Happy Monday . . . and Happy November!
We had a whirlwind of a week/weekend here at the Kissel house, and guess what . . . I have the pictures to prove it! No, I haven’t gotten a new laptop . . . yet. But I do have it hooked up to an extension cord so I can sit on the couch to use it, and I’ve slooooowly been loading pictures one by one . . . by one . . . by one.
Since I took the time to load them, they’re all going here on the blog for you to enjoy. Sit back and relax . . .it’s gonna be a long one!
We pass this little cemetery on our long walks, and we decided to take the girls in to check it out last weekend.
The tombstones were SO old! Some of these people died in the 1840s and 1850s! I looked it up online and couldn’t find much information on it. A few websites did have a grave list. Everyone died in the 1800s, except for a few that died in 1902, one person that died in 1929 . . . and then someone that died in 2007!
Emily was excited to wear her costume to school on Thursday!
I got to go into her class for about five minutes to help with trick-or-treating.
Lucy’s party was on Friday, and she was PUMPED! She was excited about her costume and her hair, but was even more excited to watch a spooky movie and eat cheese popcorn! haha
My parents came over after school on Friday for a great Pumpkin/Pizza/Party extravaganza. It started with candy and kisses.
This was the first year we’ve carved pumpkins with the girls, and they didn’t quite know what to expect.
They got right in there and enjoyed helping carve the large pumpkins.
When we were finished, they wanted to keep going so I brought in these small pumpkins from outside. I’m pretty sure this was their favorite part!
Emily eventually took a cuddle break with Oma . . .
. . . while Lucy kept on carving all on her own!
She was so proud of her work!
Matty went to go pick up pizza, and our transitional activities included learning how to tie shoes . . .
. . . and Zingo! Penelope LOVES my dad!
We ate some delicious pizza from the South Lyon Hotel and then transitioned into the third part of our evening . . . celebrating Oma’s birthday! It’s the day after Halloween, so we decided to celebrate while they were out here on Friday.
On Saturday morning, we were up and ready to go for our neighborhood’s first annual 5k race. Costumes were encouraged, but it was super cold and the girls needed to bundle up a bit, so we just went with some clip in hair.
Penelope wore her costume, though!
I was on the committee for the race, and it was so much fun to plan! It was a great way to get people outside and moving in a safe way . . . you know, together but not together.
Ems rode in the stroller for a lot of it, but Lucy walked/ran the entire 3.1 miles! They were so proud to get their medals afterward.
After the race I made the girls a spooky snack board for lunch . . .
. . . and Matty had some weird play time with Penny.
And before we knew it, it was time for trick or treating!
Our neighborhood planned a very safe Halloween for our kiddos. They didn’t have to walk up to any houses or doors . . . all the candy was set out on tables in the driveway.
Isn’t she the cutest bunny ever?!
This is how they spent most of the evening. Sweet sisters, for sure!
This candy chute was a huge hit!
Our pumpkins were looking good!
We stayed out a little over an hour, and the girls were super excited to check out their candy.
We left Penelope home while we trick or treated, and she was so happy to snuggle when we got home!
We were so happy with how well the past few days had gone and how great the girls did . . . and then it all came crashing down yesterday. Hard.
The time change, the busy week, the late Halloween bedtime . . . it was a perfect storm for whining, tantrums, and fighting from the minute the girls woke up until the minute they went to sleep. It’s been a while since we’ve had such a trying day like that.
I did put up a few Thanksgiving decorations yesterday, but I predict they’ll be down by next weekend. The Kissels are ready for some Christmas cheer!
Have a good week!