About three weeks ago my camera disappeared. I mean, really, really gone. This was terrible for two reasons. There were pictures and videos on it that I had not yet downloaded, and I did not have a camera to take pictures of all the wonderful and exciting things we were doing. My solution, no more blogging. What's a blog without pictures?!
So after three weeks of searching everywhere and then finally researching cameras, we decided to buy a new one on Wednesday. Right before Jeremy got home and we were headed out to get one, Kirsten comes running in and exclaims -"Mom! I found your camera!" That is great Kirsten! Where was it? "It was in my purse in my closet. I have NO idea how it got there." Seriously? Well, at least I have my camera back. Kirsten informed Jeremy today that "Mommy is always loosing the camera and I am always finding it." Really? I wonder how that happens.
So here is one really long post of what we have been up to for the past month. Some of the pictures are old, and some are really bad ones taken with my cell phone. So get ready for picture overload!
We continued our Pre-Halloween celebrations with a Trunk-or-Treat party at church. Jeremy was really excited to decorate the car this year. It is actually the first time we have ever done it.
The next morning we got up and headed to the pumpkin patch. Katie loved chasing Kirsten around the Hay Maze.
The best part of this pumpkin patch is that they have pumpkin launching. It was ridiculously fun.
So in the midst of all of this, I got really tired of my ankle hurting and finally went to the doctor. It turns out that I have a torn tendon. So no 5K for me that weekend, and I came home with this souvenir.
The following Friday, my in-laws invited us to their ward's trunk-or-treat party. They had dinner and a ton of games inside, followed by trick-or-treating outside. The girls loved hanging out with their cousins.
Their Aunt Megan
And of course, Grandma and Grandpa Alleman
Finally, the actual day of Halloween arrived. I took Kirsten to dance and she was the only one who showed up in her class. Her teacher was wonderful and gave her an hour private lesson. As soon as we got home, I grabbed Katie and Jeremy and we headed out trick-or-treating. We had been to about half a block when we ran into the Lendermans, Sauters, Renkers, Christensens, Lendermans, and the Looslis, all from church. So we decided to hit the neighborhood together. The kids had a blast trick-or-treating with their friends.
In the midst of all this, we did some other things too.
Katie, Luke and Owen - snack time!