Monday, November 01, 2010

This is Halloween!

We had some great Halloween celebrations last week. Here are some pictures of them:

Last Sunday night we decided to carve our pumpkins. I knew we were taking a risk that they would stay looking nice for one whole week, and they didn't quite make it. It is still warm here, so the pumpkins were rotting and caving by Thursday. Oh well, we still did the tradition, but the pumpkins were in the trash can by Halloween. :-)

On Wed. was the ward trunk or treat. We had a marvelous time like always and Steve made some delicious chili to share with the ward.

{Playing games}

{and eating chili}
Friday was the Brooklet Pumpkin Parade. I love this parade. It is a very small parade where the kids from Brooklet Elementary get to march down main street with their class and they dress up as the characters in whatever book they chose that year. Brandon and I very much enjoyed it.

{Jacob's book was "Harry the Dirty Dog"}

{Nathan's class did "Play ball Amelia Bedelia"}

{This was another 4th grade class, but I love this book and they did a good job. At the beginning of the line some kids hold the poster so you know what book they read. }{Then the students dress like the characters of the book and the class has decorated a pumpkin like someone from the book that they pull along in a wagon}

{Steven's classes book}
{He was dressed as one of the rowdy brothers in the book}

Then Saturday was the big Trick or Treat day. Our community is just christian enough to announce on the news and in the paper, that we will trick or treat on Saturday so that we wouldn't be breaking the Sabbath. We were thrilled. The weather was perfect, and the boys went out for just over an hour with Steve driving them around in the car. I got to stay home alone and pass out candy. It was wonderful. :)

{Steve did this make up for Steven. Pretty cool huh?}
{Nathan the Ninja}
{Jacob}{Brandon the cowboy on his horse}

Now I am ready to get rid of those spiderwebs out front and put up some Thanksgiving decor!


Kiahna Williams said...

Looks like you all had a blast! Love all the boys' costumes, the makeup was awesome!

Natalie said...

I am so happy you are posting again! Looks like you had a lot of fun this Halloween. That book/costume parade is one of the best ideas I have ever heard. How awesome. I love your family picture at the top too.

laura said...

Looks like a fun Halloween. Davin will be SO jealous of Nathan. He wanted to be a Ninja and I wouldn't let him. I hate costumes with masks- they can't see, they never wear them, blah, blah. So I wouldn't let Davin get it.
That is awesome that Brooklet announces trick-or-treating on Saturday. Makes it very easy for the parents.

Sue said...

I love each of the costumes! I especially love the Brooklet parade! Every one looks great and like they are having a wonderful time.

Kristin said...

Great post! I love all the pics! Seeing the boys makes me miss them and you soooo much!!!

Alicia said...

Your boys looked awesome. Steve really did a good job with that make up. Wow. I guess a Ninja was the thing to be this year for boys. We saw lots of them. I love Brandon in his shorts and cowboy boots.

I also think the book parade is a fantastic idea. How cool that they base it all around a book they've read. Love it.

Good job on a good Halloween. Now on to Thanksgiving.

Roger said...

Thanks for the pics.