Saturday, October 31, 2009

Snow and Halloween

Although uneventful, Halloween was fun. But first let me tell you about the SNOW!

It started snowing at the house on Tuesday. First it was regular rain. Then angry rain, then freezing rain. The kind that makes you want to curl up in a fuzzy blanket and look out at it. Then it was snow. Big, fat flakes of snow. Lovely. I am happy to have it be winter again. I'll tell you, it's all I can do not to start decorating for Christmas. As soon as Costco has those wreaths in the stores, a couple are going in the cart. Anyway...

Here's the little house as the snow was starting to stick.

It wasn't until the next day that there was enough to actually do anything with.

Here we are on our way to the preschool for the BIG Halloween party.
It was all I could do to get them to stop eating it and get in the car.

Then at the party...

When we first started the Halloween season, all Grace wanted to be was a mummy, thanks to Aunt Sarah supplying us with Scooby Doo, Where is my Mummy? But then she met Sadie (her best friend at preschool) and decided she NEEDED to be a fairy... Ahhh, girls.

At the ring toss

Frankie in the ring toss.

By the time nap time was over, there was enough snow to go play in. So, please let me apologize now because pretty much for the next five or six months, most pictures will be of them in their snow suits.

We built a little snowman. She's a girl. Her name is Snowman.

Grace loves her; Frankie just wanted to eat her.

The kids were having such a great time messing around in the snow. It made me so grateful we live where we do. I love it here.

On to Halloween. In case you don't know, we live on a very busy street that doesn't have any sidewalks, so trick-or-treating door to door is out. Fortunately, the zoo is just down the street and every year they offer an event called Zoo Boo. They open up the zoo at night, string white lights everywhere and post lovely volunteers with bowls of candy throughout the zoo. It's cold, but it's a lot of fun. We went last year too. There were a couple of places that were very scary for Grace last year. She remembered that and wanted to be brave. We went through the "Hallway of Horror" and she said it was silly. She did great.

Frankie LOVED all the pumpkins. Every one was more exciting than the last.

So that wraps up the first snow and our Halloween. I am really looking forward to the coming holiday season. I think it's partly because we aren't traveling anywhere and the kids are really getting into things. Frankie is talking and communicating and Grace is, well, Grace; she has an opinion about EVERYTHING. Bring on the turkey. I can almost taste it...

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