Yeah, it's a late Halloween post...
We had to get away. get a little break from Moses Lake. So Q and I packed up and went to Idaho to spend the Halloween weekend with Kimmy, Elsie, and Aaron.
We had a fabulous time.
Our first night there, Myca and Alysha and their group came over for dinner and hanging out. Oh it was so good to hang out with them. The kids just ran around and played, while the adults sat and mingled. Perfect night. Q was so wound up from the excitement of the night, that she had a hard time sleeping that night...which is so unusual for her. Good thing we were able to fit in some naps the next day.
Q and Elsie are so funny together and fun to watch. Q loves Elsie and almost suffocates her with love at times. Poor Elsie, is a girl who likes her personal space and Q is a girl that has no boundaries...so you can imagine the stress this causes poor Elsie.
But they played every day, as hard as they could. I know Q enjoyed having someone to play with.
A lot of the time we just hung out, played, watched tv, and danced. Elsie loves the songs from Lilo and Stitch, so I dusted off my old hula skills and taught her a little something.
On Friday I went with Kim and some of her friends to this bouncy house place in Nampa. Q was very hesitant for awhile. She usually just walked around, played with the bouncy balls, and played in the cars.
When she did get on the bouncy things, she held closed to the side and was quick to get off.
But, like most things, once SHE decided to like it and have fun.... She had a blast. She played in a bouncy house with either Elsie or alone, and was perfectly content.
While we were down there, we headed over to Kimmy's ward Trunk or Treat. Last year, we just answered a few doors at my friends Clinton's house, so this was Q's first attempt at trick or treating. Oh the girls looked so cute! I went back and forth about what I wanted to dress Q up as for halloween, and I loved her final outfit. It was unique, and I loved it.
My little sailor girl working the phones...I wonder if she knows Morse code.
Elsie rocked the Disney Cinderella. Oh these girls make my heart melt.
Q pretty much just ran around the whole time at the dinner before the trick or treating. She is so crazy sometimes, but you gotta love her.
yep, that's a roll on a fork....
not the most flattering shot of me, my red face, and my bulging sweater...
then it was time to hit the cars, and do some trick or treating. Q held my hand the whole time, but was pretty excited about it. She said trick or treat and thank you to everyone that was hanging out candy. At our first car she got a dum dum sucker and she would have been happy leaving after that. She's not the most clean eater in the world, and I had no need to keep candy around, so we took a lot of the candy she got that night and added it to the basket we used to pass out candy over the weekend.
Aaron and Elsie did some carving of a pumpkin for the weekend's trick or treaters and Q did this...
Just sat on the kitchen floor...and played with this toy pumpkin...the girl is easily entertained....
the girls were pretty excited to just answer the door on Saturday and Sunday night, and passing out candy...so we just hung out and let the kids in costumes come to us. Elsie would pass out the candy, and Q would watched the kids and bye.
While I was down there I had my friend Zandra take some pictures of Q for her 2 year old birthday. I'm pretty excited to see how they turned out. We did more of an urban theme, which I think will be cool.
Kim and I made some cupcakes one of the days. It was a flavor pairing I had put together based on one of Kimmy's favorite combinations...pretzels and peanut butter. We did a pretzel crust under a chocolate cupcake, topped with a peanut butter frosting, and sprinkled with crushed pretzels. It was pretty delicious! We could have used a little more crust on the bottom..which will be changed the next time...oh and there will be a next time!
Overall, it was such a fabulous weekend. So relaxing. So fun. Gotta love family.