Thursday, November 3, 2011

Halloween 2011

Well, we broke free from our tradition of "Group Theme" Halloween costumes this year! I don't think people believed me when I said last year was the LAST year. We went out with a bang last year with our Toy Story theme - I'll just let that one go down in history. I ended up wearing my "Jessie" costume to the Trunk-or-Treat at church just to get a second use out of all my hard work with the hot glue :)

Josh grabbed a roll of tin foil and tore off a few sheets and called himself "Leftovers". Sorry, no picture. I'm sure you can imagine what it looked like...

Speaking of Trunk-or-Treat, we had a carnival this year! What good fun. Our young women were in charge of doing a Fishing Pond, a Cupcake Walk, and Face Painting. They also had a beanbag toss, basketball shoot, coloring booth, play-doh table, a dig-for-bones bin, and a spooky maze downstairs. The kids had a great time, which was my hope! I forgot my camera to take pictures.

Boo chose a Tinkerbell costume last year on post-Halloween clearance, and has anxiously been awaiting wearing it for Halloween. I was impressed she still wanted to be it this year! I tried to get her to wear some cute green tights and a long-sleeved pink t-shirt to complete the outfit, but she had her own ideas about her costuming. She even deemed the wings "uncomfortable" and went without them. She did let me put her hair in a high ponytail, but I noticed the green barrettes that I put in were tucked away in her backpack when she got home from school. Funny girl.

Yaks wanted to be Thor. I couldn't figure out how in the world to make his costume, so we bought one at Wal-Mart for $20 and a fake hammer for $5. Then we got word that the school didn't want them bringing any sort of weapon (even fake weapons) to school. Yaks ditched his dream of being Thor (because really, who is Thor w/o his Hammer?) and opted for a Skeleton instead. We bought a bunch of princess dresses last Spring at DI and Yaks fell in love with a little toddler sized Skeleton costume. I picked the stitches out of the "bones" and glued them onto a black sweatsuit. Perfect! I offered to do some spooky Halloween makeup and give him a "skeleton face". Yaks said, "No, I just want to have a Yaks face."

Our plan was for Diddles to be a ladybug. Her costume was a warm fuzzy tunic with a hood that looked so cute. But, she wasn't having it. We didn't even try to put her in anything but comfy clothes following her accident.
Trying to distract her from the "Oush".

Like one kid asked upon seeing her bandages, "Is she dressed like a mummy?" Yeah, I guess she is! :(

Josh took the older kids out around to trick-or-treat. They were pretty excited about it. Diddles and I stayed home and answered the door.

She really got into it after about the 8th ring and would run to me for a piece of candy and then grab the door knob and hold out the candy to the lucky kid. It was adorable. She taught Boo and Yaks how to do it when they got home.

This one was so fun. It was a classmate of Boo's. It was hard to say who was more excited. The kid or Boo!
"Is this where you live, Boo?"
"Yep, this is my house! This is my little sister."
Good Halloween fun.

A couple of teenagers came trick-or-treating while Josh was sitting by the door. He was tying up the garbage bag to take outside and said, "Hey! You guys are too old to be trick-or-treating. Take out this garbage if you want some candy." They smiled and said, "Okay!" and took out our garbage. I was happy it made it into the CAN and not onto our cars.

Happy Halloween!


Liz said...

I love that he wanted to keep his Yaks face!

Sarah said...

Ended up being a good year to not have spent a crazy amount of time cordinating group costumes! Heavenly Father knew in advance how much you would/wouldn't be able to handle that weekend...
Still looks like a good time, tho!!