Monday, October 31, 2011

{Tricks or Treats?}

I think TREATS!!!
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{Mario & Cinderellee}

{H  a  P p Y     H  a  L   L o W e e  N}

They were really excited to go Trick-or-Treating and I was holding up the show taking all my pictures....Can you tell Ellee just wants to be done with the pictures!?!

Jackson was "breaking a ? box" like Mario does in his games! Ellee was trying to do the same!

We had a great night Trick-or-Treating around our neighborhood. After about 40 minutes of it, they decided they wanted to go home. I think they actually had more fun handing out candy to the kids that came to our house! 
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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Nana & Papa's Halloween Party!!!!

Nana and Papa had their annual Halloween Party for all their Grandkids. The kids LOVE this party and really look foward to it!
Parker: Storm Trooper, Jackson: Mario, Sophia: Princess Leia, Hilary: Lion and Ellee: Cinderellee!

The cardboard haunted house my parents have had since we were kids!
Our kids love it now!

Their craft this year was a bat they got to add glitter to.

This year Nana and Papa added a fun, new game-  tossing bean bags into the Jack-o-lantern's eyes, nose and was a hit!
Ellee's favorite thing at the party was, "playing in the haunted house."
Jackson's favorite thing was, "Everything!"
{Thank you Nana & Papa}
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

{Halloween Preschool Sing}

Our precious Cinderella!
 Ellee did an amazing job singing at her preschool performance. She knew all the words and motions to the songs and was so proud to be up on stage!
{not that I was worried} 
Oh..........if they could just stay little!!!

What a Beautiful Princess we have!
We are so Blessed.
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Sunday, October 23, 2011


Jackson, Thomas, Marin, Tate and Ellee all dressed up!
This was Ellee's 4th or 5th costume change!
I don't think this is what she is going to be for Halloween, but we'll see!

Cute, Little Lion!
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Monday, October 17, 2011

Pumpkin carving #1

The kiddos love carving pumpkins!
This was day #1
Jackson wants the next pumpkin they carve to have a happy face.
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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Swimming with Cousins

Thomas, Jackson, Ellee & Marin all had a blast swimming at the Hotel pool where the other McGowans are staying...their brand new house flooded:(
The kids sure enjoy the pool though!
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Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Pumpkin Patch

We headed out to Spooner Farms in search of our pumpkins! We've been going here since Jackson was a baby....I can't believe how big both my kiddos are now!

It was a nice, crisp, fall morning.

Neither of them are too big for the wheelbarrow though!

My little "poser" Ellee!

Kinda creepy or kinda cute?


{Happy Fall}

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Saturday, October 08, 2011

Cider Squeeze

We headed out with the Diseths to make our own cider. We were not sure what it was all about, since none of us had ever been, but walked away with the most delicious apple cider that our kiddos helped make!

Apparently it is an annual event that happens at The Meeker Mansion in Puyallup.
So many people volunteered their time and cider presses. All money raised went to the Mansion.

Making the cider. Each of the kids dropped apples into the cider press, even little Hilary who could barely reach. She took her job very seriously!

The lady who owns this cider press is a recess teacher at Jackson's school. We had a good time visiting with her while the kids made the cider.

Ellee really wanted to take a bite out of this apple!

Pretty impressive. That's 2 buckets of apples!

Each of the kids had a turn pressing the apples to make the cider

All of those apples made 2 gallons of cider for us to take home.
I boiled some tonight and tried it.....Yum!

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