Halloween Fun!

We had such a FUN Halloween!
On Halloween Eve, we carved pumpkins.
and Watched The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown while we roasted pumpkin seeds
Kate was in awe of her jack o' lantern....
On Halloween morning Kate woke up asking if it was time to wear her costume & go trick or treating. We had a few things to do before it was time to trick or treat.
First, the girls got their costumes on & we headed to the Bostrom's Halloween party.
Introducing our Little Lady{bug} and our {very} Busy Bee:
The party was fun, Kate colored & decorated mini pumpkins.
Claire attempted to color, but was more interested in eating crayons.
Here are the girls waiting patiently in line for the pumpkin relay.
Right after the Bostrom's party, we headed to our neighboorhood Halloween Carnival.
Inside, there were crafts & treats galore.
Outside, there were carnival games,
Kate played a toss game,
Scoop the pumpkins,
And, the pumpkin toss (Uncle Dr. Mark was there to cheer her on!)
There was also a bounce house,
And, more treats like cotton candy, hot dogs & nachos!
Kate loved the Cotton Candy.
Kate got to cash in her prize tickets for a book!
After the carnival we went home & took naps.
Then it was time to go trick or treating!
Our first stop was Grandma & Papa's house:
Yay, a family picture! Almost everyone was looking at the camera..
Then we headed to Mimi's & Grandpa Jimmy's!
Claire was running around all night saying "Beeeeeeeeeee Beeeeeeeeeeee"
I think she liked her costume!
We went trick or treating to a few of their neighbor's.
Kate was eager & hot to trot!
Then we met up with the Holbrook's & Joyce's for more trick or treating!
How cute are all the kids in their costumes?
Claire the bee:
Tyler as Anakin Skywalker:
Nicole the princess:
Maddie as Snow White & Kate the Ladybug
(love Nicole's expression in this one!)
And, Sam as Dopey!
Trick or Treat!
Kate was SO into trick or treating this year. It was SO much fun to watch her run from house to house. She was so independent & didn't even wait for Kevin or I to go to the door with her.
I caught Kate dumping Claire's candy into her bucket. Busted!
Our friend Jenn passed out the best thing at her house...light swords that glow in the dark! Such a good idea!!
This is for you, Brian! We went trick or treating at your old house
(Kevin has fond memories of skateboarding in the empty pool & I have fond memories T.P.-ing this house!)
Taking a break on the sidewalk to eat some candy:
Home after a fun day! Baths taken, halloween pj's on & Kate is counting her candy!
Hope you all had a great Halloween! We sure did!


Flashback Friday: Halloween Edition

Here are some pictures of from throughout the years on Halloween.....

1981: Mickey Mouse (age 2)
I am 2.5. My mom didn't have ANY pictures of my first 2 Halloweens!!!
She didn't even remember what she dressed me up as for those. I am such the 2nd child.
At least she took a picture of this gem. Isn't my costume great?
Red pj's, yellow rainboots & a plastic Mickey Mouse mask. Classy!
1982: Clown (age 3)
1983: Smurfette (age 4)
Gotta love the plastic costume. These were all the rage in the 80's!
1984: ???? (age 5)
I have no idea what I was SINCE THERE ARE NO PICTURES on Halloween, but here is one of me carving a pumpkin.
1985: Ballerina (age 6)
1987: Cheetah (age 8)
1988: French Maid (age 9)
1989: 50's girl (age 10)
My mom made my poodle skirt.
And, check me out with my awesome squash project. I won 2nd place in my elementary school's contest. I won a free ice cream cone at the snack shack.

1990: Rollerskating Clown (age 11)
This was my favorite costume because I got to wear roller skate ALL DAY at school. It was SO.MUCH. FUN! Here I am "skating" at our Elementary School Halloween Parade.
Ready to go Trick or Treating!
1994: Soccer Player (age 15)
Me and 10 of my friends dressed up as the Guy's soccer team at our high school. We borrowed their practice jersey's & shorts.
I am in the back row, 3rd from the left with the long hair!
1998: 80's girls (Sophomore Year of college)
1999: Flappers (Junior Year of college)
2006: Pregnant Nun (haha!)
(I was 6 months preggo with Kate)
Kevin is dressed up as a corporate softball player if you can't tell.
I wanted him to go as a priest, but that might have offended some people...
2007: Kate's first Halloween - Butterfly

2008: Dog & Cat
Kate the Poodle:
Claire the Kitty:

For last year's Halloween post, click HERE
2009: Stay Tuned.....


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