Halloween was very special for our family this year. For the first whole year our family was home together and we were able to dress both kids up in their costumes for some fun
Trick or Treating!
We started our Halloween Saturday by relaxing at home. Danielle and Daddy had some morning snuggle time while mom ventured to the doctor with Dylan to get his ears checked out. It was an ear infection but after some medication and more drops he is on the mend! Later in the morning we cheered on the Hawkeyes for our tradition of watching Saturday Hawkeye Football together. The game was pretty rough to start. Indiana was sure giving those Hawkeyes a run for their money. Grandpa Kinney was sending us text messages from the stands in IC to let us know how the crowd was handling the game. They weren't handling it well at all until the Hawkeyes turned their game around in the 4th Quarter, then the crowd was wild! Somehow the Hawkeyes turned the game around and got a big 'W' for another Hawkeye victory! They Hawks are 9-0 for the season and the first time in school history. This is very exciting for our family also as we are extreme Hawkeye Fans.
Danielle got in a couple naps during the day to get all rested up for our Halloween evening. Late in the afternoon we got the kids dressed in their costumes. Danielle as an 'Adorable' Witch and Dylan as a Dinosaur. We took some pics at home before venturing to our cousins, the Aarhus'. We met cousins, Morgan, Collin and Kyle and friend Savanah. Uncle Bill, Kris, Kim, Aunt Ellie, Andi, Tim and Friends Hal, Bob and Sheila. We were all celebrating Ellie's Halloween Birthday, Uncle Bill's Retirement from the Railroad and Halloween! The Aarhus house was very festive as it is every year. Complete with a fog machine to make the decor nice and eery for the trick or treaters!
Soon the kids were off for some trick or treating. Danielle stayed back with Daddy and the guys because it was very very chilly outside. Although she was bundled up quite a bit, we decided we best keep her in where it was nice and warm. Mommy, Ellie and Kim took Dylan out for some trick or treating. He was hilarious of course, really getting into trick or treating this year and making us adults laugh and laugh. Danielle was relaxing and watching football in her adorable costume. She was the cutest, 'Adorable' witch ever!
After trick or treating we ate lots of goodies and watched Ellie open her birthday gifts and ate cake and ice cream of course! Ellie's cake was amazing, all decorated for Halloween complete with spiders, pumpkins and fingers on top; it was awesome! Danielle took a little snooze but awoke just before Kris broke out his guitar and Hal his bongo drum and played some great tunes. Danielle loves music and loved watching everyone and smiling non-stop. Kris was taking requests from the big kids and 'The Climb', by Miley Cirus was the top request. Danielle loved to watch as everyone sang along. She is just awed by the older kids, she loves to watch them and smile at them with whatever they are doing. Now that she has lots of teeth, she sure shows off those pearly whites when she is happy, it is pretty cute!
Halloween at the Aarhus has become a family tradition for us and this year we are very excited that our kids were there and making the memory's with us. It is always fun to spend time with family and friends. Dylan and Danielle love to be around their cousins, they get lots of attention from them and the kids just soak it up. Mommy and Daddy really enjoyed dressing Danielle in her costume for the first time. We look forward to many more Halloween's spent trick or treating and with the ones we love.
Happy Halloween Danielle and Happy Halloween Birthday Aunt Ellie!~
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