Sunday, November 2, 2008

Monster Mash

Another Halloween has come and gone. It seems like it creeped up on us all of the sudden. Whew!

It was a fun day. The kids were out of school. The end of first term was Thursday, and they always have the following day off. It's called Quality Teaching Day. It kind of cracks me up that Quality Teaching Day takes place when there are no students around. :) If you ask me, it's pretty easy to be a quality teacher when you don't have any kids around bothering you.... But I digress.

Anyway, on Friday, we went to a party hosted by Kate and Jan. It was lots of fun. Fun games, great food and awesome company.

After the party, Alex, Mallory and I went home and carved our pumpkins. Nothing like waiting until the last minute. Like I said, Halloween somehow just seemed to sneak up on me.

Then, Friday night was trick or treating. The weather was great until right around the time we headed out, then it started to rain. We were undaunted, however, and braved the rain until the candy buckets were full!

Libby dressed as a very thrilled Elmo!

My picture of Rachel taking a picture of Maddy showing off her decorated mini pumpkin.

Mallory's mini pumpkin

Corinne and Alex.

Tempe and Maddy had as much fun decorating themselves as they did decorating their pumpkins!

Maddy's sticker face!

Maddy, Katelyn and Tempe doing the Monster Mash.

Corinne displaying her lovely craft.

Helena napped through much of the party, but managed to wake up and join us at the end.

Jan and Kate finishing the food preparations so we can eat!

Alex digging out pumpkin guts.
Surprisingly, Mallory is not at all sqeamish about digging out pumpkin guts.

Alex's alien pumkin, and behind it, a jack-o-lantern in honor of our missionary Nate!

Mallory and Alex ready to head out to get some treats!

And I just had to post this. Here's our neighbor Gary as the Jolly Green Giant. Not just anyone could pull that off, but he was perfect for the part. Later when I saw him, though, the rain had washed away a lot of the green. :)


Nicole said...

Looks like you guys had a great night! I love how you did little activities before you went out. That guy is one brave dude!

Jackie's Shot said...

Great Halloween pictures. That Jolly Green Giant is awesome. I think thats the best costume I have seen this year. ~Jackie

Becky said...

I have been enjoying all the Halloween photos I've been seeing, and yours are no exception! I love those mini pumpkins, especially surrounding your cool jack-o-lanterns. The Jolly Green Giant is awesome!

Reds said...

Love the Jolly Green Giant!! Awesome costume!! Looks like you had a fun filled day!!

pat said...

Gotta admire a man who can go out dressed, and painted, as the Jolly Green!!!

Sharon said...

I love the giant!!

Kristina said...

Looks like it was a fun night :)

Chell said...

wow what a fun series of Halloween shots...

Mom2Drew said...

What FUN!! I love all the details you captured.

Athena said...

I like the idea of doing activities on Halloween. What a packed day! And what a brave Jolly Green Giant :)

Amy said...

Awesome Jolly Green Giant! Looks like you had fun!

Jess said...

WOW, what an awesome day! I love all of your little traditions... that's what it's all about, huh?

The jolly green giant is AWESOME- PLEASE tell me he did the "ho, ho ho" thing? ROFL!

And I LOVE your Canada pumpkin to honor your son!

Cindi Koceich said...

Looks like a wonderful day!
And, omgoodness...that Jolly Green Giant is GREAT!!!

Amy ~ Just Being Aimlyss said...

Wow, that Jolly Green Giant looks awesome! I can tell you all had fun, especially the little girl that 'stickered' herself! :)

Angela2932 said...

I love Libby's expression! It looks slightly regal and disapproving, and totally adorable at the same time. And that's some Green Giant!

Bobbi said...

These are such fun shots! I love the monster mash and that green giant is so accurate lol.