I come from a huge extended family, I have over 25 cousins that I am close to. My mom is one of nine siblings, so all our family gatherings are chaotic and fun! Most of my cousins have kids too, so now we continue to pass on all these fun family traditions. My cousin Elizabeth and her husband Tom host an annual Fall Festival at their home. They had so many wonderful activities planned for all the kids and adults. There was face painting, a giant bounce-around, corn hole, stations to craft and make a mask, or paint a pumpkin. And the biggest hit, was the pony rides!
Waiting for a pony ride!
My son, getting instructions....
And he is off.....
My youngest, riding the pony, and loving it!
My beautiful Goddaughter is a natural :)
Having fun jumping with cousins!
Making cotton candy, and turning into a sticky mess!
My husband and oldest son, playing some corn hole
My parents with my boys.
My lovely grandparents, they have been married for over 60 years!
My hubs and our son. AKA his clone :)
And when night fell, the kids all roasted marshmallows, what a perfect way to end a great day!
Another Halloween tradition is our family Halloween party, which my mom hosted this year....
Some of the boy cousins, we were missing a few..
Sweet little girl cousins...
Um, this is our cousin Landon, who is the sweetest little monster ever!
Two of my three boys, the oldest is too old for trick-or-treating.
Carving pumpkins the night before with grandma...
Finally Halloween arrived, as if we already didn't have enough candy in the house from all the parties. The kids had a ball trick-or-treating with their friends from our old neighborhood. These truly are the moments that you want to hold on to forever.
Hope that you had a wonderful October, filled with lovely traditions.
Until next time....