Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Happy Halloween

Can I just tell you, I LOVE Halloween. Last year Halloween was on a Sunday, so we didn't go trick-or-treating, the year before that I had the Swine flu, so I didn't get to enjoy Halloween AT ALL, so this year I had two years worth of celebrating to make up for, and I think I accomplished it! We had TONS of fun celebrating this weekend. We started by carving our pumpkin.

Halloween Carving Pumpkins

He may not look like much, but he meant a lot to me. His design was a family effort. I wanted lots of eyes, Bart designed the shape of the eyes, and did the carving, and Addison designed the mouth. We were very pleased with the results.

Halloween Pumpkin

I also turned these into a yummy snack.

Halloween Pumpkin Seeds

We had all of our siblings that live in the area over for a chili cook off/costume party. It was AWESOME! Charles and Heather came a little early, so our kids played in the leaves before everyone else got here.

Halloween Leaves

Bart and I didn't make any chili this year, but we did make apple cider from apples my grandparents gave us from their apple trees, and pumpkin pie from actual pumpkins (not the canned kind). SOOOOOOOO yummy. I felt like we were really celebrating the harvest. Te he he.

Unfortunately, after the sun went down, my camera got put away (I have GOT to get a flash). But my sister in law, Heather, got some pictures of some of the kids' costumes on her blog if you want to see them. It was a really fun party.

Yesterday was the big day. The twins were little cows...although they went to bed before the trick or treating started.
Halloween Twins

Addison was a beautiful queen (or princess...depending on when you asked her).
Halloween Addison Details

Hannah was a candy corn witch.
Halloween Hannah Details

Addison and Hannah LOVED trick or treating.
Halloween Trick or Treating

And people in the neighborhood did a great job decorating.
Halloween Neighborhood Decorations

Before we were done with even half of the neighborhood, Addison decided she had enough, and was ready to go home (she does NOT take after her mama). Although, if we had let her, I think Hannah would have gone to every single house and then some (she DOES take after her mama).

When we got home, Addison took of her scratchy dress (possibly part of the reason she was ready to go home) and didn't even bother to put on a shirt before digging into her conquest. Hannah didn't even bother to take of the scratchy dress. :)
Halloween Candy

Last week I saw the cutest picture of a baby and a pumpkin, and thought, "Hey, I want a picture of my babies with a pumpkin!" They didn't turn out quite like I had envisioned, but they're my babies, so I think they're cute.

Halloween Maya Pumpkin

Halloween Lilly Pumpkin
Overall, it was a GREAT way to kick off the holiday season!


janae said...

Wait. Last year you didn't go trick-or-treating at all? No one in our neighborhood ever talked about it, but apparently everyone was on the same boat because the whole neighborhood went on Saturday. And not a single person went on Sunday. I just figured all of Utah was on board!

charlesandheatherfrancis said...

Thanks again for hosting such a fun party! We loved seeing you guys!

Bart's Rebecca said...

Yeah, our neighborhood mostly went on Saturday night too. But Bart had an art show at BYU that his students had work in, so he wanted to go to that Saturday night.

So we went to Cornbelly's during the day and "trick or treated" there. Totally not trick or treating. It's more like an Easter Egg hunt in a corn maze. But Addison didn't know any better and we got to go to Bart's thing. It was fun, but I'm glad it wasn't on Halloween again this year. :)

Angela King said...

so cute! i love the last ones with the pumpkins. :) it looks like you finally got to enjoy halloween!

Loni said...

Ok, can I come spend halloween with you guys next year? Looks like so much fun! Your girls all look so darling in their costumes!

Mel said...

I love your blog! This is one of the best Halloween posts I have seen yet! Your kids are adorable!!

~Holly said...

Oh.Em.Gee!!! I love the color, clarity, and richness in your images. Your children are beautiful!!! Love love love the costumes and your baby/pumpkin photos are wonderful! Great work! I really enjoyed looking at your blog!

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful pictures! It looks like you had a wonderful Halloween!

Lisa Sheehan said...

Wow!! Hats off to you for documenting your Halloween so spectacularly! You captured so many great details .... and so many really interesting ones! I found myself taking a long time to look through all the shots :)

Staci said...

so fun! i love the cow costumes your twins wore.