Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy "Owl"aween!

To further indulge my current obsession with owls, I made an owl costume for Clara for Halloween. She was a pretty cute owl, if I do say so myself!

We put on a lot of miles for Halloween, but when you live in the country and have family in 2 different towns... it happens.

I picked up Clara after daycare and headed to Zumbrota to visit my parents and hopefully catch a glimpse of my nephews and niece. My sister's current obsession is PBR Bull Riding... so she worked long and hard on these ADORABLE bull-riding costumes. They are seriously the cutest bull riders EVER! And they know their stuff - Colby is riding "Asteroid", and Chase is riding "Bushwhacker" - names of actually PBR bulls!

After lots of pictures, playing in the gravel and leaves, and lots of hugs and kisses from grandma and grandpa, we headed to Lake City to pick up Paul and do a little trick-or-treating. Clara fell asleep on the drive there, so she was pretty shy and out of it when we got to Washington Street. The businesses on Washington Street dress up and hand out candy for the kids. Since we live in the country and don't really have a neighborhood to trick-or-treat in, this was a lot of fun. We know many of the business owners from our involvement with the Chamber of Commerce, so it was fun to show-off Clara a little too :).

And seriously, with all the work that went in to that costume, I was definitely going to make sure more than just the grandparents got to see it!

We made a few more stops in town to some of Paul's co-workers homes, then headed to Great-Grandma's, and finally Paul's parents. Clara even went trick-or-treating in the barn to see grandpa.

By 8:30pm, we were all bushed from the running around, had some pizza for supper and hit the hay. Not bad for our first "real" Halloween adventure!

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