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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Halloween in New Hampshire

We took a quick trip to New Hampshire to see the granddaughters we haven't seen since August.  We were there for Halloween activities.

Starting with pumpkin carving.

Instead of opening the top they made the opening in the side.  It's supposed to extend the life of a pumpkin if you don't mess with the stem.   A's job was to take out all the seeds and strings.

Halloween morning A joined others from her preschool class for a parade.  It was the year of the dragon for A.  Papa (Dan) is walking her to join the class.

A walks in parade with her mom with her sister L on mom's back.  Public school was canceled for the bigger kids because of power outages and trees down from the nor'easter that came through on Sunday night.

Returning from preschool A checks out the pumpkins on the front porch.

Tuesday had a bonus for us which was A's ballet class.

Little sister L is a Lion for Halloween.  

L had to check on the pumpkins too.

The festivities begin at the Village Store

Emergency vehicles help to slow traffic through the center of the township and have light up for when it gets dark.

Some houses really decorate.  That's a purple spider on that porch.

Contests get judged by age groups.

Then it was time to trick or treat.  Dan and I manned the house while granddaughters went with parents pulling them in a wagon.  All the trick or treating came to an early halt when the entire town lost power at 6:45.  A & L had had enough by that time anyway.


Tom said...

...cute ages to enjoy the season!

Latane Barton said...

I had to laugh at your comment on my blog... yep, those geese did not have a leader! I know you enjoyed your visit to NH..

Fun60 said...

I expect the grandchildren were delighted to have you there sharing the fun. Great costumes.

Cynthia said...

Adorable costumes! It looks like the girls had a very fun time. We sat out on the front porch with our treat bucket and passed out threats to about 45 cuties. Most of them arrive on golf carts in our neighborhood now. We used to have to walk, back in the "old days"!

Latane Barton said...

What sweet, precious little ones all dressed up for Halloween. I loved seeing them having fun.

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