Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween activities!

Halloween has been a long time coming at our house. We've been preparing for it about two months, no joke. We've made pumpkins, bats, haunted houses, and ghosts out of paper. We've made a skeleton out of paper plates. We had about three or four sheets of Halloween sticker/clingers for the windows. We made bats and spiders out of pipe cleaners and styrofoam balls. We made an edible Haunted House. We also had glowing pumpkin lights hanging from our entertainment center, along with battery operated pumpkins for the kids rooms. And finally, we decorated pumpkins while watching Casper. In short, we have been very busy making our house festive and spooky.
This year we went to three Hallween parties. On Thursday we went to Texas A&M Galveston's Halloween Howl, where the kids trick or treated and played games and bounced in the bouncy house. On Friday we went to IHOP and got free Spooky Face Pancakes for the kids, then went to UTMB's Halloween Carnival, where the kids did more games and got candy. After the UTMB party we headed over to our ward's Trunk or Treat, where the kids played even MORE games, and got even MORE candy.
By the end of it all the kids had enough candy to fill up their own gallon ziploc bags. Talk about sugar overload. They had fun though, and Meg is now a pro at saying "trick or treat". I fear that she might think that now anytime she puts on that costume she'll expect candy. haha. Carter was one awesome Spiderman.
I have one favorite story of the whole time, and that was on Friday at our ward's Trunk or Treat. They had a room set up where you could bob for apples, and after sticking her face in a couple of times with no success, Meg decided to give up and headed over to the candy bucket in the corner. After picking at the candy and looking it over, she dropped them, waved her hand at it, like saying nevermind, headed back over to the apples, reached her hand in and just grabbed one and started eating. hahaaa. I love it. Bo says that later, after eating it half gone, she tried going and putting it back in the bucket, where she succeeded after a couple of attempts to ditch Bo. Bo said by the time he caught up to her, there was a kid pulling a half chewed apple out of the bucket of water and apples. I would've loved to see that kid's face.
So those were our Halloween activities.
I love Megan's smile. Of course Carter has to go for the goofy face.

This is me trying to salvage Bo/Carter's SpongeBob pumpkin.

This was Meg's and my pumpkin.

Bo's Sponge Bob pumpkin. Unfortunately, it didn't survive.

Trick or Treat!!!


Stormie said...

Did you take all your fun decorations down today? I loved seeing your festiveness increase every time we came over. Happy Halloween!

Ben or Cortney said...

Cute! I loved the story, that is SO funny. Kids are the best!

Jordon and Terra said...

Fun times! I miss those kids! Can't wait till we can hang out again! Glad you guys had a good Halloween!

Whidget said...

Cute kids--and I love the preggo belly. We need more shots of that, please. :-)

Stephanie said...

Looks like ya'll have been having fun!! Good job on the pumpkin.

Tiffany Fackrell said...

so i know you won't agree with me...but i think you look really pretty in that picture!! and i love seeing the baby bump. you are too cute! oh yeah, your kids are too!!! glad it was a happy halloween!

Tyler - Danielle - Emree said...

I am just glad I wasn't bopping for apples! How fun! I love it. Your kids looked so cute. Emree would have loved playing with Cinderella. It is her favorite! DId you get my e-mail?

Mike and Andrea McEntire said...

Awww, they look so great. I love Meg's innocent look in the princess dress.

Serena said...

Awesome costumes, Meg's too cute. Holy festive, Cass! Would have loved to see your house all decked out. And I totally hear you on the Christmas music... And I MISS YOU!!

Aika said...

Isn't Halloween exhausting? But looks like your kids had a nice Halloween. Emi was Cinderella too! What can I say... great minds think alike. :)

The Beus Gang

Bo, Cassidy, and Carter Beus