Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Fun!

Happy Halloween!

We had an interesting start to Halloween this year, as Henry decided to be awake from 2-5:30 this morning, just because.  Just WIDE awake.  So Mommy and Henry had some good bonding time, since Mommy had already taken the day off of work, because DADDY had to work during the day. 

After picking up brother from school, the Halloween fun began.  Daddy was home when we got back and after a quick review of spelling words (test tomorrow), we got to work making our traditional Halloween dinner...Mummy Dogs!

Henny now wants to be on a stool, in the middle of the action!

Halloween treats!

Quite quickly it was time to don costumes and visit the neighbors and the townwide trunk or treat!

Occasionally, Henry didn't like being a lion! 

The mane is just so poofy...Brant couldn't resist!

Halloween bros

Trick or treating at Grandma's house...

We ran into some friends from Scouts!
And at the end...our little lion just couldn't keep up.  Not much of a nap and up half the night..

Chilly fall days and a pumpkin night

The chilly fall weather rolled in early this year and our family enjoyed the refreshing change.  Donning jackets we spent afternoons outside as a family.

That night was pumpkin carving night.  We had hoped to accomplish it all outside, but it was too darn chilly!
Of course, Daddy got the major pumpkin carving duties...Brant picked out the design and Henry, Grandma and I watched.  Henry enjoyed getting his hands mucky and exploring the new feels and smells.

Henry with his pumpkin he painted

Pumpkin insides are squishy!

oooohhh...quite the jack o'lantern face!
 Of course, trying to get a photo of the boys, in the dark...well, this is as good as it got!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The pumpkin picking

A couple Saturdays ago the scouts had planned an outing to the local Corn Maze, but it got rained out.  So we decided, with an afternoon free, that we needed to pick out our pumpkins.  Little Brant decided he wanted a big one this year, so we decided to only get one (seeing as this isn't Delaware and giant pumpkins aren't $10!)  Also, as the weather was spitting rain, and Daddy had just got off work and was starving, we went to one of the lots that sells them.  You know, the ones that overnight will change from pumpkins to Christmas trees?  

The boys had a blast though, lots to choose from and space to run in.  Little Brant wouldn't slow down long enough for a photo, he kept lapping us, looking for the perfect big pumpkin.  Henry just enjoyed trying out the stems.

Henry was fascinated by Charlie Brown...looks like it's time to break out the DVD set!

Mommy chose a few arty warty ones, and the pumpkin pickin' was done.  Daddy sure was happy as it had taken a bit of time and we went out to a nice family dinner after!

Where has the time gone?

I looked back at my last blog post tonight and couldn't believe it was from the first day of school!!  We're now halfway through our first trimester (this always makes me think of my pregnancies) and I'm just now blogging.  So, here goes...

Scouts are up and going again!  Brant is a Wolf this year!  We had a fun opening meeting with a camping theme...smores for snacks, songs around the "campfire" and making new neckerchief slides. 

Henry enjoyed  being back with all the big boys at scouts too!
 We've enjoyed a lot of produce and Henry has mastered the art of corn on the cob eating and drinking from a straw!

The precious little finger!
 We all camped as a family on the Fall Campout.  We worked hard on our gateway and making sure we had out campsite in tip top shape!  And we won the Best Campsite award!

Our garden has turned to grass...which has now been turned into an archery range.  Brant got a bow and and Daddy built him a target stand (actually Daddy uses it too, for some bow practice with his compound bow)

Other than  Brant and I have been adjusting to all the changes in the merged school.  It's been a bit of a flip flop for us, but things are going well and we are both having awesome years!