Sunday, October 23, 2011

Aye Me Buckos!

Come along for a pirate tale of fun and family plundering of Halloween good times....This is the youngest of our pirate crew...2mo. old Ella...
We had a houseful of family this weekend. My brother Greg, his wife Deidra, my sister Midge, my Mom, my niece Amy and her hubby Eric and baby Ella, and my other niece Katie and her hubby Blake and their two kiddos Brooke and Mason..did I forget anyone? We had some fall fun for sure. We ate...we shopped..we ate...we hiked in the Creepy Woods...we ate...we played at the pumpkin patch (see pic below)..we ate..we went to a Halloween party as a group of Pirates...see pic above..we ate..we sat around a campfire...and yes, we ate. Burp! Good times!
Friday afternoon they all arrived. Once all the cousins gathered they immediately fell into playing, drawing, and just having a good time. You would think they were always together. I was really happy to see how they enjoyed each others company. Do you remember playing with cousins like that? I sure do.
Saturday morning everyone wanted to stop at one of my favorite places. The Parsley Pot. It's a barn turned into a really cute shop with tons of goodies. My brother Greg and his wife Deidra enjoyed it.
Amy and Eric and baby Ella....outside the Parsley Pot for a family pic. Then all the older kiddos went their way and we went ours for a short stop.
After the Parsley Pot and also a stop at Gleaner Antiques we met up with the kids at Honey Haven Farm for some pumpkin patch fun. Wagon rides, hay mazes, food and just enjoying the beautiful day we were having.
I thought the horses were so pretty with their orange decorations. The wagon ride was a fun trip that the little ones really enjoyed.
Greg and Deidra bought this cute scarecrow and then gifted it to me! Thanks guys! Jack's not really crying here...although he does get "misty eyed" at the sight of a good looking scarecrow!
Afternoon brought us home to get ready for a Halloween party. We all went as pirates. I found just what we needed at the Dollar Store and fixed everyone up. Just a peek at a couple of our pirates...Ever see a Pirate with glasses and a patch? Cameron rocked!
My brother Greg didn't need a 'stach to be drawn on..
Last pirate, but not least...Mom's 85...not too old for some good fun and letting her hair down! She's always a good sport and ready for a party. Mom, you're the bomb!
AARGGGGG! It's the gathering of the Pirates of Chicago/Ashland...a prize was given out to our group at the costume contest. I think my Mom was the clincher for winning!
Trunk or Treat was the topper for the party. We decorated our trunk with this little ghost who says many funny phrases when anyone comes his way..My brother also had fun tunes blasting from car speakers....Monster Mash anyone? This is my pirate niece Amy handing out the goodies.
We finished the day up with a campfire. We sat around and talked, played a silly game I promised I wouldn't mention on the blog, and just enjoyed the starry night, wood smoke, and family.
Bye, Bye...sniff, sniff...I miss you already!
Hey, don't look so mad..they'll be back for some more Fall fun next year....Oh, you'll be food for the deer by then...sorry.

20 comments:

Renee said...

LOL those are great,
My favorite is the orange hair pic LOL Love it

Donna said...

I got more than a chuckle outta the pirate pics...so funny! Ya'll SHOULD have won for best costumes! Congrats. Looks like a fun time for all but then your family ALWAYS is huh? Sorry I missed 'em!
PS. The TSC was a big hit! Mum's the word....

Munir said...

Move over Johny Depp - - Ella is here. She is adorable. So are all the kids in the pics. Don't you just love this time of the year?
The Pumpkin spider is cute. you are such an awesome grandma !

Kim said...

Looks like you covered the 3 F's nicely.....Fall-Family-Fun

karen said...

What a fun family time! And here's what I love about Ohio: you can have a campfire in your lawn. That is the best fun of all - wish we could do that here, but someone would call the cops. All the kids looked so cute and it's obvious a good time was had by all!

Kerri said...

What a FUN weekend with family! LOVE the pirate costumes!

Sue said...

Family fun is always the very best kind...and your family looks as if they know what fun is all about!

=)

Sush said...

What fun! I love the picture of your Mom, she looks like great fun...

And cousins having fun...don't even get me started!

Happy pumpkin time...
Hugs~

Nezzy said...

Hey, your Mom is truly 'the bomb' and your family is just precious!!! I'm quite smitten with that chubby little pirate in the first pic!!!

What a fun time ya'll got to spend together!

God bless ya and have yourself an extraordinary day sweetie!!!

Bonnie said...

I love all of the pirates!!!! So adorable. I have never gone as a pirate, and I feel like that is a crime. Everyone should dress as a pirate at least once in their lives. I have been a Power Ranger, Simba from "The Lion King," Batman (with Troll Doll boots -- I was three years old) ... Never a pirate. Shame.

I love horse-drawn carriages. They are quite possibly the coolest things ever.

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Stacy Crawford said...

What a fun weekend. I loved the crew of pirates. Enought to sail the Black Pearl, matey!

Darlene said...

Oh my gosh, what a great time you all had. Are you sure you got enough to eat? I think that the most wonderful thing in the world is when family can get together to visit and celebrate holidays and to just have fun visiting. Your Halloween costumes were so fun, and especially your mom's. She does sound like a super neat mom. I loved all of your family pictures and you are right, it is so hard to see them all go. I always have myself a good cry after they leave. We just don't get together that often. When we do, it is usually only one family at a time, occaisionally though, there are two and that really makes it special.

Nezzy said...

' Just droppin' in to wish you a great day!!!

God bless ya :o)

Sandi said...

Your mom is awesome! What a trooper! It truly looks like a wonderful time was had by all. You have the best family gatherings!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Ah honey I love this post. What a great time by all and I know they love their awesome grandma. You always have such fun things to do with your babies.
Speaking of babies that Ella is just to cute for words. haha
I loved all of your pics.
I bought pumpkins for my porch and threw the last of them away today. The first time ever that they rotted within a few weeks. I guess the heat here was worse than usual.
The Parsley Pot sounds like too much fun
Glad you had such a great time
Love
Maggie

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What fun..just sounds like so much fun. Our little ones are all grown up..but..we are going to have a party anyway.. A campfire? Ohhh...that sounds so wonderful. Hmmm...well, maybe it will cool enough to light the fireplace. :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Yes, yes. 29 sounds good! :)

Christina said...

I LOVE the Parsley Pot! It is my favorite! Many of our decorations down here in SC are from the good ol' Parsley Pot of Ashland, Ohio. Your mom looks absolutely amazing for 85! I would have never thought that was her age. Little baby Ella is so adorable in her pirate costume! I'll email you about the placenta info (haha.) I'll see if Sandy has your email address. :)

Karen Whittal said...

That looks like such fun, you are so blessed to get all your family together, I love these blogs, we don't do the pumpkin thing in SA probably because they are not in season now, Kayla was wondering how you get the insides out........... and now we know.. show in pictures.

Deb Shucka said...

What a motley ( and delightful) crew! The picture of your mom is my favorite. It sure looks like you all had the best of times. Thanks for sharing.