We were able to finally go see our beloved Spartans this month! Or should I say I was. Bill has of course already gone a couple times. Anyway, as I was preparing for tailgating I got out my old MSU table that Nana gave to me when I left for college. I had forgotten all about the note on the back. She is a funny lady!
Just a random sky shot one night on our way home. I swear I see the most beautiful sunsets in the fall. And no, I have no idea why it’s tiny, lol!
This sign came in at work and I could not resist. It could not be more me. Hey, at least I know I have a problem!
Shortly into the month the Halloween festivities began. We were BOOed! We have a great neighborhood and wonderful neighbors!
And speaking of the wonderful neighborhood, I was coerced into being the chairperson for the neighborhood Halloween Party. I have been very active in the party planning in years past but have never chaired it and I’m not sure I will again. Fun? Yes! But way more work than I anticipated. I did have plenty of fun prepping the crafts and treat bags……and sampling a little candy too!
The party was a big success and the weather actually cleared up just in time. And Olivia’s costume arrived just in time too! I didn’t have the time or energy to make it this year but did add some details of course! A pretty cute little pink pirate I think!!
The local firetruck was not available to lead our costume parade this year so the local sheriff was nice enough to help out.
My goofy friend and neighbor, Kristin, had the pleasure of riding with the sheriff and had a little power trip going with that siren and speaker, lol! And I think the cop is actually attempting a little photo bomb here. He was pretty funny.
The hayride is always a favorite!
The crafts and games were lots of fun….
And this is our ”scarecrow tree”. What is a scarecrow tree you might be wondering?! Well it is our version of an angel tree. Our neighborhood adopts a family every year for Christmas like many people do. We like to start the kickoff every year at the Halloween party since we have a captive audience so it turned into a scarecrow instead of a Christmas tree.
Here is Olivia with her little buddy Jackson from down the street…
The last party picture is of these wonderful teenage girls who so graciously helped me run the crafts and games. They struck quite a pose for me and it still cracks me up.
I could not resist taking this picture. This is the first time this has happened in YEARS!! Especially in our area where gas is notoriously high. I seriously cannot remember when I have seen it below $3.00 but it has been a long time! Little did I know that was just the beginning!
I had to share my work of art from Paint and Pour this month. I finally went with adults and painted one myself instead of hovering over Olivia’s shoulder. It was so fun! And when I was finished I thought it was horrible but then when I woke up in the morning I thought it wasn’t so bad. I’m still not hanging it anywhere, but it could be worse! I was doing a lot of pouring along with my painting, that’s all I’m gonna say.
Another fun event we had this month was crazy hat night for our bowling league. Our team made these matching hats. Pretty funny.
As usual I had to make Olivia a matching treat bag for her costume and finished it just in time. Perfect for a pink pirate!
And we finally had time to make the festive cupcakes that were in our boo bucket. So cute!
And as Halloween arrived the weather was even more miserable than last year. We thought the rain was bad, well this year was snow and wind. Just lovely. But the party at school sure was fun!
And here we are before heading out into the snow. Liv’s buddy Jackson from down the street stopped over too. Pani and Craig braved the weather with us as well. I would say we did 5-10 houses before Olivia asked to go home. We still had fun but I wasn’t complaining when she asked to go home!