Oct 31, 2011

halloween festivities-2011 style

We have had bunch of activities to go to this year. Its amazing actually, since normally halloween for our family is pretty low key. We usually just go to the trunk-or-treat at our church and call it good. 

I don't even decorate. 
I know, lame. 

I don't know why. 
Maybe I'm just not all that into scary stuff accumulating around my house. Plus, I discovered that baby girl is almost deathly afraid of all things halloween related. I took her into one of those Spirit costume stores and there was a display of a loudly moaning fake man who was half eaten by a huge rubber rat. It was pretty gross, and it freaked baby girl out...ever since then, she can't even look at a ghost without wanting to run away!

So any who, our first outing for halloween was the Boo Bash put on by the dental school. I kind of dreaded going, as it takes about 45 minutes to drive into where it was and I knew there would be some questionable costume choices and drinking. However, they had a bunch of stuff for the kids to do, lots of candy and we even got to dance. It was a pretty fun night and I was actually impressed with a lot of the clever costume ideas that people came up with. 

here are a few pics of us...can you guess what we are? :)

(wheres Waldo!? ha ha)

The kids loved the big bounce house and all the candy and pop floating around. (of course)

bowling... (my kids are the witch, the storm trooper and a bat ballerina!)  :)

The loot


The boy took most of our pictures for us. He loves our little digital camera. I talked him into going around and taking pics of his favorite costumes, this is what he came up with:

He loved this one! She is the house from Up and you can barely see Mr. Fredricksen on the left. The Boy said he just wanted a picture of her. :)

We had a great time, but I sure was tired when we got home!

The next night we had our trunk or treat. I didn't get any pics of us there. :( but here are the pics I took of the kids in their costumes before hand. Some of their faces are so hilarious. And The boy totally takes the whole storm trooper thing so seriously. 

We had fun, but right as soon as we got home and put the kids to bed...I got slapped by the worst cold/flu I have ever experienced! 
ugh, I feel like a bus ran me over. 
Plus, The Man, the boy and baby girl all have colds as well. 
So we are pretty miserable to say the least. 
We are hoping to have somewhat recovered by tonight to go trick or treating around the neighborhood, something we haven't been able to do for a really long time. 
Though, I think Im more excited about it that the kids are!


  1. I am with you on the Halloween thing. I usually don't even dress up, decorate the house, or even want to go anywhere! I am just not a Halloween person I guess. It has gotten funner having Carter be so into it so at least we take him trick-or-treating, but that is usually the extent of our outings. These costumes are so cute! I love how the girls are so matchy matchy! And of course, Kaleb loved the storm trooper outfit :)

  2. Hello!! Is this the same Brittaney (AKA Mini Mouse...) the wife of Mario.
    Love, Mini's Mom

  3. So first things first. Fork in the road and his companion, bump in the road...did I get it? The girl who rarely thinks she is creative, strikes BIG in the creative department once again. The kids look so dare cute. The boy looks so much older in just the last 2 months. The witch Face on the girl looks so scary I almost screamed (be sure to tell her that) ha! Now that little girl was a hoot! The first picture caught me off guard, I saw my little Ashleigh for a momment. I just had to stare for a while. Then of course my favorite was the picture of her with her arms folded in disgust, then the next frame she had her arms down to her sides in distaste...too funny.
    Hope you had an amazing halloween.
    Love, the mom

  4. Love the costumes, especially yours!


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