This is Halloween

The kids were excited to have their annual Halloween party tonight.  Trey and I put them in charge of decorating and cleaning up...think they did great!

Hazel was dead...again! This year she was Amelia Earheart..the zombie.  August helped her with the scars.

 August was a Hobo.
 Some of Hazel's guests arrived in style!

 Hazel and her friends spent most of the time in the "band room" dancing to recognizable music.

 And playing with glow sticks...
 And squealing! Oh, the squealing!
 August and his friends hung out in the guest bedroom and played a dancing game...it really smelled bad in this room by the end of the night.
 Of course there were the kids who were "too cool" to dance so they watched from the sidelines.

 After a while the younger kids came up to watch some good old fashioned It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

 But then they got a bit bored so we switched to ondemand Karaoke!

 And boy...these kids liked to sing...
August was a bit sad at the end of the night because it's our last Halloween party in Seattle.  Little does he know that Halloween in South Pas is a huge deal...the houses there are so decorated and Trick-or-Treating is a big event.  And we'll have plenty of parties there too. But it does feel odd to not have a clear picture of what life will be like in a year...so I'm feeling it with August right now...and we'll be okay.


Pumpkin Patch 2012

Pumpkin Patch time!
We went to The Farm again...same one the kids went to in elementary school.  They were excited to do the hay maze and eat apple cider doughnuts.

I'll be honest...they were not nearly as good at the Franklin Cider Mill doughnuts back in Mi...nothing really is!

But we ate them just fine!

A friendly guy offered to take our picture while the kids were playing in the field.  We're pretty lucky that August is still interested in doing all this!

Dude!  The kittens at The Farm are out of control!  Look at August's face...

They were so cute!

Cleaning Hazel's hay-butt!

August giving Hazel a ride in the wheel barrel...she was not a huge fan.

Hazel really wanted someone else to lift her pumpkin...but we made her do it all by herself.

They really had a good time this year.  August and Hazel have some really special moments where they are very sweet and kind to each other.  Moments like this are so perfect.

Yeah...we wouldn't carry August's pumpkin either. Tough love round here!

The haul!


Updates from the Many Family

It has been a heck of a long time since my last post!
Here's an idea of what the Many family has been up to:

  • Hazel played a Narrator for this year's school production of Aladdin
  • August sang and danced as Bert Healey, a servant and a member of Hooverville in his schools production of Annie
  • Trey and I began a training routine at the gym...you should see my husband these days!!!
  • August will soon be completing his 7th grade year
  • Hazel will soon be completing her 4th grade year
  • I will soon be completing my first year as a classroom teacher
  • I successfully turned 40 without any breakdowns
Our summer looks great:

  • August will be taking a Parkour class, attending an Ultimate Frisbee camp and a youth group camp 
  • Hazel will continue taking Hip Hop through the summer, as well as attend a Hip Hop/Jazz summer camp and a church camp
  • Trey and I will be taking an adult trip to New York where we'll shop, see shows and see the Walsh dynamic duo
  • The family will be spending 2 weeks in California visiting with Anna, Avery and the Reynolds clan
  • Hazel will be spending some time with the Wilkinson girls
  • August will be hanging out with his good friend Nicholas
And best of all, we have most of August to just chill.  To be in Seattle in the summer, assuming summer ever reaches us out here in the PNW! I'm looking out the window right now and it's grey and wet and chilly.  IT'S JUNE 18th!!


Need a Little Hawaii Today

Dressed and ready for the party

On our walk 

Following the leader

Trey and Hazel making a memory

First tattoo

Learning to dance