Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Happy Halloween

Pumpkin carving!

This was a fun night.  It began with an afternoon at a fall festival put on by another church in our community.  Bella and Curtis got little pumpkins painted on their faces.  When we came home, the kids drew faces on their pumpkins.  Andy and I did our best to carve those faces out.

Graydon's is on the left.  His original nose and mouth were so close together that they ended up becoming one big nose.  Bella's is in the middle.  She has another drawn face on the backside of the pumpkin.  Ever the perfectionist, it wasn't to her liking and so the face we see here is the second attempt.  Curtis just drew a smiley face on his, so Andy just made those features a little bigger when carving.  We roasted the seeds and watched 'The Great Pumpkin.'  Loved that evening!

The night before Halloween is called 'Mischief Night' around here and there is always a Halloween parade that night. 

Halloween morning!  The boys are dressed and ready for their playgroup Halloween party. 

Halloween was a busy day!  We had the boys' Halloween party in the morning.  I dropped them off with Andy around noon so that I could make it to Bella's school for her parade and class party.  I'm a room mom this year so I get to help out with that stuff!

After the school day, we came home for a little breather and then it was time to get ready for another Halloween party!

We don't get trick-or-treaters at our house, so we always go to some friends' house for a potluck and then trick-or-treat in their neighborhood.  It was so warm this year that the kids didn't have to cover their costumes with their winter jackets!

All of the big kids ran from house to house!

Curtis had a hard time keeping up. 

Post trick-or-treating wind down with a little bit of candy and some Scooby Doo!

The kids definitely broke their candy record this year. We have so much!  I've sorted it out and a bunch is being donated to the middle school who is collecting for the troops and Ronald McDonald house. 

Happy Halloween!

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