Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy {Belated} Halloween!

Despite the cold weather and unfamiliar surroundings, we were still able to get our act together and take Charlotte out trick-or-treating.  Thanks to Wal-Mart (one of these days, I swear I'll actually make her costume...), Charlotte dressed up as a little bumble bee.

We first took her to Washington Square in historic downtown Newport.  A lot of the local shops were handing candy out to the kiddies.  It only took Charlotte a few try before she understood that these absolute strangers would give her candy...

Afterwards, we drove over to Fort Adams to trick-or-treat around the base housing.  There were SO MANY kids there and everyone (even the parents) were all dressed up for the fun.  Justin and I, however, did not dress up.  But here are some photos of us with our little bumble bee. 

And finally, since we're on the subject of Halloween, I wanted to quickly share the story of Charlotte's first jack-o-lantern.  (We sadly never got around to carving one last Halloween.)

A few days ago, we visited the Sweet Berry Farm in Middletown, RI with our dear family friend, Mrs. Polnasek. 

She used to work on the farm for many years and let me tell you, this place is adorable!  The store sells the most amazing gourmet food and sweets.  The farm grounds itself were also nice (although most of the pumpkins were already picked by the time we got there).  Regardless, Charlotte persevered and found two perfect pumpkins.

Much like what we did with the supermarket mini pumpkins, Charlotte painted the smaller of the two pumpkins. 

Justin carved the larger pumpkin.  Notice how skilled his pumpkin carving skills are.  :)

And after all was said and done, here are all the pumpkins. 

Hope everyone had a fantastic and safe Halloween!!!


  1. Awww, happy Halloween Van and Fam!!! She's super sweet as a bee!

  2. CUTE! She's so expressive in all of her pictures!

  3. Great Pics Van!!! Love her painted pumpkin!!!!!

  4. She is so cute in her bee costume!! And I love her painted pumpkins!!

  5. SO cute!! Love all of the pictures!

  6. Haha, glad we're not the only ones who didn't get to carve their pumpkin the baby's first year. Something to look forward to!


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