OK, so we’re a little behind, but humor us and pretend that Halloween wasn’t over a week ago.

So Halloween was a lot of fun this year, probably because it was Tateym’s first Halloween and things are always more exciting when they’re happening for the first time.  The festivities started the week before Halloween, when Natalie and I made our annual trip to the haunted forest in American Fork with my sister Kimberly, her husband Sione, her friend from work, and her friend’s boyfriend.  Every year I’m impressed with what a good job they do with that forest.  You’d think it would get old, but they always manage to come up with something new and creepy (such as the virtual cliff you felt you were going to fall off of) along with the usual classic frights (people chasing you around with chainsaws and lawnmowers).  We then finished the evening off with hot chocolate at IHOP.  It was a lot of fun, and we can’t wait until Tateym is old enough to go!

On Halloween day, Natalie surprised me by showing up at my work with our cute little Tateym in full ladybug attire.  Every year at my work everyone brings their kids in to go trick-or-treating around the office.  We made the rounds and showed off our cute little bug, although for some reason she wasn’t too interested in getting any candy.

That night we dropped in for a surprise visit to Natalie’s parents.  Everyone was very excited to see Tateym and she got lots of hugs and kisses from Nana and Uncle Nephi.  Then we headed over to my brother and sister-in-law’s (Ken and Lisa’s) house for a birthday party for our nephew, Colin.  It was fun to visit with family, and everyone enjoyed getting to hold our little ladybug.