Monday, November 01, 2010

Halloween Fun

We made lots of fun Halloween memories this year! A couple of days before Halloween, we carved our family pumpkin. Correction: Joey and the girls did:) I was at IHOP. . .I'll get to that story in a minute. . .Anyways, the pumpkin turned out so cute! Joey wanted to do a scary face, but with a wife and three girls' opinions, they ended up doing a cute one. Thanks Joey for giving in! hehehe. I think this is our cutest yet.

Earlier that evening I took the girls to IHOP for free scary pancake night. We tried to go as a family, but Ammon was suuuuper cranky that day and we knew it would be a disaster so Joey just told me to take them. So it was a GNO! Anyways, as I go up to the cashier to pay I realized I didn't have my wallet in my bag(theres a long explanation for that-I'll spare you)! I embarassingly told the guy up front and he was cool about it. I told him I'd run home and come back with the mulah. So I went home, dropped the kids off(and told Joey to just do the pumpkin with them because it was getting late), and then went back. I've never done that before! Luckily, they didn't make me and the girls wash dishes(as Joey said:)

The kids were thrilled to have this sweet dinner.

It came as a pancake with whip cream eyes and mouth, and a strawberry nose. There were two little cups with oreos for the eyes and candy corn for the mouth. So the kids got to create their own lil scary faces. Pretty fun! And yum!

Then Saturday came and I was pretty much taking kids from one party to the next. It was a long day, but fun:) Here are a couple of party pics from our friend Susans house. It was lots of fun! They ate witches brew and eyeballs. They got to smack the crud outta a pinata. Play games. Run around. Be kids. And have a blast.

And that night was also our church's Halloween carnival/Trunk or Treat. And of course, we took more pics. . .whats funny about this picture of Cali is that we were standing in line for a game and Cali saw this empty chair and just sat down and got her face painted. She didn't say a word. She just saw what she wanted and got it:)
Me and my cuties. I look tired. I was:)

Fun activities. . .

Ella and her friend Addey comparing costumes
A tired monkey. And a cranky monkey. Who cried during half of the carnival. He had a tough week. I guess he doesn't like Halloween? :)
Cali about to go down a huge slide-she is our most fearless. I don't think Aub or Ella would've gone down this at age 3.
After the Trunk or Treat, we came home and let the kids dig into some candy. Cali organized hers and Joey had to take a picture. Whats funny is I totally remember doing the same thing with my Halloween loot when I was a kid. I loved to dump it all out, organize it all, and admire my work:)

Then Halloween night came and it was time to hit the neighborhood to beg for more candy. As you can see, Ammon wasn't very happy. Probably because he knew he couldn't eat any. . .poor monkey:) We ended up going all six of us to just a couple of houses and then Joey and I took turns with the older three the rest of the night.
A picture of my five favorite people ready to beg for candy. These kids made out like bandits that night and had a fun time! I can't believe Halloween has come and gone. And Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner! I love this time of year. It gets a little crazy, but I love all of the fun stuff we get to do and all of the memories we get to create for our children.


Tara D. said...

They all look so adorable. Poor little cranky monkey! And I love the picture of the kids all together and Ammon crying. Aub is totally rockin' that 80s style. :)

Cynthia said...

Love it all.


The pumpkin turned out cute and spooky at the same time! The IHOP story is funny and I am glad I got to listen in on some of at as it unfolded HEE HEE!! Remember to share some of that candy with the kids

Marie Rayner said...

You just have the cutest trick or treaters ever Holly! I love your family. You and Joey are just the best parents ever. Your kids are so lucky! xxoo

Grammy Staffy said...

Yes, I agree with Marie, your kids are so lucky to have you and Joey for family. What cute kids and what a fun Halloween...except for little cumpy monkey.

Here we are in the holiday swing. How it they get here so fast?

Have a great week. Hugs, Lura

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