Thursday, November 1, 2012


Halloween isn't a big holiday in New Zealand, which is nice that there is little pressure on me to spend hours and $$ on cool costumes.

Max wanted to be Spiderman, so we borrowed a costume from a friend.  Max has never seen a Spiderman movie but he likes the idea of having super powers.
Maya wanted to be a princess.  I have been fighting the inevitable princess obsession, but gave in Lonnie convinced me I was making too big of a deal out of it.  Anyway, I fixed up her old dress up and she loved it.
She also insisted on wearing sunglasses while we are at our ward Trunk or Treat.
Trent was the only child that couldn't share on opinion on what he wanted to wear so I could dress him however I wanted.  I figured with The Hobbit coming out this year, and living in New Zealand our little man should be a Hobbit.  He fit the role perfectly.  He already has a very Hobbit-like wobbly walk.  He eats more than 5 times a day and he is much too brave for his own good. 

Yes, that is a Twilight bucket.  No I don't know where he got it, but I can promise you it didn't come from me.  He probably stole it from a teenage girl at the Trunk or Treat.  No one can say no to those chubby cheeks.
Our little Hobbit was the star of the show.  He looked darling and LOVED collecting candy for some of the neighbors.

arataki visitor's centre

Took a Sunday drive up to the Aritaki Visitor's Centre in the Waitakare Ranges.   It was a great stop off on a lovely drive through the ranges west of Auckland.