Halloween 2017 Trick or Treating

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We had a GREAT Halloween again this year.  The kids kept going and going and came home with quite the loot.  Trick or treating is always a fun time in our neighborhood, especially on our street.  Neighbors are out on their porches passing out candy and the sidewalks are packed with little costumed critters!

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A quick picture with Don and Joyce, our neighborhood grandparents!  So glad they live across the street.  We are very lucky to have them as neighbors!

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A picture with another neighbor we're lucky to have across the street - Ms. Tina!  She loves to spoil the kids with treats, and she has a cool pet duck, Patsy.

Sam and Tyler went around together again this year, this time they were both Harry Potter.

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Last house - time to go home!  Another successful Halloween in the books!

Secret Garden

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One day the kids came in from the backyard and asked me for some seeds because they wanted to plant a garden.  I gave them some lima bean seeds and black bean seeds from our craft closet that, up until that point, had only been used as decoration for our play-doh gingerbread men.  I also grabbed a few popcorn kernels from the pantry and then sent them back outside.  To our surprise, we've recently discovered their plants are actually growing.  It looks like a real, miniature garden back there.  I guess technically it is a real garden!  There was no prep involved - no garden soil, no fertilizer, no mulch.  Just two kids who dug a little hole in the red clay and did some sporadic watering at best and - voila!  We grew stuff!  They've already asked for a more legit garden next year.  I'm thinking with their green thumbs we'll be able to do quite a bit!