October 31, 2009

Halloween 2009

For Christian's first Halloween, we dressed him up as a skeleton.

He tried to make a spooky face, but he's just too cute to pull off being scary.

We don't know about you, but that's the cutest bag o' bones we've ever seen.

Ava dressed as a fairy this year.

For those keeping score, this is the same fairy costume we dressed Ava in for her Fairy First Birthday party invitations. As you can see, it fits her much better now.

Here she is showing off her fairy hairdo.

And here's a full body shot of our little fairy princess.

During the afternoon, Ava and her cousins went to Little Haunts up at This Is The Place Heritage Park with Granny O and Freddy O. It was a very fun afternoon with trick-or-treating at pioneer houses, pony rides, Halloween crafts, a story-telling witch, and an amazing candy-shooting cannon. Here is Annissa, Ava, and Sophie on the train ride around the park.

After arriving home, Ava changed in to her Halloween hostess outfit and helped decorate our Halloween Tree with some pumpkin ornaments from Grandma and Grandpa Furr.

Since we had already collected a lot of candy on two separate occasions the day before (and Ava is a bit of a sissy when it comes to being out in the cold), we decided to stay in on trick-or-treat night. Ava quite enjoyed handing out candy and seeing all the different costumes of the trick-or-treaters that came to our door.

We all had a great Halloween and are already looking forward to next year.

October 27, 2009

Halloween Preparations

The Furr family has been busily preparing for Halloween. First Ava and Larry carved a jack-o-lantern. Ava designed the face and Larry did the carving as Ava watched with fervent anticipation.

Ava was quite proud of her pumpkin creation.

Meanwhile, Krista was having fun dressing up Christian in various Halloween outfits.

First, she put him in this festive little ensemble from Aunt Kelly and Uncle Ryan.

Next, he donned this "frightfully cute" shirt from Grandma and Grandpa Furr along with one of Ava's old Halloween hats.

Christian decided that the hat made him look like a court jester. As you can see, he was much happier without it.

Lastly, he changed into this "short & sweet" getup from Aunt Liz and Uncle Preston.

However, he eventually lost his patience with trying on different outfits (Krista sometimes forgets boys are different than girls in this way).

As for seeing Ava's and Christian's Halloween costumes, you'll have to wait until our next spooky and scary post.

October 18, 2009

Ava Goes to the Elephant Parade

A couple of weeks ago, Ava went to the circus elephant parade with Granny O and her cousins. Ava loves elephants (they are her favorite animal at the zoo) and she had tons of fun at the parade.

She still talks about how much fun she had seeing the elephants and hasn't stopped carrying around the sign that she got from the parade.

Ava was also quite enthralled with the clowns and loves her new clown nose she got at the parade. She often wants me to put the clown nose on and has even tried it on Christian.

Here are some of our favorite little clowns!

Thanks to Granny O for taking Ava to so many fun places while I have had to be at home with Christian. Also, thanks to Erika for all of these great pictures!

October 9, 2009

October 4, 2009

Sweet Sis Sings of Star

As we've mentioned before, Ava is head over heals for her new baby brother. She even sings him songs. Here is Ava's rendition of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (which apparently includes a verse about a puppy).