andiamo: October 2017


pumpkin painting

10.20.2017

After the parade we walked back to my sister-in-law's house for some pizza and some painting of pumpkins. Ashley had suggested using white pumpkins which I loved in theory... even though most of the white ended up covered with paint so.... Anyways. I had dropped the ball as far as bringing smocks for the kids so you know that each of them ended up with paint on their festive tees.... All part of the joy of painting those pumpkins yes? 

Thanks for hosting us Ash! Far better for you than I that is for sure!




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the millersville homecoming parade

10.19.2017

Now this is a first for us, and I'm not sure how that is a thing, but there you have it. My sister-in-law told us all about this parade and now that they live down in Millersville it was a no brainer to park at their house and walk our brood over for three hours of parading and candy. We got there early to get a spot and Ash and I headed to a cafe to grab coffee while we waited for the parade to begin. When we returned our group had moved.... In front of what was obviously campus housing. Maybe a frat house? But definitely a building containing a bunch of drunk college kids. Some sitting on the porch roof smoking cigarettes and climbing through windows and the like. They were actually totally fine, changing their music if the lyrics got to be too much, sharing candy with the kids, etc. We actually really enjoyed sharing the parade with them. They were very entertaining and reminded us all of those lovely college days of the past....

But the parade! Three hours of fire trucks and bands and hey! Storm Troopers! The kids loved their life and clapped and cheered and collected goodies. I got myself a whole lot of Harrison cuddles and accepted all sorts of praises from all sorts of people. Why yes, this is my child and yes, he is a month old and yes, isn't he just adorable?! I'll take it when I can get it is what I'm saying.... This will definitely become a tradition for the fall I am sure of it.




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hersheypark in the dark

10.18.2017

Last Friday was the first day of Hersheypark in the Dark, a very spooktacular time where the rides we know and love at Hershey get fun new names and the kids wear costumes and get candy and other manner of fun festive things. We met up with our normal group, my parents, my sister's family and my brother's family. We are quite the deal aren't we? I wouldn't have it any other way. 

The chosen costumes were a bit of a repeat from last year's Halloween, which works! Waste not, want not! Lena the Lady Bug, Mikayla was a real Bee (hee hee), David was Captain America, Letteria was Elena of Avalor and Dominic decided to squeeze his almost three year old body into his brother's Darth Vader costume from when he was just one. So there you go. Recycling costumes at it's finest!

It was drizzling the whole time which stunk, obviously, but I think that helped keep the crowds at bay. We had ourselves some Chick-fil-A before hitting up the trick-or-treat area. After that it was just a matter of finding rides that had some form of roof over head to go on. We didn't stay too long, there is only so much drizzle a momma can take. But we will be back, for sure. On a day with hopefully less rain.
 
Prior Hersheypark in the Dark visits here and here... And when we used to have Dutch Wonderland season passes their Halloween themed fun here, here, here, here and here! And after seeing my little babies all little well.... Wine me.




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