So yes, it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged. The last post is already almost 4 months old. I just can’t seem to get myself to sit down and do it even though I truly want to. I start to feel guilty for not cleaning something. So I am just going to try and get over that and start to keep this up. I have so much to share and yes, some of it dates back to the end of 2010 but wanted to catch you up on what’s been happening in the Loyd house. So here goes…..
This year we traveled to a different Pumpkin patch that had more activities. There was the patch of course but they also had a little tractor ride for kids, fishing, petting zoo, corn maze and a huge pile of corn you could jump and play in. But we only chose the tractor ride due to the expense of it all and timing of naps. It was a great time though. We even took Auntie Tina and Greta, Nana and Papa with us too.
Daddy, Paytyn and Greta posing with the corn.
The church has a carving party every year that we decided to go to. They provide the space, and a spaghetti dinner and you bring the tools and pumpkins. We had Aunt Erin, Aunt Elissa, and cousin Stella up for a visit and they joined us. Here is Paytyn and Stella cleaning out Paytyn’s pumpkin. I think Stella loved it more than Paytyn did.
Posing on Halloween with her jack-o-lantern.
This year was the first time we actually took Paytyn trick or treating. Unfortunately, Nick had to work so he didn’t get to join us but we joined him later that night. There is a towncenter just about 10 min. from our house that was having the shops open early in the evening for kids to come and trick or treat. We headed over there just about 5 and lucky we did. By the time we had walked up and down the street (which took about and hour) and were headed out, it was really crowded. But me and my princess Belle had a great time. I can’t wait for next year.
It’s hard to see but this is her first piece of halloween candy, a snickers.
My beautiful Belle.
This year the high school group threw a party for some kids in a poorer part of town. We got to join them after we trick or treated and have pizza and watch them play games.
Enjoying her piece of that multitude of candy. Also note, that dress is still being worn a lot. She loves dressing up as a princess.
And what Halloween season isn’t complete without our traditional pumpkin shaped pizza.