Saturday, October 31, 2009


Tonight was a first experience with true trick-or-treating. We have done trunk or treat at our church since the boys were babies and we have always done that. We decided that the best way to start was with someone we we made a phone call.

Also best to go somewhere people know you if you are 30 and in costume.

The Chino kids were rockin it out as Harry Potter characters.

And the Loibner boys were doing the Star Wars characters proud.

Happy Halloween!

or treat

We are living with Pete's parents while on the house hunt and for the weekend 3 of the Chinos are living here too. It has made for such a fun Halloween day! And lots of Halloween treats with 5 grand kids here to enjoy.

By dinner time Julie's kitchen had been used to make crepes, tomato soup, grilled cheese, caramel apples, popcorn balls, chili, hot dogs and I'm sure I am still forgetting something.

Along with these cute and eager helpers, I made the caramel apples.


And watched for the popcorn balls.

Loads of YUMMY treats.


We have been a little behind on our usually Halloween preparations this year. We never made it to the pumpkin patch (boo:() and we just got to the pumpkin carving on Thursday night.

Peter got lucky by getting the boys to agree to only do one jack-o-lantern.

Much input!

And here he is....Jack.

He might have lost a tooth...probably from all that candy.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Boo at the Zoo

.....well sort of.
Yesterday morning Campbell and I had the pleasure of helping Amy and Nathan celebrate there Anniversary by having Eli and Lucy over to play.

They played so well together!

in fact they were so good that when Amy and Nathan got there they decided to keep up the fun by taking the kids to Boo at the Zoo. Unfortunately the festivities of that do not start until 6 so they were just some really cute kids in costumes at the Zoo.

Howdy Partner... Infinity and Beyond

As you might remember from an earlier post C is actually going to be Yoda for Halloween, but Amy had a Woody and Buzz costume and we couldn't resist...LOVE IT!!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

moving and box sledding

So still lots of catching up to do.
We closed on Wednesday and life is crazy....and a little up in the air at the moment.
I wanted to share these pics of the boys box sledding in front of our house the day we moved out, they had SO much fun...luckily this was not an activity they discovered earlier, but it was funny and they did it without breaking any bones.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Castle Bluff 2009

on the road to catching up on my blog. i have to start somewhere so i'm thinking work backwards.
Here are the highlights from CB.

Such a great trip with wonderful peeps, great weather, lots of fun, and a really big fire.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Castle Bluff

Spent the weekend at Castle Bluff. Among other fun things was the biggest bonfire I have ever seen....or felt.
I have a horrible new habit of sharing one photo and saying I will share more soon and never getting to it, but I am pretty committed to doing some blog catch up this week. So more to come on CB and NY and moving and life.