Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Halloween Happies

This Halloween season was probably the funnest one ever. I just genuinely loved Halloween this year!

We have a brilliant friend named Jenny Briggs who started a community garden in Historic Sandy. As part of the garden she does a pumkin patch, which led to the annual community event "Pumpkin Fest" at which you can buy pumpkins, listen to folk music, eat way yummy fall treats, and do/buy crafts. It was so fun to go back to our old neighborhood and see fun friends. What a great tradition Jenny, thank you!

Liam had so much fun running around and checking out all the pumpkins -- and the other kids.

I love winter hats!

Snuggling up.

We love "our" Deb Bell! I don't know how Mark managed to evade the picture. . . we'll get him soon!

Liam was a lion for Halloween. He would laugh so hard when he'd see himself in the mirror with those lion mane hairs hanging out. We went trick-or-treating to Ben's work in the morning. We had such a fun day!

Liam didn't really get the whole trick-or-treat thing, but he quickly figured out he could go take candy.

His favorite part of the night was when the kids would come to our house. When the door bell rang, he would run screaming and waving his arms over his head to the door. We had a lot of trick-or-treaters which was really fun. All of Liam's favorite friends came to see us!

Needless to say, this boy is Ben's mom's (aka Granny Candy) grandson. He kept grabbing this massive bowl -- it was as big as him -- and pouring it down his chest like he was drinking all the candy. We'd have to hurry and pick up all the candy when the doorbell rang, so hilarious.

Here I am with my new glasses. After 6 months of testing, 4 wrong medications, 3 eye specialists, and endless sore red eyes, the doctor concluded I didn't have anything wrong (no, I'm not going blind like one doctor told me! Yeah) my eyes were just rejecting my contacts.
So I found these great Mark Jacobs frames. Still not sure if it was worth the money . . . but they are definitely cooler than my old ones. I really can't express how much I hate wearing glasses. It just takes me back to elementary school when I was tormented relentlessly for my glasses. Ugh. I feel like I'm 10 years old again! At least Ben doesn't call me 4 eyes!