Last Fall, we managed to check some more things off of our Fall "bucket list". One of them was visiting a pumpkin patch at a local farm. Serenity's school had a field trip to this farm, and I decided to take time off work to volunteer to be a driver, since I didn't want to miss Serenity's first field trip (my mom went along as well). Serenity was beyond thrilled that her BFF, Samantha, was going in the car with us. It was a beautiful Fall day, in a lovely location, with a bunch of excited kids, so it made for a good day.
|Gigi, Samantha, and Serenity|
|tractor ride to the pumpkin patch|
|Serenity and Samantha|
A few days later, the school had a Halloween parade, so I took more time off from work (#WorkingMomProblems) to attend their cute program. It was fun to see the kids parade into the big room with their cute and creative costumes. Serenity was thrilled to dress up as Ariel (the Little Mermaid) in a "party" dress and tiara, and with her bright red wig, you sure couldn't miss her! After all the various grades paraded in, they gave the visiting parents a concert of Halloween songs, and some of the older kids performed on their recorders. Some of the parents even got into it, and came in their costumes as well! I was actually going to dress up a little myself, but my costume plans went kaput. Better luck next year, I guess!
|Serenity the Little Mermaid|
Like last year, we went to my friend, Brooke's church for "Trunk or Treat". It's low-key, safe, and just perfect for little kids. My kids have it very easy....I use to freeze every Halloween, up in Massachusetts, when we had to walk from house to house (usually in the rain), and sometimes drive to more family-friendly (i.e. safe) neighborhoods.
|Dale Earnhardt, Jr-in-training|
|Serenity as Ariel (with her Ariel doll)|
My mom came along, and got to see what "Trunk or Treat" (strictly a Southern thing) was all about, and both my kids wound up with a small pile of candy that lasted them about 3 months. After the trick-or-treat part, Strider was able to rally and the "3 Amigos" (Dale Jr, Ariel, and Mickey) enjoyed jumping on the bounce house they had there. It was a lovely night, and we can't wait to go back next Halloween!
|Strider, Serenity, Carter|
|Me, Serenity, and Brooke (I love this photo!)|
|The Felt Family and my mom|