Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Festivities

Here are a few things we did this Halloween season.  First, we went to the pumpkin patch and picked a nice, big pumpkin to carve.

(I'm not really sure why the kids have a fascination with covering their mouths when I take pictures of them, but it happens a lot lately).

The next morning started off great, so we decided to go ahead and carve it.

It was fun.  Especially the part when the kids refused to put their hands inside the pumpkin.  So they helped liked this:

I just love Ali's face - it says it all.  "Seriously?  That's gross."

But in the end, they really loved it.

We made some spooky eyeball treats out of donuts and gummy lifesavers that the kids loved, too.  (Again, with the mouth...?)

On Halloween we had dinner at our house with the cousins and made some fun food to eat.  We had mummy hot dogs and witch finger cookies.

After dinner, it was time to get dressed up and go trick-or-treating!  This was Ali's first year actually going up to the door and getting candy.  It was fun... all 10 houses she went to.  After that, Aunt Jana and Aunt Lorrie just carried her.  Thanks!

I was pretty happy with how their costumes turned out.  I ended up sewing the strips of fabric onto a white shirt and some pants, then letting them soak for about 10 minutes in black tea.  I think it did the job nicely!  Here's all the cousins and then a little trick-or-treating.

And to top it all off, the moon that night was a PERFECT Halloween moon!


Layne and Lorrie on November 5, 2009 at 9:23 AM said...

It was a really fun dinner. Thank you! I love the pictures! Cade and Ali are just so funny! Thanks also for the history lesson. Should have bought stock, huh?

Winn Family on November 22, 2009 at 6:59 PM said...

Love it all! Cutest costumes--awesome food! (seriously--those witch fingers looked sooooo perfect) The pictures from raking and the pumpkin patch--soooooooooo great! You're my hero--and that was my neighbors house Lee that you took all the kids picture at--so...that's pretty special. Okay--you're awesome-bye

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