I love fall and everything that goes along with it. We have been spending our weekends enjoying the last bit of nice weather and getting into the spirit of Halloween. We went to Shaw Farm to pick out our family pumpkin and my mom was able to go with us. I've been going to this farm for years! I loved taking Dave and the girls there. We went on a hayride and enjoyed running around the farm. For playgroup I set up a private hayride to a pumpkin patch. It was the bumpiest hayride I've ever been on! Addison won't let go of my leg and Avery held on for dear life. The hayride ended with a giant pumpkin cookie that Avery was on cloud nine with. We went to a Halloween fun night at Kroger this week that was fantastic. They had a bunch of different stations and activities at one. Last night was our ward's trunk or treat night. Dave had to work at the last minute, but the girls and I had a good time. Avery ate more food than all of us combined. I'm not sure where she puts it all! Addison was dressed up as a flight attendant and Avery was a cute little pumpkin princess. We can't wait to go trick or treating this weekend! Addison is working really hard on saying, "Trick or Treat and Thank you!" My parents came up for dinner tonight and we carved pumpkins. It was a lot of fun and Addison requested a princess tower. Daddy did a great job!
For playgroup another mom and I put together a fun Halloween party for the kids. I read a scary story and sang some songs. We made spider peanut butter and jellies and had candy corn fruit cups. Addison chose to wear a tiger tail and ears this time. Addison and Avery got a very fun Halloween package in the mail from Grandma Michael. They loved the light up star wands and of course the cotton candy. The actual day of Halloween we met some friends for lunch at chick fila and then went over to a friends for dinner and trick or treating. It was freezing and raining on and off all night. We went out for about 30 minutes and came home frozen. Avery stayed back and played with the other little kids her age:) Addison has decided that whoopers are her favorite candy these days. We had a great month of October and getting into the holiday spirit!