Actually, this picture was from Tuesday, but my little Luigi is awfully cute, so I thought I'd throw it in anyway. (By the way, all pics are from my phone, so I'll apologize ahead of time for the quality.)
Friday was Emme's school party & parade. She had a great time as a purple Fairy Princess. She did wear wings (and shoes) to school, just didn't have them on in the picture.Run Momma Run for a group trail run she organized. It was a super great time. I've always thought that I could really get into trail running and now that I've actually gone running on a trail, I know that I could really get into trail running. It was a blast. There was mud and rocks, a little stream and mud and bushes and mud and fog and, did I mention mud... I took a few pictures but we started when it was still pretty dark and I'm not too good at taking pictures on the fly.
|just starting out... still pretty dark|
|starting to get lighter but pretty foggy|
|the group (minus me) at the turn around|
|and an action shot... we can pretend that I was going so fast that the world was a blur... ha ha.|
We also had plans to head up to Portland on Saturday to go to a friend's Halloween party. So after my run, I rushed home and took a quick shower in hopes to make it to the party on time. When I got out of the shower, though, I was met with Calvin laying on the couch looking as white as a sheet. Before I could tell him that he didn't look so great, he puked all over the floor. (Sorry no pictures of that... he he) After a little deliberation, it was decided that Dan would stay home with Calvin and I'd take the other 3 to the party. So I loaded the girls and Jonny into the car and we were on our happy little Halloween way. Long story short, before we were even an hour into our two hour trip, Leona (who had said earlier her tummy "really really hurt" but I didn't "really really" believe her because she tends to copy everything Calvin does) spewed all over the car. We made a quick stop in Albany to clean up the car and Leona (who was quite upset to change out of her Halloween shirt) then headed solemnly back to Eugene. Emme was so, so, so sad. :(
To try and salvage Emme's Halloween weekend (or at least bribe her into smiling), Jonny and I decided to take her out to see the Pumpkin Festival at 5th Street Public Market and I think it worked. We had a great time!
|Emme's class decorated pumpkins for the festival with chalkboard paint and pastels. They were super cute!|
|She also had her fact painted. The lady really, really, really wanted to make her a cat...|
|but Emme insisted on a butterfly, hmm maybe she should have taken her up on the cat.|
Today, the girls, Jonny and I went to church while Dan and a still fairly peaked Calvin stayed home to rest up a bit. At about 5pm (the same time Dan finally succumbed to this nasty illness the rest of us have overcome) we finally started carving our pumpkins. I have to admit it wasn't the best job in the world, but 4 pumpkins gutted and carved in less than 30 minutes has to win some sort of award...
|I think our beautiful weather stained porch really adds to the spooky atmosphere, no?|
And then it was time to go trick-or-treating. I was a bit hesitant to take all 4 kids by myself (poor, poor sick Dan) but it went pretty well. The kids had a great time, especially Leona who was a first timer and was all about it. (You mean I get to go to all these houses and they're going to tell me how cute I am and give me candy? Can we do this everyday?!)
|Two fairy princesses, Mario & Luigi|