When we talk about our friends, the Gardners, our little boys call them "Our Gardners". This is a fitting title for them because they have a really beautiful yard; they just haven't done anything about ours yet. :)
We have a silly tradition where we have a Halloween type of meal with them near Halloween. We haven't gotten to just visit with these guys for nearly a year. It was so much fun to see them and visit.
Ellis and James are modeling Seth and my costumes. We just found these weird wigs. Much cuter on these two cute boys. They girls are totally photo bombing them.
We were going to have the kids eat brains this year, but it turned out easier for them to eat guts. I just made spaghetti and put them in some bread bowls I made. We used cream cheese and olives for the eyes. I think they turned out pretty cute; until Seth said that the Parmesan cheese was maggots. That was more than I could take.
The kids had fun playing with their friends and the boys especially loved eating the brains/guts. I heard Raleigh explaining to Ellis that he would be really smart if he ate his (Raleigh's) brains. Ellis said, "I am already really smart."
So fun to play with our friends and to have something for the kids to look forward to every year. It was so nice to reconnect with these guys.