Saturday, November 01, 2008

a bootiful day

The end of October was filled with Halloween activities at our house, as usual. Here are just a few of the 200 or so photos I've taken this week....

Oct. 29th, Nick made lollipop ghosts for his classmates: Oct. 30th, I made caramel apples for snack ~ yum:
and that evening, we carved our pumpkins. Unfortunately, the pumpkins that I bought for Em, Nick, and myself turned out to have the HARDEST shells I've ever seen, and were extremely hard to carve! (We even broke our special pumpkin knife/saw.) We had to forget about the more intricate designs we'd been planning and go for simple:

Oct. 31st, Ben wanted to go trick-or-treating as soon as he woke up in the morning, LOL. He wasn't too happy that we had to wait! We did walk over to Nick's school after lunch, to watch their Halloween parade:
and we joined the class party for awhile, too:I thought Nick's teacher's costume was clever ~ she was a jellyfish:
Not surprisingly, I was unable to get Ben to lie down for a nap when we got back home ~ he was waaaay too excited. Finally it was time to get into our costumes! Ben agreed to wear his shark head for some pictures, but didn't want to wear it trick-or-treating because he said it was too heavy. Who knew you could look cute and ferocious at the same time?:

Nick the narwhal:

Em the sea serpent (everyone we saw LOVED this costume!):
I got into the sea creature theme, too, and wore the fish costume that Christine made for Nick a few years ago:

One of Em's friends and 2 of Nick's joined us for trick-or-treating. We were all out for about an hour and a half, and then the boys got tired so we headed home while the girls continued trick-or-treating for another 45 minutes:

We have no shortage of candy at our house now! Besides all of this, we also have some left from the stash that we were giving away to trick-or-treaters:

We hope everyone else had a bootiful Halloween, too!


Blogger erin said...

incredible constumes once again! wow!

November 01, 2008 3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the Costumes.That really a gift to be able to sew like that. Karen.

November 01, 2008 4:35 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

aren't they the cutest.

November 02, 2008 7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those costumes are amazing!
I love the look on B's face in the pic of him with all his candy!


November 03, 2008 7:38 AM  

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