Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Well we survived our first Halloween back in the states and it was a major success! We allowed the kids to go out alone for the first time ever accompanied by Caroline's cell phone. Bill and I manned the homefront with candy duty and a good time was had by all.
Happy Halloween!

Emmy checking out this year's haul

Beware, the blue eyed ninja is afoot.....

And they're off!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Our First Annual Pumkin Carving Party

YUMMY, want some?

To honor our first Halloween back in the states and Bill's homecoming, we had a pumpkin carving party. What fun!!! We got to gather together so many friends, new and old, and family to catch up on old times, snack and of course carve our pumpkins for Wednesday. It was a fun party and everyone, kids and grownups seemed to have a good time. I'll definitely do it again next year!
Garrett giving specifications for his design

Caroline and Alex are totally absorbed in carving their pumpkins

Emmy and friend Emma working their groovy gourds, work it girls!

Lots of pumpkin goings on......

Saturday, October 6, 2007

So we're goin to the mountains and we're gonna pick some pumpkins.....

Dad, CC, Emmy, Garrett and me

So my Dad told me about a great place to go see a pumpkin patch with games and fun stuff for the kids in the mountains. We went this Saturday and Dad's friend Kathy was able to go as well. We LOVED the pumpkin patch- actually planned on buying ours there but they were WAY too big to carve so we just enjoyed browsing

Emmy with "Fred" the pumpkin

This one's mine!

Miss Caroline & Pumpkin

We also got to do really fun things from painting pumpkins, finding the way through an amazing maize (corn) maze and, Garrett's personal favorite; apple vaulting.

All in all, it was a really good day!

"Apple Vaulting"

Simply Amaizing!