Monday, November 1, 2010

Our Rootin' Tootin' Halloween 2010

I am a little behind in my blogging...and so many fun pictures to share!!! Halloween week was filled with lots of fun little things...and we were thrilled that Sophia had a few days off so we could have her home with us for a few days!  Back to the grind tomorrow....but for now...some pics from the last week.  As I type this I hear Christmas music already playing on the radio....I love Christmas music...but am feeling some anxiety about all the "need to do's" on the list as the holidays approach.  Wasn't Christmas just a few weeks ago???? Oh my goodness... I just can't believe how quickly time flies and how much these little ones grow in such a short time!!!!

Sophia had her class party last Wednesday.  They made some cute vampire lolli's and played a fun "Guess the Ghost" game.  The kids had fun with the game and devoured their Blue Chip sugar cookies in no time flat!!!


Here are a few of Sophia's table mates...Cooper and Lauren.



Mmmmm......wish I could get my sugar cookies to taste as good as Blue Chip!!


We celebrated Sophia's SIX and ONE HALF birthday on Thursday!  Can you see what a good mommy I am...just a Pop-Tart for breakfast....but at least I wrote 6 1/2 on it!!!


Later that day...we packaged up some home-made cookies and made some BOO bags for many of our neighbors!! OOOOOHHH it's so fun...ringing the doorbells, leaving a surprise, and running!!!


I'm not sure what they were screaming in this picture....I just remember they were pretty excited to start delivering the surprises...and not too thrilled that I made them stop for a picture!!


On Friday.... we had our pumpkin carving day!!!  Sophia drew how she wanted Mr. Pumpkin to look....and both of the kids had fun watching me cut the shapes out!  Sophia loved to play with the seeds this year....a big change from a few years ago.  Joseph....of course, tried to put a seed in his mouth...(like everything these days) and then decided he did not like to touch them.  Sophia spent a good 30 minutes rinsing of the seeds in the strainer during J's nap.  Wow...getting those suckers free of oowey goowey pumpkin stuff is hard....even after rinsing them...there was still lots of orange on them...so we opted to not roast them.  Need to try again next year!






Ta-Da!!


Later that afternoon...we headed to My Gym,  where Joseph takes gymnastics for a costume party and play!  There were quite a few Woody's but only one Jessie!  My Jessie loved hanging from the high bars!  She thought it was fun to see where her little brother gets to go for class when she is in school!



On Saturday...Sophia insisted that we bake her favorite cupcakes....she is not a candy lover....so I have always made cupcakes for an "after trick-or-treating" treat.  She remembered this tradition, and requested that I make the same ones this year too.


Finally the big day!  Brett and I wanted to join the fun this Halloween.  We had seen adult Woody and Jessie costumes at Sophia's Trunk or Treat.....but never had a chance to go looking.  So we headed to the party store on Halloween..probably not the smartest thing to do with the kids.  It was crazy there...and of course no good costumes left.  So... we decided on something easy...and the kids loved the wigs!  Hippies are always in style, right??? :)

Here I am with my favorite trick or treaters....like how Sophia is showing off her school picture??? We had them cut and ready to give to all of our relatives who stopped by for some treats on Halloween night!


Here is J....fueling up for the big night!  Thanks for making my pizza so yummy, Thea!



PEACE!  The wig was pretty perfect for Brett...don't ya think?  He's been wanting more hair for quite some time now...and boy did he get it!



I can just hear my mother saying "GET YOUR HAIR OUT OF YOUR FACE!" when I look at Brett in this picture!!!:)



Whew!  We did it...now time to celebrate with a cupcake!


Hope everyone had a Halloween full of SWEET treats and surprises!!! After a bout with some bad luck at our house....car accident, broken phone, broken dishwasher, crashed hard drive, a hit and run, and the ever present sinus infection....I'm praying for a smooth and....accident free holiday season!!!!

2 comments:

koki said...

Soooo much Halloween fun!!! Glad I could trick or treat with you tree huggers and sweet Jessie and Woody!!I'm already planning my costume for next year!! Xxoo and peace out - Thea

Polly said...

BOO! They were adorable! Even my two big trick or treaters! I can't believe Sophia hasn't told me yet what she wants to be for next year!!!!! You know that's her tradition! Whew! life flies by. <3 PS. Thea with her PEACE OUT kills me! I LOVED the Diana Ross afro--:-)