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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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Halloween Night

We always go to the J’s house and trick-or-treat in their neighborhood.  This is the first year that Tucker has really gotten into it.  He and Emmie and A. rode around in the wagon for a while…until Tucker realized that he could get candy!  Then he ran to every door, and said, “Trick-uh-treat!  I wan canny!”.

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Halloween Parade

At Tucker and Emmie’s “school”, they always have a Halloween parade.  The kids come walk out and parade around while the parents watch.  Emmie did great!  She saw me and only cried a second…then was happy to be with “Miss” Felicia.  Tucker would have done well if there hadn’t been church bells.  He LOVES church bells…and could not focus on anything else.  His teacher actually called me out to see if I could help move him along!  Silly boy!  Check out pictures of Tucker, Emmie, and E, too!  One of the pictures of E is actually of her-in all her flowered glory-sound asleep in the car!  She fell asleep on the way…but it was the cutest little sleeping flower I’d ever seen, so I couldn’t NOT take a picture!

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Pumpkin Carving Party Pictures

Every year, Kathryn(one of Marshall’s fellow residents) hosts a pumpkin carving party, with food and movies and carving patterns.  I’ll realy miss this little tradition next year! 

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The Pumpkin Patch

*originally posted on Oct 18, 2007*

We went to the pumpkin patch today with Harrison and Jack.  Tucker had so much fun running around with the big boys.  They not only had a pumpkin patch, but there was also a corn maze.  They had a playground with these really cool swings.  They were made of tires, but shaped like horses.  Check out the pictures in the ‘our photo gallery’ section!

The Pumpkin Patch Pictures

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