Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Haunting

Happy Halloween from our scary little family to you!
We had a great Halloween, probably our most fun one yet. The kids are getting old enough to really get into all the parties, scary music and of course the costumes! The kids were good to let me "help" them choose their costumes this year, I don't think that will keep up for much longer so I had to take advantage of it. We went back to the classic Halloween costumes this year and our goal was to be home made. We had so much fun making the costumes together. The boys helped with everything from picking out material to using the hot glue gun - that's right, very little sewing here! Except for McCall's dress, I couldn't figure out how to make a dress with a hot glue gun, suggestions are welcome!







Trick or treating was so much fun this year. The weather was great and the boys were ready to conquer the neighborhood. They had practiced their "trick-or-treats" and even had a great trick up their sleeve for our bishop. His family happens to be Ute fans so the boys carefully picked out a great big pumpkin and carved it all up into a nice Y for BYU. They helped sneak it onto his front porch and leave it there all lit for the neighbors to see. Unfortunately, Gage has a hard time keeping a secret and immediately told them as he asked for candy.
Just the same it was great fun. We later found a nice red U pinned up over our large BYU flag on the front porch, the boys and their cousins wasted no time in getting rid of it.
Back to trick-or-treating, Brad and the boys joined us this year through the neighborhood. The kids were literally running from house to house, Gage didn't even bother to hit the sidewalks, he took shortcuts to each house by running through the yards - aaaggghhhh! He was so excited about the whole thing this year. He ran his little heart out, had a few collisions with candy buckets and treats going flying, and only a small bruise to show for it. He was slightly upset when the bath water that night would not wash it off.
Tate was thrilled to have received an entire candy bar, not a small one, but a real big one. But it happened to be his father's favorite kind so he generously handed it over without a second thought.
Connor was done with trick-or-treating after just a few houses and wanted to go home. He was concerned about getting cavities and was happy with his few treats. He was nice enough to accompany his little brothers around Grandma's neighborhood, leaving his bucket behind. But he was thrilled to find a dollar bill in his bucket amongst the candy. Which he gave me this morning to help us buy a house. I gave it back to him and told him he got it for being such a great big brother.
The boys have counted and recounted their candy, they have sorted it many times and in the end we combined it all and they all get to share it until it is gone, or until I get tired of picking up wrappers. I wonder which will happen first. Good times, great life.

7 comments:

Karli said...

Great costumes! Connor is a sweetheart. Love that kid. And if your combined candy bowl is anything like ours... you'll still have it to give away next Halloween! ;)

Pamilya Catubay said...

McCall is so cute!!!! You did a great job!

Anna said...

So fun!! I love the mummy costume. Connor is a gem. Owen was so willing to escort his younger siblings around this year too, although he didn't end up having to do that. Sounds like Halloween was a success at your house. Oh, our candy rule is: if I find any wrappers laying around ALL of the candy is going away forever.

The Nielson Family said...

What cute costumes!!! I love the way they turned out--and great pictures too. Who was giving out money? We'll have to stop there next year...

Lia said...

The costumes turned out great!! Good for you!

Kobe Family said...

That witch hat turned out so cute! I still want to use that idea next year for Lauren. The boys costumes where awesome! I bet I could get MOrgan to dress up as a mummy next year. How fun!

Mindy Gulbranson said...

I love McCall's cosume. She looks so grown up in the picture. Good Job on the costumes.