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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

Family Day

September 26

With Thursday came the long awaited and often rescheduled FAMILY DAY… That’s right Ken took the day off and we managed to duck and run early and get our family time on. But first, Trinity’s hair finally had to let go of the Grandma French Braids… FLUFFY!

With the fresh trim and then where the braids stop you can totally see how nice and straight it is at the bottom across!

With the fresh trim and then where the braids stop you can totally see how nice and straight it is at the bottom across!

Reminds me of when I had my crimper when I was little

Reminds me of when I had my crimper when I was little

We finally were able to do one of the trips I had been hoping to make earlier in the year – Lake Harriet and the tiny door in a tree of Mr. Little Guy.101_4635

Sadly he was already gone for the fall to his castle elsewhere but we enjoyed hunting it down!

Ken looked up location before we left. I am glad, I enjoyed the walk so much I forgot to look for it!

Ken looked up location before we left. I am glad, I enjoyed the walk so much I forgot to look for it!

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This is also the beginning of Echo's odyssey onto the paths

This is also the beginning of Echo’s odyssey onto the paths

The walk was lovely and since it was a week day… not busy. So we were able to enjoy the path without inconveniencing many other people.101_4662

Sometimes I wonder if the wind doesn't just want to play with her hair!

Sometimes I wonder if the wind doesn’t just want to play with her hair!

There were boats tethered in the lake that I am still curious how people get to… but they looked lovely and made the most amazing bell like sounds as they swayed back and forth.101_4637

101_4638101_4679It was just the perfect afternoon for a nice walk.101_4640

The kids loved the ducks. Ken and I thought is absolutely hilarious that the sign below was there… then like 6 feet away on a bridge out of sight of said sign a bunch of moms with their individual kids (seriously does no one have large families and enjoy this park??? I had a bundle of little ones under school age way back when) FEEDING DUCKS!!!! 101_4651

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Watching them together

Watching them together

There were so many pretty and interesting areas along the path. We walked around half of the circuit around the lake.

I love unusual trees!

I love unusual trees!

Pose the kids

Pose the kids

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The houses along the street side were amazing

The houses along the street side were amazing

I am not sure I would want to maintain the levels of this garden!

I am not sure I would want to maintain the levels of this garden!

You can see the building where we started here...

You can see the building where we started here…

The lake made a great backdrop for some quick photos. 101_4671

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Further proof the twins are VERY different even as they have identical features... Zander...

Further proof the twins are VERY different even as they have identical features… Zander…

Gavin

Gavin

My 3 chuckle heads

My 3 chuckle heads

And then that evening we got a start on Trinity’s Halloween costume… her princess hat.101_4683

Oh and stopped in at Victoria’s Secret to use coupons. That eye shadow cost me just over 2.00!101_4685

I think we really needed this time out as a family that was not around errands and shopping… I wish we could do this more but for some reason STUFF KEEPS BREAKING at work! Thankfully not on Ken’s fault but he fixes… and we postpone, reschedule or cancel.

101_4663And now for the rest of my pictures. Sorry this entry is so huge but lots for a blog entry not enough for a true overflow.

She rides in style

She rides in style

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I love the little people showing you where to walk...

I love the little people showing you where to walk…

Echo and Zander

Echo and Zander

Again with the wind

Again with the wind

Emanuel watching the boats

Emanuel watching the boats