Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Halloween 2010

On Hallowe'en the thing
you must do
Is pretend that nothing
can frighten you
An' if somethin' scares you
and you want to run
Jus' let on like
it's Hallowe'en fun.

We love Halloween at the Darby casa. Halloween has always been a huge holiday for my family and now that we are parents, it's a blast to experience with our children.
The week of Halloween, Carson went to visit DeDe and Pops in Little Rock. This gave Mommy a chance to work and catch up and it gave us the opportunity to spend some quality time with Alex. She said, "I love being a big sister...but it's also really nice when it just gets to be me. I love my special time with you guys."

While Carson was in Little Rock, Alex got to go to the Pumpkin Patch, spend a day with YaYa and go to the movies with Mommy & Daddy. I was really anxious for DeDe and Pops to see Carson because he has progressed so much in just a few short weeks. It was thrilling to get a call from DeDe as she shared in the excitement of his progression.

On Friday, Nathan took a 1/2 day off work so we could hit the road and join his family on the Darby Mountain in Little Rock. We had a fantastic weekend! We carved pumpkins, made Halloween Rice Krispy Treats and went to the Promenade for a Halloween celebration. We made it home just in time for Alex to dress up and trick-or-treat. Poor Carson got a little chest cold and didn't nap at all on the ride home, so he was french toast by the time we finally got home. He didn't even know what he was missing and he couldn't eat the candy, so we didn't feel too bad about putting him to bed. I do need to get photos of him in his costume - it's too cute. Hopefully those will be up soon.

Here are photos from our Halloween, 2010:

Alex at the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch
Huge haystack
She's got the sass conquered
In the patch
Alex prepping for the huge slide
Carson clapping in excitement to be with his DeDe and Pops
He loves bath time...clapping here too
DeDe took Carson to the Wonder Place and he enjoyed exploring
Checking himself out...yep, lookin good (not so sure about the sandals though...hehe)
Our "chip bandit"
Carson and Mommy were so happy to be together again
Pops was thrilled to finally get his princess - they cuddled like this for almost 30 minutes
Daddy and Pops took Alex on a 4-wheeler and she loved it - she gathered many treasures on her "adventure"
DeDe and Alex made pumpkin Rice Krispy Treats with chocolate chips
Alex wanted to smile but she was too busy enjoying the fruits of her labor
Daddy was a patient coach and let Alex do all of the carving
Daddy shows Alex how to design the mouth
Mutual adoration
The final product
Alex loved her masterpiece
Alex and Daddy showed off for the camera - precious moments
Alex is dressed and ready for the Promenade - I love that she can go 4-wheeling and collect rocks, cook in the kitchen and then dress up like a sass - she's the total package
The Darby girls are ready to party
At the promenade - Alex gets a butterfly painted on her face
Alex & DeDe enjoying the hayride - sweet girls
Mommy gets a snuggle
Halloween morning...just chillin' on the porch - love this pic of our family
Our little fairy, Silvermist - she racked up the candy love

Halloween 2010 was a huge success. DeDe and Pops, thank you for making it so special. Thank you so much for watching Carson for a few days and having us up for the weekend. We loved every moment...as usual!


Sally said...

awwww, so fun! what a fun trip to LR!! And Bennett has that same outfit that Carson was wearing in one of the pics...the light blue and brown stiped... too cute. :) he really looks like he is doing great! so happy mel.

Rachel and Ian Kirkland said...

sooooo much fun! i wanna go with you guys to the cabin sometime! it looks like so much fun! i wish i could just teleport myself over there :) where was carson's costume? did he dress up? i loved all the pics with daddy and alex and their pumpkin