Monday, October 29, 2012

Fall Festival 2012

Can you tell that I am working really hard to catch up on my blog posts?  I think I am officially "caught up".  We will see how long it lasts!  Last night was the annual Fall Festival at our church.  This is a really fun event complete with games, a giant slide, trunk or treat and some of our favorite friends!  Anyone who knows us, knows that last year's Halloween costume was a total fail.  So in about June, I started talking about how excited I was that she was going to finally get to wear her Buddy costume for Halloween this year.  I would get it out of the closet and we would look at it together...and then she would say something to the effect of   "I am not going to be Buddy, Momma".  Finally in about September, I resigned to the fact that she will in fact never wear the Buddy costume.  (I am holding out for Baby Link to love it and win Halloween favorite)  I asked her what she wanted to be instead of Buddy and she said "Jovie!"  Jovie is our beloved elf on the shelf.  I was so excited!  Last week I got to work on her costume and she couldn't have been more excited!  When she tried it on for the first time, she kept running around the house "perching" like the elf.  It was hysterical!  So here is our little Jovie, The Elf on The Shelf!
 Honey came down to join in on the festivities and we are so glad she did!
 She only wanted to sit in the rocking chair for a picture with Mommy and Daddy.  I love how her little hands are in perfect "elf" form!
 First up at the festival was Trunk or Treat.  She was really excited that people gave her candy.  She didn't necessarily want to eat it, she was just thrilled they would give it to her!
 Thanks Ms. Christie!
 This was definitely our favorite trunk!  In the Christmas spirit!
 The first game she spotted was jump rope.  I don't know what it is with this girl and jump ropes, but she wants to figure them out so bad.  I think her little body still needs a few years before it is coordinated enough to accomplish this!
 When we got to the big slide, she spotted her sweet friends Emma and Evan and couldn't have been more excited!
 The fearless threesome headed to the top!
 This picture cracks me up!  They are both completely air born!
 Next we headed in to play games and do a craft.  They worked so hard on their picture frames. 

 Showing off her golf skills
 And her basketball skills!
 She was so excited to get to choose 5 prizes at the end of the night.  2 of the prizes she chose were flashlights and she was thrilled!
 We had a wonderful time!  Thank you Alameda for such a great family night of fun! 

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