Sunday, November 11, 2012

October Means Halloween

Hello Everyone,
How is it November already?  I know I am getting old because the weeks fly by and I talk about them with vague remembrance and fondness.  Anyway, enough rambling cause its all about the pictures.  We had a busy October with a lot of Halloween activity. 
First, Connor's school (where he takes afternoon science class twice a week) had a "Trunk or Treat" event.  Parents came and parked their cars in the school parking lot and decorated the trunks so the kids could walk around and trick or treat at each car.  The kids cleaned up on candy.  

Connor decided to be a white Ninja this year, and Finley was Jake the Neverland Pirate.  On the way home from Trunk or Treat, they were a little hyped up.
That Saturday night before Halloween, we had a couple families over with their kids to share dinner and just hang out.  Tanya and I broke out our costumes from last year.
Then, on that Sunday, it was time to carve pumpkins.  We want large this year with some big pumpkins.  Up to the elbow one, SIR!!!
Uncle Ian and Aunt Jenny were over with Kailey as well.  Kailey didn't know that pumpkin innards are gross, so she decided to check them out with her hand, and then mouth.
Connor was designing an alien pumpkin.  He did a great job.
Cousin Kailey could fit inside her pumpkin.  It gave new meaning to taking a "pumpkin ride" :)
And when we were done, the end result was good work.  My pumpkin is on the left.  Connor's alien pumpkin is in the middle, and Finley's Hello Kitty pumpkin is on the right.  Tanya's handywork is built in to all the pumpkins.
The day of Halloween, Connor's class had a part and Tanya was there to help make it happen.
We got lucky and Gramma was able to drive up for Halloween, and she brought these crazy sticky eyes that Connor and Finley really like.

There were some fun funny-glasses that came up from Portland too. 

And then, it was finally time to go trick or treating.  The kids were back in their costumes and ready to go harvest the candy crop.

When Connor had his hood on and get into positions, his ninja skills kicked in and he was near invisible to the untrained eye. 

Finley loved, and loves, her costume.  She has worn it close to 50% of the days since we bought it.

Trick or treating in action.  The kids collected over 7lbs of candy over Trunk or Treating and Halloween itself.


It was a good night.  The kids were high energy, polite to the neighbors, and good to each other.  They loved seeing all the costumes, and sharing it with Gramma.

Daddy, can you help me carry this thing?  It is HEAVY!!!



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