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Halloweenie Time

Last night, after my wonderful hubby helped a family in our ward move, and after he'd worked hard all day at some wonderful people's house, we took the girls to a Halloween outdoor thingy.

Don't you love it when I talk technical? Yes, thingie. And yes, I'm a writer. Or something like that.

There was this free halloween party thingie at Hamlin Park for the kids. They had hayrides, games, apple cider, ghost stories, marshmallow roasting and face painting.

Ash thought it was great fun and got her face painted.


Allison, being older and wiser, was not as impressed. In her defense, it was geared more towards the younger set, but still. It was fun. I did force her to stand still next to some blow up pumpkins for a picture. Again, my aplogies for the horrendous pictures. I only have my cell phone camera to work with.


So, with candy in hand we went back home to inflict more dental damage on ourselves. Well, on the kids. They weren't sharing their loot.


  1. I've always meant to go to that. Maybe next year I'll actually get us there because I'll actually put it on the calendar. Sounds like fun and sounds like I need to go before the kids are too grown up...

  2. You must! It was a great deal of fun and I know your kids would LOVE it. Also, sorry for my hubby calling your littlest one a 'he'. I smacked him and told him how people are always making that mistake. He knows it well because the same thing happened to our girls due to the fact that they were all nearly bald for the first two years of their lives.

    Your little ones were adorable last night---and so were you!


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