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Wordless Wednesday: Auntie MoMo’s Birthday!

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Pre-Halloween Festivities Part One

Posted by: Maggie

I’m back! I actually wanted to post last week, but my computer’s hard drive is full and I didn’t have the time to clear space to upload all my Halloween photos. I took time over the weekend, cleared out my files, and uploaded all my recent photos. So, I’m back to regular posting.

I love Halloween. I have since I was little. I love all that is spooky and scary and dark and creepy. I realize that in the last several years I’ve gotten lazy about celebrating.  So I wanted to try to do more Halloween things this year. We ended up doing about half the things that I planned since Eleanor was feeling sick Halloween weekend. We had to skip a Halloween party and a Haunted House outing that we had planned. But we did manage to do a few fun Halloweeny things.

The weekend before Halloween we spent a Sunday morning at a Pumpkin Festival in Hart Park.  It kinda sucked but Eleanor still had some fun. We got to see a few minutes of a Creatures of the Night animal show.

And then we went on a Haunted Hay ride.  They usually hold this at night, haunted house style with guys jumping out and other scariness, but they were holding a daytime version safe for the kids. The following photos were taken from on the ride.

Eleanor is pretty brave, but she did seem concerned by all the scary guys.

The best part of the ride was toward the end when the hay ride was held up by a band of desperados looking for candy.

Our next Halloween adventure was the Harvest Festival at Eleanor’s preschool on the Friday afternoon before Halloween. There was a bounce house and a bunch of games to play.

Eleanor played a few of the games, but was mostly interested in the bounce house.  She wore her cowgirl costume (She wanted to be Woody from Toy Story).

We spent most of the festival playing on the playground rather than partaking in the festivities. I think Eleanor was pretty excited to have us there to play with her at school.

We did get to enjoy a delicious Halloween cupcake. Eleanor’s favorite part of the afternoon!

After a couple hours Eleanor was pretty exhausted so we headed home for family movie night!

More Pre-Halloween fun tomorrow!

Come to Sunset in the Vineyard!

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I have been a member of Assistance League Santa Clarita for almost a year now. They are a national charitable organization started in Los Angeles in the 1890s and now have local chapters all across the country. A little while back I posted over at Maggie Keegan Gross Photography some promo photos I did for their fall fundraiser Sunset in the Vineyard.

Well, the tickets for Sunset in the Vineyard are now on sale and selling quickly! The event should be lots of fun, with music, a silent auction, gourmet food, beers, and wines from local growers and makers! AND it is held in a gorgeous backyard vineyard!

Most importantly, the proceeds from the event go to support Assistance League’s programs helping local families in need. Their largest program Operation School Bell provides children, who otherwise would go without, new school clothes and supplies at the start of each school year.

I would love it if my local Cranky fans would come out and support this event! Go to the Assistance League’s website HERE to buy your tickets now!

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