Monday, October 29, 2012

Birthdays, hunting tournaments, and Halloween parties, oh my!

This past weekend was super busy.  Add in a little Hurricane Sandy and that made it even more crazy.  I mean - really - when has there ever been a hurricane here at the end of October?!? 
Pollocksville Volunteer Fire Department (where Trent is chief) worked really hard all year to plan their biggest fundraiser - the Big Game Hunt.  Of course, a hunting tournament is held outside.  This year, it was held outside in the rain and wind.  Friday wasn't so bad - a good day for hunters.  Claire came out and visited us for a little bit. 


The tournament lasted all day Friday and Saturday, so we were beat after that.  Sunday Claire and I attended Jack's 2nd annual Halloween party.  It gave us something to look forward to in the middle of such a rainy day.  Claire had a blast and was the cutest bumble bee ever. 
Cousins Claire (bumble bee), Connor (Woody from Toy Story), and Anna (fairy princess)

Claire, Anna, Jack (Super Why), and Connor

Seriously - this little stinger on the butt was so cute!

Claire's miracle friend Parker (cutest bat ever!!!)

Best attempt at a group picture

Carrie, Parker, Claire, me

Connor (aka Woody)

Anna and another Toy Story character

She actually let me put the hood on!!!!!  Curls galore!

Friday was Trent's birthday, but since we were at the BGH, we didn't get to celebrate until Sunday evening after the Halloween party. Sunday morning in the rain, we were looking for something fun to do.  We tried going to the mall to run around but it was closed.  So we went to Dollar Tree.  I had read on a friend's blog once that she took her kids to Dollar Tree each year for her husband's birthday and let them pick out a few things - whatever they wanted - to give their dad.  I thought this was hilarious because the things they picked out were so funny!  So I thought I would let Claire do the same.  Whatever she picked up, that was what Trent got. 
As we were walking up to the store, I heard Claire saying "D", "R", etc..   I looked up and realized she was reading the letters off of the Dollar Tree sign!!!!!!  So smart!

She ran through the store and had a blast.  She stopped and picked up 4 things as you see below.  A box of garden vegetable crackers, a paint roller, a bag of dog treats, and a yellow dog squeeky toy.  Trent loved all of his gifts.  Claire almost also picked up a box of dog bones.  She walked by and studied them for a while.  I was beginning to wonder if she was giving us a hint about wanting a dog....

I think this will be our new tradition each year!  Really fun!
Grandma Neat Neat fixed supper for us Sunday night to celebrate.   Claire had helped her the day before fix and decorate Trent's cake.  She helped with the icing and then gave it her "special touch" and added the chocolate Teddy Graham. 
We had a great weekend but were all exhausted when today came around.  Claire's got some sort of cold going on also, so she is battling that.  We are hoping to have more fun with Halloween stuff this week.  Tomorrow at preschool they will celebrate.  Then Wednesday at my parent's church, they will have a Trunk or Treat.  We can't wait!!
The Scott Family

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