Happy Halloween!

We have a good time around here celebrating a fun and relatively un-scary Halloween.  The week started off with carving pumpkins with Daddy.

Zoe had the chance to go to a costume party on Tuesday, so she threw on a backpack and went as Dora, joined by two of her brothers:

She caught on very quickly to the Say Trick or Treat Get Candy connection.

For the actual Halloween she went as a bumblebee.  Turns out she thinks all the costumes are really scary, so she actually only trick or treated at one house.

The rest of the kids had a blast.  Friend were here and they stormed the neighborhood for candy.

 Drama Queen wore her brother's Ghillie Suit to school for the day.  I'm sure she turned some heads on the Metra.

Hope you all had a wonderful, Happy Halloween!


Fall Pictures

I realized I haven't been posting much lately, so decided to do a picture post of a few of the things we've been up to.

No. 1 Son is part of a group of boys who like to stage a mock Hunger Games battle every now and then.  They have an awesome time fighting each other to the "death."  The weapons are either foam swords purchased at the Renaissance Faire or homemade foam sword, axes, bows and arrows and, of course, whips.

We took a trip to the Pumpkin Farm earlier this week.

They have a corn pit - best idea ever!  Since we went on a kind of rainy school day, we had the pit mostly to ourselves.

And finally, today is an absolutely beautiful day.  70 degrees in October.  But the cold is coming, and so Z-Man and Zoe took a trampoline break:


Bright Abyss

No. 1 Son plays bass in a band called Bright Abyss.  They recently play a festival at a nearby park, and had a great time!  The crowd of friends that came out to see them was just amazing - what a wonderful community we are part of!

Click HERE to see videos of their performance.