|We set off in search of great leaves|
|We raked them up|
|We buried Grandfather|
|We jumped over Grandfather|
|We threw leaves over and at Grandfather|
|We sure love that Grandfather|
After leaf-jumping, we did cake and ice cream.
|The kids all gave him the special cards and poems they made for him|
|since we had our cake before dinner, we had this amazing avacado, tuna, crab creation for "dessert" for dinner|
|We found our first spot of snow and had our first snowball fight of the season at the base of the waterfall!|
|Heading back down with the light turning golden|
Today, Halloween, we had delicious pumpkin pancakes for breakfast (I'll post the recipe later) and this afternoon we're having a neighborhood Halloween costume parade, our traditional black bean soup (again, recipe next post - very "Halloweeny" when you get that yummy black soup combined with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of orange cheese for all the Halloween colors - plus it's nice to get something healthy in the kids' tummies before they head out for candy), our church trunk-or-treat, a little neighborhood trick-or-treating and then we'll come back home to sort and trade all our candy and watch a somewhat scary movie.
In past years, it's seemed like we've had to get the kids dressed up like 10 times for different Halloween activities that started to feel pretty redundant. This year is much more mellow and much more focused on enjoying the beauty of fall - but we're still doing up Halloween right today. This is feeling good.