We ventured out over the Halloween weekend, taking the train, and the the bus up to Sacramento, where we were met by friends Nick and Judy, who ferried us up to their home in Paradise. The earthly one. I'll talk about the train trip next time, but here are pics from Halloween:
The girls carved pumpkins. This year we used kits with templates, which was very fun, and gave us some real characters!
The girls also decorated a cake with Aunt Judy. I'm not sure Abigail is too pleased with how it came out :-)...but I CAN say the cake was delicious!
We took a break and went to the park in Chico:
And had a quick visit with cousin Zachary, who is a student there.
FINALLY it was time for trick-or-treating. I made some critical improvements to the cupcake--notice the Bud Light suspenders are hardly even visible! I ended up getting a white sweater and stapling fluff to it, and to the suspenders as well. Still not a super comfortable costume for long walks, I think, but fine for the hour or so we were out and about.
Our friends' neighborhood is perfect, in my motherly opinion. The homes are well spaced, so there are nice walks between each house. The residents were very generous, so the girls STILL got enough candy to last 'til Christmas, but they worked a little for it!
And of course, even though we were only in Paradise for less than 48 hours, we still managed to quaff an ice cream at Shuberts.
Next time...our exciting train ride where we lost our jackets (but we won't talk about that part because it upsets us).