Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Lorelei's Halloween fun!

Halloween Party with the Harbins:

On Saturday the 27th of October, we threw a fun little Halloween party with the Harbins (Laurie, Brandon and Brenden) at their home. The babies were adorable. Brenden was a little devil (as were his parents) and Lorelei was a ladybug. Matt and I went as patient and nurse! Everyone had a great time and it was a blast to have our parents and close friends there! Happy Halloween!

Here are some photos:

Halloween party

Lorelei's first time to Phillip's Farm Pumpkin Patch!

On Tuesday, October 30th my Mom and I took Lorelei to Phillip's Farm to see some animals and to pick out a pumpkin to carve! She had never seen farm animals in person although she LOVES them in her books! She knew all of their sounds and she had a blast repeating all of the noises they made! What a great time for her and for me! I have so many childhood memories of Phillip's Farm! A lot has changed but a lot is still the same.

Some photos of our day:

Phillip's Farm

Pumpkin Carving!

The night before Halloween Lorelei had her first chance to carve a pumpkin! She was not very interested in reaching into the pumpkin but she loved stirring the pumpkin "guts" with the big spoon in the discard bowl! It turned out pretty cute and I think she got a kick out of seeing it light up!

Here are some photos:

Pumpkin Carving

Halloween Day and Night:

In the morning we headed over to Matt's Grandma's house to show her Lorelei's costume and to see Uncle John who was in town. Amanda and Ethan were there too! In the evening we headed out to Bradford Circle (the neighborhood where I grew up) for the annual Halloween Parade that my Mom and a neighbor started over 25 years ago! The kids of the original Bradford families now have kids of their own and so some of us met there to participate in an old tradition with our own children. On the first lap around the circle Lorelei tripped and landed on her forehead...a goose egg quickly formed. After a few minutes of wailing, some ice from a nice neighbor and some kisses she was on her way. Poor thing! She will have a bruise for quite a while! We saw Grandma and Grandpa Barrow there and then headed over to Uncle Kyle's apartment to show him Lola's costume. After that we went back to Matt's Grandma's house to meet up with his Mom (Grandma Baker) and the Elrods for some trick-or-treating. Lorelei walked up to two doors with Grandma and thought that being handed candy was a kick! She had fun playing with Ethan, Brosnan, Xander and Uncle John after we made our way back to Great-Grandma's house. By then she was pretty tired and we called it a night.

See some photos here:

Halloween Day and Evening