You may be able to tell by now (or you will as you scroll down) that I can not say no to anything when it comes to activities for the kids. Yes, I know when to draw the line, but they have sooo much fun being happy and busy with all of their friends!
On the 28th they attended My Gym with the Maloof kiddos. Hello 1.5 hours of free play with there friends..they were in love! Thanks Jen for keeping an eye on them in between chapters:) I am still waiting for pictures, sorry.
On the 29th Derek had to work so the kids and I went to YL Main St Halloween Treats in the street. I quickly loaded them up and headed over there for about 30min. Short and sweet! All the kids wanted was the candy anyways:) If you are ever looking for something like that in your town just look up 'old town' or 'main street' and you will find it. When we lived in Orange they did the same thing.
Afternoon of the 29th, was the Irvine Pumpkin Patch....see post below...followed by our favorite restaurant....followed by...... The GIANGRANDE'S Annual Pumpkin Carving Party! Love, love, love it! Did I mention that I absolutely love it?!?!
Cookie decorating, picking out your own pumpkins in their pumpkin patch surrounded by a raised mini train, there was food, drinks, pumpkin carving, football playing on the TV, and all of the toys a child needs...what else could a party need! Loved it! Below are pictures of the patch and train. All Lil wanted to do was sit there in her PJ's (I coud not find her outfit). Even though Erin gave birth about 2 weeks earlier (via c-section) she still pulled it together and like she says, "I love the pumpkin party!"
On Halloween day the MOMS Club went trick or treating with the seniors at the community center. It was very cute to see all of the 'old' folks lightly dressed up, smiling and laughing at the kids as they passed by, and of course get healthy treats. Then it was off to the park for a Halloween party, I picked up Drew from school and then he joined in the fun.
Then after rest time we went outside to see all of the kids around the block dressed up.
Then off for chicken noodle soup at the Christopher's house. The kids got to trick or treat with Avah and Grant. We also got to see Sammi on her last night before she moved to Oregon. Derek had 'in the' on his face which meant "in the face," his classic saying. Nate had 'book' on his face for "face book." It was very funny.
Honestly, by the time Halloween actually came around, I WAS EXHAUSTED! Yes, were did a lot of fun stuff and you would may be surprised to find out that the posts only made a dent in all of the fun activities! Oh, and then there is homework, baseball, daily chores, MOMS Club, and dance. On the 1st and 2nd of November I did NOTHING.