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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween 2014

Our Halloween celebrations actually began about two weeks ago.  Granddaddy and Barbara invited us over to their house for a Halloween get together.  Logan and Kenzie were having too much fun to stop and get dressed in their costumes.  Barbara surprised the kids with bags full of goodies, and my cousins David, Christy and Conner also brought bags full of yummy treats!  Mackenzie and Logan were in Heaven!  The house was decorated beautifully, Barbara made a huge spread of delicious food, and we were able to relax and enjoy some much needed family time together.  I'm pretty sure Mackenzie and Logan would have spent the night, but it was a school night, so we had to head home before they were ready.

Their other surprise they got to take home!

We had all intentions of going up to Bert's pumpkin farm again this year, but we just couldn't make it happen.  We ended up going right across the street to Cagle's Farm to get our pumpkins.  Logan was just as happy, it took us a total of 15 minutes and there was hardly any crowd. 
My boys and their Camo hats.  Logan's head is so big, he can wear Chris's hat!  I think he has the famous Nason (BIG) head.

Trying to find the perfect one.  He also picked two little pumpkins, one for him and one for Landon.  :)
Now for the most important part...the costume!  Logan had decided months ago that he wanted to be a cougar.  He has an intense love (some may say obsession) with animals.  About two months ago, I hopped online and thought, theirs got to be a cougar costume out there.  I was able to find the white tiger last year.  Well, just so you know, when you search for cougar costumes, you will get results, just be prepared for some sexy ladies showing up on your screen wearing almost no clothing!
I decided to go a different route with Logan and show him the pages of kids' animal costumes I found.  He immediately picked the blue ox and said that was it.  I tired showing him a few others, but the ox won every time.  We ordered it and checked the mailbox everyday for a week.  When it finally arrived, Logan threw his arms around me, gave me a huge hug and said, "I love it, it's perfect!"
People have been getting quite a chuckle out of his costume, especially his teachers at school.  They are always amazed at Logan's knowledge of animals and almost always have a story to tell me at school.  While other kids are drawing people or dogs, Logan has drawn a "porcupine sea urchin".  They love it!  Anyways, they couldn't believe that Logan had decided on an Ox, again while the other kids were being superheros and ninjas. 
We got Logan all dressed up Halloween Night, and Mimi and Pop came over to trick or treat with us.  Logan seemed to be all ready and very excited, until he realized he had to go up to the person's house, ring the doorbell and actually talk to them.  He was much more eager to do it last year, but he also had his two cousins with him.  This year, it was just him.  We set out to make a loop around our neighborhood and I would say around the 6th house he was ready to go home.  We convinced him to keep going and we went up to a few more houses.  Bad weather was also moving in, and it was beginning to drizzle.  We hurried home, and he ran inside dumped out his 20 pieces of candy, and yelled, "Wow, look at all this candy!"  He thought he had hit the jack pot.  Little did he know, other kids were coming home with sacks full of the sugary deliciousness.   I figure it's a good thing though, less for him to eat and more importantly, less for Mommy and Daddy to sneak. 

I can't believe how much this little guy has grown up and I really can't believe that was our 5th Halloween!! 

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