Friday, November 7, 2014

October 2014

October was fabulous. Warm, dry, and full of fun. We spent some glorious days at the ranch, riding horses (which Ellie loved), playing in leaves, playing with cousins, going for walks, catching frogs (or watching cousin Brian and Timmy catch a frog), and just enjoying the beauty. We also went on a few hikes, enjoyed the fall colors, had great fun in the leaves, picked the last of the garden produce, and even spend some time indoors at the Treehouse museum on one rainy day. What a perfect fall month.


This is what it looks like trying to wrangle Ellie for a picture.

This is what it looks like when we get at least partial success.

Halloween Fun 2014

Our Halloween activities were pretty fun this year, even if Ellie didn't quite understand what was going on she still enjoyed the ward party, carving pumpkins with friends, and trick-or-treating. Mommy Cannon and Pop brought back this little Swiss dress from their mission in Switzerland and Ellie looked like the cutest little Heidi in it. I have a devil of a time ever getting this girl to hold still for a picture though. She wasn't too excited about trick-or-treating at first, what with strangers involved and all, but once she discovered she could stick her hand in and choose any shiny piece of candy she wanted, she warmed up to the idea. Her favorite part of Halloween though? Running around like a maniac with a pumpkin bucket on her head. She didn't care that she was bouncing off walls and kitchen appliances. She thought it was hilarious.

Ellie knew just what to do with smarties, even if they were unwrapped.

Ellie wasn't too happy before we started trick-or-treating, but once she figured it out, she was so cute, saying "teet" (trick-or-treat) and "to-doo" (thank you) after getting her candy.

Happy Halloween!