Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween Festivities

I am finally getting to my report of our Halloween activities...and they were fun! We waited until Tuesday to buy and carve our pumpkins. As you can see, we are not country folk. We bought Colby's big pumpkin from a "pumpkin patch" that was set up in a parking lot of an ice cream shop that is closed for the season. Maybe next year I will be more organized and plan a trip to a real pumpkin patch. Oh well, we still ended up with a great looking pumpkin. Colby had a blast running around trying to pick the best pumpkin. Chloe...well not so much.

I thought for sure that Colby would really get into scooping out the pumpkins. Boy was I wrong! This picture is the only scoop that he would do. He thought the pumpkins smelled gross and the insides were way too slimey for him! This is the boy who loves to play in dirt and mud and get filthy whenever possible. Go figure.

Chloe, on the other hand, would have participated in a hearbeat. She just always wants to be a part of everything.

Our cleaning and carving took longer than we expected so we didn't do anything too elaborate. Just a pirate for Colby's pumpkin and a baby for Chloe's.

Wednesday was another fun day. A few of us got together for a Halloween playdate for the toddler boys. The boys got a kick out of seeing each other dressed up and I got to take some pictures in our friend's beautiful backyard overlooking a lake. It was a really fun morning!

The 3 C's: Cooper, Colby and Conner

Then, of course, there was the big day...Halloween! This was Colby's first year to go trick-or-treating. He got very excited when a little girl showed up at our house before we were ready to go and he finally really understood what it was all about. In fact, he got so excited that when I tried to make him eat dinner before we left, he threw up at the dinner table. At least, I think it was from the excitement. He never showed any other signs of sickness. Who knows. Being the ultra responsible parents that we are, we decided that I would still take him out. We just really didn't want him to miss all of the fun. He kept saying that he wanted to trick-or-treat, but when I put his costume on him this was his reaction...

However, after the first house we went to, he was begging to go to another house. He had the BEST time!!! He ran from house to house getting excited about the candy at each place. He shyly whispered "trick-or-treat" and "thank you" to each person who answered their door. But if they asked him about his pirate costume he would look them square in the face and yell "ARGH!" A true pirate at heart. Here he is at the end of the evening. The happiest kid in town.

Colby with his good buddy, Conner


Stacy said...

Wonderful shots of your kiddos! They are both so cute in their costumes. :) I think it does take them a little bit to figure out the whole Halloween thing, but eventually they get the hang of it. I love your pumpkins, too. They are both so original!

Anonymous said...

Looks like fun! Abby was that same flower when she was 2. In fact, I just found the costume and packed it up for Mom and Dad to bring to you for next year. Oh, well!

Anonymous said...

We didn't even carve pumpkins this year! Oh well, maybe next year.

NANA said...

What cute pictures!!! I am giggling outloud just trying to imagine the 3 C's in those costumes. I really like the pumpkins too. And that sweet little flower baby!! I could just squeeze her to pieces. Hopefully I can work on that this weekend.
Hugs and Kisses to All!!!