Russ and I have had 5 married Halloweens together now. In that time, we've carved 0 pumpkins and dressed up 0 times. My favorite thing to do on Halloween is make frosted sugar cookies, and we've done that at least 3 times. Our friends hosted a Halloween party last night, though. It was really fun. We ate treats and played mafia. Rachel filled a glove with water, froze it, cut the glove off, and put it in the red punch bowl. It looked pretty awesome.
The very most wonderful thing about this Halloween was dressing up Sophia! I wholeheartedly believe she was the world's MOST ADORABLE black cat EVER. She couldn't have looked cuter, and except for the ears and tail, I already had everything for the costume in her closet!
She kept her ears on all night because when I put them on, I distracted her by giving her the tail. In theory, she never even knew the ears were there. :)
A Halloween-ish pose with the dark night and the fall leaves. (She can stand up on her own, but only if she doesn't realize she's doing it. I was trying to get her to let go on my fingers in this picture, but she held on her dear life)
The Ward Chili Cook-off
There was a photographer at the ward party. I think Sophs looking at Russ in this picture is SO darling.
On an unrelated note, let me show you why I find driving in Minneapolis ANNOYING and FRUSTRATING. Here is a picture they show on the morning news traffic report.
|These are just freeways!!! We live somewhere around the middle of this mess.|