Let Us Begin

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today.

SUPER

Our family had a very “SUPER” Halloween…

Of course, we had Jack as Spiderman.  What else?

Gabriel as Captain America looking intense with those beautiful brown eyes of his…

 

And then there are the crazy parents of our little superheroes… Ta-da!

As Wonder Woman …

and Clark Kent mid-transformation into Superman.

We were sporting the homemade costumes I somehow managed to pull together that afternoon.  I have to say I was pretty proud of myself for how they came together.

Jack LOVED seeing us in costume.  When he first saw me, he was speechless for a second before saying, “Mommy, you look like a superhero!!!”  He continued to address me as “Superhero” instead of mommy for the rest of the night.

As always, the more the merrier.

Here are all the Arizona cousins together for a night of trick-or-treating fun.

 

Captain American and a lovely ballerina …

(sad but true this poor attempt was the best I was able to get of Gabriel and Stella together)

Then we have Spiderman and a beautiful flower…

Wait, let’s take one where we can see who the masked man is…

As far as Jack and Norah are concerned, everything is better together.

They were good sports posing for pictures but enough is enough.  Time to pound the pavement …

Trick-or-Treat!!!

 

For the duration of the evening, Jack would only respond to “Spiderman” and called Norah his “beautiful flower”.

They had a blast going door to door and pleaded for “just one more house” several times before finally caving.

With bucket and basket overflowing, we headed home and check out their stash.

I love the look on Jack’s face … “oooooooooo” …  hahaha.

Let the sugar-high commence!

Hope you and yours had a Super Halloween too!

 

-Alison

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Fall Fun

For someone like myself who loves everything fall and longs for the changing leaves and crisp days I grew up with back in Pennsylvania, this time of year can make me a bit homesick for the East coast.

That being said, I do anything and everything I can to celebrate the season here in Arizona.  With temperatures still in the triple digits, I decorate my house with leaves, pumpkins and candles (lots and lots of candles) the first day of September.  The ingredients for any recipe involving apples, pumpkins and squash make their way into my grocery cart.  I indulge in far too many pumpkin spice lattes for my own good and love every sip.

When I happened to pass by a sign for a local fall festival, a family outing seemed like an absolute must.  Even if we were hot and sweaty in our short sleeves, I was not to be disappointed.  We all had a wonderful time.

 

There were baby chicks and a petting zoo…

 

 

Then it was time to pick out the perfect pumpkin…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a little guy who is obsessed with mazes, a life-size maze made out of hay was loads of fun…

What is a fall festival without a hayride.  The boys were loving the big tractor…

And of course, we loved them loving it…

Then there were more tractors, tunnels, and tires…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and little pumpkins that Gabriel was determined to eat then and there…

 

 

Last but not least, funny faces posed for silly photos…It was a good day.

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