Last weekend we took a drive up to the top of Sandia Peak with hopes to hike around, but once we reached the summit we quickly discovered that a quick jaunt would be all our kids could handle. It was FREEZING. And we really weren't equipped for winter hiking. I was wearing flip flops and we didn't have a coat for Graham.
So we bundled as much as we could and took a short walk up to the peak. The fog was beautiful. We will be returning with warmer clothing and better pictures-- our camera lens has been acting up so some of our pictures are from our phone and some are from the camera. Darn electronics.
Miles liked the idea of playing with pumpkins until Daddy starting butchering and de-gutting it, then he was terrified. The picture below was taking just before the terror began. I then had to put down the camera and save my child from Tim. He thought it was hilarious to scare him by holding pumpkin goop above his head. Awful.
Ward Halloween Party & Cupcakes
So I volunteered to bring cupcakes to our ward Halloween party and I may have gotten a bit ambitious with my baking. About half way through I was ready to be done, but with a good portion of the cakes not "dressed" for the occasion I had to plow through. I thought they turned out darling and would do it again. I've got some super cute ideas for Thanksgiving cupcakes. We'll have to see if I muster up the energy to do those as well.
Our ward went all out for Halloween. I've never been in a ward before that celebrates EVERY holiday. Maybe it's because most of us are New Mexico transplants and the ward is basically our family while here. :)
LOVE the tights. I know they're girly, but I don't care. He's too cute.
We have so many children in our ward and I underestimated how much candy we would need at the trunk or treat. We ran out in about 10 minutes. Next year we'll be more prepared.
Later that night Miles was playing with our trick-or-treat bowl and being the lax parents we sometimes are we let him. Then he decided he just needed to throw it and it shattered into a million shards. Smart. Real smart on our part. We win parent of the year award.
Such a smart and sweet brother Miles is. Graham was hating life in his costume and I really wanted to get a picture of the two of them together. This is the best we could manage. Miles apparently has seen mommy put her finger into Graham's mouth on occasion to calm him down so he decided to give mom a hand (or should I say, "finger?") in helping Graham calm down. Really sweet of him.
Historic Old Town
Fall Halloween Festival
The day after our trunk-or-treat gig at the church we met up with some of Tim's co-workers/friends at the Historic old town plaza. They had some fun activities for children, music and trick-or-treating at the shops all around. Miles spent the evening dancing to the bluegrass music and chasing the many dogs around. Fun night.
My sweet little duck.
My ferocious dragon.
And now I will leave you with a shaggalicious picture of my "dog the bounty hunter" child in the making. Seriously folks-- we have to do something about this hair. I feel I've been selfish long enough. The kid hates having his hair washed and combed. Furthermore, we have to use almost a palmful of conditioner to get through his snarls set in by food. It might be time to give it a trim. I said, "might". I'm not sure yet.