most of trick or treating. She didn't go to any doors and she even refused to choose candy even when it was brought out to her. Oh well. The weather was decent but our hands were definitely cold once the sun went down. I was impressed at how dedicated Ben was at wearing his mask the whole time.