Monday, November 15, 2010

Home with a sicky

That's the reason why I have time to get caught up on the ol' blog. Poor Sam fell victim to an icky stomach bug yesterday, so little man has to stay home with me today. But, it's rainy and chilly outside, so I'll definitely take this opportunity to stay in and be productive.

Let's see, where did I leave off?!? Oh....

Our neighborhood had a scarecrow contest again and it brought out smiles as we drove around! Not a whole lot of participation this year, but the one's that played a part were great! Here are some of the best:

There was a juggling clown...

Linus waiting for the great pumpkin...

Our creation -- E.T!

But the winner was....the "mooning gardener"! HA!

This was the first year that the kids really got into carving the pumpkin. Usually they get grossed out at the cleaning of it and leave the room for me to finish. But this year, they helped pick out the design and helped me gut the big guy. Don't worry, I did the carving.

The kids wanted a scary face this year! Boo!

Then we seasoned and toasted the pumpkin seeds. They were delicious! Thanks to a recipe from Emeril!

Halloween brought everyone out for the traditional chili dinner before the trick or treating rounds. And once again, Lily was photographed with her 12 male companions. (Sam is the fierce ninja.)

Luckily, when it came time to trick or treat, she was able to walk with two pretty Indian princesses and a creepy/evil clown!

And the evening was a success, don't ya think?!?

Now the jack-o-lanterns and the witches are put away and we move our focus to all of the things that we are thankful for. And there is sooooo much for which to be thankful!

On to Thanksgiving~

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