Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treat

We had a our annual gathering to trick or treat in our neighborhood. Craig and I enjoy having everyone over. I was informed by Gillian that next year we need to have games for all the kids to play...note taken!

Halloween Costume Parade

There was a Halloween Costume Parade at Gillian's school and we definitely weren't going to miss it. Gillian was very excited that she put her headband in herself.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Goblin Gallop

We took Gillian to the first ever Goblin was at an apple orchard and a costume wasn't required but practically all participates were dressed. It was a nice added event for the Halloween Holiday!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

First Halloween Party

Gillian was invited to a Halloween party. She was very excited to go. It was a very nice situation. She was invited by a girl in her class and apparently when the girl's mother was young her parents did these parties for her so they were carrying on the tradition. I got Gillian all ready and of course had to get some pictures.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

We decided to take Gillian to the pumpkin patch, this is something we have always enjoyed doing every year. This year we thought Gillian would be old enough to attempt the Corn Maze (which Craig and I had never attempted prior to this)....I'm not sure any of us were old enough to try. We spent about 2 hours in the maze and ended up coming back out the way we went in as we couldn't find any other way out.

After the Corn maze we decdied it was time to head back to the market to wait for the wagon ride out to the pumpkin patch. While waiting at the market we purchased some cookies to eat...YUMMY!

We ended up on a wagon with a bunch of college kids that were loud and had way too much spirit for our family. We tolerated them but I think they annoyed all 3 of us. Once at the pumpkin patch it didn't matter how annoying the college kids was time to find the perfect pumpkin!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Ice Skating

Gillian has taken quite a liking to ice skating. She has gotten quite good at it too. She likes to use the bar only because she can go faster. She can skate on her own...she just has to go slow which isn't too fun to her.

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Cat

While Craig and I were out of town the cat decided she would take a vacation as well. She had last been seen on Friday October 7th when she was let out in the am...and then nothing. I've been in a panic wondering what happened to her. Did someone find her and take her in? Was she injured? Was she lost? Did some animal eat her? IT was AWFUL! I had so much anxiety over where our cat had gone that it was all I could think about and all I could talk about. I left food out, I made numerous trips around our yard looking for her. Nothing. I was beginning to give up hope until I got this picture on my phone this morning from Craig -

Gracie was cold, went and hungry but all in tact and no injuries! So happy to have her home!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Gillian has found an activity that she definitely shows pride in....we hadn't really seen it prior to this year but she is definitely a fan of playing soccer. I loved soccer when I was in school and it makes me so happy to watch her enjoy it as I once did.