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Monday, October 31, 2011


The Incredible Hulk
My Mischievous Monkey

Our friends came over for dinner and later, trick-or-treating. They were the cutest Max & Ruby ever!
I made dinner-in-a-pumpkin, which has been a tradition at our house. We also had green goblin bread (spinach, butter, & garlic spread on french bread & toasted) and dirt & worms for dessert. I bet you can guess what the dirt was!
Trick-or-treating was so fun this year! My kids are at a fun age. Porter was the first to a door and then would run to the next door before any of the other kids had gotten their candy! We had to tell him to slow down! Hudson was on the other end of the spectrum. He would mosey to the door & once someone answered the door, he would talk their ear off! Brandon & I would try to listen to what he was saying. He mostly talked about how he was spiderman. Every.single.door. he went to, he would do this! It was so funny to see how different Porter & Hudson were!
Proud of their loot!

And our little monkey just along for the ride:)

Spiderman turned 3!

Since Hudson's birthday is on Halloween, he had a ghost party... and I guess you guessed what he went as!

Spiderman and Hulk... no more cute costumes that I get to pick out, here!
The kiddos played mixed up pumpkins, witches brew, and went on a ghost treasure hunt.
I loved all of the cute and creative costumes!

And these were the main attraction for our Ghost party.
Hudson LOVED his party! Seriously, when I put up my Halloween decorations the beginning of October, he thought I was decorating for his party and every morning he asked if it was his party... October was a looooooong month!
That night we went to our church Halloween Carnival & Trunk-or-Treat. There is a no-mask rule, so we colored their hair. Porter loved it, Hudson wasn't so sure!
On Sunday, we went over to Grandma & Grandpa Hoopes' house to have a Birthday dinner & open more presents!

Yep! He was spoiled!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bauman Farms

We had our preschool field trip to Bauman Farms on a cold, but dry morning. Brandon took the day off so he could come with us and help with Brody (who was hiding on his back). First was a hayride out to the pumpkin patch.
Pumpkins, gourds, and indian corn were picked and put in bags.
Then off to the cider press to watch the best apple cider in the whole world be made! Everyone got some apple cider and a fresh, warm donut. Yum!
The kiddos got to pet the farm animals.
Brody just chillin' while my other 3 boys...
went a sliding!!!

Yep, just one of the boys:)
Porter in his element.
Who knew that a room full of hazelnut shells could be so fun!

Once again, this field trip was a huge success and a fun family day. I look forward to it every year!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkins & Caramel Apples

Nothing says Halloween like carving pumpkins and making caramel apples! So for Family Night we decided to do just that!

These two guys are such good friends! As hard as it can be, I am so glad that they are close in age.
And check out those apples! They had a great time with the sprinkles!
Porter going to town on his!
Hudson wouldn't possibly eat anything healthy, so he stuck with the caramel and sugar sprinkles.
Now, on to the pumpkins. Porter chose a Pluto pumpkin and Hudson chose a Daffy Duck pumpkin.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Fantasy Trail

We have a tradition every Halloween to drive to the middle of no-where to visit the Fantasy Trail.
We walk around the trail looking at Halloween lights and decorations. It is a fun family activity to do for Halloween.
Hudson was scared the first time we went around, even though the decorations are not scary at all.
And the favorite part of the trail are the slides at the end!

I'm glad we started this family tradition when Porter was just a baby and will keep it going each year for Halloween!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


I wanted to add this video of Brody. Soooooooo dang cute! Sorry it's sideways... don't know how to turn it.

My Sweet Little Guy...

Is 9 months old!
Is so curious of the world around him.
Has decided to crawl on his hands and knees instead of scoot on his tummy.
Has two little pearly whites on bottom. (He was not happy that I was trying to show his teeth off!)
Pulls up on everything!
Brody is growing & changing so much. We love him and are so glad he is a part of our family!