Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween and Matt's Birthday Party

Ahh, Halloween is over. We packed in as much fun as we could though! Shannon tested out her lung power as she blew up balloons to decorate the house for Matt's birthday celebration. She was a terrific helper as I was busy at the stove cooking chili and a pumpkin shaped (yes, a wild idea that actually turned out well!) birthday cake for Matt. He made it home just in time to open some presents before all the company arrived. We had our friends the Barlow's, the Anthon's, the Adam's, and the Pocock's come and eat chili with us before the trick-or-treating began. It was a great party! There was so much food (doughnuts, cinnamon rolls, cake, pop, bread) that everyone decided to come back again afterwards for seconds. We had quite the group as everyone was either riding in a Rino or on their ATV's. House to house we went for two straight hours! The kids had a blast and we sure had fun digging into their goodies! Everyone came back to the house again to eat more chili, doughnuts and hot chocolate. The kids disappeared downstairs to check out their loot while the grownups relaxed in the living room to visit. We all had such a great time - we decided to make it a tradition to have our friends over for chili every year!

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