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Dash and Mickey Mouse could not have been more excited for Treat or Treating.

They were going candy hunting with their cousins.

Nothing could be better than being with their cousins: Pirate, GI Joe, and Minney Mouse.

After all the pot luck food was eaten, it was time to go.

All the kids posed for one more picture and then we were off.

Dash remembered the concept from last year.

Mickey went to a few doors but he was having fun just watching everyone.

Then Dash and Mickey went back to their Uncle and Aunt’s house and had chocolate cake…

.. because what says Halloween more than chocolate cake 🙂

Hope you had a great Halloween!!


Isaac’s preschool had a Halloween Parade. All the kids came to school dressed up.

The cuteness was overwhelming!

Isaac dressed up as Dash from the Incredibles. Again, the cuteness overflows my heart!

Ms. Donna (his teacher) dressed up as a queen and marched the kids outside and around the park at their school beating a drum.

Seriously, it doesn’t get any cutier than 24 little three year olds all dressed up, huge smiles on their faces, waving to all their adorning parents shouting “Happy Halloween”

They stopped momentarily to pose for their fans before finishing the route.

Isaac was at the front of the marching line the whole time; right behind Ms. Donna with these other boys Stitch (from the movie Lilo and Stitch, the zookeeper, the garbage man, and the frog. What great friends to have!

We love Isaac’s preschool!

It’s Halloween time and naturally we took the boys to a pumpkin patch.

It was a make shift patch that had been built a few weeks earlier.

Complete with two bounce houses, petting zoo, miniature ponies to ride, some sort of haunted house, and mechanical rides.

Oh and they sold pumpkin there too.

All these great things cost money (surprise, surprise) but hubby and I had no intention of spending money here. We just wanted some cute pictures of the boys surrounded by pumpkins.

Easy right?


The second we arrived the boys ran right to the bounce houses, then the petting zoo, and next the horses.

Three disappointments in a row and I could see the meltdown coming.

Hubby and I locked eyes across the patch and telepathically both said “let’s get a picture and get out of here!”

So we wrangled up the boys and positioned them in a pumpkin pile.

I would think that getting two kids to look at the camera at the same time with smiles wouldn’t be this hard. I mean I know it’s hard sometimes but I always end up getting the shot….but not today.

In this first shot, my youngest is wondering why he is almost doing the splits on a pumpkin and my oldest is practicing his pouty face.

In the next few rounds of shots my oldest decided to use his hand as a prop to make his mouth wider.

Now he is telling me to “hang loose” and my youngest is trying to figure out how to get down.

Ten pictures later… the clapping began. Yes cute but not picture friendly.

Twenty pictures later….more signing and still no boys looking at the camera.

FINALLY, my oldest came around and gave us his beautiful smile…just as my youngest made a break for it.

Forty pictures later hubby and I gave up.

Kicking, screaming, and crying we left.

Maybe we will get to another pumpkin patch before next Monday…