Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Activities

Ella's first Halloween was filled with a lot of activities.  She experienced costumes, leaves, pumpkins, pumpkin carving, a couple of parties and gatherings.  She was our little pumpkin this year. She had two different pumpkin costumes thanks to Aunt Colleen giving her one that cousin Cici had outgrown.  She rocked her costumes at Kindermusik class, our friend's Halloween party where we were a Peanut's tribute (Linus, Sally and the Great Pumpkin), trick or treat night and a photo shoot in the front yard.

A happy baby on her way to Kindermusik class.

Photo shoot in the front yard. Our little pumpkin with all of the other pumpkins.

Our little pumpkin at Kindermusik.  Not sure how we got all of the babies to sit still so we could get a few pictures.

Ella loves her little friends.

Grandpa David helped us carve our pumpkins this year.

Our awesome pumpkins.

Sally, the Great Pumpkin and Linus

Trick or Treating was cold and rainy (3rd year in a row we've had less than nice weather).  We still had a decent amount of kids (~150).  Ella partied with us in the garage as we handed out candy until her bedtime.  All of the older kids thought she was adorable.  Next year we will get to take her to a few houses.  Due to the rain and cold, she didn't get to go to any houses this year.

Ella chilling in her jogging stroller while mom and dad passed out candy in the rain.

Trick or Treat - 1st Halloween

Ella also received some holiday cards.  I documented her opening and enjoying the cards. I did keep her eating of the cards to a minimum.

A card from Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa Turner in Michigan.

How does the card come out...I bet I can chew my way to the card...
A first Halloween Card
A gift card!!!!
Mmmm, a card from Grandma and Grandpa Andrulonis...
The first Halloween card is almost as delicious as the envelope!
Ella reading her card.

It was a busy fall for us. Nate and I did get to go to one football game and tailgate, ND vs Pitt at Pitt.  It was a great time with friends, and it would have been better had ND won. 

Heinz field
Cold, but happy

Ella playing in the leaves for the first time.

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