Sunday, November 01, 2009

Happy Halloween

I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Halloween! Here are pictures taken over the past couple of days of some Halloween fun we managed to squeeze in. . .
We carved our pumpkin yesterday, when everyone was finally feeling pretty good. The kids reactions to the goo are always funny. . .

They got over the initial "ewwww"s quickly though.
Joey was the master carver this year. The kids helped him pick out a design on the internet and then he went to town. It turned out so cool! Meet Jack.
Earlier in the week, before I became miserable that is, I made a huge batch of pumpkin chocolate chip muffins-its a seasonal favorite. YUM.

And twice this month we got ourselves a Papa Murphy's Jack O Lantern pizza. The kids love it. This year they were selling them all month long vs. the usual one week, so we couldn't resist ordering twice:) This has become another family tradition.


Friday night the kids painted their little pumpkins from the pumpkin patch. I spent most of the evening on the couch in the living room listening to them while Joey manned everything:( I couldn't even stand for more than 2 minutes without feeling weak and ready to lie back down. But it was good enough to just be able to hear them talking, laughing and creating.
Finished products: L to R, Aubrey's, Joey's, Ella's, Cali's. Great job guys!

All dressed up on Halloween Night and ready for some candy! A witch, Strawberry Shortcake & Belle.
Jack all aglow waiting to greet visitors.

And here is the candy, which they are generously sharing with their parents. Good work kids:) Cali was so thrilled to get so much candy. As many of you know, she is a little bit of a sweet freak(not sure where she gets that:). So for her to be able to go door to door and for people to just hand it to her was a dream come true:) This morning she said, "My be Strawberry Shortcake again? Get more candy?" If only every day could be Halloween Cali. . . if only. Aubrey and Ella were all about going to as many houses as possible and getting as much as possible. Until it started getting chilly and Ella's feet became tired:) Then they came right home, no complaints. They couldn't wait to show me their loot. I did trick or treat with them to a couple of houses near us but then stayed home the rest of the evening. I'm still not feeling great, but I was happy I was able to be well enough to be part of it.

And there you have it, October all wrapped up and over-which I can't believe. Thanksgiving next and then Christmas is already around the corner. How did that happen?! I'm hoping we can have a healthy holiday season coming up since we've already had the flu. Hoping. . .

12 comments:

Tara D. said...

loved the pumpkins, all of them! And though you're not feeling well, Holly, I'm glad you were able to go out for a little bit last night. We had candy over here at our apartment (just in case we got one trick-or-treater), but no one ever comes. I guess we'll just have to eat it! :( Too bad, really. ;) And hey, I see little Zac (his two shining eyeballs) in the last picture. He's like, "hey, gimme some of that candy, too!!!".

Grammy Staffy said...

What fun. I love your Jack. He is great and all of the other pumpkins are cute too.
I am glad that you are all feeling better and could enjoy the holiday. I love all of the cute pictures. I hope that you will be back to 100% before long. Love, Lura

Tonya said...

I love your Jack. I am sorry to hear you are still not back to a hundred percent. But it still looks like nothing can keep you down. I haven't had a voice for the last two days. I taught in a class for a week where all the kiddos got sick. Get feeling better soon. I hope to see you this Saturday at the NEWTON SHOWER!

jOeY said...

I have to say, that was my favorite jack-o-lantern yet! Sorry you were so sick :o(

Marie said...

Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better Holly, and glad that the girls were able to go out trick or treating. It's no fun being sick on Halloween. ((((hugs)))) I am praying that you are ALL back to snuff for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Is it really all just around the corner!!! love and hugs to my favourite family, xxoo

Chrystina said...

Yes, your jack-o-latern is so cool!! It looks great at night! what fun times you made even though you did not feel so great!

the duchess said...

Your Jack's face is faboooulous.

Cynthia said...

Loved all the pics everyone looks like they had a great time. Can't get over how much everyone keeps growing~ok kiddos slow that part down pleazzzze~. Now "Jack" was both scarry and cute if that's possible he looks like it took some serious precision there possible lazer treatment hmmmm. And the loot of candy well enjoy every bit of it. I passed out Dentist cards at my house j/k, anyway everyone looks great. love all of you nana

-Melissa- said...

Glad the girls were feeling better enough to go Trick or treating. love your Jack!

Cindy said...

I must say, Jack is scaring me just a bit....

HIRSCHI FAMILY said...

I love the carving Joey did - it is quite impressive! Your little girls looked spooktacular in their costumes! Good haul on the sweets too!

tiburon said...

LOVE that buggy eyed pumpkin! Looks like a great Halloween :)