We were so busy trick or treating, playing with Gigi and Grumpy, and having a bath in the dark with glowsticks tonight that we forgot to take more than one picture, and it's a pretty poor one at that.

So how did we spend our Halloween? It's pretty much summed up in that opening line.
Gigi and Grumpy came and played with us and talked with us, and that is always fun! When Daddy came home we immediately went trick or treating. It was so fun to go out, although Atticus still says "Candy Treat!" rather than "Trick or Treat!" When we got home half an hour past bedtime we couldn't just let the fun stop, so we got out some glowsticks and filled up the bathtub. We turned out the light in the bathroom and let the kids have some fun. Now everyone is in bed, and I don't think I'll last much longer. In case you can't tell, we reused our costumes from last year: Atticus the Sea Otter, Eliza the Lobster, and Jane the Shark.

Happy Halloween!!



This year, my pumpkin was inspired by the work done by Peter O. Trevor's pumpkin was inspired by how hungry he was.

Happy Halloween! We'll post pictures of our sea creatures soon!


A Variation

A variation on The Happiest Cookies Ever : Candy Corn Cookies. I actually used a different recipe for this one, because it tastes better. It's here

Have I mentioned that I love food coloring? Because I really love food coloring.


Pumkin Farm

It's October. That means PUMPKIN FARM TIME.

Atticus started off the visit by getting out of the car, running to the first trash can he saw, and promptly getting stung by a wasp.

Luckily, an employee had some Benadryl spray for his cheek, and we were able to move on with the trip.

The Momma pig.

The sweet baby pigs. If I could get my hands on one of those teacup pigs that stay tiny forever, I would have it as a house pet.

There were also chickens, a rabbit and some guinea pigs, but no goats unfortunately.

There was an old wagon that Atticus LOVED. I'm pretty sure he was going to figure out how to drive it.

Jane giving us her best pumpkin grin!

We had a pumpkin race

And wheelbarrow rides

And some fun on the slide! This is where Atticus found out that rubber boots create traction on slides too.

It took a few minutes for him to work his way to the bottom, but he lifted up his feet the next time.

Eliza found a wagon that was closer to her size than the one Atticus was playing on.

But in the end she decided she's more of a horsey kind of babe!