Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Festivities

We've been celebrating Halloween all month and I've been holding all of the pictures for one big Halloween post! We started with costume shopping and pictures towards the beginning of the month. Izabel had her two year pics and we also got a couple of her in her costume. I never posted Tanner's 6 month pics because they were all in his costume! He lit up as soon as we put his little dinosaur outfit on and it was so cute! Izabel wasn't feeling her Tinkerbell costume quite as much and she was not in the mood to take pictures but she's two so we take what we can get :)

We came home from Atlantic City a little earlier than usual last Sunday so that we could take the kids to Hallelujah Harvest at church. They do this event every year and it's always a lot of fun. They have trunk-r-treating, games, inflatables, great food, a costume contest and lots of other activities. We dressed both kids up and took them but Tanner slept pretty much the whole time. He was the cutest sleeping dinosaur ever! Izabel had a great time filling up her pumpkin but got pretty upset when we tried to dump it out for her. It got heavy very quickly! After doing tons of trunk-r-treating we headed inside for some jumping, chili and hot dogs! After a couple of toddler games we headed home to go through all the candy! We even let Izabel have a little before going to bed :)

Family pic before we left
Explaining how to trick-or-treat to Tanner
On a mission for candy!So happy...just minutes before he fell asleep!
Finding candy in the haystackWhat a face!
This week we had lots of Halloween plans. Friday we were going to take our trip to the Hunt Club for the petting zoo, pony ride, hay ride and pumpkin patch. Then yesterday morning we were going to the harvest fair at Farmer's Market and today we were supposed to go to Zoo Boo at the Norfolk Zoo. Unfortunately I did not recover as quickly from my surgery as we had hoped so we did not get to do any of those things. Friday and Saturday I had to stay home to save my energy for Saturday night and Sunday morning I had to stay home to recover from the game!! I guess it's a good thing the kids are still too young to really care! We did dress them up in the their ODU costumes for the big game! ODU played Georgetown and we won! That makes ODU 7-2 which is so exciting :) Izabel had a great time cheering and roaring and saying touchdown (which we got to say a bunch of times). Even though we didn't get to enjoy all of the fall festivities we had planned, we still had a great Halloween and we're excited to continue to celebrate the fall season!

Tanner's first Halloween
Izzy and Tanner (excuse the wet hair please!)
An ODU Family