I took the kids to a halloween party sponsored by our local regional park. The event has been on my calendar for a few months and I didn't write an elaborate explanation so I had no idea what I had signed myself up for. Thankfully, it didn't entail a spooky halloween theme and the outdoor nature event gave the kids a chance to have simple fun. And because I like to find thrifty ways to spend time with the kids, the $5 price tag was a bonus.
Spencer checking out his owl pellets for goods (you're gonna have to look that one up yourself...consider it homework). This was right after we made scat (more homework?!) with tootsie rolls, sunflower seeds and raisins. Eureka! Spencer became so attached to his pellet that the thing is now in my purse. Painting paper bag pumpkins The kids showing off their new corn husk dolls. I know you're wondering what in the world I do behind the camera to get such a response from my kids...I guess I'm just that not funny. On our way out. Although we had fun, I was ready to bid this party farewell.
We came home and popped our (free!) popcorn right on the cob. I never knew that was possible....where have I been?!
We went to visit Alfonso at the firehouse today. It was our very first trip to see him since his promotion. We dropped off some cookies and took a (short) ride in the fire engine. Spencer, known for his question asking ability, didn't fail Dad a bit. His curiosity has peaked and his list of questions was proof of a genuine interest...or brilliant deception. We'll give Mia few years and I'm sure she'll find it just as interesting. Today she was far more interested in climbing on things she shouldn't and "tookie" (cookie) time.
It isn't often I can actually say with complete honesty that I'm liking this fall thing. I usually mourn the end of summer, but I'm ready to just be at home more. We've already switched on our very first fire of the season. Nothing like artificial logs and a gas-powered flame to get me ready for cooler weather.
Mia may be adventurous, but the girl hates to be messy.
Once I promised she'd eventually get cleaned, she was all smiles.
I love this kid. Isn't his non-smile smile cute?
I even love the occasional cheesy-grin. I love her!
Painting pumpkins has become our "thing" the last few years. More than likely, its developed into a tradition of sorts because its far easier to complete than convincing a four year old that early October is not the time to carve pumpkins.