Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Fall Y'all :)

    It's been forever since I've been able to update. We still don't have a computer with internet capabilities, but Laura is visitng and I'm able to use her laptop for a quick update before she leaves tomorrow. There are a lot of blogs I'd like to write, but since I'm so far behind I'm just going to have to skip them and pick back up with what's going on today. It's Halloween, and we're getting ready to take the kids to the Library to get some candy. We had big plans to go to a Trunk or Treat event this weekend but things didn't exactly work out. We thought we were going yesterday, so we looked up some places and found the closest church that was doing it. When we got there it ended up being in a really bad part of town and there were like 3 cars doing the trunk or treat, so we decided to drive further (to Virginia Beach) and go to this church that had advertised a huge event with all kinds of fun things for the kids to do as well as trunk or treat. We drove all the way out there (an hour drive) only to arrive in an empty parking lot. We looked at the website once more because we were so confused, we just knew it said Sunday at 6pm! And it did say that.... for 2010!!! Ha!! So we were about a year late for the party. The kids were all dressed in their costumes and expecting candy though, and we felt bad, so we decided to take them to Dairy Queen for ice cream. We drove to Dairy Queen only to realize when we got there that it was a drive thru only! We were really bummed at this point. Nothing was going as planned. We ended up at Burger King where the kids still got their ice-cream and everyone loved their costumes. It was a really frustrating day, but we tried to make the best of it and make it up to the kids by letting them dress up again today to get candy at the library. We did manage to get some cute pictures of them all dressed up before we left yesterday. Here they are: (you can click on any of them to see it larger)

My inlaws will be upset about Eli's
costume, but it was free and warm ;)

The Faries posing

Isabella and Zion love each other
so much! It's so sweet!

The Schneidermans

Me with my babies :)

Just happy to be out of the car and
really enjoying their ice cream.


  1. YAY! Another Blog! Mimi has been missing the updates! Sorry your Halloween plans got so messed up, but loved seeing the pictures of all the little cuties! :)

  2. Mandy, I love the girl's fairy costumes... they are adorable! It looks like everyone had fun eating ice cream... and at this age, ice cream fixes everything! Eli is precious in his "Big Al" costume! Roll Tide Roll! Maybe you can find him a Dawg costume for next year to even things out a little! The pictures are great... I just love seeing all those happy little faces. XOXOXOXO

  3. what little cuties!!! love the fairy costumes as well- eli even makes the "big al" costume look good. i like your moms idea about the dawg costume next year... we can alternate ;) let me know if i need to be in charge of finding that for him. haha. miss all of you!!