Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bend Trip

Like I mentioned in Hunter's 5 month post, we took our first trip to Bend to visit Drew's parents since Hunter was born.

I was not looking forward to the car ride with a baby and a toddler, but I was pleasantly surprised on the way over! Claire watched Peter Pan on my phone and Hunter slept and just played quietly with his Sophie giraffe. We had no crying the entire way there! 

On Saturday we went to a pumpkin patch outside of Bend with Grandma and Grandpa. This was Claire's second time to the pumpkin patch this year, and she seemed just as fascinated as the first time. Hunter seemed just as enthused too haha

They had free face painting, so Claire chose a pumpkin for her face. She was so excited about it! She will still randomly stop and say "Oh no! My pumpkin patch face is gone!" Poor girl, I think she thought it would last forever.

We spend the rest of the weekend just hanging out with Drew's parents and relaxing.

We left after church on Sunday and I was a little over confident on how the trip home would be. I mean, the first time was a piece of cake, so why wouldn't it be the same?
Wrong! So, so wrong.

Claire decided she forgot how to nap in the car, and since we left at nap time it was melt down city on the ride home. She did okay for the first half, but for about the last hour our car ride went like this:

We figured there was nothing we could do but laugh it off and get home as fast as possible.
Needless to say, it was an early bedtime for Claire that night!

Friday, November 1, 2013


We had our first real, 'trick-or-treat our own neighborhood' halloween this year.
It's so fun to be in a neighborhood with so many kids! I should probably take this moment to remind myself that we are going to need WAY more candy next year. 
Seriously, we were out of candy by 7:45pm and we were gone for an hour trick or treating ourselves. So many kids!

Claire was an indian this year. This costume was made by my grandma for my mom when she was little, then I wore it, and now Claire; so fun to see it be passed down the generations!
I'm pretty sure she was saying "trick or treeeeaaattt!" in this picture.

I don't know why, but I had a huge urge for Hunter to be an adorable chubby lion this year. We lucked out and Drew's cousin Andrea had one we were able to borrow. Thanks again Andrea!

I could seriously kiss those chubby lion cheeks all day long! 

 This was the most successful picture we got of the two of them. Hunter insisted on doing his signature back arch to get away from Claire. Oh well, maybe next year...

Claire had such a fun time going from house to house collecting candy! She kept yelling after every house "look, I got more candy!". We only did a small loop around our neighborhood since it was cutting it close to bed time. When we got home we were greeting kids at the door and trying to get Hunter fed, that by the time we turned around Claire had shoved at least three pieces of candy in her mouth!

After we confiscated the candy from Claire she helped us pass out candy to the rest of the trick or treaters. Every time the door bell rang she yelled "Trick or Treat!"; too bad she wasn't that enthusiastic when we were actually out trick or treating!

It was so fun watching her trick or treat this year, and admire all the other kids in their costumes! 
We're potty training this week so the candy is coming in handy as small rewards, and Claire is already asking about trick or treating again :)