Friday, October 31, 2008

Hallowe'en 2008

Our cute little bunny and carrot are two of a kind.
Here are the kids in their other costumes--Lorelei got this super cool dragon costume from Grandma and Grandpa Connelly and her cousin, Tyler. Gryffy's wearing a hand-me-down lobster costume from Lorelei.
We went to a pumpkin festival across the street from our neighborhood. The kids loved riding on a hay ride and watching a clown make fun balloons.
Lorelei & Mommy at the gym's Halloween party. Mommy made Lorelei's bunny costume this year.
Daddy admired the design Lorelei picked to be painted on her cheek.
Sweet heart.
Our boy's all smiles. His open-mouthed, uber-cute smile reminds me of his sister's when she was his age. I'm so proud of our adorable kids.
Lorelei's scraping out ooey-gooey pumpkin seeds! She loved piling them in her hair and making a mess, and isn't that what it's all about?
Gryffy's a happy boy about pumpkin poking and carving.
We carved one pumpkin and made the rest Mr/s. Pumpkin Heads. The kids told us where to poke in each part.
Gryffy's first Halloween!
Mommy coordinated another Totley Crew visit to the old folks at Rose Estates. They love seeing the kids in costume!
Our annual Halloween party, just before trick-or-treating. Poor Gryffster missed out--he was fast asleep, and we couldn't bear to wake our little dreamer. He did make the party, though!
It was a beautiful night for trick-or-treating! The kids paraded all the way up and down the cul-de-sac.  The neighbors loved it (as we robbed them of all candy).  I think the kids earned it, though.  So cute!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Canadian Thanksgiving

Did you know the Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving on Columbus Day? We spent this October "Thanksgiving" in Canada with Mark's side of the family.
The weather was brilliant--there were no layovers, iced-over bridges or snowed in travelers--and we had a fantastic time playing outdoors. We especially enjoyed the Pumpkin Patch!
Niagara Falls at night. The colored lights glowing off the water were spectacular. Our camera didn't capture any of it.
Cousins Tyler, Kayla, Lorelei & Gryffin
Since we traveled in fall this year, we celebrated a very early Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa Connelly's house.
Lorelei loves her makeup.
Aunt Michelle and Cousin Jessica made Gryffy this pirate bear.
Cousins Gryffy, Jessica, Lorelei, Kayla & Tyler
Aunt Michelle
Uncle Mike
Grandma Barb
Grandpa Ralph
Story time with Daddy.
We are thankful for our family!