Monday, November 7, 2011

Painting and pumpkins

So I realize Halloween was over a week ago it goes, I just can't keep up fast enough. I'm just now downloading the camera. I had a few couple things we did leading up to Halloween I thought I could just post all in one!

So we painted our pumpkins from the pumpkin patch we got a few weeks ago. This little guy was so proud of his smiley face on his pumpkin!

Our dried, finished products.......

We didn't have a chance to carve jack-o-laterns (I know I'm a terrible mom!); so instead we made these pumpkin masks that kinda/sorta look like jack-o-laterns-ha! My improvising with construction paper didn't make them very sturdy, so they ripped within seconds of making them.

and seriously we really loved them.....can you tell.....

then came time for the "BIG" excited they were to go trick-or-treating!

2 fairies and Batman

we had a little pre-party up the street with some friends and neighbors before going to collect all that candy. here are Batman and Captain America in rare form ready to go do some saving

and of course our family photo....oh yes, my husband is so in rare form! last year he was just a red-neck; this year a red-neck hunter--pretty scary, huh

and off to trick-or-treat!

so we left the party and went back around the corner towards our street. we had got up one side to the top of the hill, and started to come back down towards our house. we had maybe done 2-3 houses on this other side and instantly the comments were
Reed: "mommy I'm tired; I'm ready to go back home now"
Emery-Claire: "mommy I think I have enough candy for the night now"
and then sweet little Mary Etta kept eagerly running to every door so excited to say "tick-a-teet!"

sitting back now and enjoying the candy, or "teets"

our neighbors across the street set up a big bonfire and pass out candy together; so we went over there to visit with them for a bit. our little neighbor was excited to pass out some candy from our bowl as well

and last but not least i thought it'd be fun to see last year Halloween

and this year......seriously, can I please press a pause button!!! sure tugs at a mama's heart to see how much they really have changed!


  1. Seeing Casey in that get-up makes me laugh every time!

  2. I remember last year when Casey came in the house in his 'get-up' and the children were scared...they are probably accustomed to this look now. Great pics & it is a heart tug to see how they've changed over the past year.

  3. We didn't carve a pumpkin this year either, so don't feel bad!! :) I felt the same way about it! Greg has a mullet wig that would go really well with Casey's get-up.