Family Update – Fall Fun, Halloween and preparing for Christmas

Well, it has been a while since I posted a family update! Lot’s of things have happened so this will be a big one!
First of all, we enjoyed lot’s of nice (and not so nice, to be honest) fall weather. There was fishing, tea parties, autumn tree finding, backyard playing, park exploring and leaf jumping to be had in our family this fall!
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In preparation for Halloween, we had our annual pumpkin carving night. Everyone gets a pumpkin, digs out the insides and designs their own face. We had a pretty big crew this year and couldn’t all fit around the table! Pirate Red, Angel Eyes, Little Why and Mr. Hockey’s buddy helped to make this an even more fun time.
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Our “everyday” family adventures included trebuchet building,  computer using,hockey season starting and kitty hugging at bedtime.
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We also had balloon animal making, hair fixing, snack making, adorable Angel Eye feet, floor installing, twister playing, race car driving and friend visiting fun.
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Celebrating Mr. Hockey’s, Elastoboy’s, Big Guy’s and Monkey Girl’s special days were… well… special. I didn’t get many pictures from the days as I was going through a “Forget your head if it wasn’t attached” period during the month of September… when we celebrated the boys’ special days! We always have a cake at home (or Chuck-E-Cheese in Monkey’s case) and then go out to the restaurant of the Special person’s choice. We do this to celebrate adoption or move in days. In Monkey Girl’s case, she has always been here, so we celebrate her dedication day instead!

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Dressing and Trick-or-Treating was an exciting time for everyone! It was a bit of a chilly and rainy night so we didn’t stay out as long as usual but it was still a good night.
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We started out November with the Amherstview Santa Parade. It is always on the Saturday after Halloween and a great way to kick off the Christmas Season. I also prefer it for the littles as it isn’t yet too cold and it isn’t in the dark for afraid of the dark little girls…Ahem… Monkey Girl.

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Hubbers went on a trip and brought back some fun surprises. We also got right to work on finishing Monkey Girl and Mr. Hockey’s school projects. It is kind of neat to have two sixth graders in the same school! They have definitely bonded more since joining the same class.
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Last but not least, we started our family Christmas traditions with decorating the tree altogether. We played Christmas music and got everyone in on the action! It turned out quite lovely, if I do say so myself!

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The finished tree!
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And that’s it for now!

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