Daddy found a great farm nearby for us to go and pick out our pumpkins. The kids also really loved the corn maze. They ran around that thing forever! Ellie cried when we carried her out.
They both chased each other and wanted us to chase them. Fun times.
Here we are with our wagon, looking for the perfect pumpkins. We found them! :)
Of course, Ellie wanted to pull the wagon herself. Her sister wanted a ride, but we nixed that idea.
It only took me three tries to get this picture. At first she wouldn't go near the pumpkin because she thought it was dirty. I wonder where she gets that??
Daddy and Kate, carrying our loot back to the car.
(P.S. Kate later named our carved pumpkin Sheila.)
Here is Ariel and the butterfly (Thanks, Nana!!) getting ready to go to the Chapel for their Halloween program. We had a lot of fun, and were especially happy our international student from Serbia could join us. He really enjoyed seeing how crazy Americans go over free candy. :)
After the Chapel party, we trick or treated home. At first, Kate was very skeptical and shy about going up to other people's houses. Then, after she realized what happens when you do this, she was gung ho. And naturally, Ellie followed where her sister went and even paved the way a few times. She also loved her costume and wore it all night, vision imparing and all. Kate woke up the next morning and wanted to put her costume on and go out all over again. I had to explain that it was only one night a year--and that night was over! Now we get to enjoy the spoils.
Last but not least, I wanted to share this wonderful picture. Kate really likes watching The Talking Word Factory, and she usually does this while I make dinner. When I took this picture, she came into the kitchen and said "I'm going to spell cat." C-A-T. I looked on the refrigerator and lo and behold! She had spelled cat. Way to go, big girl!