Friday, October 31, 2014

Frightmares at Lagoon

Thanks to my cousins who work at Lagoon we got a great deal on Frighmares this week. It was such a blast taking Anna to Lagoon for the first time. She hung out with Grandpa while we went through the haunted houses and on a few roller coasters. She loved the singing pumpkins, the kids trick or treat walk through, and the spooky dance show. I can't wait to go back when she's a little bit older and go on all the rides with her.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Festivities with Friends

 Our good friends the McCrerys hosted an amazing Halloween party. We got to dress up for a costume contest, eat delicious sammys, go reverse Trick-or Treating by giving treats to the neighbors, indulging in donuts and cider, and genuinely enjoying each other and the kids.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Trick-or-Treat at Grandpas Office

The Friday before Halloween Anna was invited to trick-or-treat at grandpas office. She loved carrying her bag and picking out candy, she did not love the dark rooms with with cute ghosts or floating pumpkins, but luckily grandpa was there to save the day and lead her to more candy.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Murray's Haunted Woods

Last week we took Anna to the park to walk through the Haunted Woods. Its a city tradition that we couldn't refuse.  First we grabbed hot dogs from Costco, just across the street, then we got in line for the haunted walk, hot coco and donuts. The woods were impressively decked and the actors sufficiently scary. Anna was not a fan of one of the gouls but she did enjoy her smarties while we indulged in hot chocolate and donuts. I think this is the most fun i have had around Halloween in a long time and it is 100% because of Anna. Kids make everything new and exciting again. I absolutely love it!

Monday, October 27, 2014

48 Years and Counting

A few Thursdays ago we got together to celebrate my dads 48th birthday, his second as a grandpa and his 24th as a dad. Every year we (his wife and children mainly) try to come up with gifts that will make him cry. A couple years ago Kim beat us all and painted a memory of our evening story time. This year she and my mom got it framed. Holly made a beautiful hand wire sculpture with the flower for October in the palm.  It was fun to be together with my grandparents, parents, and siblings celebrating our favorite guy. Can't wait to see what you get for your 96th birthday!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Murder Mystery

Can we just stop and talk about how cool this party was? I am in awe of Jessica and Laurie. They put on a perfect dinner and murder mystery game night. Everyone got into it and had a great time. I loved everyone's costumes and characters. Karli was a fabulous detective and helped make sure the professor and his starving musician wife weren't falsely accused. Thanks for the fun time, as always, Papenfuss family!