Sunday, October 31, 2010

A combination of pictures from Alyssa's preschool Halloween party and today's trick or treating.

Halloween decorations went up right after Thanksgiving. I LOVE Halloween and the kids are really getting into it too.  Alyssa requested that Halloween be spookier this year. 
In the kitchen I took down my scrapbooking pages and filled the frames with Halloween paper. Above the frames says Be Afraid of things that go bump in the night.  There are spider webs everywhere and the picture frames on the piano change when you pass them from people into scary skeletons. 

We put these up in the living room and Alyssa said "Oh Mommy our very own bat cave! Thank-you!" This made me laugh and there's a bit of a story there.  When house hunting Travis and I made notes on the houses we saw and even nic-named a few so we could keep them all straight. When we viewed this house the previous owner was a huge batman fan. There were batman items everywhere so we named this house the Bat Cave. haha.

My tall branches with spider webs and a few black birds.

Travis made the wands from sticks that we picked up in the mountains. He carved them down and stained them with a few coats. 

The kids are fasinated by the trails in the wood left by the bugs.

Pumpkin Carving!

Travis found 4 gorgeous pumpkins for our front step this year.

Inspecting the pumpkin's insides.

Everyone got to choose a design to be on one of the pumpkins. Like always they turned out awesome. Travis is the best pumpkin carver!
Thanksgiving long weekend Uncle Al and Auntie Gina were in town.  On friday afternoon we met up with them and Joanna and Matthew at the zoo.
This was so cool! This python is HUGE and I have never seen it move before. Today it was moving all up along the glass, the kids loved it.
Reminded me of Harry Potter :)

You hardly catch the hippos out of the water and walking around. Emerson and Alyssa liked being able to see them like this. When they're in the water they're usually on the edge and not that easy to see.
Uncle Al holding Baby Matthew d'Abadie. He's only 3 weeks old here.

Auntie Gina, Uncle Al, Matthew, Emerson and Alyssa in the butterfly garden.  There wasn't very many in there today.

Tiger came over to say hi!

Aly and Emer rolling down the hill.

Mountain Lion out and enjoying the late afternoon sun. We don't see this one very often either. It was a great day to see some animals that we don't usually get a chance to.

Feeding the ducks.

Big Grey Owl winking at us. Pretty cool shot.  We spent over 4hrs at the zoo and didn't leave until closing time. It was a great afternoon and it was made even better by getting to visit with Al, Gina and Joanna.