Sunday, November 1, 2009

Tis the season - Trick or Treat

For many years, Halloween season began with a trip to the pumpkin patch. I do miss the trips to the farms in the Midwest where we were treated to horse driven hay rides, endless fields of pumpkins, hot apple cider and caramel apples to die for...

Fortunately we've adapted to our environment and located an Idaho version - complete with Corn Maze, tractor pulled wagons and pumpkins in a large field. Taten enjoyed a tent filled with farm animals to feed (and a camel?). We came home with a porch full of Fall color.

Finally the night comes to show Taten how to carve the pumpkins. Matt & Brit are creative souls with ideas (and an internet website with designs). By the time Grammy is going to put the knife to a pumpkin she's thinking past creative to clean-up, hot shower and bed. The kids made these delightfully adorable faces - I managed to come up with a large spider.

Halloween night arrived with cooler temperatures but that did not deter the trick or treaters. Taten wasn't a happy camper when he departed the house but I was confident once he figured out the whole candy routine he'd be up and running - and he was literally running from house to house with his parents and friends in tow.
Matt & Brit even took advantage of Halloween and attended a going away party in costume. They were quite a stunning pair. Of course Erin (and her roommates) and Krieg in Moscow were not to be outdone. Just Papa and Grammy home holding down the fort!

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