It was a fun fall week! In school, we focused on the letter P and did all kinds of fall and pumpkin activities (and counting pennies below). We carved several pumpkins and saved one for when our buddy Sam came to play. We had 2 grasshoppers that seemed to enjoy our pumpkins on the front porch. We also learned about our bones made Mr. Skeleton. I cut, he glued. :) We enjoyed the warmer than normal October weather a few days before Halloween. After last year’s amazing costumes, and with how lousy I was feeling, I decided to take it easy and do store bought costumes this year. Wouldn’t you know that we got almost more compliments on my matching cows than the ones I (and my mom) spent hours sewing. haha. Owen wore Ellie’s costume from his first Halloween and I found his costume for $3 at a garage sale. Score! We walked across the street to Prairie Fields to participate in their little parade around the neighborhood. It was a little drizzly, but the downpours we’d had all day stopped before we left and didn’t start again until we got home. Perfect! Owen totally got it this year and Ellie had no fear walking up, holding out her basket and saying “trick or treat.”They got quite a loot for how many houses we made it to. I’m looking forward to helping them eat it. :) Ellie had quite the fun time and was pretty tuckered out at the end of the evening!