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Happy Halloween 2017

Well October rushed by and it was Halloween in what felt like was the blink of an eye. This was not the year for the new handmade costume for the family. Rather a couple repeats, and some purchased pieces worked out to a rather nice looking group.IMG_20171031_215034_744

Echo was enamored with the movie My Neighbour Totoro, and since we could not find a chinchilla costume (her first choice), Totoro was a VERY close second. I ordered this one off Amazon. Ken whipped up an acorn bag and for the photos I lent her one of my handmade Totoros.IMG_20171031_220718_155

Trinity chose to be a princess this year. Again a dress off Amazon, and after 2 attempts, a tiara to match.IMG_20171031_220755_177

Emanuel is still a Minecraft fanatic. This year we went with an Enderman. Black sweats, black sweater and a mask/box I bought off Amazon.IMG_20171031_220830_455

The twins went for a repeat of wizards. Ken had made the capes and staffs and the hats were crocheted by me.IMG_20171031_220909_803

This is our second year trick or treating with our homeschool friends. Echo was over the moon to run the neighbourhood with Nate.20171031_181326

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Nate the Power Ranger

Nate the Power Ranger

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They didn’t do half bad on candy, which I sorted and bagged up. We will be eating these with some restraint. Stomach aches are not worth the gorging.20171031_203332

Of course Neko-chan had to get in on the fun. Though when we tried to actually WEAR her costume she balked and attempted to eat it. But still – adorable. I bought a dog costume hat, it worked!IMG_20171027_203930_229

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I had less of a costume and more of a comfortable slightly on theme outfit. (not the highly indulgent Irish sweater… I plan to live in it)20171031_141133

Of course the girls had to do a little photo session with last year’s mini witch’s hats… I love that Echo wore skeleton jammies under her Totoro costume.20171031_114157

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That week we did some fun Halloween themed crafts as well.

It was supposed to be thumbprints but with kids who hate getting hands dirty we used the eraser end of pencils.

It was supposed to be thumbprints but with kids who hate getting hands dirty we used the eraser end of pencils.

pastels

pastels

Meet Jerry

Meet Jerry

We also had a lovely special lunch on Halloween. We did good!20171031_115613

Brand New Baby…

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Had you going there for a second didn’t I?IMG_20170620_202849_736

So we added one more member to our family. And we are all in love. She is not exactly a cuddle bug yet, but there is potential. She is around 7 months old, a light ebony female chinchilla. We named her Neko-Chan, which in Japanese means basically my darling cat. IMG_20170613_090055_119

We purchased her from a breeder in Wisconsin since the local breeders did not have available females and suggested this woman as our best option. 

Neko-Chan is so sweet and seems to be warming to us. She is fitting into our family beautifully, though I will warn you – I am taking waaaaay too many pictures!!! 20170614_160526

So enjoy the best pictures to date! 

 

Fuzzy butt!

Fuzzy butt!

Tiny paws!

Tiny paws!

Fluffy rectangle

Fluffy rectangle

She is allowed very limited treats. One is chewing on apple tree sticks.

She is allowed very limited treats. One is chewing on apple tree sticks.

The other is rose hips. Here is one post gnaw.

The other is rose hips. Here is one post gnaw.

Snuggled in the box Ken made her.

Snuggled in the box Ken made her.

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On one of her once a week outings to the tidied up bathroom.

On one of her once a week outings to the tidied up bathroom.