We've had a few fun-filled, fast-paced weeks! Lots of activities between soccer, Young Life, work and gatherings, we've been on the go but having a great time! The week before Halloween, the kids' school had a carnival and we got dressed up and the boys had a blast. We played carnival games, Jack got his face painted, and we saw the whole crew of friends from Nana's.
We carved our pumpkins that weekend as well - 3 this year! Our big "family" pumpkin was of Darth Vader's melted mask - the boys wanted to represent given the new Star Wars movie will soon be out. The boys also helped Drew carve their two little pumpkins - Crosby did a face that he drew and Jack wanted the Batman symbol. Jack was pretty much glued to Drew's side during the carving and would imitate what Drew was doing - he had a little mini me for the afternoon!
The day before Halloween we first went to our church's event that included a glow-in-the-dark puppet show and indoor trick-or-treating with Andy & Hilary's crew and Grammie and Papa. It was a blast! The kids loved seeing all of the costumes, the puppet show was cute, and the trick-or-treating had a ton of fun theme rooms to walk through for candy. It was a hit! On our way home we swung by Decatur's Halloween Carnival. The seniors were hosting one this year to earn money for their prom and several of our Young Life kids were working the event. The kids loved munching on popcorn, playing a few carnival games and coloring....they colored for the LONGEST time. Take a look at Jack's picture below - I'm pretty sure he was channeling all of his "prolong bedtime" concentration that he could, but the boy did a great job coloring his pumpkin and we couldn't leave until it was perfect!
On Halloween day, Crosby had a soccer game in a downpour - he was soaked and both he and Drew needed warm showers the minute they got home! After he was warmed up our family came over for dinner and our attempt at trick-or-treating. We got a small break in the rain, but that only lasted for a very brief time! Even Crosby finally gave up in the downpour and instead we opted for more playing inside the warm and dry house. The kids still had a blast and due to lack of trick-or-treaters in the rain, we had tons of candy! Jack insisted on being called "Army Guy Sir Yes Sir Jackson" which cracked me up. It has been a great October and we are loving this Fall, aside from the fact that at least of of us seems to have a cold/cough at all times.