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.