Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween 2008

Ian with Lainey at the Fall Festival at Southpark Christian School
Ian and Blair

Ian thinks he's on a date with Blair :)

Look at that big puppy dog riding all by himself

Ian riding the horses

Sorry about the framing...but love that face

Drew caught on to the trick or treating quickly

Ian and Drew with Deniese Dillon

Halloween 2008 is now in the books. Thank goodness! Wow...2 little wild boys and trick or treat...amazing. This mommy is T-I-R-E-D!
The day started out fine. Drew wore his puppy dog costume to school. Ian wore his spider shirt. All was well. Then the wheels fell off the bus (so to speak). Ian refused to wear his costume tonight. He tried it on last night...loved it. He was going to be Spiderman. He sang the Spiderman theme song, ran around the house shooting "webs" and just generally loved it. Today...not so much. Absolutely would not wear it. Oh well.
We started our afternoon at the Dillon office. Drew learned quickly that the fastest way to fill up his bag was to grab candy with BOTH hands. He had so much fun. Both boys loved running around the Dillon office seeing everyone. Drew especially loved the ducks. We ran into our friends Natasha and Avi Joy as well as Donna and Ryan.
After the Dillon trick or treating, we headed to our church for the Fall Festival. Ian had a blast in the inflatable airplane. I think he went in about 8 or 10 times. They both had fun with the ducks. Ian found his sweet friend Blair and glued himself to her side. Blair was sweet enough to take him outside for the pony rides and other activities while Charlie chased Drew around. I was trying to get pictures of both boys...not an easy task. Drew loved the pony rides too. He rode all by himself. Ian had such a good time in the jupiter jump.
Then we were off to the Fall Festival at South Park Christian School (Ian's pre-school). I was scheduled to work at the Lollipop Tree at 7:30pm, so we had to hurry across town. Ian, Drew and Daddy went outside to check out the activities while I made my way to my booth. Charlie said that when they walked outside, Ian spotted the fire truck immediately and took off for it. He was able to get inside and see all of the fun stuff. Then the boys came back in and found me. Ian "helped" me work at the booth for a little while. The booth beside the one I was working at was the "Duck Pond"....Drew loved it. Ian saw some of his friends from his class as well as his teacher, Mrs. Kelley (he loves her). He also saw his sweet friend Lainey Shasteen. Chris, Al and the kids were all there, but Ian is just drawn to Lainey.
Both boys were tired, tired, tired when we got home. Drew was in bed by 8:45 and Ian was asleep by 9:30. I was surprised.
It might not have been the evening I had imagined...but it was fun watching my boys have such a good time. That's what it's all about!


Annie said...

yeah, I felt like I was running a marathon yesterday myself, but I agree, it is all worth it. When I look at your boys and think about the way you are blessing their lives, the wonderful things that you are allowing them to experience, I get chills.

Fenwick Family said...

Cute pictures,love the one where Ian is on a date and Drew riding the horse!So cute.Your boys are beautiful.That is neat that u went to the Dillon office.Waiting on immigration,Gidget

Julie said...

Wow, I'm exhausted just reading that. You must be pooped out.

Love the pictures of the boys. I'm sure they had a great time.

Dianne said...

It looks like they had a great time. They are so cute.

cupfar said...

Wow Nadra! I felt like I was running around in circles reading your post! What a busy life you lead!! But so precious with the two boys who are so full of character! And so neat to trick or treat at Dillon!! Awesome! Here I can't wait to just have Anson! :)

Dianna said...

Ha! Elsah is Anna's favorite person in the whole wide world. Gotta love those Shasteens :)

Jill and Andy said...

The boys are so stinkin adorable!!! Layne Nhi enjoyed seeing pictures of Drew dressed up too!! Hugs!!

Julie & Patrick said...

Talk about multi-tasking!!! Sounds like it was a busy and fun-filled night!!

Despite Ian's change of costume plans, I think we were amply protected with super heroes across the Nation that night :)

Julie R

Heather said...

Um, you make our trick or treat night sound very boring!!! I seriously don't know how you managed all of that with no melt-downs! Sounds like loads of fun!!!

Heather M.

Natasha said...

You were 'surprised' they fell asleep at 8:45 and 9:30. They must be nightowl kiddos. Now wonder you are tired.
I am in bed every night at that time can you believe that! Sun goes down, I go down : )
I am glad we got to see your family at Dillon. Hope your back-to-work week is off to a good start.
Talk soon,