Monday, November 5, 2007

Pumpkins and Candy

Oh my, where to begin.... It's been so long since I've updated because we have been busy, busy, busy. Of course, that also means I have a ton to update on. So I will attempt to go as chronologically as I can remember!!

Scott returned home from Lousiana and we jump started our weekend with Crickett and Alex at the pumpkin farm. The kids had a good time. Catherine like trying to eat all of the stems and Harbin enjoyed jumping in the bounce house (one of his new favorite things), riding the pony, and getting to hold the bunnies in the bunny cage. Fortunately, we escaped the fun at the pumpkin farm, returning with no ponies or bunnies!!!
Later that weekend we all attended Mission's Day at our church where we helped with a block party in a local trailer park. The kids always love playing with the other children, and the rest of us enjoyed handing out hot dogs, face painting and balloon animals (ok, well you all know "I" didn't enjoy the balloons). After missions day we went to our first Hockey game. "Farmer" had free tickets, so we were able to invite Amber, Shaun, Crickett and Alex. Catherine fell asleep on JonJon and slept almost the entire game. Harbin watched with great enthusiasm and cheered the Gwinnett Gladiators to a victory over Augusta.

Sunday, the kids dressed up for the Halloween Festival in my mom's neighborhood. Harbin was a soldier and Catherine was Tinkerbell. Harbin, once again, had a great time bouncing!!

Halloween was Wednesday and we joined some friends of ours at the Trunk or Treat at First Baptist of Snellville. For those of you who aren't familiar with this, it's a blast. People volunteer and park their cars in the parking lot, all lined up. They open their trunks, tailgates, or their whole car and decorate it.
Each vehicle is very unique and always decorated differently. The kids go from car to car and get "pre-screened" candy. It's a great twist on Trick or Treating and takes majority of the "danger" out of tromping to neighbors houses in the dark. They also had tons of food vendors, free games for the kids and OF COURSE- MORE BOUNCE HOUSES!!! Harbin and Catherine had fun joining Gavin (a friend from church) in the festivities.We travelled to Chattanooga after the Trunk or Treat and spent 4 days with the Tinney family. On Friday, we celebrated Skylar (Nov3rd) and Scott's (Nov5th) birthdays. Saturday we attended a fall festival at the church. They had food and football and then we all headed inside to a square dance. As you can see in the picture, Harbin tried to follow a friend's lead, but just got too tired. He conked out in Crickett's arms after the first song and slept all the way home and through the night. Catherine on the other hand, had a wonderful time dancing on daddy's shoulders!!

1 comment:

Jessica said...

What cute kids in their costumes! The pictures of Harbin and Catherine together are too cute. How's the bow business going? I forwarded your site to all my friends with girls!