Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Our Little Halloweenies

While the stores might be screaming “XMAS” (certainly not CHRISTmas) and some radio stations are even playing holiday music 24/7,  I am fairly certain that my calendar has just recently turned to November!

So, while others might be preparing their homes for Santa and such, in our home we are still enjoying the bounty of fall including apples, leaves, candy (from our recent trick-or-treating) and making preparations for our little man to turn 3-years old.  (I remember the anticipation I felt during 2006  for the season of Fall to arrive to welcome our newest member to our family.  Benjamin is a Fall baby…not a Christmas baby!)

We had beautiful weather here in eastern Kansas on Halloween.  And, since Halloween was on Saturday this year, Father invited the little ones of the Parish to wear their costumes to church (appropriate-only costumes, of course!) for 5:00 PM Mass.  My little ones were beyond excited to get dressed for Halloween at four o’clock in the afternoon!  After Mass, we returned home for a quick dinner and then trick-or-treating by the light of the almost-full-moon!  Fun and spooky!!!

Hope you had a fabulous weekend as well!  Here are a few pics of our little ones from the day’s festivities.  Enjoy!



Mary enjoying snacks at her Pre-K Halloween Party.




Circle Time.  Listening to “The Haunted Ghoul Bus”.






Halloween Bingo




IMG_1225 Pre-K Halloween Program for parents.  Performing “5 Little Pumpkins”.






The morning of Halloween our subdivision held its annual Halloween Parade.  My little ones love each other so!  I can’t tell you how many pictures I have of Mary kissing Benjamin.  (I need to scrapbook that…The Many Kisses From Mary!)



IMG_1263 On our way to the parade.  While we don’t live in huge subdivision (meaning lots of houses) we live in a subdivision with huge lots…i.e. lots of walking for the little ones!



Halloween Night…our two SUPERkids!!! 

Thanks so much for dropping by today.  Many blessings to you,


  1. Hi Valerie! thanks for stopping by the farm this morning......

    I didn't see you on the list in my giveaway.........get on over there girl!


  2. You seeme to have had a great Halloween!

    It has started to snow here now and will continue all night they say. The temperature is dropping too so I´m afraid it´ll stay this time. Not my kind of weather I´m afraid :-)
    Have a great day now!

  3. your kiddos are darling in their costumes. :)

    thanks for stopping by my blog and sharing your appreciation for my tutorial over at I ♥ Faces. It really made my day. SERIOUSLY! thank you! and I'm glad there might be something in it that helps you.

    have a great day!

  4. As you know I love the family themes. Your kiddos look so great! My favorite thing about having more than one child is watching them love each other. At Natalia's funeral I watched Pooker comfort Princess in a way that only a big sister can. It was so touching that I smile thinking about it.

    It goes against culture though. Remind your children and encourage it. My kiddo often find that friends can't believe that my kids are friends also. Then once they spend time with the group they love the siblings also.

    One of my all time favorite books is out of print but a must read for Catholic moms. I should have seen it coming when the Rabbit died. I got the title of my blog from a favorite line in this book.

    In the book she talks about watching Christmas and how much she loved watching her older children watching the younger children open gifts. Love, love, love this book. I can see that same love from your daugther to her brother. A bond that is stronger than most others.

  5. OMG! Mary's hair is adorable in those pig tails!

  6. Love the costumes! Oh-so-cute! And it looks like you had a fabulous Halloween. :) I'm a fall-baby as birthday is this Sunday, actually. But I am NOT a Christmas baby! :)

  7. Hi--

    Your two SUPERHEROES are adorable.
    Looks like all had fun. Happy Birthday to Ben! Which day is it?


    PS My brain is mush right now-soo if you didn't see my Halloween post go check it out. Ken and I
    dressed up this year to hand out candy.

    And I'm not ready for Christmas music YET--getting there but...

  8. It looks like they had so much fun, especially Supergirl! My nephew was Superman last year, it's such a fun(and easy) costume. I love that picture of a sweet big sister kissing her little brother, it's very special. I'm happy you all had a safe and "Super" Halloween!

  9. They are so darling!! We don't even have Fall here in Fl yet!

  10. What cute Super hero's. I love the costumes.
    I have to say that it makes me really upset and mad to hear people saying "Holiday" party instead of Christmas party. I find it really offensive that we can't say Christmas hardly anywhere anymore.
    I'm catholic as I believe you are. I don't try to force my religion on people but I feel like having Christmas in public should be fine. I don't understand why the few anti-christ people are getting there way. Its just not right.

    Sorry to go off like that but its sad. I'm done now.

  11. Just wanted to answer your question about Norman changing halloween. Yes they did. They put out a public announcement and told the schools to tell the kids and made it this big thing to change Halloween to the day before because of the halloween day OU football game Saturday evening. Crazy huh.
    I mean don't get me wrong, I'm a fan and watched the game. But seriously they changed it for a football game.
    I was sad I didn't get to see the trick or treaters. Oh well next year.

  12. What fun! I do love the fall too.

    Your kids looked so adorable as they celebrated :)


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