Tuesday, November 2, 2010

And this is why we are grateful for leaves

I needed a day to recover from Halloween 'week'.  So to help me out, I spent yesterday digging through Kate's candy basket.  I was happily surprised to see that we hit the chocolate jackpot! 

That jackpot is no more. 

But know this - it was delicious.

We went on our annual trick or treating hayride on Saturday night with our family and friends and Sunday had a little festival at our church for Reformation Sunday. 

Kate with her aunts (Sal Gal and Ali)

Doesn't Kate look so much like her cousin Lillie?

What happens when the hayride completely fills up and there's not an inch of room left?

You're stuck riding a pink bike. 

With a child's seat on the back.

The hayride was scheduled to leave around 7pm, but this was unfortunate timing because the Florida Georgia game was tied and it's simply not an option to depart from the TV screen in such situations.  So we actually loaded up with a quickness and headed to where we knew we could stay updated on the game, while the kids got their trick or treat on.

We decided to take some pictures and act super interested in all of their Halloween yard decor while we had someone stand in the doorway of their home to keep us updated on the game. 

Alas, we were able to continue trick or treating with HUGE smiles on our faces.  The Gators won!  That makes this Gator a very happy mama!

And well, in case you were wondering, I didn't weasel my way out of dressing up for Halloween.

Adam and Eve

It appears someone got a little overzealous with the magic marker on M to the Izz-A's shirt, does it not? 

Moral of the story:  Stay away from friends that make homemade costumes.

my little man's first Halloween

bringin' him up right


Tiffany said...

So, so cute!! Looks like a really fun weekend! And those Adam and Eve Costumes are hysterical!!

Tiffany said...

hahaha love the costumes!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Love all the photos!

Marden Family said...

I was seriously dying over the game and had to try desperately to muffle my screaming so as not to wake our little one! I just couldn't wait to congratulate my GA fan husband on the loss ;)

The Regal Pup said...

Your family is so cute! Loved you and your husband's costumes - pretty funny!

So thankful the Gators pulled that win out on Saturday. I can't imagine having anymore losses. Too bad we still have AL to play. Boo.

Abby said...

Um, the word "pepperonis" immediately came to mind...not gonna lie!!!!

Your costumes are hilarious and the kiddos look totally presh!

And, you better believe I took your pic to get my hair done! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

According to Ashley said...

HA - love the Adam & Eve costumes!! But yes.....his...um...."things" are quite large. I can't believe you got him to wear that! (PS - I've been reading your old posts and I'm now on October 2008! Whew! Loving your blog so much & I can't believe how teeny tiny Kate used to be. Hehe!)

kalambejszyn said...

cool pictures, and your kids are so cute! ;)

Emily said...

I love your halloween costume:) And of course Kate and Hamp looked darling! I wish we lived closer so we could get the kiddos together and of course we could get together!!

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TheVanzants said...

Love all the pictures. You document every occassion so well :)

and the costumes...will forever go down in 'costume history'..i'll never forget.

SUPER pictures of you and kate and you and hamp right there at the end. i have beautiful friends :)

Kristy said...

I. AM. DYING. Those costumes are the funniest things EVER! Ya'll can rock some leaves, sista! :)

Perfectly Imperfect said...

ohmygosh y'alls costumes are AMAZING. i am loving them!