Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011

I couldn't not post photos of our Halloween. The girls came to the office and we went straight from there to downtown where several businesses had their doors open and were generously handing out candy. The Chamber of Commerce even had hot chocolate and hot cider which were quite welcome given the dreary drippy skies we were experiencing. After we had hit most of the businesses, we stopped at the local pizza/sandwhich shop for a burger and pizza. That's when the skies opened and it rained pretty hard. Once we were done, it had stopped raining and we headed out again. It was quite nice to take them trick-or-treating in all the same places I went as a child. Some things in a small town really never change.

Happy princesses. Our pumpkins turned out pretty well too.
Dancing in the dark.

I was playing with my camera on a tripod and took this photo without a flash. The girls are sort of ghostly as they weren't sitting still while I took the picture.

Kidist's Birthday

So I have a lot of blogging to catch up on. Here are some photos from Kidist's birthday a few weeks ago. I was completely crazy and invited a whole passel of kids. They all had a blast playing outside, dropping clothespins into jars, pinning the tail on the donkey, and bobbing for apples. Kidist wanted a Mickey Mouse theme for her party so both boys and girls would feel comfortable at her party. Luckily I had several grown-ups who stayed to help. It all turned out well as you can see by the photos below.

Table full of children.

Playing "Pin the Tail on the Donkey." We used my mom's circa 1947 donkey.
Bobbing for apples.
Kidist with "Lizzie" from Papa and Ayat and wearing new hats from Dr. Ashley.
Happy mom and daughter and one cool Mickey Mouse cake (pretty proud of that one).