The weekend prior to Halloween we took Kelty to the Sunshine Pumpkin Farm to pick out a few pumpkins (which are still sitting in my kitchen .... untouched!) I had big plans for those pumpkins! O'well, the best part about pumpkin picking was watching Kelty run through the pumpkin patch anyway!
Apparently the proper way to pick a good pumpkin is to sit on it .... he literally ran from pumpkin to pumpkin and sat ... and ran ... and sat ... and ran ...
Al's brother Mike and his wife Susie arrived the 30th ... they will be here through Christmas! Susie has been a HUGE help and was able to watch Kelty while I've working at the base. Kelty totally digs Mike and Sue ... I think he spends a lot of time showing off for them. Thankfully I am done with my 2-weeks of full-time work and am back to just a Tue/Thur schedule. I'll touch on that in a later post.
Anyway ... so Halloween came and went. We met up with our friends, the Wagner's (same family we went o Zurich with), and let the kiddo's trick-or-treat on base together. We started off the evening "trunk-or-treating" ... the base set-up a huge movie screen in the middle of the soccer field and people parked and decorated the trunks of their cars ... the kids were able to walk from "trunk" to "trunk" and get candy ... cute concept! After our warm-up of trunk-or-treating we walked to one of the nearby neighborhoods for a little traditional trick-or-treating. Kelty had an absolute blast running around with his little buddies and collecting candy. It was hard to keep up with him ... base housing was PACKED with trick-or-treaters and Kelty just wanted to run and weave through all the chaos.
I had to work all day Saturday (ugh) ... I had just enough time to walk in the house, go directly to my craft room and sew Kelty his "Cookie" trick-or- treat bag. He was so cute filling up his cookie bag. This was his first piece of Halloween candy.
While trick-or-treating we passed by a little park ... the kids were hilarious on this rocker ... I have never heard Kelty laugh so long and so hard! I have a video but I've all but given up on loading video's lately ... I'll have to try again soon.
We arrived back home around 7:30 and our neighbors really wanted to see Kelty ... Al, Kelty, Mike, Sue and I made our way over to our neighbors and ended up drinking coffee, eating cake and chasing it all with a few glasses of wine ... all the while Kelty was stuffing his face with little gummy bears. Our German neighbors are AWESOME!
On Sunday, we decided to head over to St. Martin and walk through the vineyards ... hoping to enjoy it before all the grapes were harvested. Unfortunately the grapes were gone but the vineyards in their autumn splendor were gorgeous!
So ... with my work schedule I really don't have any photos of Kelty during the week ... crazy! Apparently Kelty felt he needed to make up for my slack and walked around with our digital camera and snapped a few pictures the other night ....
They didn't all turn so clear (or centered) but he did a great job with this little snapshot of Aunt Susie!