17 December 2011

Halloween... seriously.

Found fun pictures I didn't want to forget...

The annual Pumpkin patch trip is always a highlight for us. The mud this year added an interesting aspect.

I think every kid likes getting one "just my size".

Trip to "Little Spooks" at This is the Place. Very fun, and even with cousins and Mimi this year!

Carving those pumpkins was fun and messy. I did my usual copying of a pattern from a book I bought 7 years ago (so creative), Jack (and Jeff) gave his a nose like Voldemort, and our 3rd was done by our special guest. His FIRST pumpkin carving experience ever!

Crazy cousin time at Mimi and Papa's.

Cousins at Grandma and Grandpa's who have apparently been all "fun"ed out. Maybe we should have done pictures FIRST?

And, the kids on "the big night". No trunk-or-treats this year, so we did it the old fashioned way, and I loved it. Nice weather, walking around, seeing friends and neighbors, FUN! Alice went MUCH further than expected, and Jane got too tired of asking at every house "do they have a dog?" and ran home to pass out candy with Daddy.

The girls pretty much changed their costumes THAT day, so thank goodness for good dress ups! Jane decided she wasn't ONLY a princess (until this dress was hand-me-downed to her by a dear neighbor friend, she was going to be a witch), she had to be a short-haired Rapunzel. Frying pan and all. Jack wasn't great with his timing, but the expression would have been about right.

Alice fell in love when our neighbor opened the door in THIS. I felt like we were in Disneyland! It was a challenge to get her off the porch!

Having kids has made Halloween one of my favorite holidays ever. And next year... we'll have ONE more kid to enjoy it! Baby is coming in MAY!


Adri said...

That was a sneaky way to make a baby announcement! Congrats! I am thrilled for you and your family (and your baby...what a lucky little one to get such a fab family!)

Kami said...

Mind! So excited for you! My first thought was "wasn't Alice almost named Mae?" May-be Mae is coming next May? Let us know when you find out! :)

Jeanette Nielson said...

Yay!!! May is such a wonderful time to have a baby!! Congratulations! I can't believe I am just barely seeing this! You must already know what you are having. Please share the fun news! We love you all & are thrilled with your fun news! P.S. We already loved Jack & Jane, & these pictures of adorable Alice make us love her too. Isn't she THE cutest thing ever! Miss you lots!