Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween from the Little Red Riding Hood Cast of Characters...

Cast of Characters:
Grace as "Little Red Riding Hood"
Jack as the "Wolf"
Eve as the "Granny"

I hope everyone is having a fun-filled Halloween.  I have many more pictures of my Little Red Riding Hood cast that I will be sharing with you soon.  Another very big thank you to my Mom (Maddy!) for making these beautiful costumes.  

Have a very happy and safe Halloween!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A Look Back at Halloweens Past...

Halloween 2012
Three Little Birds
Jack, Eve, Grace




Halloween 2011
Three Little Bakers
(Eve's first Halloween)
Grace, Eve, Jack




Halloween 2010
Two Little Giraffes
This was a very busy Halloween for us.  We had just moved into our new house and Eve was born a little over two months later!
Jack & Grace

Halloween 2009
Cowgirl & Cowboy
(Jack's first Halloween)
Grace & Jack



Halloween 2008
Grace as "Ella"
 (Ella is Grace's beloved pink elephant that she still loves and sleeps with every night!)

Halloween 2007
Grace as a Ladybug 
(Grace's first Halloween)

Every year Maddy works so very hard to make all of Grace, Jack and Eves' costumes.  Maddy thinks about and plans for the costumes a year in advance (to be honest, my Mom and I have already started talking about next year's Halloween costumes!).  Maddy begins working many, many weeks prior to Halloween in order to make sure every little detail is absolutely perfect.  I so love and appreciate everything that my Mom puts into making Halloween so special and forever memorable for Grace, Jack and Eve and I can't possibly thank her enough.  One of my favorite days of the year is when the UPS truck drives down our long driveway to deliver the Halloween costume box from Maddy's house in Middlebury, Vermont to ours.  It is great fun for me to watch Grace, Jack and Eve open it up and to see their excitement, to hear their squeals of delight and to watch them dress up in their costumes for the very first time.  I am so excited to reveal what Maddy has made this year.  :)     

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Rest of Our Beautiful October Morning at Pineland Farms...

After Jack and Eve carved their jack-o'-lanterns at Pineland Farms we enjoyed a beautiful walk down to their cow barn to feed the cows the pumpkin seeds and pulp from our pumpkins.  What a treat for the cows...and for us!

Jack and Eve stopped by the fence to get a better view of the landscape!

When we arrived at the cow barn all of the cows were lying down.  Once they saw Jack and Eve they got right up to come and see them!

The cows loved their pumpkin treats from Jack and Eve.

 Bailey cow seemed to enjoy the pumpkin the most and Jack loved feeding her.

Eve enjoyed standing back to watch the cows eat the pumpkin.

I love this view of Pineland.  The building in the background is where the educational programs at Pineland are held and it is also the site of the family farmyard area.  

Bailey!  :)

Monday, October 28, 2013

Jack & Eve Carving Pumpkins at Pineland Farms

Later that evening...


Finding the Perfect Pumpkin...

In mid-October, I took Jack and Eve to Pineland Farms for their pumpkin carving workshop.  Pineland set up a pumpkin scavenger hunt around the farm so that the children could search for their perfect pumpkin to make into a jack-o'-lantern.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Grace Carving her Jack-o'-lantern!

Our Jack admiring Grace's "Jack."
Great job, Gracie girl!

Got Gracie, Jack & Eve?