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Harvest Festival

Let me start by saying that I’m not anti-Halloween.  I don’t think it’s the devil’s holiday, nor do I think it’s anti-Christian to celebrate.  BUT…Halloween has never been a holiday that I’ve particularly enjoyed.  I haven’t hated it, but I haven’t loved it either.  I guess I should get on the bandwagon soon because I do have small children.  Marshall pointed out that starting next year(or maybe the one after that, if I’m lucky), Tucker’s going to want to start going Trick-or-Treating. 

Now as a child, I never actually trick-or-treated myself.  We lived in the country, not a neighborhood, and it wasn’t really something feasibleto do.  I never felt gypped or left out though because we always had a Harvest Festival at our church.  There were lots of games, lots of fun, and lots of candy.  Really what else do you need? 

As I’ve grown up, so has the Harvest Festival.  There are still a few homemade games, but there are also those big bouncy houses, pony rides, face painting, and live music.  And while I completely understand why my 2 and 3 year olds were enamored with the big bouncy things, I was kind of sad that I missed the opportunity to go on a cake walk or play horse shoes.

Since I was by myself with the kiddos(Marshall was off taking his boards…loser!  Just kidding!), I didn’t have a whole lot of time to take pictures.  But I did have help from a family friend(Thank you, Carol!!), and it allowed me a few shots.  Plus they had a little photo op where you could stop and get your picture taken as a group.  Anyway, here are the pictures I have.  Tucker was a green dragon.  Emmie chose to be a ballerina-princess.  Apparently all princesses are ballerinas and vice verse. 


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