Thursday, November 6, 2014

Fall Festivities

Fall is by far my favorite time of year, I love the colors and the cooler temperatures. I love fall festivals and Halloween and Halloween Cookies and carving pumpkins and pumpkin bread and of course my birthday!

 Sugar cookies!! My mom had a recipe for the best sugar cookies in the world. I love them so much! I try not to make them very often because I have no self control, but I do have the tradition of making holiday cookies, so I of course make them at Halloween.

 This nice girl sat in her chair and watched the whole time we cut out, baked and decorated the cookies.

 At 17 Mile House they had a free fall festival so we went and checked it out. Most things were free, the hay ride line was about a mile long so we skipped that. Mostly we took pictures and Alex thought it was very important to go upstairs in the the historic house.

 Someone inherited his father's inability to open his eyes if the sun is in the sky.

 Happy birthday to me!! We celebrated by going to Old Chicago and having cake!
 Alex was so excited to help Andrew frost the cake, then he kept saying "Put the fire on it."

 Rocky Vista holds a Fall Festival so this adorable witch and Iron Man go to go.
 Alex loved the pumpkin ring toss, and kept going over and over and over.
Although he was super nervous at first Alex did eventually get a temporary tattoo.

Mckenna snoozed through most of the activities.
 Decorating cookies.

 Face paint and balloon laser guns made for a good time. Alex fell asleep on the way home and when his dad took him in for a nap he asked to have his face washed, when he was fully coherent again he was super bummed that he didn't have the face paint anymore so he asked all week to get it painted again.
 As if we hadn't had enough fun we went to a nursery called "Nick's" so we could enjoy more pumpkins and hay bale mazes and bouncy castles, photo opportunities.

 Yummy spider cupcakes for friends and neighbors!

 Carving Pumpkins!!

 As usual Mckenna got to hang out in her high chair munching on bread sticks while we focused on other things. Good thing she is such a nice girl. Mom finally gave in and "painted" Alex's face, he was only satisfied when each large empty area had been filled.
 Andrew's, Megan's and Alex's pumpkins.

 Since Andrew proved his talent with cardboard vehicles Alex and I requested that he make a Thomas costume for Alex. Good thing the Trunk-or-treat was on November 1st because Andrew was working on it until the last minute. Alex loves it!! He's a lucky kid to have such a super dad!

 When we were getting into the costume box Andrew put the tiger costume on Mckenna just for fun. It sure was adorable so see that little tiger crawling all over the house.

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